ZTE to launch Axon 30 with 2nd Generation Under Display Camera on July 22

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ZTE might finally launch its Axon 30 5G device with the second generation of under display camera, which features several key improvements to the technology.

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ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has not one or two but three 64MP cameras

ZTE has announced the successor to its Axon 20 5G that was launched last year as the first commercial smartphone with an under-display selfie camera. While it didn’t get positive reviews for the tech used, it looked cool. Now, LG is abandoning the idea of an under-display selfie shooter and has gone with a punch-hole cutout for the front camera. Moreover, the Axon 20 5G was a mid-range device. That’s changing too.

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is an outright flagship that comes with impressive features. It features a 6.67-inch AMOLED curved display. It supports a variable refresh rate of up to 144Hz (with 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz variable options) and a 300Hz touch sampling rate. Moreover, the display has support for HDR10+ and comes with a 10-bit color depth. It lies under the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The device weighs under 200 grams at 188 grams. It is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with Adreno 660 GPU. It comes with 8GB / 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage with support for a microSD card. It packs a 4,600mAh battery, which can be juiced up via 66W fast charging with the in-box charger.

Axon-30-Ultra-5G-Front-Gold Axon-30-Ultra-5G-Back-Gold

In the optics department, you get an interesting quad rear camera setup. The Axon 30 Ultra sports a 64MP Sony IMX686 with an f/1.6 aperture and OIS support. It is accompanied by a 64MP ultra-wide angle lens with a 120-degree field-of-view and another 64MP camera. There is an 8MP telephoto lens as well that supports OIS, 5x optical zoom 10x hybrid zoom, and 120x digital zoom. On the front lies a 16MP selfie shooter.

The Axon 30 Ultra comes with dual speakers and DTS:X Ultra sound. You get an in-display fingerprint scanner as well. The phone will be available in Black, Gold, Green, and White colors in China starting April 19. It will also launch in the US but we don’t know the exact date yet.

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Price:

    • 8GB + 256GB- 4,698($719)
    • 12GB + 256GB- 4,998($765)
    • 16GB + 1TB- 6,666 yuan($1,021)

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ZTE’s wild Axon 30 Ultra packs three 64MP cameras and an 8MP periscope lens

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What’s the first name that comes to your mind when talking about ridiculous smartphone camera specs? Samsung, likely for the Galaxy S21 Ultra, or HUAWEI’s P40 Pro+ with its impressive zoom camera. And just last month, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra further upped the ante with its imaging hardware that includes a 50MP main camera, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle snapper, and a 48MP periscope-style telephoto camera. Now, China’s ZTE plans to one-up the competition with its upcoming Axon 30 Ultra flagship. And by one-up, I mean really outclassing the competition.

ZTE AXON 30 ULTRA

As per official teasers, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has three 64MP cameras at the back, sitting alongside an 8MP periscope zoom camera. Yes, you read that right. The primary snapper uses a 64MP sensor, there is a 64MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a third 64MP camera for portrait photography. Rounding off the impressive camera hardware is an 8MP folded lens/periscope-style telephoto camera that is said to deliver an impressive 5x optical zoom range.

ZTE’s teasers make a big deal about the video stabilization capabilities of its upcoming camera. Officially confirmed to launch on April 15 in China, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra will likely be limited to its home market. As for the rest of the specs, it is rumored to arrive with an AMOLED panel that offers 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate for a smooth and ultra-responsive experience.

ZTE AXON 30 ULTRA stabilized

The Axon 30 Ultra will reportedly come equipped with Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 SoC ticking alongside 12 gigs of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. However, more storage configurations might be on the table as well. A 4,500mAh battery is rumored to keep the lights on, and it will reportedly support 55W or 65W fast charging.

Rumors also point towards a 44MP front camera, but there is no word if it is going to be a regular one housed inside a hole-punch cutout, or it will be an under-display camera. ZTE has already announced plans for its second-gen under-display camera technology, so it is quite likely to make an appearance on the Axon 30 Ultra.

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200MP Samsung sensor with 16K video recording could be coming soon

Samsung is tipped to be working on a whopping 200MP ISOCELL sensor. According to the latest leak, it could debut with the ZTE Axon 30 Pro smartphone. It is rumored to come with support for up to 16K video recording capabilities. Plus, it might support 4-in-1 and 16-in-1 pixel binning to reduce noise in photos. It could work alongside the company’s in-house Exynos 1080 SoC, which supports up to 200MP camera sensor. For the unaware, Exynos 1080 is a 5G chipset built on the 5nm process.

