Chinese technology giant ZTE today announced the world's first phone with an under-screen camera, the AXON 20 5G, starting at RMB 2198 ($322).
The front-facing camera is the main factor that affects the front screen ratio of the phone, and to accommodate it, phone makers have made different attempts by using a notch, perforated screen, and lifting screen solutions.
The under-screen camera can hide the camera in the screen panel, which doesn't pose a visual obstacle and doesn't have the complex structural changes that a lifted screen does, and is seen as a better full-screen solution.
In order to achieve this goal, ZTE did a lot of experiments and solved the technical problems of the under-screen cameras by using new ultra-transparent micron-level materials, independently driven display chips, highly integrated minimalist circuit design, original natural pixel arrangement, and triple-front view algorithm.
Finally, ZTE has commercialized the under-screen camera technology in the AXON 20 5G mobile phone. It has a 32-megapixel front-facing lens, which not only has an under-screen camera, but also enables screen sound, under-screen light sensing, and under-screen fingerprint functions.
The ZTE AXON 20 5G weighs 198 grams and is 7.98 mm thick.
The ZTE AXON 20 5G phone has a 64-megapixel quad-camera on the rear: a 64-megapixel ultra-high-resolution primary camera, an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel depth-of-field lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens.
The phone has a 6.92-inch OLED screen with 10bit color depth support and 1.07 billion colors. It has a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate.
The ZTE AXON 20 5G uses Super Antenna 2.0 technology with a total of 12 antennas, which supports an adaptive multi-antenna switching scheme, intelligent closed-loop tuning technology, and SRS four-antenna round-robin detection technology that improves signal stability by 50 percent, efficiency by 30 percent, and download speed by 30 percent.
The ZTE AXON 20 5G is also optimized for high-speed trains, elevators, basements, and other special environments to ensure stable 5G signals.
ZTE AXON 20 5G also supports 5G+Wi-Fi network acceleration, which can reduce network latency and stuttering when playing games.
The ZTE AXON 20 5G phone uses a Snapdragon 765G processor.
It comes with a 4,220 mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging.
The ZTE AXON 20 5G phone has been upgraded with Mifavor 10.5, which brings six new themes, smart screencasting, gaming assistant, and other new features.
The phone is priced at RMB 2,198 for the 6+128GB version, RMB 2,498 for the 8+128GB version, and RMB 2,798 for the 8+256GB version.
The phone opens for pre-order on September 1 and goes on sale on September 10.