ZTE is expected to launch the first phone with an under-display camera soon. The device which should arrive as the Axon 20 5G has now appeared on TENAA, baring its spec sheet and exposing its design. Surprisingly, it also reveals the phone is not a flagship.
Listed as the ZTE A2121, the phone has a 6.92-inch OLED display with a 2460 x 1080 resolution. There is a 2.4GHz octa-core processor inside the device paired with 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB of RAM and 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of expandable storage.
The clock speed of the chipset gives it away that it is not a flagship SoC. It is not any of Qualcomm such as the Snapdragon 865 which is clocked at 2.84GHz or the Snapdragon 865 Plus that has its prime core clocked at 3.1GHz. It is not even the Dimensity 1000+, as that is clocked at 2.6GHz.
The chipset in the phone is the Snapdragon 765G, the same one that powers the Axon 11 5G. It is a capable processor, but who would have thought that the first phone with an under-display selfie camera won’t be a flagship.
ZTE has equipped the phone with four cameras – a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide angle camera, and two 2MP sensors which should be a depth sensor and a macro sensor. The selfie camera buried under the display is a 32MP sensor.
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The Axon 20 5G will ship with Android 10 out of the box. There will be a 4120mAh battery under the hood along with support for fast charging. TENAA also confirms that there is a fingerprint scanner under the display.
With respect to design, the phone is sure missing a notch, and when we brightened the image showing the front of the device, we didn’t see a punch-hole, leading to the conclusion that the phone does have an under-display camera.
The back of the Axon 20 5G is curved and is home to a rectangular camera housing that holds four sensors and an LED flash. Personally, I prefer the camera housing of the Axon 11 5G over this. There is a ZTE logo below the camera housing and “AXON 5G” is printed at the bottom of the phone. The listing reveals the device will be available in two colorways – Cold Flame Blue and Dazzling White.
ZTE is yet to announce a launch date for the phone but we expect it to be around the corner seeing as it has been certified by TENAA.
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