ZTE officially unveils high-end Nubia Z5

Despite no plans to hit the U.S., the ZTE Nubia Z5 quad-core specs are still impressive.

ZTE Nubia Z5
The ZTE Nubia Z5 ZTE

Though it isn't slated for the U.S. anytime soon, ZTE's ultra-high-end device, the Nubia Z5, finally launched today.

The handset comes in black or white, and has a 5-inch 1080p touch screen with a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution and 443ppi. The display itself is manufactured by Sharp.

Its aluminum uni-body design measures 5.43-inches tall, 2.71-inches wide, and has a thin, 0.3-inch profile. And at 4.44 ounces, it's more lightweight than most standard 5-inch smartphones.

The Nubia Z5 runs on Android 4.1, and it's powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a 2,300mAh battery.

On the back there is a 13-megapixel camera with LED flash, and it includes features like panoramic and continuous shooting. On the front is a 2-megapixel camera.

Other features include 2GB of memory, 32GB of storage space, Dolby sound technology, and free backup to a private cloud service.

The device costs about $554.26 (3,456 yuan) and is ZTE's flagship phone for the season.

As previously mentioned, it doesn't look like there are plans for the Nubia Z5 to hit our shores, but if it's anything like the Grand S , another 5-inch, quad-core phone that ZTE is planning to unveil at CES 2013 for the U.S. market, I'll be pretty excited.

ZTE already said it wants to heavily invest in its U.S. presence , and if it releases reliable handsets like the Nubia Z5 here, it might get the recognition it's been trying so hard to attain.

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