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Nubia M2 Lite is the new kid on the smartphone block. The company launched its latest offering in India on Monday. 

Though Nubia M2 Lite's focus on camera and battery isn't entirely new, the approach is certainly unique. The handset, which was launched in China in March, has come to India with a price tag of Rs. 13,999. M2 Lite competes against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Moto G5 Plus, Lenovo Z2 Plus, OPPO A57 and others.

"Nubia as a brand identifies with the youth. In India we see young people with a lot of energy, passion and desire to do more in society. M2 Lite is a product inspired by such youngsters who are creating a mark in society. We have created a product that looks stylish, matches the aspiration levels and performs superlatively. Be yourself is not just a tagline we believe in it and with the M2 Lite our customers can capture moments that our true to their style," Eric Hu, nubia India head, said in a statement.

M2 Lite comes with a host of features, but the camera is its USP.

Let's take a look at what it is capable of. Firstly, the rear camera has a 13MP lens with f/2.2 aperture, 5P Motor Drive Lens and stacked CMOS. On the front, there's a 16MP BSI CMOS camera with 5P lens and an even larger f/2.0 aperture with 79.8-degree wide angle coverage.

While these camera specs itself is good enough for a healthy photoshoot, nubia ups the ante with its NeoVision 6.0 technology for a "strong multifunctional camera." NeoVision 6 includes a wide range of camera features such as Multi Exposure, Light Painting, Electronic Aperture, Slow Shutter, Star Trail, SLO-MO, Time-Lapse, Video Maker, Trajectory, DNG, Clone, Marco Camera and Panorama.

Moving on to other features, nubia M2 Lite has a powerful 3,000mAh battery with fast-charging support and 118 new power optimization features. We don't have a clear insight on the power optimization features, but they're all part of NeoPower 2.5, which we are keen to explore for our review of the device.

On the outlook, the M2 Lite comes with a striking, sleek look at 7.5mm, slim bezels and a metal unibody. There's a 5.5-inch HD TFT display with a 2.5D curved glass on top, and the phone comes in a black shell with golden outline. At the bottom of the display, there's a physical home button with integrated fingerprint scanner.

Under the hood, the M2 Lite is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, and Android Marshmallow based nubia UI 4.0. The custom OS in the M2 Lite is quite interesting. It supports app cloning to handle two accounts in the same device, multi-screen support, long screenshot, free snapshot and screen recording.

When and where to buy?

If you're impressed by what nubia M2 Lite offers, the handset will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting noon on Tuesday.