ZTE has been doing some experimenting over the past couple years and although it doesn't always work out, it has managed to churn out some interesting handsets, like the Axon M. It looks like a phone has been discovered on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE website, showing off another ZTE device, with an unusual and daring design called the Iceberg.
One of the first things you'll probably notice with the Iceberg is that the company decided to double down on the notch trend and include one on the bottom and one on the top of the display. The website describes the display as "a new type of notch screen so that both sides of (the) screen can realize the interactive function of the system, which is convenient and quick".
It is hard to understand the meaning of this in full, but it could possibly be interpreted that the phone can be used right side up or upside down and the UI will orientate itself properly. The Iceberg also has speakers mounted in each cutout, which should allow for impressive stereo sound.
Along with the daring design of the display, there is the also the unusual use of glass with ZTE describing it as:
"a seamless glass connection technique to combine two pieces of glass as one unibody, which makes the phone resemble a fragment of ice. The four corners of the phone are transparent to reveal the essential beauty of the glass material."
While metal unibodies have been used for quite some time in smartphones, glass unibodies are something completely different. The glass extends beyond the corners of the handset, giving it a very interesting look.
Despite its unique design, it looks like ZTE managed to keep things a bit more grounded when it came to the fingerprint reader and dual camera setup, which can be found on the rear. Also, don't worry, the phone is equipped with wireless charging technology.
The company has not made mention of what kind of specifications this phone holds internally, but it has a potential launch date set for sometime "after 2018" with target regions for North America, Asia, and Europe. Of course, this could just end up being a concept but, if you look through the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE website, you'll see plenty of examples of products that have actually found their way into the real world.