According to the details shared by WHYLAB on Weibo, Samsung’s upcoming 200MP sensor has model number S5KGND. As per the leak, this image sensor measures 1/ 1.37-inch and has 1.28-micron pixels. The sensor is said to be able to record 16K videos. Moreover, it is claimed to have support for 4-in-1 as well as 16-in-1 pixel binning technology, which is used to reduce the noise in photos and offer enhanced images. Surprisingly, this 200MP sensor is allegedly not debuting on a Samsung phone. Instead, it is tipped to be equipped on the upcoming ZTE Axon 30 Pro.

The smartphone is also rumored to come with second-generation under-screen camera technology. It could feature a 6.9-inch 1080p or 1440p display. It could feature a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is tipped to pack a 4,700mAh battery with support for “super fast charging.” Unfortunately, that’s all we know about the upcoming smartphone as of now. As per a Weibo post by ZTE President Ni Fei, the smartphone will come equipped with “the industry’s strongest imaging system”.

There is no word on the official launch date of the sensor or the upcoming ZTE Axon 30 Pro, but we should be getting more information as we head towards the launch.

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ZTE Axon 30 5G to feature 2nd-gen in-display camera

ZTE launched its Axon 20 5G as the world’s first Under Display camera phone last year. It went on sale recently. It is a premium mid-range model. The device received overall positive response from the reviewers. However, the selfie camera quality was a problem. Now, it seems like ZTE is working to improve it. The company is gearing up to launch a second model with an Under Display camera. It will be called Axon 30 Pro 5G.

Moreover, a tipster @TheGalox_ has now revealed the specs of the device. The ZTE Axon 30 5G is tipped to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It could feature a 6.9-inch 1080p or 1440p display. It could feature a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is tipped to pack a 4,700mAh battery with support for “super fast charging.” The upcoming smartphone will be the industry’s first flagship phone equipped with second-generation under-screen camera technology.

For its ZTE Axon 20 5G, there is a dual-control chip and a unique driver circuit that solves synchronization problems of color and conventional displays when using an under-display camera. ZTE created a special matrix that optimizes pixels to improve display consistency and create a more natural transition of pixels.

The company says that it has achieved a full view display effect while maintaining the same level of performance of the front camera by adapting a special material with high euphotic rates achieved through new organic and inorganic film, which improves light input to the front camera. Further, the smartphone also includes additional under-display technologies, including ambient light, sound, and fingerprint sensors to achieve a true full screen without hole punches. To recall, it is powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC.

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ZTE Blade X1 5G with SD 765G SoC launched for $384

ZTE has introduced a new smartphone in the mid-range segment. The ZTE Blade X1 is a 5G device that runs on Snapdragon 7-series SoC. It comes with four cameras on the back and a hole-punch cut out on the front for the selfie shooter. It is available in a single RAM and storage configuration. Plus, there’s only a single color option up for grabs. As for the looks, it seems sleek with rounded edges that should make it more ergonomic.

The ZTE Blade X1 5G features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (2,340×1,080 pixels) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. There is a hole-punch cut out to house the selfie shooter at the top left corner of the screen. The smartphone is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. It is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).

On the optics front, the ZTE Blade X1 5G sports a quad rear camera setup with a 48MP primary camera. It is accompanied by three cameras of 8MP + 2MP + 2MP. Further, there is a 16MP selfie camera on the front. The smartphone’s connectivity options include sub-6GHz 5G, LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port for charging. Sensors on board include accelerometer, gyrosensor, NFC, and ambient light sensor.

The smartphone houses a fingerprint sensor on the rear. It packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It is priced at USD 384 and is available via Visible. It comes in a single 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model in Midnight color. The phone is available in the US and, as of now, there is no information on its international availability.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G in its Sunrise Yellow trim goes global, pre-orders kick off on January 7

ZTE has announced that the new Sunrise Yellow trim of the ZTE Axon 5G phone is now available for the international market as well. To recall, the ZTE smartphone has so far been available only in a single black color option for the global market, but that changes later this month. The Sunrise Yellow shade of the ZTE Axon 20 5G will be up for grabs starting January 7 from ZTE’s UK, EU, and GL online stores. In case you’re interested in purchasing the ZTE device, it will set you back by €449 (£419 / $449).

Made from vegan leather, the yellow color of the back of the phone is reminiscent of the warm glow of a morning sunrise. It is smooth and soft to the touch while at the same time helps to make the back more durable and waterproof compared to phones with a glass back panel,” says ZTE about the new color option. As for the device itself, the ZTE Axon 20 5G made its debut as the world’s first smartphone with an under-display selfie camera. The front snapper remains hidden below the OLED display and only becomes visible when users toggle the selfie camera mode.

