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posted by martyb on Saturday November 03 2018, @06:03AM   Printer-friendly
from the donut-shaped-phone-case dept.

Nubia X: a Dual-Display Smartphone with No Selfie Camera

Nubia, a ZTE brand, this week introduced its new range-topping smartphone outfitted with front and rear displays and Qualcomm's high-end SoC. The new Nubia X features a rare 93.6% screen-to-body ratio on the primary LCD, maximizing its screen real estate while also offering a serious performance. The phone will certainly catch some eyes, but what remains to be seen is how useful the second display is and how will it affect battery life of the device.

The two screens are naturally the key selling point of the Nubia X. The primary display is a 6.26-inch IPS LCD offering a 2280×1080 resolution, a 19:9 aspect ratio, and featuring no notch (as there is no camera). The secondary display is a 5.1-inch OLED that has the same aspect ratio, but a 1520×720 resolution. The screen on the rear of the smartphone blends with the device's aluminum body and is designed primarily for ultimate personalization (e.g., you can load your own unique wallpaper on the back and get a handset no one else has). To make selfies, as the Nubia X does not have a front-facing camera, users will use the main camera and the rear screen to do so.


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This gaming phone has a built-in cooling fan and can record 8K video

We've already seen the likes of ASUS and Black Shark offering external cooling fans for their gaming smartphones, but the folks over at Nubia reckon it's about time to stuff a fan inside a phone (I mean, what else would you expect from a company that brought back the wearable phone?). Today, the Chinese brand unveiled the Red Magic 3 which not only packs a "liquid cooling" copper heat pipe, but also an internal cooling fan.

This small fan is said to run quietly but can spin up to 14,000 rpm, and it has an IP55 rating plus its own isolated chamber, so you won't have to worry about liquids and dust getting in. It's apparently good for over 30,000 hours of continuous use, though Nubia didn't specify the speed used for the test. Regardless, combining this fan with the heat pipe, the phone's heat transfer performance is apparently five times better than conventional passive cooling methods, thus ensuring a smooth gaming experience for a longer period.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by snmygos on Saturday November 03 2018, @07:10AM (3 children)

    by snmygos (6274) on Saturday November 03 2018, @07:10AM (#757212)

    With this phone and the new folding models from Samsung, Apple is no longer the innovator it has been.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 03 2018, @12:43PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 03 2018, @12:43PM (#757257)

      Innovation is nice, but for the company selling the products successful sales and high gross profits are more important than being an innovator. And in that regard Apple is not outdated. They are not (and probably never will be) the company that ships the most units, but they make the highest gross profit per phone, and make the most profit in the industry. I'm sure they are just fine with that.

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by crafoo on Saturday November 03 2018, @01:07PM (1 child)

      by crafoo (6639) on Saturday November 03 2018, @01:07PM (#757267)

      what innovation? removing the keypad from a blackberry and adding a touch screen?
      installing ever-shittier keyboards and glossy screens on their over-priced laptops?
      tethering their music players and phones to the worst piece of media organizing/playing software ever seen? IT Archeologists through the ages will marvel at the dunpster-fire of iTunes.
      The ipad was good product-to-market timing. How many do you actually see being used now?

      The App Store wasn't innovative, but it was the right idea for maximum money and minimum user flexibility & freedom. Apple didn't even want to do it though, or really think it was a good idea. It took a few years and much hand-wringing to even conceive of offering iphone users anything but Official Apple Apps on their iphone and iphone 3G.

      Apple's best products were probably the PowerPC Power Mac towers about pre-2008. Not innovative but well-built and still useful.

      • (Score: 0, Disagree) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 03 2018, @03:36PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 03 2018, @03:36PM (#757298)

        What's with the iTunes hate? I've seen it for so long, but never understood. There's certainly nothing better is FOSS world, if you say winamp I'm not gonna stop laughing until tomorrow, so what is your superior player?

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by RamiK on Saturday November 03 2018, @10:20AM (6 children)

    by RamiK (1813) on Saturday November 03 2018, @10:20AM (#757233)

    1: Notches notches. Apple; Notches.
    2: Notches notches, notches?
    1: Hmm yes. Notches.
    3: Nachos anyone?
    1,2: Thanks.
    4: Why don't we just add a screen back-panel for video calls and selfies and double it as a notification area as well while we're at it? It will cost less and look better than notches. We'll add a selfie camera app that will snap the shot when pressing the volume button and preview on the back-panel screen. And the APIs to route video calls to a secondary screen are already there as well as ones for a separate notification area.
    1,2,3: Notches?
    4: Eh... No.
    1,2,3: No... Notches?
    4: Nope.
    1,2,3: But, Apple notches?
    4: Nah.
    1: Staring at ceiling lost in thoughts.
    2: Holding his iPhone with a shaking hand trying to imagine it.
    3: Dipping nachos in the salsa dip while sneaking peaks at other's faces trying to figure out how to act.
    4: Penciling down the rough BoM of front camera + notches vs. screen back-panel while reaching for the nachos.

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by takyon on Saturday November 03 2018, @10:26AM (1 child)

      by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Saturday November 03 2018, @10:26AM (#757234) Journal
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      • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Saturday November 03 2018, @11:10AM

        by RamiK (1813) on Saturday November 03 2018, @11:10AM (#757240)

        Typically I prefer the Mel Brooks version [youtube.com]. But this one will do :D

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    • (Score: 2) by crafoo on Saturday November 03 2018, @01:09PM

      by crafoo (6639) on Saturday November 03 2018, @01:09PM (#757268)

      Poetic. I come to Soylent for posts like this one. Thank you.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 03 2018, @02:47PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 03 2018, @02:47PM (#757293)

      If two screens is good, and three screens is better, obviously five screens would make us the best fucking phone that ever existed.

    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Saturday November 03 2018, @10:10PM

      by Gaaark (41) on Saturday November 03 2018, @10:10PM (#757411) Journal

      Hope 3 wasn't DOUBLE dipping.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 04 2018, @11:43AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 04 2018, @11:43AM (#757573)

      Well, that's one way to get rid of the notch. Well done.

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