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ZTE Nubia Z18S (NX616J) specs leak out; U.S. launch also confimed via FCC listing

It’s not the first time we are hearing about the ZTE Nubia Z18S (NX616J), but it’s the first time details of the phone’s specs and possible market availability are showing up online. The Nubia Z18S has been cleared by TENAA and the FCC and as per the device’s list of specs on the former, we can now be sure that we are looking at yet another dual-screen smartphone from ZTE.

The Chinese OEM gave us the ZTE Axon M that rocks two 5.2-inch display screens that can fold, however, the incoming Nubia Z18S has one screen measuring 6.26 inches and a second one with 5.1 inches of display, but it isn’t a foldable smartphone. The former is a TFT panel while the latter is an OLED screen, but you get a better 1080p resolution on the bigger panel compared to HD on the smaller unit.

Previously leaked images of the phone revealed that the second, smaller screen will be placed on the back of the phone, as seen below.

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ZTE Nubia NX616J specs

  • Dual display with 6.26-inch FHD and 5.1-inch HD panels
  • 2.649GHz octa-core processor
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB storage
  • 24MP main and 16MP front cameras
  • 3800mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 1 x 73.30 x 8.65, 176g

Looking at the specs above, the Nubia Z18S is definitely a high-end device that will likely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. What looks strange is why ZTE would opt to go with a single-lens camera on the back, but of course, we’ll have to wait for the device to be unveiled before we can be sure of this. Still, the leaked images tell us otherwise, that the phone will don a dual-lens camera on the back.

While the listing on TENAA is the source of the specs above, the phone’s appearance on the FCC (above) suggests that ZTE will launch it in the U.S., but probably under a different name. It’s also likely that when it arrives in the U.S., the Nubia NX616J may pose as a successor to the Axon M, but this is just us making a big guess.

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When exactly this handset will be unveiled is still unknown, but it’s obvious that ZTE has working prototypes out there. This is because we’ve noticed one of their forum’s moderators has the Z18S (NX616J) listed as his device.

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