ZTE Axon 20 5G

ZTE Axon 20 5G brings a selfie camera under its screen

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ZTE has launched the first Android smartphone with a selfie camera under its screen. 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.

“ZTE Axon 20 5G marks the beginning of ZTE’s new product strategy,” said Mr. 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.”

ZTE Axon 20 5G is equipped with a 6.92-inch OLED display, and supports 10-bit colour 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. 

A high transparency material apparently improves light input to the front camera, while an “independent dual-control chip and integrated driver circuits” are used to ensure the colours between the camera and the display sync properly.

With the thickness of only 7.98mm, and the ultra-thin design of double shoulder lines, ZTE Axon 20 5G has inherited the sleek style of ZTE Axon Series. 

The 3D curved glass on the back contains ten layers of structural stacks, which have been carefully crafted with 36 different processes to create a unique and gorgeous texture. The Axon 20 5G comes in four vivid colors, including blue, black, purple and orange.

ZTE Axon 20 5G features upgraded antenna technology to ensure an ultra-fast 5G experience anytime and anywhere. ZTE’s Super Antenna 2.0 is a cutting-edge PDS antenna with a 360-degree surround integrated design and intelligent closed-loop tuning technology, which can improve network connection stability and download speed. 

Moreover, twelve different antennas have been integrated into the outer surface of the middle frame, which are further away from the motherboard and internal components, thereby allowing a more sensitive signal receiving and quicker network searching. 

ZTE says that even on high-speed railways, the handovers can still be made between a private high-speed rail network and a base station network, ensuring high-quality calls. In addition, the network signal stability is guaranteed in elevators, underground garages, and other weak-signal environments.

Compatible with the networks of four major Chinese operators, ZTE Axon 20 5G features intelligent network acceleration technology, which has increased the download rate by 30%, according to the test results of ZTE’s lab, and intelligently avoided frequency bands with congested signals.

ZTE Axon 20 5G features a 64MP super 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. In addition, the main and wide-angle lenses support image stabilization, which helps shoot videos of higher quality. 

Moreover, the camera software features six intelligent templates to produce stylized videos, which can intelligently match different styles of music with special transition effects. In addition, the unique full-screen film recording mode, with a ratio under 20.5:9, can support portrait bokeh and portrait beauty, providing a further video customization. 

The AI voice subtitling shooting mode provides powerful video editing functions, such as splicing, speed change, regional cropping, filtering and background music, so as to make video editing more convenient.

Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G mobile platform, ZTE Axon 20 5G features a new-generation full-scenario system optimization engine. Underpinned by the engine, the startup speed of those high frequently used apps can be increased by 40% while the gaming and video experiences have also been improved, according to the test results of ZTE’s lab. 

In addition, the latest MiFavor 10.5 UI system supports movie-level screen optimization and smart screen projection while the large 4,220mAh battery can support 30W Quick Charge and a 5G power saving mode that improves battery life by 35%. 

ZTE Axon 20 5G is equipped with nine temperature sensors to precisely detect the temperature. The heat dissipation capabilities are improved through a triple intelligent heat dissipation system, which includes liquid cooling circulation, carbon nanofiber thermal pad, and graphite material. The smartphone remains cool while users are playing games, viewing short videos, or watching movies.

ZTE has collaborated with UK illustrator Sam Falconer to create an exclusive package for ZTE Axon 20 5G. ZTE says the design aims to encourage young people to explore more possibilities of the current technologies, by artistically representing the great contributions made by four well-known scientists to mankind

ZTE Axon 20 5G will be available in China for pre-order starting September 1, 2020 on the e-commerce channels including myzte.com, zte.jd.com and zte.tmall.com.

It comes in two configurations: one with 6GB of Ram and 128GB of storage, and another with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Prices are as follows:

  • 6 GB of RAM / 128 GB of storage – CNY 2,198
  • 8 GB of RAM / 128 GB of storage – CNY 2,498
  • 8 GB of RAM / 256 GB of storage – CNY 2,798

ZTE Axon 20 5G Specs

Network5G: n41/38/78/77/28/1/3/7FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/26/28TDD: B34/38/39/40/41UMTS: B1/2/4/5/8GSM: B2/3/5/84*4MIMOLTE: B1/3/7
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G
Storage6/8GB RAM + 128/256 GB ROM
OSAndroid Q
Display6.92’’ FHD+(2460×1080), OLED
CameraRear: 64MP + 8MP(120 degree wide angle) + 2MP(depth) + 2MP(macro)Front: 32MP
Battery4220mAh(typical), Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+, 30W
InterfaceUSB Type-C, nano + nano/micro SD(up to 2TB)
Size & Weight172.1*77.9*7.98mm198g(approx.)
FeaturesUnder-display Camera, Under-display Fingerprint, Under-display SoundGPS/A-GPS/BeiDou/GLONASS,802.11a/b/g/n/ac, BT 5.1, Hi-Fi, NFCAccelerometer, Proximity & Ambient, Compass, Gyroscope

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