There’s no doubt that the display notch is a controversial design choice. While manufacturers are eager to squeeze in extra screen real estate, they’re also aware that many customers aren’t crazy about the look. But Chinese manufacturer Nubia thinks it has a solution. Rather than creating a notch for the selfie camera, the company has added a second screen to the rear of its new flagship phone, the Nubia X.
The second display isn’t a joke, either. It’s a large 1520×720 OLED display designed to allow users to take selfies using the rear camera. When turned off, the rear display melds into the multi-hued glass back, hiding any trace of it. While users can use the rear display for any function, the front features a far nicer 6.26-inch 2280×1080 display with ultra-slim bezels.
This is the Nubia X, a dual-screen phone with a very high screen ratio.
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Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Other specs include 16-megapixel + 24-megapixel rear cameras, 64/128/256GB storage, dual-SIM support, Android 8.1 Oreo with Nubia UI 6.0.2, and a 3800mAh battery.
Fans of the Nubia X may be out of luck if they aren’t based in China. While Nubia has released the device in its home country, it hasn’t provided any indicator of a global launch.
What are your thoughts on this unique design? Better than the notch?