ZTE Axon 20 5G with an under-display camera is now official null

In the world of smartphones, we’ve seen manufacturers adopt various ideas to not let the front camera hamper the visual experience. ZTE’s new smartphone beats everyone to the punch with a solution that is going to be mainstream in the future.

The ZTE Axon 20 5G is the first smartphone with an under-display camera. The Selfie shooter, which usually resides in a notch or some sort of pop-up mechanism, is now embedded under the display to disappear whenever not in need. This was achieved by creating a special film coating in the layers over the camera which is more transmissive than usual displays. Other optimizations were also made to reduce the disparity in the colour rendition in the small patch. There’s also a light perception sensor along with the camera.

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These combine to achieve a 6.92-inch OLED display with no notches or obtrusions whatsoever. It has a resolution of 2,460 x 1,080 (20.5:9) with a refresh rate of 90Hz and 10-bit colour output. Needless to say, it is a very tall panel.