Nubia is a well-known brand in China that has launched some impressive phones so far. You might be familiar with the Red Magic gaming phone, which is a device from Nubia & it launched outside the Chinese market, something that rarely happens in case of the Nubia flagships.
Anyways, the Nubia Z20 is the latest offering from the brand & the phone brings some amazing specifications & a dual-screen design, Snapdragon 855 Plus SOC, a gorgeous curved display, triple rear cameras & more.
The design of the Nubia Z20 is beautiful as the phone has a gorgeous Full-Screen design with no notch, no cutout & no hole-punch. There is no front camera at all! We will come to the cameras in a moment. The screen is also curved on the sides, similar to Samsung’s premium phones.
Flip the phone over & you have another display on the rear. And this is there for many reasons, not just to take selfies. There is a triple camera setup on the rear as well. There are dual fingerprint scanners placed on either side. So that’s also an interesting design choice.
Coming to the screen, the main display is a 6.42-inch Flexible AMOLED panel with Full-HD+ resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio & 401PPI Pixel Density. There is a secondary 5.1-inch display on the rear & it’s also a Flexible AMOLED panel with an HD+ resolution & 330PPI pixel density. There are two screens, so the phone has Dual Screen AOD (Always On Display). The rear screen also shows various lighting effects while doing certain tasks, like playing games or music.
Then there is Dual Screen Multitasking. So, suppose you are doing something in the main screen & you get a message. Now, you can flip the screen over, reply to the message, come back to the main screen & continue doing what you were doing.
While playing some games, you can use the secondary screen to add extra buttons in it, so that’s also interesting.
The processor powering this beast is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ that’s the latest & the fastest chip currently from Qualcomm. We have seen this processor powering phones like the Asus ROG Phone 2 & the Black Shark 2 Pro. There is 6/8GB RAM and 128/512GB storage. The company doesn’t mention if it’s UFS 3.0 storage, so it is UFS 2.1.
Coming to the cameras, there is a triple camera setup on the back & that’s it. There is no front camera. The main camera is a 48MP shooter with Sony IMX 586 sensor & OIS. There is a secondary 16MP super wide-angle camera (122.2°) & finally an 8MP telephoto camera with support of 30X Digital Zoom & 3X Optical Zoom.
The phone can shoot 8K videos, has dual Flash setup on the rear, supports 2.5cm macro shots & more.
Well, a phone will two displays needs a big battery & well, the Nubia Z20 packs a 4,000mAh battery with 27W Fast Charging support via USB Type-C port. There is no headphone jack, but you do get the dongle in the box. The phone also has a pressure-sensitive frame so you can perform various tasks by squeezing the sides.
Finally, coming to the pricing & availability, the Nubia Z20 comes in three colors – Black, Blue & Orange. The price is 3,499 Yuan ($497) for the 6GB + 128GB variant & 3,699 Yuan ($525) for the 8GB + 128GB variant. The 8GB + 512GB variant is priced at 4,199 Yuan or $596. The phone is up for Pre-Order in China & the sale is happening on August 16.
There is no information on global launch, but we doubt if the company has any plans to launch it in markets outside China.