Nubia M2 Play with Snapdragon 435 SoC Launched – All You Need To Know

ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has launched a new variant of its M2 smartphone. The new Nubia M2 Play handset is expected to be launched in the India soon. It is essentially a lighter version of the Nubia M2 Lite. Is the new variant needed? Read more to find about Nubia M2 Play Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Nubia M2 Play

Price & Availability

Price (expected) Rs 9,990

The new Nubia M2 Play has been launched in China. However, the company did not reveal the pricing and availability information. The Nubia M2 Lite was launched last month at Rs 13,999 via Amazon India. It features a MediaTek’s Helio P10 SoC, 4GB RAM, and 16MP front camera. The new budget handset is expected to bear a smaller price tag than the M2 Lite.


Processor octa-core (4×1.4GHz + 4×1.1GHz) 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (MSM8940)
Internal Storage 32GB (further expandable up to 128GB)
Display 5.5-inch, LCD, 2.5D glass, HD (720 x 1280 pixels), 274ppi
OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Nubia UI 5.0
Primary (Rear) Camera 13-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh
Dual SIM (Hybrid) Yes

The Nubia M2 Play sports a 5.5-inch LCD display with 2.5D glass, HD resolution, and 274ppi pixel density. It is powered by an octa-core (4×1.4GHz and 4×1.1GHz) 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (MSM8940) processor along with Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The 32GB internal storage can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.

On the camera front, it features a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony CMOS sensor, hybrid autofocus, f/2.2 aperture and NeoVision 6.0. Camera features include Beauty mode, HDR 4.0 and anti-shake. The 5-megapixel front camera features 84-degree wide-angle and f/2.4 aperture. The Nubia M2 Play is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.

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  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Nubia UI 5.0
  • Dual-SIM (Hybrid)
  • 4G VoLTE on both slots
  • Proximity sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • microUSB charge port
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • GPS
  • Two color options

In terms of design, the Nubia M2 Play looks similar to the Nubia M2 Lite. It also features a metal body design with curved glass. It is 7.9mm thick. The Home Button features the signature Nubia red circular icon and integrates a fingerprint scanner. The new smartphone will be available in two color options – Black and Gold.

The Nubia M2 Play runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Nubia UI 5.0 on top. The dual-SIM (Hybrid) M2 Play supports 4G VoLTE on both slots. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, GPS, and GLONASS.

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