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ZTE's alleged new dual-display patent looks most like a Huawei P30 without the notch

The new "ZTE phone" up against Galaxy Note 10 renders. (Source: MobielKopen)
The new "ZTE phone" up against Galaxy Note 10 renders. (Source: MobielKopen)
A Dutch tech blog claims to have found a ZTE patent for this OEM's latest trick: the dual-display premium phone. Unlike the pre-existing Axon M, this design puts a screen on either side of the device. As it has triple rear cameras in a vertical alignment, it invites comparisons with Huawei flagships, or even Galaxy Note 10 renders.

MobielKopen claims to have found a new patent application filed with the Chinese intellectual property office CNIPA for a dual-screen device. However, rather than the usual suspects in this case such as Vivo, this document is attribute to the OEM ZTE. Should the diagrams involved prove accurate, it seems that this company has come up with a potentially elegant alternative to the in-screen camera or notch.

Unlike the pre-existing Axon M, which has 2 entire conventional displays connected by a hinge, this alleged patent depicts a phone that follows the trend set by Vivo with its Nex Dual Display. The rear panel of this putative ZTE phone does not really resemble the OEM's own Nubia X either: it has triple rear cameras in the vertical, off-center position also seen in the Huawei P30 series.

This design distinguishes itself with a secondary display adjacent to this module, however. As the front panel also featured in the putative documentation has a virtually complete edge-to-edge nature, the idea is clearly to take all the phone's photos using the main triple camera - portraits and selfies included. Therefore, a device based on this patent may compete effectively with others in the emerging dual-display field.

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Some renders based on the alleged new ZTE patent. (Source: MobielKopen)
Some renders based on the alleged new ZTE patent. (Source: MobielKopen)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-07-19 (Update: 2019-07-19)