ZTE has announced the Axon 20 5G, which it says is the world's first phone to feature an under-display camera. It means no more need for notches or hole punches -- the front-facing camera simply sits as part of the 6.9-inch FHD+ OLED display. The phone, unveiled on Tuesday, will be available for preorder soon in China.
ZTE says it used a mix of five technologies to get the camera to work, including a special material using "organic and inorganic film," which improves light input for the lens; a dual-control chip and driver circuit that synchronize color and the phone's display to prevent the camera and the display from interfering with each other; and what it calls a "special matrix" for more natural pixel transitions.
The fifth technology used to make the under-display camera work is a new shooting algorithm that ZTE created that "automatically optimizes for various scenarios under several lighting conditions and improves image contrast to produce more natural and attractive photos," ZTE said.
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Besides the camera, ZTE's Axon 20 5G comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and a "super antenna 2.0" to improve 5G connection stability and download speeds. On the rear of the phone is a 64MP camera with 4K video.
Some other specs of the Axon 20 5G:
- 4,220maH battery with 30W fast charge
- 5G power-saving mode
- Nine temperature sensors
- Available in black, blue, orange and purple