The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini handset is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (quad-core Cortex-A53 1.5GHz + quad-core Cortex-A53 1GHz) processor coupled with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX234 Exmor RS sensor, LED flash, and f/2.0 aperture, apart from an 8-megapixel front camera with Sony IMX179 Exmor R sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

The device features a 16GB of internal storage which can expandabed upto 128 GB via microSD card and is fuelled with a 2900mAh removable battery. The Nubia Z9 Mini will complete with Xiaomi Mi 4 16GB and OnePlus One 16GB variant.

ZTE Corp ranked third globally in patent applications, the company said citing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Company's profit rose 94 percent last year due mainly to its high-speed 4G network division and smartphone business.

ZTE fired up its overseas expansion in the past year with various big-name marketing efforts, as it looks to become one of the top global handset manufacturers.
Nevertheless, the adoption of fourth-generation mobile networks in China, the world's biggest mobile phone market, is a boon for ZTE and rival equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, which each won over 25 percent of the $3.2 billion 4G tender of No.1 carrier, China Mobile Ltd.