Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Civi 2 will have a pill-shaped cutout for its dual selfie cameras, the Redmi K60 will likely get a Dynamic Island-style notification system, Realme seems interested in that as well. If you’re worried about Android makers rushing to imitate Apple’s new design, ZTE has the perfect antidote.
The company will unveil the ZTE Axon 30S on September 26 (Monday) and it will have an under-display camera. Check this out – no punch-hole, pill-shaped or otherwise, no notch, just a screen.
ZTE Axon 30S coming next week with under-display camera
The phone will be 7.8mm thick and weigh 192g, according to another official teaser. The Weibo post tries to sell this as thin and light, but that’s only half true.
The Axon 30S will be 7.8mm thick and weigh 192g
Also, we don’t know exactly why ZTE is going back to the Axon 30 series (the last of which was launched last year) when the Axon 40 series is already here. Perhaps it will be an updated version of the Axon 30 5G (also with a UD camera).
Possible details of the Axon 30S on TENAA (ZTE 9042N)
The Axon 30S may have gone through TENAA, which revealed a smaller 6.67-inch display (AMOLED, FHD+), the Axon 30 5G had a massive 6.92-inch display. The battery will have a larger capacity of 4,430 mAh (instead of 4,200 mAh). The 30 5G was a hair lighter at 189g, which is odd considering its size.
Either way, the camera setup can be simplified to 64MP main, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth (omitting the 8MP ultrawide). The selfie camera will have a resolution of 16 MP. That’s if the ZTE 9042N is indeed the Axon 30S, of course.
Note that this device does not appear to be related to the Axon 40 SE/Blade V40S, although this will also have an under-display camera.
Source 1 | Spring 2 | Source 3 (in Chinese)