Nubia, the sub-brand of Chinese electronics major ZTE, is likely to introduce a budget smartphone in eligible global markets, soon. Called the Nubia N40, the smartphone has now appeared on the Google Play Console, and is likely listed as the company prepares to launch the device. According to the listing, most of the specifications point to it being a budget smartphone, and the details are in line with limited online listings of the Nubia N40, which have already surfaced.
According to the Google Play Console listing of the Nubia N40, the smartphone appears to be powered by a Spreadtrum SC9863A octa-core SoC. The latter features eight Cortex-A55 ARM cores, which are mostly used as older generation efficiency cores in more powerful smartphone processors. The Play Console listing also reveals the use of a PowerVR GE8322 GPU, along with 2GB RAM – all pointing at the Nubia N40 being a budget smartphone in the making.
Other specifications revealed by the listing include a 720 x 1560 pixel, 19.5:9 aspect ratio HD+ display that produces 320ppi pixel density. It is also mentioned to run on Android 11. Interestingly, a listing of the device that has already surfaced on Spanish e-commerce site Elektra suggests that the device will run on Android 11 Go edition OS, which is tuned to help budget phones offer a relatively less stuttered user experience.
Other specifications are in line with the Play Console listing and Elektra’s own. The latter claims that the Nubia N40 will offer up to 64GB storage, with a microSD card slot to add up to a 128GB microSD card. The rear of the phone will reportedly feature a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup, while the front camera would feature a 5MP selfie snapper with a ‘Screen Flash’ feature. The Elektra listing also claims a 3,200mAh battery on offer, but the Play Console listing does not mention it.
Given that the device is popping up in more quarters now, expect the Nubia N40 to be officially launched any time in the coming weeks, in global markets. The smartphone, however, is unlikely to launch in India.
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