ZTE Axon 20 5G: The Under-Display Camera Phone

ZTE Axon 20 5G is another hot release in 2020 after Microsoft Surface Duo, Samsung Z2 Fold, and Motorola Raz 2. The idea is to simplify multitasking.

Smartphone manufacturers have been in a race to give users an additional screen on gadgets that can perfectly fit in their pockets and LG Wing is actually making things even better.


ZTE Axon 20 5G is a flagship from whichever angle you look at it. Below are the specs

DisplayOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1B colors

Size: 6.92 inches,

Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels (~388 ppi density)

90Hz refresh rate
GPUQualcomm Adreno 620
ProcessorQualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Camera64 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF

8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide)

2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Selfie Camera32 MP, f/2.0, (wide), under display
Battery4220 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 30W, Quick Charge 4+
FeaturesFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ColorsBlack, Gold, Blue, Purple

Who is ZTE Axon 20 5G for?

What works so well

ZTE Axon 20 5G: The Under-Display Camera Phone


What needs improvement

ZTE Axon 20 5G

Related: Motorola RAZR 5G: Do More On Less


phone manufacturers have been in a race to simplify multitasking.

Watch the ZTE Axon 20 5G in action:

ZTE Axon 20 5G

No notch. No hole punch. No pop-out or flip-over camera, either. Instead, ZTE has achieved what many consider the holy grail of smartphone selfie systems: an under-display camera. It’s shipping on the ZTE Axon 20 5G, a phone with no price or release date. (If the company shares them, we’ll be sure to let you know.) The handset has a 6.92-inch, FHD+ OLED screen with a narrow 20.5:9 aspect ratio — which is just a fraction wider than Sony’s cinematic Xperia 1 ii — and support for 10-bit color depth and all of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

ZTE states that this under-display camera technology has been made possible through the interplay between five core technologies: a special display material, a dual-control chip, a unique driver circuit, a special pixel matrix, and a self-developed shooting algorithm. The new display material improves light input to the front camera, while the chip and circuit solve the synchronization problems of color and conventional displays when using an under-display camera. The special pixel matrix optimizes the pixels to improve display consistency, while the algorithm optimizes and improves the clarity of photos. The general manager of ZTE’s Axon products shared a sample from the front-facing camera of the Axon 20 5G to demonstrate the kind of picture quality that’s possible.

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