[Update 2: $50 off globally] The Dual-Screen Nubia Z20 launches in North America and Europe next month
ZTE’s Nubia sub-brand showed off the dual-screen Nubia Z20 earlier this year, and consumers in the US, Canada, EU, and the UK will soon be able to purchase their own. While other manufacturers have resorted to waterdrop notches, pop-up cameras, “pizza-slice”/”shark-fin” cameras and hole-punch displays to eliminate bezels in the pursuit of touting an all-screen phone, Nubia simply put another display on the back so their users can just use the rear camera to take selfies.
Since the Nubia Z20’s displays can be operated independently, they can also be used for quick switching between running apps (simply turn the phone over), though it’s important to keep in mind the rear display checks in at a lower resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and a size of 5.1 inches. With a fingerprint scanner on each side, access is easy no matter which way the phone is facing. Though China also got a red variant of the Z20, there are only two colors available in the global release: Twilight Blue and Diamond Black. You can see them from several angles in the gallery below.
The dual-screen Nubia Z20 has specs that are par for the course for a late 2019 flagship, though the one detail that matters the most, the price, to is still “TBD” according to the manufacturer’s press release. The North American and European launch is scheduled for October 14, so it shouldn’t be long before we know how much it’ll set us back. In China, the asking price for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant (which is the only RAM/storage variant being released globally) is CNY 3,699, which converts to about $525. You can expect the phone to be priced on the higher side of this amount. Interested readers in the US, Canada, EU, and the UK will be able to purchase the Nubia Z20 from nubia.com from October 14. We will update the article when the pricing of the phone is officially revealed.
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Front Display (Primary)|
|Rear Display (Secondary)|
|SoC||Snapdragon 855 Plus:|
7nm Mobile Platform with 675MHz Adreno 640 GPU
|RAM and storage||8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB UFS 3.0 storage|
|Battery||4000mAh with 27W fast PD charging, Quick Charge 4.0|
|Ports||USB Type-C port, dual SIM slots|
|Security||Dual side-mounted fingerprint sensors|
|Software||Android 9.0 (Pie) with nubia UI 7.0|
|Colors||Twilight Blue and Diamond Black|
Update: Nubia Z20 goes on sale globally for $549/€549
The Nubia Z20 is now available to purchase, for a price of $549 / €549 / £499, which isn’t that inflated from the Chinese pricing. Interested users can pick up either the Diamond Black color or the Twilight Blue color variant in the 8GB + 128GB configuration from nubia.com. The Nubia Z20 will be available for the following regions:
- North America: USA, Canada
- Europe: EU, UK
- Rest of the World: Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Macao
Update 2: $50 off globally
Nubia is dropping the price of their dual-screen Nubia Z20 permanently. Released just a few months ago, the price of the Nubia Z20 will now be $50 cheaper. You can snag the phone at the cheaper price from Nubia’s website. Here’s how it breaks down by region.
- EUR: €499
- USD: $499
- GBP: £449