Although Xiaomi and Oppo have showcased their under-screen selfie camera prototypes in the past, ZTE had been teasing the first business phone with an under-screen camera for a long time. Also today, at a virtual launch event, ZTE officially launched the Axon 20 5G as the first under-display camera smartphone in China. It also has 5G support, a 64MP quad rear camera, and fast charging.
ZTE Axon 20 5G: Specs & Features
Axon 20 5G features a 6.92-inch Full-HD + OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch response rate. The panel features a 20.5: 9 aspect ratio, 2460 x 1080 resolution, and 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut support. The highlight, however, will be the full-screen bezel-less display with no notches, perforations, or even a pop-up module to house the selfie camera.
Yes, the move away from the bezels has been creeping up on to this day, when the selfie camera doesn’t get in the way of the immersive experience. You now have a full screen for watching movies, playing games, and more. The device can also be waterproof with the use of this technology, without worrying about moving parts.
ZTE Axon 20 5G has a 32MP selfie camera that sits below the screen. ZTE managed to hide the camera below the screen quite well. How was it possible? Well, ZTE is using a combination of technologies to accomplish this feat today. The company is not only using a special pixel array and special display material with higher transmittance (ability to pass light) but also a dual control chip and driver circuit to handle how the pixels work on the module. the camera.
How does the Axon 20 5G improve the image quality of selfies? Well, it uses a triple proactive algorithm that employs automatic dynamic range adjustment, contrast enhancement, and smart demisting for clarity.
Following the hood, Axon 20 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset. You will find up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage on board this device. Launch Android 10-based Mifavor 10.5 UI out of the box. The smartphone, of course, supports dual-mode 5G (SA / NSA), WiFi optimization features, and 12 onboard antennas.
As for the quad camera on the rear, the Axon 20 5G includes a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with 120-degree FOV, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The smartphone supports 4K video recording at 60FPS with a vlog mode, AI video subtitles, and HDR support in real-time.
The device comes with a 4220 mAh battery including 30 W fast charging support via USB Type-C port out of the box.
Price and Availability
ZTE Axon 20 5G is priced quite attractively in China. The basic 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,198 (around Rs. 23,500), the 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,498 (around Rs. 26,690) and the high-end variant is 8GB + 256GB. It is priced at CNY 2,798 (about Rs 29,900).
The device will be available in four color variants: black, white, orange, and blue. It is now available for pre-order and will go on sale from September 10 in China. It is currently unknown whether ZTE plans to launch the Axon 20 5G globally or not.