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ZTE's Iceberg concept phone will distress notch-haters

The ZTE promotional text describes the effect of the Iceberg's glass unibody as "beautiful and mysterious." (Source: iF World Design Guide)
The ZTE promotional text describes the effect of the Iceberg's glass unibody as "beautiful and mysterious." (Source: iF World Design Guide)
Images of a concept phone from ZTE called the Iceberg have appeared on the iF World Design Guide website. The smartphone utilizes a glass unibody, showing off transparent glass corners that give it a unique look. However, haters of the controversial notch design will despair at the Iceberg’s most obvious feature: A second notch!

Renders of a ZTE concept smartphone known as the Iceberg have been published on the website for the iF World Design Guide. The rather striking images show an almost bezel-less device with neat glass corners and two notches, one at the top and one at the bottom. The accompanying promotional text explains the construction of the device:

The ZTE Iceberg uses a seamless glass connection technique to combine two pieces of glass as one unibody, which makes the phone resemble a fragment of ice.

Apparently, the speakers can be found on the front of the phone, and it comes with wireless charging technology. With notches at the bottom and the top, it is possible the device will not have a “regular” orientation, saving on those moments when you pull your phone out of your pocket only to waste precious seconds having to turn it the right way round.

There is a launch date of “after 2018” mentioned and the development time is expected to take 13 to 24 months. However, it’s unlikely the innovative ZTE Iceberg smartphone will receive a warm reception from notch-haters.

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Transparent glass corners. (Source: iF)
Transparent glass corners. (Source: iF)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2018-04-10 (Update: 2018-04-10)