Move aside Lumia 930, ZTE’s Nubia W5 wants to be king of WP8

ZTE is reportedly working on a new flagship Windows Phone handset which could go official under the Nubia W5 moniker. As exciting as the news is, the upcoming smartphone will be even beefier than the Lumia 930, carrying the latest hardware available on the market.

So far, Microsoft’s Lumia handsets have been dominating the Windows Phone ecosystem. Nevertheless, new OEMs have been confirmed to launch devices in the coming months. Affordable ones are expect to arrive via Micromax and Xolo in India and HTC is working on a high-end handset that will house its exclusive entertainment features. While there aren’t many details on these devices, the ZTE Nubia W5 has been leaked in great detail.

ZTE Nubia W5

Unwired View is reporting that the phone will have a premium design. As seen in the image above (courtesy of IT Home), it’ll look quite similar to its Android counterparts. The phone is said to house a quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC under the hood accompanied by 3GB of RAM. For storage, there will be 64GB of memory, but no mention has been made of a microSD card slot. Additionally, the phone will sport a large 4500mAh battery and a 13MP snapper with OIS. While the display size hasn’t been revealed, it will clearly be larger than 5 inches, probably around 5.5 to 6 inches with 1080p resolution.

Rumored specs of the ZTE Nubia W5:

– Windows Phone 8.1
– Quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– 3GB RAM, 64GB internal storage
– 4G LTE connectivity
– 13MP rear camera
– 4500mAh battery

With these specs and features, the ZTE Nubia W5 will definitely earn the top spot in the Windows Phone ecosystem, that’s unless HTC doesn’t do anything about it.