ZTE concept phone has two notches, one on top and the other on bottom of the display

ZTE concept phone has two notches, one on top and the other on bottom of the display
It appears that ZTE is thinking that if consumers love having a notch on their smartphone, they will absolutely adore having two notches. Renders of a concept model with the name ZTE Iceberg have surfaced, and they show that the dual-notched device carries a notch at the top and the bottom of the display (when held in portrait orientation). The top notch contains the front-facing selfie snapper along with the earpiece and sensors for distance and light. The bottom notch carries only a second speaker, which allows the Iceberg to offer stereo sound. The casing on the four corners of the phone is transparent, and is a bit more squared off than the rounded corners under the see-through material.

While there are no leaked specs to pass along, we can see that the concept phone does have a dual-camera setup on back, and the fingerprint scanner is also located on the rear of the phone. And underneath the ZTE logo, we can see some pin connectors that could be used for a variety of reasons, possibly including the attachment of modular accessories.

Unless ZTE changes its mind, like Vivo did by deciding to mass produce its Apex concept phone, don't expect the Iceberg to be made available to consumers anytime soon.


source: WinFuture (translated) via AndroidCentral

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39 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Just because you could doesnt mean you should...

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7417; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Notches are not great. That is for sure, especially when apps have to accommodate the bite mark on your display. But now two bite marks give me a break. I know some Android smartphones that are going to arrive with the notch are giving users an option in the setting to use the entire display, or a certain predefined resolution. So the notch pixels will be ignored in your app. If that is the case, then the notch is okay, but still two notches. The notch crap is out of control.

35. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Two Notches in the head are better than one

30. audibot

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

the only reason you should have a notch on a phone is if you have it on the top and the bottom and they are giant speakers

2. dnomadic

Posts: 423; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

As a recent convert, I will say that I will give a try before knocking it. I still prefer the traditional screen, but if implemented Appropriately it may prove to be a nice and balanced approach to to providing a full screen.

18. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Now i'm liking this notch on both side with dual speaker on both of it.I i can accept this design if its symmetrical on both of it sides notches with dual speakers input n water resistance.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2240; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Nice looking phone, but when Apple sets trends it’s only meant for Apple...

4. Cat97

Posts: 1920; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I think it's a great idea, especially if you put the fingeprint scanner in the second notch.

5. fyah_king unregistered

For stereo speakers? I wouldn’t mind that at all.

6. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I agree with you on that. If i ever buy a Notch phone it would be with this type of a design; for 1 simple reason it's balanced and makes sense because they have eliminated as much bezel as possible while retaining dual front speakers at the same time.

7. Tipus

Posts: 893; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Need moar notches! :))

20. Cat97

Posts: 1920; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

There is always room for two more on the sides :)

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If your going to get lazy with design and have a notch, I guess this is the proper way to do it.

9. ahmadkun

Posts: 607; Member since: May 02, 2016

okay .. that is what i was afraid of , we have to do something about those Chinese companies before they start putting it on the all 4 sides

10. ahmadkun

Posts: 607; Member since: May 02, 2016

and before HTC comes with a bottom notch only for their Logo, Guys this is serious

29. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

We have to do something? You flyin out to Shenzhen to wag your finger in their face?

38. R0bert

Posts: 9; Member since: May 31, 2017

Once you have notches on all sides then bigger notches will be better. The screen will end up like a letter X!

11. hansip87

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

i think notches are inevitable for full screen experience. Not that a notchless full screen is bad, but it's just so.. dull in comparison with the notched one. it's like an additional screen shape that give some additional curve and style to the screen.

12. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

With a bezel...how are you supposed to hold it without causing unnecessary touches??

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You learn how to hold the phone to avoid.

14. Chaise unregistered

Comedy at its best.

15. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Dual notches seems pretty different but I'm open to it doesn't look bad at all.

16. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They are being creative at ripping off designs.

17. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

What the heck are those transparent corners? Ugh... They are ugly AF!

19. miketer

Posts: 527; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Don't implement a symmetry for the wrong reasons. It doesn't make it right..... or beautiful.

22. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Maybe this is better! Especially if they make the 2nd notch for speaker!

24. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I had to check the date just to make sure this wasn't an April fools repost.

25. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

nice looking phone and the notches dont look that bad but the corners look weird.

28. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

So hold on lol Apple puts one notch on top you guys create an uproar but they put one at top and bottom and some of you are saying it looks good just for stereo speakers?! lmao wow

32. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

At least they care about symmetrical design unlike apple.

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