ZTE’s Axon 20 5G, with an under-display camera, now on sale in China for $330

ZTE has unveiled the ZTE Axon 20 5G, the vendor’s new flagship smartphone with an under-display camera  which is meant to delivering the industry’s first true full display.

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

(TOP: The ZTE Axon 20 5G).

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 the Axon 20 5G, 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.

The ZTE Axon 20 5G is 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. 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.

Inheriting the traditional style of the ZTE Axon series, the Axon 20 5G has a thickness of only 7.98mm, and the ultra-thin design of double shoulder lines.

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

The 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 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.

Furthermore, 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.

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 available in China for pre-order starting September 1, 2020 on various e-commerce channels including myZTE, ZTE.jd and ZTE Mall. In its launch market of China, the ZTE Axon 20 5G goes for a starting price of RMB2,198 (about $330).

Specifications of the ZTE Axon 20 5G in China


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 and 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



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