Without fringe and cutouts under the camera. Will look like smartphones tomorrow

Smartphones with a camera under the display teasing us already at least a year. Continually there is evidence that this smartphone is about to be released, or that it has developed and he is ready. However, sometimes we are sober claims that it is still early and the picture quality of this camera will be very low. Now this phone has never been close to us. He even passed certification and is ready for serial production. Only here it is not the flagship and not from one of the brands top 3 on sales. Maybe it’s just the photo quality or something else? Most importantly, he is close, and the rest will follow. So, what phone and what we already can say about him?

Камера под экраном

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The first smartphone with a camera under the screen

The world’s first smartphone with a camera under the display may not be the flagship. It sounds a little surprising, but probably it’s true. You understand, it is not even Huawei, Samsung, OPPO or Apple. It will be a ZTE smartphone. The smartphone company, which, like Huawei, strangled by us sanctions, but did not dodostyle. As a result, it soon ZTE announces the world’s first smartphone with a camera under the display. Not at the bottom, as in the first generation Xiaomi Mi Mix, namely below the display.

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CEO recently confirmed that the company will soon release a smartphone with this technology, but all these conversations are often worth nothing. Now we have very serious proof that the wait is really long. According to the latest data, this pioneer in this field is ZTE Axon 20 5G.

This phone has just appeared at TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of the FCC. It is a body that certifies devices before their market launch. Based on documents we can conclude that ZTE Axon 20 5G is not the flagship smartphone, as TENAA has revealed its characteristics and even design.

Смартфон без камеры

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Specifications ZTE Axon 20 5G

The phone was listed in documents on the regulator’s website as ”ZTE A2121”. These specifications show that the phone will work on OCTA core processor with a clock frequency of 2.4 GHz. Even those who are not well versed in technology, understand that now this value is not drawn on the flagship CPU, because some of them have already exceeded 3 GHz.

This phone will almost certainly use a Qualcomm processor, but Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus usually operate with a clock frequency of 2.8 to 3.1 GHz. Then, we need to find the chipset of the middle level that is appropriate for these characteristics and could stand in the mid-range smartphone.

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Long search is not necessary, because this processor is the latest hit — Snapdragon 765G. This CPU is already used in some good devices such as the OnePlus Nord and will be the ”heart” of the Google Pixel 5, which will show in the fall. This chipset definitely matches the specified clock rate and is an excellent option when you need to save on CPU, but the issue is ”not ashamed” of the phone.

765G Snapdragon is a great processor, and it supports the connection of 5G, which is more suitable for the name of the model and confirms that this is exactly what ZTE Axon 20 5G. Interestingly, in our time, the release of the smartphone with 5G has already become something taken for granted. Even in a relatively low-cost segment of the networks of the fifth generation is no surprise.


So ZTE AXON 20 5G will look like from the front.

Now as for the rest of its characteristics. TENAA claims that the device will have of 6.92-inch OLED display full HD +. Based on the common image we have is, we can assume that the screen is flat, no curve on the sides.


Side view

The phone will have a few configurations of RAM and storage. He will come with options, RAM 6 GB, 8 GB and 12 GB. These three options will include 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB of memory, respectively.

It is also worth noting that you will be able to expand this storage using a microSD card. On the back of the phone will have four cameras. The main camera on 64 megapixels will be supported by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide module, 2-megapixel depth camera and 2-megapixel macro camera. I don’t understand the love by some manufacturers to the macro-chamber, but, as the saying goes, millions of flies can’t be wrong.


On the rear wall 5G ZTE AXON 20 would be 4 cameras.

The camera in the display, which will be the killer feature of novelty is likely to be a 32-megapixel. The device will also be equipped with a fairly large battery capacity 4 120 mAh. Likely and fast charging, but no details yet.

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Out of the box, the smartphone will be running Android 10 with a proprietary shell ZTE. Interestingly, under the display will not only camera but also fingerprint scanner. This is already more or less familiar, but still not used by all manufacturers from whom it is waiting.

How does the camera under the display

The principle of operation of the camera under the display is not fully disclosed, and manufacturers are in no hurry to share his secrets, limited to generalities. Likely to learn more about his work we learn that the first such smartphone will go on sale.

Do you believe in smartphones with a camera under the screen, or is it another "unicorn". Still not too late to speculate in our Telegram chat or in the comments

If in General, the representatives of Xiaomi in the time, slightly lifted the veil of secrecy and said that the installation of the camera under the screen is possible through the use of glass with low reflectivity and high transmittance. With this design, the display area of the camera can become transparent and not interfere with the camera.

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