[Update: Launched for $549/€549] The Dual-Screen Nubia Z20 launches in North America and Europe next month

[Update: Launched for $549/€549] The Dual-Screen Nubia Z20 launches in North America and Europe next month

Update 10/14/19 @ 4:55 AM ET: The Nubia Z20 has now gone on sale globally. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on September 23, 2019, is preserved as below.

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.

Specifications Nubia Z20
Dimensions and Weight
  • 158.63×75.26×9mm
  • 186g
Front Display (Primary)
  • 6.42-inch
  • 1080 × 2340 pixels FHD+
  • 19.5:9
  • AMOLED curved glass display
Rear Display (Secondary)
  • 5.1-inch
  • 1520 × 720 pixels HD+
  • AMOLED
SoC Snapdragon 855 Plus:

  • 1 x Kryo 485 at 2.96GHz +
  • 3 x Kryo 485 at 2.42GHz +
  • 4 x Kryo 385 at 1.8GHz)

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
Rear cameras
  • 48MP rear camera with 1/2.25″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8um pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, dual-LED flash, OIS
  • 16MP 122.2° ultra-wide camera, 2.5cm macro
  • 8MP telephoto lens for 3x lossless zoom and 30x digital zoom
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

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