Wait first! A phone with 2 screens? Yes. You heard me right. The phone comes with a with another display unit on the back. A crazy world of technology we live inthis days. Say hello to Nubia Z18S.

Chinese mobile manufacturer, ZTE, appears to have a special feelings for dual screens just of recent. Recall that back in October 2017, we told you about the ZTE Axon M with foldable dual screens. And now, another ZTE smartphone with dual screens, but not foldable this time seems to be cropping up.

The Nubia Z18S is just like any normal phone slab of 2018, but when you turn it around to have a look at the back, you behold its second screen which is a full colour LCD display.

Another phone seen with a display at the rear is the YotaPhone 2, however its secondary display is an e-ink one and only provides notifications to help the phone keep power consumption down.

The Numbia Z18S’ 2 display panels is completely different.

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Why Do We Need 2 Screens On A Phone?

It seems ZTE is trying to solve the display notch problem in a different way. Edge-to-edge design in phones created the problem of where to put the selfie camera. Essential opted to put a notch at the top of the display in their phone, and Apple followed suit. A lot of other manufacturers have since gone with the notch.

We later saw how Vivo solved the problem with a pop-up camera on its Nex smartphones. OPPO deployed a slider to house the selfie camera in the Find X.

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From my observation, ZTE decided to eliminate the selfie camera entirely and put a display on the back so you can take all your selfies with the phone’s rear camera. This seems more reasonable to me. Why?

Selfie Cameras Not Necessary

Selfie camera sucks. Why? Whether you have a 24 megapixel lens on them, or make them dual, or attach any other fancy technology, they have been unable to match the main cameras on smartphones.

Photos taken with selfie camera just don’t match the quality that your phone’s main camera produces. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I am staying with ZTE on this when the Nubia Z18S hits the market soon. I want to have a go.

What Do We Know About The ZTE Nubia Z18S?

We don’t have much information about the phone as nothing is out there yet, but there is a short video to show you what the phone looks like for real. So enjoy this:

How cool is that? Look at those 2 screens. Did you see the main display? Almost completely bezel-less all round. And it sure looks like the very narrow bezels are the same thinness too all round. Nice.

One of the benefits of this arrangement also is that if you want to do a video chat, you do it from the back too. The person at the other end gets a good resolution feed from you, not some grainy low-quality video in which you look more like a well beaten suspect.





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