Meizu Pro 7 prototype #8 pictured with secondary display, dual camera

The Meizu Pro 7 will be the Chinese manufacturer’s flagship smartphone for 2017. It’s also shaping up as one of the strangest phones we might see this year, for leaked prototype photos confirm that Meizu is placing a secondary display right below a pair of cameras on the phone’s back panel. Although the idea isn’t new, as it was pioneered by the YotaPhone, Meizu’s spin on it is unorthodox, to say the least.

Reportedly, this smaller display shows notifications and other relevant information, just like the YotaPhone or today’s smartwatches do, saving battery life. …


Patent might be giving us a sneak peek at LG V30's design: secondary display with a twist

Note: The image on the left is our interpretation of the patent image.

Two days ago, during Google’s I/O 2017 keynote, it was announced that the Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG’s next flagship phone will eventually support Daydream later this year. 

This was news in more than one way: firstly, it single-handedly confirmed that an LG V30 is on the way, and secondly, it heavily hinted that this one will be donning an OLED display, which is one of the hardware requirements for Daydream support. 
And it seems that right after this high-level confirmation, …

LG V20, HTC U Ultra, who knows what else: what do you think about secondary ticker screens?

So, LG did a weird little thing with the V10 — it stuck a tiny, secondary screen on top of the phone’s main display. Used for notifications, quick shortcuts to apps and utilities, or just an always-on clock screen, the ticker has found its niche of fans, despite the fact that many would rather see it move to the bottom of the phone, where it’s more easily accessible.

The feature was also present on the successor — the LG V20, and can also be seen on the brand-new HTC U Ultra. So, it seems it’s going to stick around for a while.

In 2015, when the V10 was announced, we asked you what …