This Phone Literally Has a Second Screen Instead of a Notch

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 12 Comments

Notches, big or small, are quite annoying. On some phones, the notch isn’t too much of a distraction, but on others, it’s really going to test your patience. Although some companies have already come up with different ways to get around the notch, this latest phone is doing something completely different.

Meet the Nubia X. It’s a flagship Android phone from Chinese manufacturer Nubia that doesn’t have a front-facing camera or other sensors on the top of the device, removing the need for a notch. Instead, it has a second display on the back.

We have seen many phones with a secondary e-paper display on the back, though this one is very different. It’s an actual, full-size color display that works much like the main screen. The main purpose of the secondary display is to allow you to take selfies with the rear camera, thus removing the need for front-facing cameras for selfies. The second display essentially acts as a viewfinder on the device when you are taking selfies, and there aren’t any other use for it. Amazingly enough, though, when you turn the secondary display off, it blends into the rest of the device and you can barely see the display there. It’s very clever.

…until you want to put a case on the device, of course.

Specs wise, the Nubia X comes with a Snapdragon 845, up to 8GB of RAM, Android 8.1, and 3,800mAh battery, according to China’s TENAA. The main display of the device is a 6.26-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 2,280×1,080 pixels while the secondary display is an OLED panel with a resolution of 1,520×720 pixels, reports The Verge. You can take a closer look at the phone below:

The idea here is very interesting for sure, and although it looks really cool but it’s kind of unnecessary at the same time. Notches are eventually going to get smaller and smaller, so do we really need a full-blown secondary display on phones in place of a notch? I, for one, don’t think so.

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