Here's what an official dual-screen phone case looks like

Here's what an official dual-screen phone case looks like
There have been plenty of "all-screen" phone solutions in the past year or so - notches, sliders, pop-up cameras, and even holes in the display itself aren't now out of the question. All of these are done in the neverending quest to shove the inevitable front camera setup somewhere in order to trim the bezel it used to occupy. None of these design options is as crazy as circumventing the need for a front camera altogether by providing a second display on the back.

Enter Nubia, an offshoot brand of ZTE. It has been having some pretty wild ideas about the future of the cell phone form factor. At the MWC expo, we previewed the Nubia Alpha, a handset that wraps around your wrist, but it's a concept that went from the design gurus to the production stage that caught our attention recently, the X.

At the front, the Nubia X looks like your regular giant 2018 phone with a 6.3" LCD panel (not a notch in sight, though), but you might get startled to turn it over and find a smaller, 5.1" OLED panel on the back. With it, you can snap selfies with the higher quality rear camera which has allowed Nubia to skip the front unit and achieve an incredibly thin top bezel.


We know what you are thinking now. What about the battery life with two displays and a powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset? And how about cases for this thing? While on the first question we can simply answer that typically only one of the screens works at a time, so the 3800mAh piece should suffice, for the other one we have to actually show you how a dual-screen phone case looks like.

What you see here is the official Nubia X case - the phone retails for about $600, and the case for $7 in China. Despite waxing poetic about the "soft-touch" and "perfect fit," there doesn't seem to be any film that protects the secondary display. We are certain you can apply one of your own if you so desire, but the first commercialized modern handsets with big displays both on the front and the back, has an official case that is simply cut out to reveal the secondary screen, it seems.

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8 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Will look ugly when the back-screen turned off, why not just side bumper case? Btw, his phone has the highest screen-to-body ratio that you can buy right now (even above Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2),

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Doesn't look ugly to me. How many of us even see the back of our phones when there's a case on them most of the time anyway? Meanwhile, I stopped using screen protectors about 4 years ago because they basically don't do a damn thing and I've not scratched a screen since. I am seriously considering this phone even though I just bought the NexS. I hope they come out with an international model soon.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Really like this design and hope others adopt it.

3. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

With dual displays, you really need something like 5,000 mAh battery.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why do you need a bigger battery when only one display is on at a time? And the second display is lower resolution which actually benefits battery usage when this screen is active.

7. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

smart

4. Poptart2828

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Very interesting. Thank you android for never being stale.

6. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Interesting solution to solve the front camera issue & even add more features. Unfortunately it's ahead of its time & will not sell that well until in 2-3 years time, this feature will become popular!

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