Phone makers have been racing to revamp the design and shave down those bezels to achieve an all-screen front. Most companies have moved from notches to smaller notches to hole-punch designs to pop-up cameras or flip-up cameras, but Nubia has an entirely different approach.
The Nubia Z20 features a dual-screen display, with the main 6.42-inch, AMOLED screen and a secondary 5.1-inch AMOLED display on the rear.
The smartphone offers reasonably fascinating combat on how to remove notches and bezels from the front of the device, by placing a secondary display on the back of the device, which can be used to take selfies when needed.
At first glance, you might think it to be a traditional smartphone, with a large bezel-less display at the front protected by a Gorilla Glass 5 glass that curves on both sides. But once you turn the device over you realize that you also have a second screen built into the glass.
The main screen is the primary highlight covering almost the entire front of the phone with slim bezels top and bottom and even slimmer bezels on the sides.
Talking about the camera, the camera in the Nubia Z20 is a triple-lens affair with a 48-megapixel main camera which comes with an f/1.7 aperture, flanked by an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. There is also a portrait mode; however, you’ll be able to shoot with the camera in any mode when you’re taking a selfie.
As per the design, the Nubia Z20 has a pleasing symmetry with gentle curves that meet in the middle with a USB-C port on the bottom. The symmetry extends to the edges where you’ll find lozenge-shaped fingerprint sensors that conjointly act as power buttons, in the middle of each the left and right edges.
The Nubia Z20 was initially launched in the Chinese market back in August. Now, the device is officially available for purchase internationally. The dual-screen flagship is now available in North America, Europe, and Asia. It will be available for $549/€549/£499 in a single 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.