The nubia X isn’t the newest device from nubia, but like the wearable smartphone, it is worthy of a mention simply because, it has two displays. If I am not wrong it is the world’s first dual-screen smartphone to flaunt two displays on one device. No folding or whatsoever. In addition to the front display, the back of the device is also a display. Now, tell me this isn’t the world’s first. I pretty sure it is. Mind you, the rear display is a full-fledged, albeit not edge-to-edge and smaller.
The real display shares the rear real estate with a main camera setup that consists of a dual-camera setup (a 16 MP + 24 MP AI cameras), sensor and LED flash. It is ashamed that the rear isn’t an edge-to-edge display. It will be absolutely dope if it is. Because it has a rear display, it front and rear camera are no longer distinguishable and as such it lets nubia eliminate front-facing camera entirely, relying on a set of dual cameras for both regular imaging as well as selfie.
The front display is a 6.26-inch 19:9 aspect ratio FHD+ display that touts an impressive 93.6 percent screen-to-body ratio while the back is a 5.1-inch HD+ display, also with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Both displays are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. So what you do with the second display? Well, it can be used to multi-task, display graphics and messages, and as touch control for gaming, for examples.
Sandwiched between the two displays is a last year flagship processor, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, Adreno 630 GPU, 6 or 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM, and a choice of 64, 128, or 256 GB UFS 2.1 storage. There is, however, no expandable storage with this device. With two side all taken up by display, you may be forgiven to think that it has an under display fingerprint scanner, but unfortunately, it does not have this ‘future’ tech.
Instead, the fingerprint scanner is located at the side, under the power on/off button – an implementation that arguable started by Sony Mobile and recently seen on the Huawei Mate X which had it integrated to the power switch. But really, those are really it. The rest of the specifications are pretty rudimentary. You know, the usual stuff like the garden variety of sensors, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and whatnot.
While an interesting concept, nubia is also the first device in the market that force you NOT to use a case. Well, not that cases for nubia are easy to find. Just saying… If you are keen and read Chinese, you can head on down to the product page to pick up the tiny bits of details.