The new ZTE Nubia Z9 has the thinnest bezel we’ve ever seen (and some impressive specs, too)

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The ZTE Nubia Z9 was announced this morning, and while we don’t often get excited for a ZTE launch this one woke us up quite effectively. The first thing you’ll notice is that the device has an insanely thin bezel, with ZTE claiming they were able to get it down to just 0.8mm on the left and right edges.

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Those edge are also more than just edges, as they’re outfitted with ZTE’s FiT feature, which stands for Frame Interaction Technology. It’ll allow you to perform a number of gestures by stroking the left or right bezel with your fingers, such as switching between apps, adjusting brightness or launching the camera. You can see an illustration of some of those gestures in the graphic above.

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The best part about all this is that the device doesn’t impress on the back of a cool gimmick alone — it also has some pretty baller hardware beneath its chassis. Here’s what you can expect in that regard (note that there are two different versions that differ by RAM and internal storage):

  • 5.2-inch 1080p display with 2.5D curved glass
  • Octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for Classic, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage for Elite
  • 16MP Sony IMX234 camera sensor with optical image stabilization, 8MP front sensor
  • Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and MHL 3.0
  • Nubia UI 3.0 and Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2,900mAh battery
  • 147.38 x 68.34 x 8.94mm

The device lands first in China sometime soon, as pre-sales have already commenced. You’ll be able to snap it up for 3999 Yuan for the Classic version or 449 Yuan for the Elite version, though if you’re importing you may have to incur additional costs to make that happen. Truth be told we wouldn’t mind seeing this thing spread to other regions before too long.

[ZTE via GizChina]

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