The last concepts we heard off ZTE -Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation- included their Axon S, which sought to achieve 95% screen-to-body ratio with the addition of a slider mechanism, under which you’d find the phone’s cameras; and their more questionable Axon V concept, which inverted the notch into a pronounced bump.
Whilst it seems like the design concepts end up falling through, the company’s most recent one appears to somewhat incorporate all of the aforementioned.
Evolving from their folding phone concept; one screen completely engrosses the front of the phone, whilst the small, second screen is situated on the back- right next to the main camera. The design makes front cameras redundant, with you being able to see yourself while taking photos with the back camera. Not only will this produce much higher-quality selfies, but it removes the need for the *infamous* notch.
Like the Axon 10 Pro (a concept which actually followed through), the design features a triple camera, situated on the left of the phone.
Whilst the ideas demonstrated are unique, ZTE are not the first to introduce a dual-sided smartphone. Nubia, the company’s former subsidiary, was among the first manufacturers to bring the idea to market. ZTE seem to have adapted the design of the Nubia X, and have deemed the main function of the -now smaller- back screen as, essentially, a mirror.
Letsgodigital also points out the similarities between this design and Samsung Galaxy Note 10, with the rectangular design and minimal bezels. Additionally, the lack of fingerprint reader suggests that it’ll be an in-display one.
Just last week, ZTE’s design patent for the dual-sided phone was published, so fingers crossed that this design will be the one the makes it to market.
Source and images: Letsgodigital