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The ZTE Nubia Z17 is the first phone that supports Quick Charge 4+

It also has 8GB of RAM

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The ZTE Nubia Z17 may be the most powerful phone to come out of China yet. The phone — which is being touted by human statue and face of ZTE, Cristiano Ronaldo, in press images — is packed with high-end parts, including a ridiculous 8GB of RAM:

  • 5.5-inch 1080p display
  • Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage
  • Dual rear cameras (23MP +12MP), 16MP front camera
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat, 3,200mAh battery, Quick Charge 4+

The Z17 is only the second phone to come with 8GB of RAM, and the first to support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+, which will recharge the battery to 50 percent in 25 minutes. It’s also only the second Chinese phone to utilize the Snapdragon 835 after Xiaomi’s Mi 6.

It’s also water resistant, supports Dolby Atmos, comes with an IR blaster, and will be available in five colors: blue, black, gold, red, and black and gold. The Z17, which is currently only available in China, will start at CNY2,799 ($411) for a 6GB +64GB or storage version, and top out at CNY3,999 ($583) for the 8GB +128GB of storage option.