ZTE AXON 20 5G launched as the world’s first smartphone with under-screen camera

ZTE AXON 20 5G comes with a selfie camera that hides under the display and it costs around Rs 24,000

Highlights
  • ZTE AXON 20 5G comes with a hidden front camera under the display
  • All the sensors, including the front camera, light sensor, and screen sound unit, are under the screen
  • The phone features a 6.92-inch 90Hz OLED display and Snapdragon 765G SoC

ZTE AXON 20 5G has been launched in China and is officially the first commercial smartphone to ship with an under-display selfie camera. It comes with a hidden front camera mechanism that we have seen previously only in prototypes. The ZTE AXON 20 5G packs a unique 6.92-inch OLED display that bears a special film coating atop, which is highly transmissive and transparent for the front camera underneath to get sufficient light for capturing images. This is paired with a built-in light perception sensor, which regulates the amount of light needed for each scenario, and a new processing algorithm to optimise image clarity. Additionally, ZTE has also reworked the pixels around the camera lens so that it matches with the rest of the display with no noticeable colour distortion. Here’s a quick look at ZTE AXON 20 5G price and specifications.

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ZTE AXON 20 5G price, availability

ZTE AXON 20 5G price in China is set at RMB 2,198 (~Rs 23,505) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone also comes in 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variants, which come with a sticker price of RMB 2,498 (~Rs 26,700) and RMB 2,798 (Rs 29,900), respectively. The phone goes for sale in China from September 10th.

ZTE AXON 20 5G specifications

ZTE AXON 20 5G specifications include a 6.92-inch Full HD+ OLED 20.5:9 display with 1,080 x 2,460 pixels resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, and 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut. All the sensors, including the front camera, light sensor, and screen sound unit, are under the screen. At the core of the phone lies the 5G-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, which is paired with liquid cooling, nano-fibre thermal pad and graphite sheet, up to 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage onboard. The storage is further expandable up to 2TB using a microSD card.

The handset runs Android 10 with MiFlavor 10.5 custom skin out of the box. Around the back, the ZTE AXON 20 5G touts a gradient 3D glass with a ten-layer structure stack design, vacuum optical coating process, nano-level streamer texture, and quad-camera setup at the top left. The setup comprises 64MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 119-degree f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro sensor. Underneath the display, the handset packs a 32MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture.

There is an in-display fingerprint scanner for security and the phone is driven by a 4,220mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging. Connectivity options include 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, and NFC. The ZTE AXON 20 5G measures 172.1mm × 77.9mm × 7.98mm and weigh 198 grams.