ZTE Axon 20 5G officially launched with the first camera phone under the screen


The race to launch the first smartphone with front-facing camera technology positioned underneath the display has started quite some time ago, with major manufacturers – such as Xiaomi, Samsung and OPPO – among the main competitors racing against time to debut this technology in the market.

However, who came out ahead was the Chinese ZTE, which officially announced today the Axon 20 5G – the first smartphone with a front camera under the display, delivering the industry’s first true full display.

The World’s First Under-Display Camera Powered by Five Core Technologies
As the world’s leading manufacturer of smart terminals, ZTE has been committed to breaking through the under-display camera technologies. By virtue of the five core technologies, including special materials, dual-control chips, unique driver circuits, the special pixel matrix, and the in-house selfie algorithm, ZTE has overcome numerous technical challenges during the research and development.

To balance the performance of the display and the front camera, ZTE has adopted high transparency material that includes new organic and inorganic films, thereby improving the light input to the front camera.

Moreover, a built-in independent dual-control chip and integrated driver circuits have been employed to enable the color synchronization between the front camera and the conventional display. Besides, the unique driver circuit layout design and precision miniaturization components have been used to avoid the interference, and restrain the impact on the front camera.

In addition, ZTE has created a special matrix that can optimize pixels and improve the display consistency, thereby creating a more natural transition.

Furthermore, ZTE’s front-camera selfie algorithm has optimized the performance of the camera under several lighting conditions, and supported automatic dynamic range adjustment,hence the great improvement of the photo clarity and the image contrast.

Revolutionized User Experiences with A True Full Display
ZTE has leveraged additional under-display technologies, including ambient light, sound, and fingerprint sensors to achieve a true full screen without any punch holes. The innovative light sensor can automatically adjust the screen brightness in accordance to the light environment, allowing the display to be seen clearly anytime.

As the world’s first under-display camera smartphone, ZTE Axon 20 5G marked another milestone in the exploration of the true full display smartphone. It’s equipped with a 6.92-inch OLED display, and supports 10-bit color depth as well as 100% coverage of DCI-P3 color gamut, making the display performance reach the digital cinematic color standards.

Moreover, the FHD+ resolution and OLED materials have made the display color clearer and more beautiful. By virtue of a length-width ratio of 20.5:9 and the DTS:X Ultra 3D sound, the device can deliver a cinematic experience.


The dual-SIM (Nano) ZTE Axon 20 5G runs on Android 10. It features a 6.92-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,460 pixels) OLED display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display supports 10bit colour and covers 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut. It is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 765G SoC and comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).

In terms of cameras, the ZTE Axon 20 5G has a quad rear camera setup and a single hidden selfie shooter. On the back, the camera setup includes 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor, and finally a 2-megapixel quaternary sensor. On the front, the ZTE Axon 20 5G comes with a 32-megapixel sensor that stays hidden till you need it.

Connectivity options on the ZTE Axon 20 5G include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G, GPS, NFC, a USB Type-C port for charging, and as the name suggests, 5G support. It packs a 4,220mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. The phone measures 172.1×77.9×7.9mm and weighs 198 grams.

ZTE Axon 20 5G : Specifications


5G: n41/38/78/77/28/1/3/7

FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/26/28

TDD: B34/38/39/40/41

UMTS: B1/2/4/5/8

GSM: B2/3/5/8


LTE: B1/3/7


Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G


6/8GB RAM + 128/256 GB ROM


Android Q


6.92’’ FHD+(2460×1080), OLED


Rear: 64MP + 8MP(120 degree wide angle) + 2MP(depth) + 2MP(macro)

Front: 32MP


4220mAh(typical), Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+, 30W


USB Type-C, nano + nano/micro SD(up to 2TB)

Size & Weight




Under-display Camera, Under-display Fingerprint, Under-display Sound


802.11a/b/g/n/ac, BT 5.1, Hi-Fi, NFC

Accelerometer, Proximity & Ambient, Compass, Gyroscope

ZTE Axon 20 5G Price in Nepal

The ZTE Axon 20 5G is priced at CNY 2,198 (roughly Rs. 37,500) for the 6GB + 128GB variant, at CNY 2,498 (roughly Rs. 42,500) for the 8GB + 128GB variant, and at CNY 2,798 (roughly Rs. 47,600) for the 8GB + 256GB variant. The phone has four colour options namely, Blue, Black, Orange, and Purple. It is currently listed on ZTE Mall and there is no information on international availability yet.

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