09 August 2021
ZTE has launched Axon 30 as its second under-display camera smartphone. It is an upgraded version of last year's Axon 20 5G and does come with noteworthy changes. It should be noted ZTE has already unveiled Axon 30 Ultra this year but that phone does not have an under-display camera tech.
The announcement reveals that ZTE has worked on all issues that were encountered by users and reviewers with the predecessor. It has now doubled the pixel density around the under-display camera area to 400 PPI. This is said to result in the camera blending in with the display in a better way. ZTE says "its ingenious circuit arrangement enables the synchronization between the front camera and the conventional display area, thus to promise the more natural transition between them."
The Axon 30 sports a 6.92-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate. It supports a 10-bit color depth and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Under the hood, the phone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor with 5G connectivity support. The configuration options go up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage.
In the camera department, there is a quad-camera setup on the back panel. It features a 64-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 5-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera is a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
There is a 4,200mAh battery to keep the lights on and is supported by 55W fast charging. The phone further has an in-display fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, and will run MyOS 11 based on Android 11. The ZTE Axon 30 is priced at CNY 2198 (about $338) for the base model i.e. 6GB/128GB and goes all the way up to CNY 3098 (about $476) for the 12GB/256GB model. It is currently available only in China but a global release is planned for later.