We first encountered NUU Mobile on the show floor of IFA in Berlin. Since then we haven’t heard too much from the Chinese based smartphone manufacturer, that is until now. The NUU G3 marks a step up the proverbial quality ladder for NUU Mobile and looks like it might just be a compelling budget option for Western markets.
For just £199, the NUU G3 will deliver some interesting specifications and a UK-based customer support desk which is always something of a coup for Asian-based manufacturers to seek.
As you can see from the graphic above, whilst these aren’t cutting edge specifications, they sit firmly in the mid-range, there are still some excellent options here. Some might bemoan the lack of a 1080p panel, however, the proof of that particular pudding will be in the eating. What that will do, along with the energy-conscious Helio P25 SoC, is elongate the battery life from this unit and that is something many users on a budget will be looking for.
The display will be the new hotness 18:9 aspect ratio as well as bringing curved glass edges similar to Samsung Galaxy devices. The dual camera will deliver an f/2.0 aperture for potentially good low light performance, whilst the 4GB RAM included, along with the standard 64GB of storage, should deliver enough headroom for app-hungry consumers.
One further specification that is particularly interesting is the Google Mobile Services certification meaning Play Store will come as standard on a stock Android build that NUU Mobile deploys, as well as receive timely updates.
So, when can we get our hands on this to see if it all adds up? The NUU G3 will be available from NUU Mobile and Amazon UK from April 2018 and will sell initially for £199/€229 and will switch to a standard RRP of £249/€274 after an initial promotional period.