The World's First Smartphone With Under-Display Camera Is Coming

Under display camera smartphone

The world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera is coming. That device is coming from China, as expected, but not from the company’s you’d expect.

Xiaomi and OPPO already demoed their prototypes with under-display camera tech, but neither of the two companies will be making the device in question. This smartphone is coming from ZTE.

The name of the phone is expected to be the ZTE Axon 20 5G. The company’s President of Mobile Devices, Ni Fei, confirmed the news via his official Weibo account.


The world’s first smartphone with under-display camera is coming from ZTE

He did not reveal the phone’s name, to be quite honest, but he did say that the upcoming ZTE device will become the world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera.

That’s pretty much all he said, while he used the hashtag ‘DisappearCamera’. He did not say when the phone will arrive, or anything of the sort, but it’s expected to arrive really soon.

ZTE seems to be ready to announce this phone, otherwise, Ni Fei would not have teased it. Other companies are gearing up to do the same thing, so ZTE will have to act fast.

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Why did we mention the ZTE Axon 20 5G if Ni Fei did not mention it? Well, a well-known Chinese tipster mentioned that the tech will be first seen on that device.

The ZTE A2021 handset got certified recently, and the tipster believes this is the device that will launch. The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G has the ZTE A2020 model number, so this could be the ZTE Axon 20 5G.

The company will probably use Visionox’s under-display camera tech

Now, in terms of the tech ZTE will use. We’re probably looking at Visionox’s solution, as the company announced that its under-display camera tech is ready for mass production. That announcement camera quite recently.


This new tech will allow ZTE to trim down the bezels as it would if it used a pop-up camera. The thing is, there is no need to use moving parts now, as this selfie camera sits under the display.

The display will become see-through when the camera needs to be used, on the area the camera is located. We wonder what will the images look like, to be quite honest.

The OPPO demo device was actually able to capture nice-looking selfies, that did have some issues, but looked really good overall. We wonder if this ZTE phone will be able to do the same, or even better.