ZTE Uses Thin Bezels for Phone Control

ZTE has unveiled its new flagship phone, launched in China last month, for the US market: the Nubia Z9, featuring a ‘borderless’ screen.

Information is currently very thin, but we understand that Nubia uses refraction (‘Arc Refractive Conduction technology’) to create the illusion of a bezel-less display.

The phone’s bezel is not only a selling point because it is small; Nubia uses it as an additional touch surface. Specific gestures or grips can be used to unlock the screen, take a picture (with the 16MP camera), adjust the brightness and more.

Resolution is 1920 x 1080. Android 5.0 runs on a Snapdragon 810 processor (quad-core, 1.5GHz), with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (Classic), or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (Elite). There are dual SIM slots.

ZTE will launch the Z9 in Q3, for $565 (Classic), $645 (Elite) or $725 (Exclusive, with fingerprint sensor technology).

Analyst Comment

Bring it to Europe! This might pull me away from Windows Phone. (TA)