Just about every manufacturer has had a take on trying to get rid of the front camera from the display through a pop-up and even a flip mechanism. Now though, it looks like under-display front cameras will be the new game.
Welcome, the world’s first commercially-ready smartphone equipped with an under-display front camera – the ZTE Axon 20 5G.
The design employs a special film coating on the screen layers that allows enough light to reach the sensor, which means you get better image quality.
The 32MP front snapper also packs a light perception sensor to control the amount of light for every usage scenario. With that, a reworked pixel arrangement around the lens, and a new processing algorithm, ZTE was able to eliminate the core issues that the technology faces.
ZTE Axon 20 5G has a 6.92-inch OLED FHD+ screen with 90Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 765G SoC, 6GB/8GB of RAM, and 128GB/256GB of storage.
For optics, there’s a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide unit, and a pair of 2MP sensors for depth and macro.
ZTE Axon 20 5G runs on Mifavor 10.5 on top of Android 10 and packs a 4,220mAh battery with 30W fast-charging. It’s priced at CNY2,198 (6GB+128GB), CNY2,498 (8GB+128GB), and CNY2,798 (8GB+256GB) respectively.