ZTE Axon 20 5G
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Coming to the rest of the internals, you’ll find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC inside the phone ticking alongside 8 gigs of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The display measures 6.92-inch diagonally and gets the juice from a 4,220mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. There is a 32MP camera on the front, while the quad rear camera setup consists of a 64MP primary snapper, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro shooter, and a 2MP depth-sensing camera.

Talking about the markets where you can snag the new Sunrise Yellow trim of the ZTE Axon 20 5G, they are listed below:

  • EU store: Austria, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg,
    Cyprus, Malta, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Portugal,
    Finland, Romania, France, Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Hungary,
    Sweden, Ireland
  • UK Store: United Kingdom
  • GL Store: Korea,Ukraine,Thailand,Malay,Philippines,UAE,Saudi Arabia,
    South Africa, Kuwait, Israel, The Republic of South Africa

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World’s first under-display camera smartphone, ZTE Axon 20 5G goes on sale

ZTE launched the Axon 20 5G as the world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera back in September. Now, the device is all set to make its global debut. It will be made available through the official ZTE website in the following markets: EU, UK, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, UAE, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. It is priced at €449 / $449 / £419 and will be sold via invitation codes in limited quantity at first. Users can join the New Vision Club programme to be among the first to purchase the Axon 20 5G and get a free ZTE LiveBuds TWS earphone.

ZTE says it has achieved a full view display effect while maintaining the same level of performance of the front camera by adapting a special material with high euphotic rates achieved through new organic and inorganic film, which improves light input to the front camera. The phone comes with a dual-control chip and a unique driver circuit that solves synchronization problems of color and conventional displays when using an under-display camera. Plus, it has a special matrix that optimizes pixels to improve display consistency and create a more natural transition of pixels.

ZTE Axon 20 5G

The ZTE Axon 20 5G features a 6.92-inch OLED display and supports 10-bit color depth and 100% coverage of DCI-P3 color gamut. Plus, it has a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and supports DTS:X Ultra 3D sound. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. It features an upgraded antenna technology, and sports 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. Furthermore, it packs a  4,220mAh battery that supports 30W Quick Charge and a 5G power-saving mode that improves battery life by 35%.

The smartphone is equipped with nine temperature sensors that improve heat dissipation capabilities through a triple intelligent heat dissipation system that includes liquid cooling, nano carbon fiber, and multi-layer graphite.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G, world’s first under-display camera smartphone goes global on Dec 21

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ZTE launched the Axon 20 5G as the world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera back in September. Now, the smartphone is soon going to be launched for the global market on December 21. It will be made available through the official ZTE website in the following markets: EU, UK, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, UAE, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. However, the company hasn’t announced its price yet and says that it will be revealed via the official website soon.

ZTE says it has achieved a full view display effect while maintaining the same level of performance of the front camera by adapting a special material with high euphotic rates achieved through new organic and inorganic film, which improves light input to the front camera. The phone comes with a dual-control chip and a unique driver circuit that solves synchronization problems of color and conventional displays when using an under-display camera. Plus, it has a special matrix that optimizes pixels to improve display consistency and create a more natural transition of pixels.

ZTE Axon 20 5G

The ZTE Axon 20 5G features a 6.92-inch OLED display and supports 10-bit color depth and 100% coverage of DCI-P3 color gamut. Plus, it has a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and supports DTS:X Ultra 3D sound. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. It features an upgraded antenna technology, and sports 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. Furthermore, it packs a  4,220mAh battery that supports 30W Quick Charge and a 5G power-saving mode that improves battery life by 35%.

The smartphone is equipped with nine temperature sensors that improve heat dissipation capabilities through a triple intelligent heat dissipation system that includes liquid cooling, nano carbon fiber, and multi-layer graphite.

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US FCC reaffirms ZTE is a national security threat over a petition to reconsider

The US Federal Communications Commission (US FCC), back in June this year, declared ZTE as well as HUAWEI as threats to national security. The order meant that funds from the US FCC’s $8.3 billion a year Universal Service Fund can’t be used to buy equipment or procure services from the two companies. Today, the US FCC has re-affirmed its stance of classifying ZTE as a threat to national security following a petition to reconsider the order.

