ZTE patents another smartphone with dual notch display design

ZTE patents another smartphone with dual notch display design
Although ZTE seems to be hit with restrictions from all sides, the Chinese company has no issues in patenting new products that might or might not see the light of day.

The newest patent ZTE filed at China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) reveals an unusual smartphone design that features not one, but two notches – one at the top, and another one at the bottom.

It's the second patent for a dual-notch smartphone that ZTE filed in China, so the handset maker could be very serious about this specific design. Even though the notch is a rather controversial feature, ZTE seems determined to go notch all the way.

In any case, it's worth noting that the second patent submitted by ZTE shows a device that it's more akin to the Essential Phone, thus featuring a very small notch on the top side and a slightly larger one at the bottom that accommodates the home button.

The initial patent filed by the company, also known as ZTE Iceberg, has two much larger notches at the top and bottom. If either of these devices is to be launched on the market, they might not be announced until next year.

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18 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I almost croaked when I saw these renders... Come-on PhoneArena; I'm an old man with a weak, little heart. Have some mercy. 'Day...

8. audibot

Posts: 666; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

see like i said dual notch ok if its for speakers just dont do the image missing in the notches

15. DETROIT50

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

this is a NO BUY. ZTE IS BAN IN THE U.S NOW ANY WAY. SO THIS PHONE WILL NEVER BE HERE.

2. ReticentHamster

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Haha... the lower notch with home button reminds me of one of those super hero masks where their whole face is covered except for their mouth. ...only this looks totally impractical and completely undignified. Sorry, but I hope this one stays in design purgatory.

12. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Spiderman and Deadpool says hi! While Superman isn't even bothered.

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

What about batman and flash?

3. Tziggy14

Posts: 625; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

My eyes just bled just looking at those render designs. WTF are these guys thinking?

4. gamehead unregistered

I have no words.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Like one notch is not enough.....

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

What Android OEMs should copy from Apple : 1. Update Policy. 2. No Rebranding. 3. No Carrier bloat. 4. No region discrimination. But what they copied : A “NOTCH” (Not all OEMs are copying notches.)

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Why do we have 2 fingerprint scanners here? Is this anything like they are giving their users “choice”? Like the one who likes front fps & other who are comfortable with back fps.

9. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

This one look ugly than iPhone x & ztc iceberg they need to cancel it the upper notch is not even symmetrical to the lower one.They better don't even make this as a phone on this render.

10. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

This one look ugly than iPhone x & ztc iceberg they need to cancel it the upper notch is not even symmetrical to the lower one.They better don't even make this as a phone on this render.

11. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

My God.

13. miketer

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Yuck.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Myself, I don't mind this at all. Win some, lose some I guess.

17. iDroidPhony

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

When will the phone manufacturers release a phone with notch in each side!? I want one! :P

18. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

I only am okay with this if the two lower horns are being used for soft keys

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