Thursday, 03 September 2020 09:22

ZTE releases first smartphone with under-display camera

ZTE releases first smartphone with under-display camera Courtesy ZTE Corporation

Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corporation has released the first smartphone with an under-display camera, in this case the selfie camera. The ZTE Axon 20 5G went on pre-order in China on 1 September for 2198 yuan (A$438).

The company said in a statement it had used special materials, dual-control chips, driver circuits, a special pixel matrix and an in-house selfie algorithm to create this camera.

“ZTE Axon 20 5G marks the beginning of ZTE’s new product strategy,” said Ni Fei, president of ZTE Mobile Devices. “Smartphones will serve as our core area of product innovation.

"Meanwhile, we will also be committed to developing personal and family mobile broadband products, smart wearable devices, and other new products that enable a smart life seamlessly connected to 5G scenarios.”

The device has a 6.92-inch OLED display, and supports 10-bit colour depth as well as 100% coverage of DCI-P3 colour gamut, making the display performance achieve digital cinematic colour standards.

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The ZTE Axon 20 5G is 7.98mm thick and resembles other devices in the ZTE Axon Series.

The device has a 64MP HD main camera that supports 4K high-resolution video at 60fps, super night scenes, video beauty and real-time HDR video in multiple lighting conditions. The main and wide-angle lenses support image stabilisation.

The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G mobile platform. The base model has 128GB of storage space and 6GB of memory with a 4220mAH battery and weighs about 198g.

It is unclear whether, or when, it will be sold in Australia.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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