Just like other smartphone manufacturers, the popular gaming smartphone maker Nubia is also diving into the new 5G wave. 5G is certainly the next multi-billion-dollar market and when brands like Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Xiaomi are already making a path to it, then why not Nubia? The smartphone brand has been quite a hit with its recent launches and it didn’t back from using the MWC 2019 platform at Shanghai to get into the news headlines again.
The ZTE sub-brand Nubia took it to the official 5G alliance introduction at pre-MWC Shanghai 2019 stage and introduced its first ever 5G smartphone. Though no further specifications are provided, the company did reveal that the upcoming 5G smartphone, touted Nubia X 5G, will feature Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood alongside the Snapdragon X50 5G modem. As the name mentions, it will be a 5G variant of Nubia’s this year’s release Nubia X.
The previous Nubia X, which was a 4G model, featured high-end specs for that time. The device features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 that was available with two RAM variants including 6GB and 8GB. But not to forget, Snapdragon 845 was usually available in all devices last year and with Xiaomi’s Poco F1 offering it at a cheap price, there was nothing out of the line about it. So, the company came up with an idea of incorporating a second display on the back of the device to eliminate the notch from the front and use the back camera for selfies. It was certainly an edge over a few devices and Nubia X earned a name for it.
The upcoming Nubia X with 5G will not be different in design, considering the appreciation 4G variant earned for the same. It will be just a beefier chipset which will be a huge boost in performance. Not only 5G modem will ensure ultra-fast 5G connectivity, but it will also offer super-low latency and improved performance overall with the new chipset.
Similar to the Nubia X 4G, this upcoming version will also sport a notch-free display, thanks to the secondary display on the back. This term Nubia has moved to an OLED panel at the back unlike last year’s LCD but that wasn’t noticeable whatsoever. The only difference in the design was a 5G logo at the top right corner on the back.
While the company has kept the other specs hidden, we can assume that some of them will be similar to the 4G model. Notably, Nubia X came in February this year so changing other specs will be quite a surprise. However, we’ll just have to wait and see what Nubia offers in specs at what price and how soon it makes way to the market.