Love it or hate it, the “notch” is here to stay, at least in the short term. While there are some bold designs trying to work their way around it, everyone else seems to be embracing the notch. ZTE could be one of the next in line, but perhaps the more curious decision here is that the ZTE Iceberg appears to have two notches and not just one.

Based on renders spotted by WinFuture on the iF World Design website, we’re getting our first look at an upcoming concept phone from ZTE. The ZTE Iceberg has a notch at the top of its display that’s similar in size and shape as the iPhone X, containing the front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, and earpiece.

But then there’s also a second notch on the bottom to contain the front-facing speaker. It creates a bit more of a top-down symmetry. This also allows ZTE to effectively eliminate the “chin” on the phone, just as what the top notch is designed to do for the “forehead.”

ZTE is certainly no stranger to experimentation. Remember Project CSX that manifested itself into the ZTE Hawkeye, a project that was ultimately canceled and served as a hard lesson for the company? Well, they’re not afraid to try again with someone bold and brave.

In addition to the dual notches, you’ll also notice these raised glass edges on the corners. This makes the ZTE Iceberg look as if it is encased in ice (hence its name/codename). On the back, you’ll find dual cameras and a fingerprint sensor, as well as a smart connector. That could work for accessories like Moto Mods, but we can’t say for sure.

The ZTE Iceberg may not have completely achieved the goal of a true “all screen” smartphone, but in world soon to be dominated by one notch after another after another, it is refreshing to see at least one company showing the “courage” to try something a little different.

The listing on the iF World Design Guide site lists the ZTE Iceberg with a launch date of “after 2018” with a development time of “13-24 months,” so there’s no saying when and if this phone will actually become a consumer-ready product.

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