The ZTE Axon 20 5G makes history with the world-first under-display camera


As previously promised, ZTE has taken the wraps off their latest smartphone in the form of the ZTE Axon 20 5G. The phone’s specs might come off mid-range, but that’s not really the point because its main selling point would be the fact that ZTE has managed to get a camera under the display of the handset, making them the first to do so.

We know that other companies have been working on the technology, with some even claiming that it will be a while before we see it, but ZTE has managed to beat everyone to the punch, including the heavy hitters like Apple and Samsung.

According to ZTE, they managed to solve the problem of having an under-display camera by applying a special film coating on the screen layers. They also use a light perception sensor that can help regulate the amount of light needed for the shot. They’ve also made some adjustments to the pixel arrangement around the camera to make it match the display and to prevent color distortion. Now, how well it actually takes photos remains to be seen, but presumably it is good enough for them to bring it to market.

Other specs of the ZTE Axon 20 5G include the use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chipset which also means 5G support. The phone will also sport a 6.92-inch OLED FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 6-8GB of RAM, and 128/256GB of storage. It will also come with a 4,220mAh battery.

On the back, there will be a quad camera setup consisting of a 64MP main shooter that’s accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide camera, and twin 2MP sensors for macro photography and depth-sensing. There’s no word on US availability, but it is going on sale in China this month where it will be priced starting at $322.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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