ZTE Iceberg one-ups the notch trend by using two notches

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Image WinFuture

We've never heard of this device before today, but the renders come from the IF World Design Guide, which is a decent indication that they are probably legitimate. If that's true, ZTE is really doubling down on the trend.

As everyone keeps arguing whether or not having a notch in a display is a functional design choice or aesthetic flaw, ZTE went ahead and made a smartphone with two notches in the display. My money is on ZTE designing the navigation bar around the notch by placing it somewhere such as right above the notch and blacking out the two bottom corners. Even more so than the iPhone X. ZTE still managed to fit dual front-facing stereo speakers. The top notch holds the front camera, proximity and brightness sensors, and earpiece. On the bottom of the display, however, there's another notch, this one holding just a speaker.

Another interesting design feature is the glass corners. The corners have clear glass "protrusions" that seem to stick out further than the normal corners.

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The ZTE Iceberg also features a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera setup on its rear. Wireless charging support is meant to be part of the package as well, whereas the bottom notch isn't just meant to allow for added audio functionality but has also been included for the objective of ensuring a fully symmetrical look, something that existing notch-equipped handsets lack. That has more to do with its design and less with its specs. Seeing that WinFuture is calling it a concept phone.

The ZTE Iceberg is now a concept device, so it's not known when or if it'll ever actually launch. The only flagship ZTE itself launched previous year is the Axon M - a dual screen phone with aging specs.

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