ZTE has announced its second-gen under-display camera (UDC) smartphone – the Axon 30. The phone comes with an improved UDC panel and a refreshed rear camera design over its predecessor – the Axon 20 5G. It will go on sale in China next week. The company promises to bring it to global markets soon.
ZTE Axon 30 specs and features
The ZTE Axon 30 sports a big 6.92-inch AMOLED screen with a Full HD+ resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). It’s the first UDC smartphone to offer a screen refresh rate of 120Hz and a 360Hz touch sampling rate. The 10-bit panel hides a 16-megapixel front-facing camera underneath. ZTE has doubled the pixel density of the display directly above the selfie camera (from 200 PPI to 400 PPI) for improved visual experience while also ensuring that enough light is passing through to the camera for bright pictures.
According to the company, it has used “7 layers of highly transparent materials and 3 special processing technologies” to make the UDC area more light-transmissive. The 16-megapixel lens also uses 4-in-1 pixel binning for 2.24um equivalent pixels for improved light sensitivity.
Moving to the back, there are four cameras including a 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 main sensor. Additionally, you get an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. ZTE says the device can shoot with multiple cameras simultaneously, which is a nice thing to have. Other camera features include Super Night Mode, customizable filters, dual-way video stabilization, and more.
Snapdragon 870 processor, 12GB RAM, and more
Away from cameras, the ZTE Axon 30 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor under the hood. So you et 5G connectivity with it. ZTE says the handset comes with an “anti-lock” antenna system for improved signal transmission. The Chinese firm is offering up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage with the phone.
The battery capacity of this phone comes in at 4,200mAh. It supports 55W fast wired charging and is compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+. ZTE has included a triple ice cooling system for improved thermal management. Other notable specs and features include a USB Type-C 3.1 port, an under-display optical fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, and NFC.
Price and availability
As said earlier, the ZTE Axon 30 will release in China first. Sales in the company’s home country will begin on August 3rd. Prices start at CNY 2,198 (approx. $338) for the 6GB+128GB model and go up to CNY 3,098 (~$477) for the highest-end variant, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The handset comes in black and green colors.
As for its availability elsewhere, ZTE says the global version is coming soon. No details about its pricing in other markets are available as of now. We will let you know as and when the ZTE Axon 30 arrives on store shelves in markets outside China.