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ZTE’s Axon 20 5G phone is the first of its kind to have a camera behind the “notch-less” screen.

It is a significant breakthrough for the smartphone world.
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Chinese phone manufacturer, ZTE, has officially launched the first ever smartphone with a selfie camera behind the screen.

This is a significant breakthrough in the smartphone world as users have been looking forward to a phone that is all-screen (does not have a notch).

The Axon 20 5G phone features a 32-megapixel selfie camera that is hidden beneath its 6.9-inch 90Hz OLED display, which is layered with special material that allows its bright screen display while having sufficient transparency for taking photos.

Axon 20 5G has a camera behind the "notch-less" screen.
Axon 20 5G has a camera behind the “notch-less” screen.

While placing a camera under the screen still makes it harder to match the quality of an unobstructed camera, ZTE developed software algorithms to overcome the haze, glare, and color cast in photos.

The phone also features an under-display fingerprint sensor and an under-screen speaker system. On the rear, it spots a 64-megapixel camera backed by an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens with 2-megapixel depth and macro sensors.

The Axon 20 5G will be available for purchase in China from 10th September at US$320. It is still unclear when it will be available to the rest of the world.

Alfred Lee
Journalist at News Asia Today. I write about topics related to lifestyle and entrepreneurship in Asia. Feel free to reach out to me at alfred [at] newsasiatoday.com. Also a big time foodie.