The launch of the first smartphone hiding the front photo sensor under its screen is taking shape with an announcement to launch ZTE Axon 20 5G in China on September 1, 2020. The time is not so far away when the selfie sensors of smartphones will no longer be visible on the front.
Just as the fingerprint reader ended up disappearing under the screen, the front photo module should follow the same logic. However, there is the difficulty of getting enough light to pass through the different layers of the screen to the sensor and this is what still prevents manufacturers from offering this feature.
The ZTE Axon 20 5G smartphone may therefore be the first to successfully integrate this technology (or to consider that it is sufficiently mature) and its manufacturer is launching a teaser for an official presentation on September 1.
The latter obviously shows a smartphone with no notch or punch and equipped with a flat screen. For this first, ZTE has chosen to offer a mid-range mobile device with a large 6.92-inch OLED FHD + display hiding a fingerprint reader and a 32-megapixel photo module.
The ZTE Axon 20 5G should carry a Snapdragon 765G SoC with 6/8/12 GB of RAM and 64/128/256 GB of storage and have a quadruple photo sensor on the rear with a 48 megapixel main module.
The battery will have 4120 mAh battery with fast charge and the smartphone will run Android 10. The price should be that of a mid-range device, perhaps slightly increased by the novelty of the photo sensor under the screen.