nubia is launching its first dual-screen smartphone, the nubia X, on October 31. This has been confirmed by no less than nubia's chief executive officer Ni Fei. The nubia X got its TENAA certification last September under the code name "NX616J." If we look at it from ZTE's point, this is technically the company'ss second dual-screen smartphone, having released the ZTE Axon M last year, though that model has dual-foldable screens that flatten into a single larger display. The nubia X, on the other hand, has dual screens with one display each on the front and on the back.
The teaser poster launched by nubia reveals the front portion of the smartphone and doesn't reveal anything else, though the alleged specifications have been leaked on the internet last month. The front panel is rumored to be a 6.26-inch FHD+-resolution (1080 x 2280 pixels) display panel that uses In-Cell 2.5D curved glass display technology, while the read display panel is said to be a 5.1-inch AMOLED display panel with HD resolution (1520 x 720 pixels).
The front display panel takes up almost all of the real estate on front of the phone, leaving no space for a front-facing selfie camera, with nubia focusing on providing the nubia X with a dual-camera setup on the rear instead since the rear screen can serve as a viewfinder anyway. The rear cameras are made up of a 16-megapixel camera with LED flash and has a f/1.6 aperture, making it ideal for low light shots. Image stabilization is provided for crystal clear shots even with shaky hands. The second camera is a 24-megapixel camera, also with f/1.6 aperture. For additional security, two fingerprint sensors are available located at both sides of the phone, showing that nubia has put some thought into the ergonomics side of the X.
Based on the leaks, the Always-On feature, along with the full Android user interface will be supported by the rear screen, giving users access to notifications, though we will find out more about its practicality when the reviews come out. Even though the nubia X has dual-screen displays, it is only 8.6 millimeters thick, which is the same as the Samsung Galaxy Note9, which is an impressive feat in itself since the Galaxy Note9 is already thin by today's standards.
Here are the rest of the alleged specifications of the nubia X:
- Variant 1: 6GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage
- Variant 2: 8GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage
- Android 8.1 Oreo operating system skinned with nubia UI 6.0
- dual SIM support
- Dimensions: 154.1x73.30x8.65mm; Weight: 178g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 3800mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging
With the launch coming up in a few weeks, we are looking forward to what the nubia X will look like, and whether it will meet expectations and how practical it would be for daily use. Stay tuned as we will provide you with more information as it becomes available.