October is a month where we have seen lot of launches it wasn’t really over till the last day of the month. China’s Nubia is today hosting a launch event for its new flagship called the Nubia X. Leaked ahead of the big unveil, this device takes a pretty extreme approach to solving the notch problem: it puts a second display on the back, removing the entire need for a front-facing camera. We’re not talking e-paper displays like the one you have seen on the YotaPhone, this is a full-sized color screen, having some big bezels around it. So, you can simply flip the phone around to its back to take your selfie with the main camera.
Nubia X is the newest Nubia flagship phone that has been announced today through an unveil event in China. The USP of the phone is that it is equipped with two touchscreen displays, one on the front and the other one on the rear. You can see a good demonstration of how that screen blends into the colorful glass back of the phone in the video below.
This is the Nubia X, a dual-screen phone with a very high screen ratio.
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Design & Display
The Nubia X that features a pair of display sports a thin profile of only 8.4mm. Its dimensions are 154.1 x 73.3mm and it weighs 181 grams. There are two fingerprint scanners that are placed on the either sides of the smartphone. The company claims that it can unlock the smartphone in just 0.1 seconds. It is equipped 7000-series aviation grade aluminum frame. The backside of the phone features four-sided curved 3D glass rear.
The front display measures 6.26 inches. The notch-less screen offers Full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and a screen-to-body ratio of 93.6 percent. A layer of 2.5D glass is placed over the front display. The rear side of the phone is fitted with an OLED screen of 5.1 inches which delivers HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The secondary screen offers features like eye protection mode and Always on Display. Both screens offer an aspect ratio of 19:9.
CPU, Storage & Battery
The Snapdragon 845 SoC chipset powers the Nubia X dual screen smartphone. It comes with 6 Gb and 8 GB of LPDDRX RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. For heat dissipation, Nubia has included multi-layer graphene cooling technology inside the device. There is no microSD card slot on the device. The 18W fast charging technology enabled 3,800mAh battery fuels the smartphone. With 5-percent battery life remaining in the ultra-low power mode, the smartphone can function for up to 3 hours.
The Nubia X features f/1.8 aperture 16-megapixel + f/1.7 aperture 24-megapixel dual camera module. The dual lenses offer features like HDR, AI portrait mode, AI scene recognition, dual pixel PDAF, 240fps slow-motion video recording, dual tone LED flash and for capturing brighter selfies, it features a large-size soft light LED.
The Nubia X does not feature a selfie camera. The dual rear cameras of the phone can be used to capture top quality selfies. The rear-facing display can serve as a viewfinder while shooting selfie images. Hence, the company claims that the Nubia X could one of the best selfies capturing smartphones.
The smartphone is shipped with Android 8.1 OS that is overlaid with company’s Nubia UI 6.0 X. The improved Nubia UI brings support for gesture-based navigation. There is a dedicated app on the device can help Nubia X users develop healthy eye habits through features like fatigue reminder, dark light reminder and so on. The AI dual-screen switching feature can seamless show the display contents of the front screen on the secondary display when the device is flipped. Also, while playing games on the main display of the phone in landscape orientation, users can use their fingers to access gaming functions on the left and right portions on the rear display.
The Nubia X comes with connectivity features such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB and 3.5mm audio jack.
Currently Nubia X Dual Screen Smartphone is only available in China as there is no official information that will it make to international market or not.