ZTE has already confirmed to launch the world’s first 5G smartphone featuring an under-display camera. The latest render posted by Ni Fei, ZTE’s president of mobile devices, on his Weibo account gives us the first look of the Axon 20 5G ahead of its official launch on September 1.
Like the smartphones with pop-up cameras, the Axon 20 5G also comes with a completely notch-less display. Instead of having moving parts, the technological advancements have helped the company to place the front camera behind the display.
ZTE gives us a glimpse at its under-display camera smartphone
While a few brands including OPPO and Xiaomi have showcased prototypes with similar technology, ZTE is the first brand to bring it to consumers. The area on the screen around the camera module goes transparent while capturing photos or recording videos using the under-display camera.
The performance of the under-display camera can be only know once the smartphone hits the consumer market. There might still be some loss in quality when compared to standrad camera sensors.
Apart from the bottom bezel, the company seems to have reduced the bezels on all the other three sides to offer maximum screen-to-body ratio. Unlike other high-end smartphones, it’s nice to see ZTE is sticking with a flat-screen panel. The large camera module on the rear features a quad camera setup and an LED flash.
Axon 20 5G listed on TENAA revealing key specifications
Both the power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge. Interestingly, the same device was listed on China’s TENAA website with the model number ZTE A2121. Apart from revealing the first look of the Axon 20 5G, it also includes key specifications.
As per the listing, the Axon 20 5G comes in Blue and White color options. On the front, it sports a 6.92-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ (2460 x 1080 pixels) resolution. As of now, there is no information about the chipset used in this device. Since the device comes with a headphone adapter inside the retail package, there will be no 3.5mm audio jack.
It comes with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. Additionally, there is even a MicroSD card slot support for further expansion of storage. Speaking of the rear cameras, the Axon 20 5G sports a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and two additional 2MP sensors.
Furthermore, the under-display camera on the front comes equipped with a 32MP sensor. It even comes with an under-display fingerprint scanner. With all these specifications and 5G connectivity, the device only packs a 4,120mAh battery.
It runs on Android 10 out of the box. According to TENAA listing, the Axon 20 5G measures 7.9 mm in thickness and weighs 198 grams. On the connectivity front, the device supports 5G-enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) for dual-band 5G support.
As of now, there is no confirmation over the international availability of the ZTE Axon 5G.