Although Xiaomi and Oppo have shown their under-display selfie camera prototypes in the recent past, ZTE was teasing low-under-display camera phones before long. And today, at a virtual launch event, ZTE officially launched the Axon 20 5G as the first under-display camera phone in China. It features 5G support, 64MP quad-rear camera, and fast-charging.
ZTE Axon 20 5G: Specs & Features
The 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 has 20.5: 9 aspect ratio, 2460 x 1080 resolution and 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut support. However, the highlight would be a noch, punch-hole, or even a pop-up module to attach a selfie camera with a fullscreen bezel-less display.
Yes, the shift away from bezels is happening slowly until today, when the selfie camera does not hinder the immersive experience. Now you have a fullscreen display for watching movies, playing games etc. With the use of this technology the device can also be water resistant, without moving for moving parts.
The ZTE Axon 20 5G is a 32MP selfie camera that sits below the display. ZTE has managed to hide the camera well under the screen. How did this happen? Well, ZTE today is using a mix of technologies to achieve this feat. The company is using not only a special pixel matrix and a special display material, including increased transmittance (the ability to pass light), but also a dual-control chip and a driver circuit to handle it. How pixels operate on the camera module.
How does the axon 20 5G selfie picture quality improve? Well, it uses a triple proactive algorithm that uses dynamic range automatic adjustment, contrast enhancement, and intelligent defogging for better clarity.
Under the hood, the Exxon 20 is powered by a 5G Snapdragon 765G chipset. In this device, you will get up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of built-in storage. It runs Mifavor 10.5 UI based on Android 10 out-of-the-box. The device, of course, supports dual-mode 5G (SA / NSA), WiFi optimization features and 12 antennas onboard.
For the quad-camera on the rear, the Axon 20 5G features a 64MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera 120-degree FOV, 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor. The device supports 4K video recording @ 60FPS with a vlog mode, AI video subtitles and real-time HDR support.
This smartphone is equipped with a 4,220mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support via a USB Type-C port out-of-the-box.
Price and Availability
The ZTE Axon 20 5G has been given an attractive price in China. The 6GB + 128GB base variant is priced at CNY 2,198 (about Rs 23,500), the 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,498 (about Rs 26,690), and the top-end 8GB / 256GB variant is priced at CNY 2,798 (). About Rs 29,900).
The smartphone will be available in four color variants – Black, White, Orange, and Blue. It is now for pre-order and will begin in China from September 10. There is currently no word on whether ZTE plans to launch the Exon 20 5G globally.