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Dual-screen nubia X might support charging over Wi-Fi, retail for over $1400

We already know that the nubia X has two screens, but the upcoming smartphone might pack more innovative tech...

Published onOctober 24, 2018

The nubia Z18S, complete with rear display.
  • nubia has listed several features for its dual-screen nubia X smartphone.
  • The company has listed “Wi-Fi wireless charge technology” as well.
  • nubia has mooted a 10,000 yuan price, which would be more expensive than big-name flagships.

The nubia X (formerly known as the nubia Z18S) has one of the more interesting designs of the year. Featuring an LCD screen on the front and an OLED display on the back, it certainly stands out from traditional flagships.

Now, nubia has published an infographic on Weibo (h/t: GSMArena), purportedly detailing a few nubia X features ahead of its launch. Unfortunately, the infographic isn’t available in English, but the Google Translate mobile app should come in handy…

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We say “should” because the translations are still very murky. Nevertheless, we’re able to make out eye comfort mode, “Wi-Fi wireless charge technology,” and a high screen/body ratio. We also see references to notches (the dual screen design could mean no display cutout is needed on the front), flexible displays/designs, and PUBG.

The eye comfort mode, high screen/body ratio, and notch references are mostly self-explanatory. But the references to Wi-Fi wireless charge technology and flexible designs give us pause for thought.

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It’s more likely that we’re looking at standard Qi wireless charging rather than charging via Wi-Fi, but I’d gladly take the latter in the event that it’s on the phone (and works well). In fact, at least two companies were reportedly aiming to have Wi-Fi charging solutions ready in 2018. One of the companies, Energous, already received FCC certification in December 2017, going on to reveal smart underwear. So the technology is clearly more than just a pipe dream at the moment.

Meanwhile, the references to flexibility might not mean much, as it could merely suggest they’re using a curved OLED screen. These screens could deliver curved sides or even a G Flex 2-style fully curved display.

Finally, the infographic suggests a 10,000 yuan (~$1441) price tag, which would make it more expensive than the Galaxy Note 9 and LG V40 ThinQ. If the phone indeed has Wi-Fi charging, it might be worth it for the cool factor. But much like in-display fingerprint sensors, you could probably wait a while for others to adopt the tech.

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