nubia V18 goes official with Snapdragon 625 SoC, 6.01-inch 18:9 display and 4000 mAh battery

Unlike some other smartphones launched by the Chinese companies recently, this one doesn’t come with a notch that would make it look like the iPhone X

Around two weeks ago, ZTE sub-brand nubia launched the nubia N3 smartphone that came with dual rear cameras, full-screen display and 5000 mAh battery. Now today, the company has launched yet another smartphone that comes with full-screen display, dubbed nubia V18.


The nubia V18 is a slightly toned down version of the nubia N3. It sports a 6.01-inch display that has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. This helps reduce the bezels on the smartphone. In fact, the bezels on the left and right side of the nubia V18 are very tiny, with the top and bottom bezels also not very big. And thankfully, unlike some other smartphones launched by the Chinese companies recently, this one doesn’t come with a notch that would make it look like the iPhone X.


Having said that, the nubia V18 boasts uni-body metal construction, and, the back of the phone has visible antenna lines. In fact, the back of V18 actually reminds us of the OnePlus 5T, not only because of those antenna lines, but also the fingerprint scanner placed at the center as well the dual camera setup. Oh, wait. There are no dual cameras at the back of the nubia V18. There’s just one 13 MP camera at the back, but one might easily mistake it for dual cameras from a distance.


Speaking about the innards, the nubia V18 comes with a Snapdragon 625 SoC which is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. The smartphone runs nubia UI 5.1 out of the box that’s based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The phone also has 64 GB of internal storage, and, it ships with a huge 4000 mAh battery which is one of the major highlights of the smartphone.

That said, other features that the nubia V18 comes along with is Maverick Voice (a digital assistant that lets you perform different actions using voice commands), Face Unlock and AI Beauty Mode.

nubai V18 Specifications

  • CPU: 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: 506
  • Operating System: nubia UI 5.1 based on Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Display: 6.01-inch Full-HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 5P Lens, NeoVision 7.0 and LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture and AI Beauty Mode
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card
  • SIM: Dual Hybrid SIM
  • Connectivity: 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi, USB OTG, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microUSB
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner, Maverick Voice, Face Unlock
  • Colors: Black, Red, Gold
  • Battery: 4000 mAh

nubia V18 Price and Availability

  • Price: ¥1299 (around $205/₹13,355)
  • Availability: Goes on sale in China from March 29. No word on availability in other markets