Live images of a Nubia-branded smartphone surfaced. The image containing two back panels, with a design similar to the Nubia Z11 flagship device. We see the clear white signal band, a golden body and printed Nubia logo.
The main difference is the lack of a fingerprint sensor that Z11 rocked on the back. It will either be on the front side or the phone will lack the sensor altogether.
Nubia is ZTE’s premium lineup so we’d say a front-mounted sensor is the more likely option here. The Chinese company was the first to pursue bezel-less phones (starting with the Nubia Z9 and its refracting glass) so we imagine it will take keen interest in Synaptics’ solution for under-glass sensor.