22 July 2021
Update: July 19, 2021
According to a new official teaser, the ZTE Axon 30 will launch on July 27. The teaser shows four colors of the device - white, black, silver, and sand color. Two of them appear to have a glossy back, whereas, the one in the sand color mimics a leather finish. The one in the white color has rainbow-style stripes on the back.
At the same time, a ZTE device with model number A2322 appeared on TENAA. This is supposed to be the Axon 30. The specs mention a 3.2 GHz CPU which is Snapdragon 870 chipset. The phone may feature a 64MP primary sensor followed by an 8MP, and a 5MP and a 2MP camera combo. It may come in these storage options - 6/8/12 GB + 128/256/512 GB.
The screen of the ZTE Axon 30 is listed as 6.92-inch OLED with Full HD+ resolution.
Update: July 14, 2021
ZTE has officially shared a video teaser that shows off the Axon 30 smartphone's front panel. The phone is completely bezel-less, though there appears to be a significantly-sized chin. The video teaser is a 17-second clip that doesn't reveal much about the device apart from just flexing the front panel with no hole-punch cut-out or notch.
Update: July 6, 2021
ZTE has reportedly confirmed the existence of its next phone with an under-display camera. On Weibo, it has shared a poster that not only confirms the name of the device but also the first look. The exact launch date of the Axon 30 5G is unknown but some unofficial sources suspect it to be July 22.
Ni Fei, VP at ZTE Mobile Devices has reportedly said that the Axon 30, second-gen ZTE under-screen phone could have been launched alongside its two siblings but the company had to delay it due to chip shortage.
Original Post (July 2, 2021)
Many smartphone manufacturers have hit the ground with their type of phones with under-display camera. However, only one has able to make its offering available in the market till now. We are talking about ZTE and it is reportedly ready to bring one more phone with an under-display camera.
According to the Chinese site MyDrivers citing a blogger/tipster, ZTE is readying yet another smartphone with an in-display camera and it might launch it as soon as July 2021.
To the uninitiated ones, ZTE introduced its first phone Axon 20 with an under-display camera last year in September. The phone might not have able to feel its presence due to the unripe technology, but its manufacturer has able to carve its name in the pages of history for becoming the first OEM to bring such a phone into the market.
This year, ZTE brought the Axon 30 Pro and the Axon 30 Ultra phones but they feature a hole-punch cutout on the display. It was then assumed that ZTE might launch an entirely new phone with an under-display camera later this year. But according to the report, ZTE will launch this phone in the existing Axon 30 line-up as a true successor to the Axon 20 this month only.
Axon 20 came in September last year and it is good to see that ZTE is pretty active at refreshing its newly born series too soon. According to the report, ZTE Axon 30 will have an improved under-display camera. It is, however, unknown what exact changes ZTE has made this time around. The only detail this report is able to bring is that ZTE has done some software-level improvements to eliminate the glare and diffraction from the material level so as to ensure the picture quality is bright and transparent.
The tip comes in sync with the tip made by a known tipster Ice Universe in April who stated that many manufacturers will bring phones with under-display camera, including ZTE