At the end of last month, ZTE unveiled the Axon 30 5G, stating that it would first be available in China before arriving “later” globally. As it turns out, “later” has turned into September 9th as ZTE confirmed its latest device will be available in quite a few different countries.
On the spec-front, you’re looking at a 6.92-inch AMOLED display complete with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 360Hz touch-sampling rate. Powering the device is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870G chipset along with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage.
But in fact, the Axon 30 5G is the latest device to make use of virtual RAM swapping, meaning that you can get up to an additional 5GB of RAM. This is done through ZTE’s memory fusion technology, which makes use of free storage space to give you a performance boost when you need it.
In terms of cameras, there’s a quad-camera array on the rear of the phone with a 64MP main shooter, along with an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
On the front, this is where the real fun begins thanks to the 16MP under-display selfie camera. ZTE states that its “new-generation” under-display camera uses a larger light-sensitive 4-in-1 2.24um Pixel camera, along with an algorithm and an independent processor for the display. This combination does a much better job at having the screen and selfie camera blend in, so you can’t really notice that it’s there even if you’re looking for it.
Other specs of the Axon 30 5G include a 4,200mAh battery along with 55W fast-wired charging. There’s a “triple-ice cooling system” that aims to keep your phone cool even if you’re gaming for hours while offering “continuous high performance.”
What makes the Axon 30 5G so intriguing isn’t just the new-and-improved under-display selfie camera. It’s a combination of specs, features, and a sleek design all for $499. ZTE confirmed global sales of the Axon 30 5G will begin on September 9th, and the device will be available on ZTE’s website.