In early September, ZTE Corp. plans to launch its Axon 20 5G for the Chinese market, what it claims is the first mass-produced 5G smartphone to feature an under-display camera.
Only in prototypes up until now, under-display cameras are integrated into a small rectangular area in the phone’s display and the front-facing camera sits underneath. It allows the screen to display imagery unhindered but also does not block light reaching the camera when in use. Many companies have been developing under-display cameras but up until now no commercial deployments have been made.
ZTE said it has previously introduced innovations in the field of smartphone displays including a pressure-sensitive display, a naked-eye 3D display smartphone and a foldable dual-screen smartphone.
The company launched its first flagship 5G smartphone, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G, late last year powered by the Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform and Snapdragon X55 5G-modem-RF system from Qualcomm.