Nubia Z18s Ditches the Notch and the Selfie Camera in Lieu For Dual Displays

The Z-series smartphones from Nubia are top of the line products that the company has to offer and the upcoming phone Z18s will be a part of this lineup. The smartphone hasn’t been launched yet, however, there have been sufficient leaks for us to predict what we can expect from the offering. Let’s have a look.

Just like most smartphones launched in 2018, the Nubia Z18s will come with a bezel-less display giving users an immersive viewing experience. The phone will also beat all other phones currently offered by the company in terms of the screen to body ratio. As per the leaks, the phone will have very thin bezels on the top and sides. It can also be observed that the phone has ditched its selfie camera. This seems like a different approach than Oppo and Vivo which have integrated a physical mechanism that reveals the cameras, where Oppo’s approach has a better aesthetic appeal.

The Nubia Z18s, on the other hand, is looking to do things a bit differently. Apart from the 18:9 aspect ratio,bezel-less display on the front, it also has a 16:9 colour display on the back.  This isn’t the first time an OEM has put a secondary display on their smartphone. We have previously seen Meizu do this with the Pro 7 as well.

On the Z18S from Nubia though this secondary display is a full blown one rather than a ticker display. This display will be especially helpful when capturing selfies. To simplify, Nubia plans to allow their users to use the dual camera setup both as a primary camera as well as a selfie snapper.

The list of features doesn’t just end there. The phone also incorporates not one, but two fingerprint scanners! Again, this isn’t something we’re seeing for the first time as Huawei did it with the Porsche Design Mate RS where it integrated an under the display scanner as well as a conventional one on the back. On the Nubia Z18S, however, the fingerprint scanners are located on both sides of the phone. Now, we aren’t exactly sure how that pans out as one should have been enough, but we’ll just have to wait and watch how the brand plans to use both fingerprint scanners. It could involve using both together for added security(?)

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