At CES this year I met with a team from Chinese phone company ZTE to check out its latest flagship smartphone: The Nubia X. The phone maintains all of the typical specs of most flagship smartphones today, but there's one more thing setting it apart from the field—the dual display.
ZTE listened to tech pundits and consumers complaints about phones having a notch on its beautiful displays and came up with a solution. Nubia X has two screens — one on the front, and a second on the back. The second screen can easily be used during typical smartphone use (or to take a selfie). The phone also features an in-screen fingerprint scanner.
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The main tech specs are listed below.
- Main screen: 6.26-inch 2280*1080 Pixel FHD+ screen, Secondary screen: 5.1-inch 1520*720 Pixel HD+ screen
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa core, 2.649GHz, GPU: Adreno 630
- nubia UI 6.0.2 Base on Android 8.1OS , 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM
- Dual Nano SIM card dual standby
- Camera: 16.0MP + 24.0MP
The Nubia X will be available at the end of Q1 this year, according to the ZTE team. Will the Nubia X take dual-screen smartphones mainstream? Stay tuned.
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Ant Pruitt is an IT Support Professional with a passion for showing the non-geek how great technology can be. He writes for a variety of tech publications and hosts his own podcast. Ant is also an avid photographer and weight lifter.