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The next Nubia Z-series phone might lose a dual-screen design and gain an under-display camera

The Nubia Z30 may not look like this. (Source: ZTE)
The Nubia Z30 may not look like this. (Source: ZTE)
The Nubia Z20 stood out among Android flagship phones thanks to the 5.1-inch display built right into its rear panel. However, its maker has now shared renders that suggest its next generation will not reprise the feature. Then again, it may get a display with a selfie camera that can be concealed under its panel instead.

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The ZTE brand Nubia offered an alternative to the average premium Android device with its Z20. Its take on the secondary display offered a number of additional unique features, ranging from main-camera selfies to making the phone look particularly futuristic with rear-facing dynamic wallpapers. However, it's been some time since the OEM has provided it with an equally distinctive successor.

Indeed, it has taken Nubia until just about now (April 2021) to broach the subject of a new Z-series flagship. It had previously held a poll open to its followers on Weibo to find out what their priorities in such a phone would be, and apparently came back with "appearance" and "photography" as the winning answers.

They have been incorporated into a new render that may show the resulting "Nubia Z30". Its display has the edge-to-edge look that could only be achieved with one of ZTE's under-display cameras, which are lacking in the OEM's other premium smartphone Axon 30 phones. Meanwhile, its quad rear camera hump bears the legend "100x hybrid zoom".

This all points to a Z30 with an under-display selfie camera set into a waterfall display, as well as an on-trend powerful zoom sensor. Further camera-hump inscriptions also hint that the phone is also destined for ultra-wide and 135mm telephoto lenses. However, the black color of its putative rear panel means a return of the dual display cannot be confirmed. We may have to wait for this possible Z30 to launch in order to find out for sure.

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The "Nubia Z30" render. (Source: Weibo)
The "Nubia Z30" render. (Source: Weibo)
Nubia has also confirmed an in-demand Snapdragon 888 SoC for its next Z-series flagship. (Source: Weibo)
Nubia has also confirmed an in-demand Snapdragon 888 SoC for its next Z-series flagship. (Source: Weibo)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04-28 (Update: 2021-04-28)