Nubia bezel-less concept phone surfaces in beautiful renders

After Xiaomi's bezel-less smartphone of the future, the Mi Mix, generated quite a lot of buzz in the mobile world (although not much else), another major Chinese phone maker is allegedly working on a device with a similar, bezel-less design.

A handful of renders leaked by Chinese online publication MyDrivers show an ambitious-looking Nubia concept phone with close to bezel-less display and odd slide-out design. The display looks fully edge-to-edge, beautifully filling in the front of the phone, although if the Mi Mix is anything to go by, the final version will not be as bezel-less as these swanky renders make it out to be.

Another key difference between the two, is Nubia's slide-out design. The front panel of the phone moves down to reveal an earpiece and a front-facing camera plus LED flash combo behind it.

Nubia is also pushing customization as one of the major would-be standout features of the phone. The renders showcase a handful of interchangeable back covers, ranging from simple black and silver aluminum ones, to leather, to two types of wooden plates. The removable back covers could also point to a user replaceable battery, but there is currently no information regarding this, or any other hardware specs

The images also reveal a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack located on the bottom of the phone, volume rocker and power button on the right, as well as a fingerprint scanner on the back. Although the renders are well-made and convincing, likely originating from Nubia itself, there is no telling whether this Nubia concept will ever become a reality, and if it does – whether it will be mass-produced or just a limited run showcase like the Xiaomi Mi Mix.

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1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014 do you hold it without accidentally making a touch to screen?

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well if they make it smaller than a 99 inch super super phablet like Xiaomi, it should be more than fine. Honesly, if it is between 4.6-5 inches in screen size, then it is no problem at all.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they can make the UI ignore touch on border area (like 2mm from outer margin), plus palm rejection feature

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, but this only works so so at least currently, and if you have large hands it quickly becomes a problem. But I guess they are working on it.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Touch bar confirmed! I will buy any smartphone for this singular reason. Especially if its this tasteful

6. monoke

Posts: 1193; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Damn. That's pretty much a floating screen with no side frame! Only concerns are slide wobble issues, rear speaker, and of course bengate! Lol. Hope it's real cuz this is true concept come to life!

7. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

not bad i like!

8. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The speaker placement is not a good idea.

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