The sheer variety of Android devices never ceases to amaze us. First, we had foldable phones debuting earlier this year and at some point, dual-screen phones were trying to take off but most did not succeed. Well, it turns out that ZTE is not giving up on the concept as its next flagship device, the Nubia Z20 is giving that form factor another try.
As the successor to last year’s Nubia X, ZTE really is following up on the unconventional designs it is known for. This year, their creative ambitions are realised in the Nubia Z20 as it is packed to the gill with all the latest features a 2019 flagship device could ask for.
First up, the headline-grabbing dual AMOLED displays are made up of a 6.42-inch primary display on the front and a smaller 5.1-inch display on the back that has an “Always-On” feature.
Take a peek under the hood and the Nubia Z20 will definitely sound familiar as it comes with all the usual flagship specs we would come to expect. Yes, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset on the inside paired with a choice of 6 or 8GB of RAM and it has USF 3.0 storage.
Fret not productivity freaks because the phone’s 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging will help get you through the day without any problems.
The now common triple camera array comes loaded with a 48-Megapixel f/1.7 main camera as well as a 16-Megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8-Megapixel telephoto camera that offers up to 3X optical zoom and up to 30X digital zoom. The Nubia Z20 is no slouch when it comes to video recording either as it is able to record up to 8K resolutions.
One added advantage of the second display on the back is that it will definitely up your selfie game.
Now, in terms of availability, the ZTE Nubia Z20 is up for pre-order in China though there is no word when it will be available on the international market. But to get a good idea of just how much the phone will cost the base version of the phone, a 6GB + 128GB variant will cost 3,499 Yuan which translates to RM2,072 while the most expensive variant, an 8GB + 512GB variant, will set you back 4,199 Yuan or RM2,487.
All things considered, those prices are pretty competitive given the competition out there. We will just have to wait and see if this phone will eventually make its way to our shores.