01 September 2020
ZTE has finally made this official that the Axon 20 5G is going to be its highly claimed world’s first 5G smartphone with an under-display camera. While disclosing the name, the company has also announced that this phone will launch on September 1, which is not too far from now.
If you have been following the tech closely you would know that previously, ZTE only announced that it will launch the first-ever phone with an under-display camera. It didn’t announce the name nor did it mention any specific launch date, though we managed to glean the name from the post made by the company's President for Mobile devices.
But now it has disclosed the same and also claimed that the Axon 20 5G will be the first "mass-produced" smartphone featuring an under-display camera, suggesting the device is not coming to just etch its name in the first of the first race, it may also be available for purchase.
Right now, the official revelation only confirms this phone is going to be 5G-powered as well. No other information is revealed by the company yet, though we can refer to some of the past rumors and a TENAA certification at this time. It is believed that the ZTE Axon 20 5G could feature 64MP primary and 8MP rear cameras on the back, with a 32MP front camera. It may feature a 6.92-inch OLED display with 2,460x1,080 pixels resolution. It has an SoC that maxes out at 2.4GHz, up to 12GB RAM, and 4,120mAh battery.
To the uninitiated ones, smartphones with under-display cameras do not possess any notches, punch-holes, or any cutouts for that matter on the displays. The aim is to come up with a truly bezel-free experience. Oppo premiered its under-display camera tech in June 2019 but it was a prototype and an unripe model. It is believed that ZTE must be having some solidity in its plans since it is making some bold claims.