We had a feeling ZTE was going to release a phablet of its own after pictures of the device leaked earlier this month, and now the company has made the phone official. ZTE’s phablet is officially called the “Nubia Z5” and it features a full 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution display that measures in at 5-inches, which is very similar to the screen on HTC’s DROID DNA.
The phone also packs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, HSPA+ support (sorry, no LTE folks), NFC, Bluetooth, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, a 13-megapixel camera on the read, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a massive 3,000mAh battery. Unfortunately, the phone appears to be headed to China only for now, with a price tag that floats in at about $555, according to UnwiredView. It will launch in January and the phone maker said it will also release a premium titanium model for $1,265.
Hopefully we’ll see this land in the states later this year, too. We wouldn’t be too surprised to see it surfing on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network.