Nubia X Dual Screen Phone Says No To The Notch And Delivers A Very Cool Feature

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When it comes to flagship smartphones that have been released so far in 2018, the trend has been to maximize screen real estate while minimizing bezels. For most, that has meant including a display notch to accommodate the selfie camera, various sensors and speaker. Other manufacturers have opted for more complex arrangements including sliding mechanisms that hide the selfie camera when not in use.

The Nubia X goes a completely different route to maintain slim bezels all around while also retaining an extremely high screen-to-body ratio; and it does so without failure-prone sliding mechanisms. Instead of putting a forward-facing selfie camera above the display, the Nubia X actually uses the rear cameras to take selfies. But how do you see yourself when taking a picture, you might ask? Well, the Nubia X actually feature a large secondary color display on the back.

When the display is turned off, the back of the Nubia X looks like just any other glass-backed smartphone that you might find sitting on display at your local Best Buy. But once it's turned on, the color display springs to life giving you full access [including touch] to the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. 

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So, this explains how Nubia is able to ditch the front selfie camera altogether. And speaking of the cameras, the primary shooter has a 16MP sensor with an f/1.8 lens, while the secondary camera has a 24MP sensor (f/1.8). The usual goodies like AI scene recognition and phase detection autofocus are also included.

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The Nubia X's primary LCD measures 6.26 inches and has a resolution of 2280 x 1080. The secondary display on the back is actually a 5.1-inch OLED with a resolution of 1520 x 720. As has become standard practice with 2018 flagships, the Nubia X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that can be paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. It also features a rather beefy 3800 mAh battery. And in addition to the two displays, there is also a fingerprint reader positioned on the side of the smartphone.

Unfortunately, it appears that the Nubia X will be released to just the Chinese market, as there are no plans for a global launch. That's a shame, because this is actually a rather intriguing way to design a smartphone that is nearly "all screen". However, we'd hate to see the repair bill once someone [inevitably] drops the Nubia X.