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Check out the Nubia X: a notch-free phone with a second display on the back

By midian182 · 5 replies
Oct 31, 2018
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  1. Dual-screen phones aren’t new, but unlike the YotaPhone and its successors, the Nubia X doesn’t use an e-ink display on its rear; instead, you’ll find a 5.1-inch 1520 x 720 OLED panel sitting under the two cameras.

    The Nubia X’s primary display is a 6.26-inch 2280 x 1080 LCD with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The bezels are tiny, allowing a 93.6 percent screen-to-body ratio, which means no front-facing camera. If you want a selfie, just flip over the handset and take one using the main AI-packed cameras (16MP f/1.8 and 24MP f/1.7) and the secondary screen.

    While selfies are the main purpose of the rear display, it can also be used to show wallpapers, custom signatures, “dynamic” pictures, and act as two extra buttons when controlling games. It can even be used as your primary screen if you wish. What’s really impressive is the way switching it off causes the display to blend into the glass back so well that you wouldn’t know it was there.

    Within the Nubia X is a 3,800mAh battery, a Snapdragon 845, up to 256GB internal storage space, and 6GB or 8GB of RAM. It also comes with two fingerprint readers on the side of the device, dual Nano SIM slots, and features Android 8.1 Oreo, rather than Android 9 Pie.

    Sadly, it seems as if the Nubia X will never be sold outside China, where it starts at around $475 and reaches $615 for the top-spec handset.

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,694   +438

    Cool as hell but

    1) even more problems if you damage the phone
    2) accidental touches?
    3) battery life reduction?
  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,944   +1,491

    It's a nice thing to show off but that second display isn't adding much.
  4. netman

    netman TS Addict Posts: 322   +101

    The main screen is LCD and the back screen is OLED! Doesn't make sense!?
    JaredTheDragon likes this.
  5. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 822   +407

    Price would be higher if front was also oled. Nobody would want a nubia priced as apple. If I remember correct, oled is also more energy saving, thus it makes sense to put in on the back instead of LCD.
    Reehahs likes this.
  6. Jyrkz

    Jyrkz TS Booster Posts: 87   +77

    I like the idea, both sides should be 100% display.
    but damn that battery life xD

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