With the Axon 20 5G, ZTE has announced the first consumer smartphone to have a selfie camera under the screen. The Axon 20 has a large 6.92-inch display.
Selfie camera below the screen
It was announced last month, but now the time has come. The first consumer phone to come without a ‘notch’, a pop-up camera or screen bezels is a fact. The ZTE Axon 20 5G, on the other hand, opts for the selfie camera under the screen, which is a concept that various manufacturers have been working on for years. XDA Developers reports that.
If it were not for the in-screen selfie camera, the screen of the Axon 20 5G would still be an ‘eye-catcher’ with its 6.92-inch size. The AMOLED panel has a Full HD resolution and a 20: 5: 9 picture format. ZTE says it uses five different technologies to make the camera work below the screen:
> a special thin cathode layer on the screen
> a ‘dual control chip’
> a special driver circuit
> a modified ‘pixel matrix’
> a proprietary algorithm
The special material with which ZTE finished the screen ensures that there is more light for the selfie camera, while the circuit and the dual-control chip eliminate synchronization problems in the display of colors in combination with the camera. The special layout of pixels optimizes the image experience and finally the algorithm improves the photos that the camera takes.
Camera and specifications
Under the hood of the ZTE Axon 20 5G is also the Snapdragon 765G chipset that enables 5G connections. There are different variants of storage, there is RAM up to a maximum of 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The phone also has a 4220 mAh battery and it supports 30 watts fast charging. The Axon 20 5G works with the MiFavor 10.5 UI shell and Android 10.
On the back, the ZTE Axon 20 5G has four sensors. The main camera is a 64 MP sensor, but details are still missing about the other sensors. All we know is that there is an 8 MP camera and two 2 MP sensors. The selfie camera on the front is also a 32 MP copy.
ZTE is not expected to release this phone to us, and we may have to wait for other manufacturers to test an under-screen selfie camera for the first time. Xiaomi already indicated that it wants to use the technology next year and OPPO is also working on such a selfie camera. What do you think of this design improvement? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this article.