It appears Nubia is on the verge of releasing a new smartphone, which will be the toned down iteration of its latest release the Z17. The upcoming handset dubbed Nubia #Z17 Lite was spotted on benchmarking site #Geekbench and the listing offered a peek into the device's specs. The device listed on Geekbench website bears the model number Nubia NX591J.

Toned down version of Nubia Z17 spotted on benchmarking site

The handset spotted on the GeekBench website runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor (msm8952) and clocked at 1.40 GHz. Apart from that, the listing suggests that the smartphone will come with 6 GB of RAM. The prototype running the GeekBench apps comes pre-loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat mobile operating system.

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Other than this there is not much information available regarding this new handset. However, the Nubia Z17 Lite scored 1,080 in its single-core tests and 2,921 in its multi-core test, which was run on the smartphone. Although not much is known about the smartphone's specs and features, one can assume that since the device will be a lite version, it could feature a single lens rear-mounted camera instead of a dual camera setup featuring 23-megapixel and 12-megapixel sensors found on the Nubia Z17.

Rumored specs and features of the impending device

Though ZTE has not officially confirmed the release of the Nubia Z17 Lite it does not stop the rumors and leaks from coming in. It is being speculated that the Lite version of the handset will come with 4G VoLTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi support, NFC, as well as Bluetooth, in the connectivity division.

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Given that the smartphone is a toned down version, the 3.5 mm headphone jack might make reappearance in this handset.

The device boasts of a 5.5-inches IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Market experts speculate that the handset will be coming with a single lens rear camera. Rumors support this notion as it is being hinted that the smartphone may come equipped with a 12-megapixel primary camera and 16-megapixel selfie shooter.

ZTE is not the only company to release a toned down version of its flagship device. Recently LG, too, followed the same footsteps and release the LG Q6 which is the miniature version of the LG G6. There are three different iterations in the Q6 series each sporting a different RAM capacity and internal storage. It remains to be seen when the handset will make its US debut.