nubia launches the Z60 Ultra, a pioneering under-display camera smartphone. Boasting the NeoVision photography system, this model integrates three main cameras, setting an unprecedented benchmark in mobile photography. The groundbreaking UDC Full Screen, powered by fifth-generation flexible under-display camera technology, offers an immersive viewing experience, delivering a vibrant display and lifelike selfies. Ni Fei, Chairman of nubia Technology Co., Ltd., emphasized, “In smartphone innovation that truly transforms experiences, the focus revolves around two key elements: the screen and photography. We’ve devoted ourselves to five generations of under-display technology, striving for the most pristine and complete full-screen encounter.”
Crafted for adventurers, the device features IP68-rated dust and water resistance, ensuring exceptional durability. It is powered by the groundbreaking Snapdragon 8 Gen3 chipset and houses a robust 6000mAh silicon carbon negative electrode super battery, running the sleek and efficient MyOS 14 operating system, making it a versatile choice for enhanced image processing.
Advanced Triple Cameras with State-of-the-Art OIS Optical Image Stabilization
The foundation of photography lies in the optical system, and nubia’s commitment is evident in its pioneering advancements in high-end optics. The nubia Z60 Ultra boasts the innovative NeoVision photography system, hosting three main cameras – an 18mm Ultra Wide Starry Sky, a 35mm precision master, and an 85mm telephoto explorer camera, all equipped with high-definition optics. This groundbreaking setup caters to various scenarios, elevating mobile photography to new heights across different focal lengths.
The revolutionary 50-megapixel 18mm ultra-wide-angle starry sky main camera employs a 1/1.55-inch outsole sensor, a 7P aspherical lens, and an f/1.8 large aperture, defying conventional wide-angle limitations with industry-leading ultra-low distortion. The 50-megapixel 35mm camera integrates high-definition optics with a 1G+6P lens and f/1.59 large aperture, enhancing light intake, pixel density, and photo clarity. The 35mm lenses remain optimal for detailed photography. The 64-megapixel 85mm periscope telephoto portrait lens with a 1/2-inch sensor significantly enhances portrait photography.
The meticulously balanced focal length layout of the nubia Z60 Ultra is complemented by a top-tier stabilization system. It supports triple OIS full optical image stabilization, ensuring stability in all shooting scenarios while enhancing capture efficiency. Additionally, the main camera features a standard blue glass spin-coated IR filter, effectively reducing glare and enabling precise moment capture through laser focus.
Computational Photography: Elevating Starry Sky, Humanistic Photography, and Portraits
Building upon superior optics, nubia NeoVision introduces advanced computational photography capabilities. The Galaxy Night Scene algorithm optimizes and adjusts effects for ultra-wide angles, complementing sky and earth separation calculations, and enhancing captured starry skies. The unique starry sky portrait algorithm enables clear portraits against the Milky Way backdrop, while the starry sky colouring function minimizes light pollution and colour cast, enhancing transparency in astrophotography. Additional features like Star hunting and starry sky time-lapse photography enrich the astrophotography experience.
All three main cameras support lightning capture. In portrait mode, users can select from 50mm classic, 35mm environmental, and 85mm portrait options, capturing the essence of portrait photography with golden focal lengths. The nubia Z60 Ultra supports a 65:24 ultra-wide movie format and features 4K 120 frame video, video pre-recording, super night scene video, and super stabilization functions, ensuring high-definition and stable video in various scenarios.
Fifth-Generation Flexible Under-Display Camera Technology: A Comprehensive Upgrade
As a leader in under-display camera technology, the nubia Z60 Ultra showcases the latest generation of flexible UDC full-screen. Achieving a screen density of up to 400PPI in the under-display camera area, a full-screen blue diamond arrangement, and independent pixel driver support, the device delivers a clearer and more refined display. The UDC Ultra independent screen display chipset enhances natural colour transitions, while the new BOE Q9+ luminescent material significantly improves colour display stability. With the industry’s largest front-facing single-pixel photosensitive area of 2.8μm and a front-facing transparent algorithm, front-facing photography and video calls exhibit improved brightness and clarity.
Beyond its full-screen capabilities, the nubia Z60 Ultra presents exceptional overall screen quality. Featuring a 6.8-inch AMOLED large screen with a 2480×1116 high resolution, a 2.5D flexible straight screen, and an anti-accidental touch design, the device covers 100% of the DCI-P3 wide colour gamut, supports a 1.07 billion colour display, and achieves a local peak brightness of up to 1500nit. It also supports a 2160Hz ultra-high frequency PWM dimming function and holds SGS low blue light certification, ensuring eye health.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and 6000mAh Large Battery: Setting New Performance Standards
In terms of performance, the nubia Z60 Ultra relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 flagship chipset, substantially boosting CPU and GPU performance and energy efficiency. Coupled with UFS4.0 and memory, the device guarantees swift operations, rapid application startups, and speedy game loading. With a 6000mAh silicon carbon negative electrode ultra-large capacity battery and IP68-rated dust and water resistance, the device delivers top-notch performance across scenarios.
For gaming enthusiasts, the nubia Z60 Ultra supports a 120Hz screen refresh rate and a 1200Hz instantaneous touch sampling rate, ensuring smooth visuals and responsive controls. The X-axis linear motor offers strong vibration, varied vibration effects, and reduced noise, enhancing the gaming experience and UI interactions. AI frame sensing technology optimizes frequency and core based on gaming scenes and actions, improving energy efficiency and reducing lags. An upgraded battery charging system allows customized power levels, supporting a power supply mode without charging, maintaining a comfortable temperature, and ensuring consistent performance.
Isomorphism Universe Design: A Distinctive Flagship Masterpiece
The striking module design of the nubia Z60 Ultra emphasizes its powerful photography capabilities. Inspired by the isomorphic universe, the design extends the imaging module area to the phone’s edge, offering an expansive visual experience. This design not only showcases the universe’s beauty and depth but also ensures optimal photography performance by avoiding internal magnetic interference caused by the lenses’ OIS and AF systems.
The phone’s back utilizes AG flash-sand glass with micron-level crystal structures, imparting a flowing silver metallic texture and a cyberpunk futuristic aesthetic. Aerospace-grade metal encases the sides, supporting ergonomic customizable sliding keys with functions for photo-taking, muting, recording, flashlight, and game space, easily activated with a single toggle.
The nubia Z60 Ultra is available in Black and Silver variants, with the exclusive Starry Sky Collection Edition, inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” available exclusively in China. Incorporating emotional expression and classic colours from the painting, this edition utilizes a starry sky micro-etching process on the glass, creating an eyewear-free 3D star effect, perfectly blending technology with art.
Pre-orders for the Nubia Z60 Ultra begin today via the official Nubia website, with shipping scheduled to commence on 29th December. The phone will be accessible in North America, Europe, the UK, and Mexico, priced as follows:
- 8/256GB – $599/€679/£679/Mex$ 12,499
- 12/256GB – $649/€749/£749/Mex$ 13,499
- 16/512GB – $779/€899/£899/Mex$ 14,999
An early bird offer provides a discount of €80/£80 off the 12/256GB model and €120/£120 off the 16/512GB variant until 29th December.