In a press release, the US FCC revealed that it has denied a reconsideration petition filed by ZTE over the agency’s order that designated it as a national security risk. “After reviewing the record, the Bureau found no basis for reconsideration. As a result, the FCC’s $8.3 billion a year Universal Service Fund cannot be used to purchase, obtain, maintain, improve, modify, or otherwise support any equipment or services produced or provided by ZTE as well as its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries,” the FCC noted

The US FCC is going to conduct a meeting on December 10 where the commission will take votes for drafting and implementing rules of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement program. The latter is aimed at helping carrier partners ‘remove and replace untrusted equipment from their networks, months before the statutory deadline.’ 

December 10 meeting to decide if existing ZTE telecom gear will be removed from US soil.

The denial by FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau means US companies can’t buy telecom equipment from ZTE, and depending on the voting results of the December 10 meeting, existing ZTE telecom gear might be removed from the US soil as well. The US FCC has previously claimed, based on evidence it has gathered, that equipment made by ZTE and HUAWEI can be used for espionage – a claim both the companies have denied on multiple occasions in the past. 

A host of rural carriers in the US have been using ZTE or HUAWEI gear, and as per UC FCC’s own estimates, replacing the telecom equipment might cost anywhere between $40 million and $45 million for each company. As for the overall cost, it would cost a total of almost $1.8 billion to fully get rid of Chinese telecom equipment. 

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The $49 ZTE Blade A3Y comes to Verizon’s Yahoo Mobile

ZTE has announced a new entry-level Android smartphone in the US. The ZTE Blade A3Y was introduced earlier this year in March as a rebranded version of Visible. Now, it will be exclusive to Verizon’s Yahoo Mobile prepaid carrier service. The smartphone costs $49 from Yahoo Mobile. The company says those wanting to switch to Yahoo Mobile but don’t have a compatible phone will be able to pick up the Blade A3Y for free. Notably, you get only one plan of $40 per month for unlimited data, text, and calling, which is better than Verizon’s $65 unlimited plan.

Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y

As for the specifications, the ZTE Blade A3Y features a 5.45-inch HD+ TFT display with a resolution of 1440 x 720. It is a basic entry-level device. It could be the perfect choice for the elderly. The smartphone sports a single 8MP camera with dual-LED flash. On the front lies a 5MP selfie shooter for your selfie and video-calling needs. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio A22 (MT6761) quad-core SoC that is clocked at 2.0GHz.

It comes equipped with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card. It packs a 2,660mAh battery. And, unlike some cheap phones, this one comes with a USB Type-C port. Further, it runs Android 10. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm audio jack, and Wi-FI calling support.

Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y

The ZTE Black A3Y is now on sale at an introductory price of $49 from Yahoo Mobile. It comes pre-installed with a bunch of Yahoo apps including ad-free Yahoo Mail, Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports with “Watch Together”, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo Weather.

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Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air, and many more devices on sale today

We start today’s deals with a huge selection of Apple devices thanks to Best Buy’s recent Apple Shopping Event. We can find Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air starting at $950 after a $50 discount. This option gets you 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and an Intel Core i3 processor. The Intel Core i5 version with 512GB SSD is also on sale, as we find it with a $100 discount, leaving it at $1200.

Other Apple deals include the Apple AirPods with a wired charging case for $130 and $30 savings. The Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Pro More matte collection, which comes with noise cancellation, is selling for $200 with a $100 discount; the BeatsX wireless earphones are getting a $30 discount, leaving them up for grabs at just $70. You can also get $350 to $600 savings on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, and more, so you may want to check out the complete list of items included.

AirPods

Now, if you’d rather buy your devices from Amazon, we have great news for you. Amazon is matching most of the discounts currently found at Best buy, sometimes even letting you save a bit more in one or two of the previously mentioned Apple devices.

If you’re looking for a new smartphone, you can head over to Amazon, as the TCL 10L with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage space, a 4,000mAh battery, and a 48MP Quad camera system on the back is selling for $210 after a $40 discount. You can also choose to go the ZE Axon 10 Pro, which comes with 2565GB in storage, 8GG RAM, and Dual-SIM support for $350 after a $200 discount.


Other deals include the LG NanoCell 85 Series 65-inch smart UHD NanoCell TV with Alexa Built-in for $1,047, down from its regular $1,200 price tag. The NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi router with four Ethernet ports and wireless speed of up to 2.6Gbps for $238 after a $51 discount, and $10 extra savings at checkout. The Razer Wolverine Xbox One controller is selling for just $96 after a $24 discount. And finally, the Amazon Echo Dot Gen 3 is getting a $10, leaving it at $40.


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