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The first phone with an under-display camera is now on sale for $449

Zte Axon 20 5G
Zte Axon 20 5G (Image credit: ZTE)

What you need to know

  • The world's first phone with an under-display is now available globally.
  • The ZTE Axon 20 5G comes with a 6.92-inch 90Hz OLED display, quad rear cameras, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G.
  • Unsurprisingly, the device will not be available in the U.S. and Canada.

ZTE took the wraps off the world's first smartphone with an under-display camera in September this year. Nearly four months after its launch in China, the ZTE Axon 20 5G is finally making its global debut to challenge the best Android phones on the market.

The phone can now be ordered for $449 / €449 / £419 from the ZTE store in Europe, the United Kingdom, Korea, Ukraine, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. Unsurprisingly, the Axon 20 5G will not be making its way to North America.

Axon 20 5g

Source: ZTE (Image credit: Source: ZTE)

What is also a little disappointing is that the first limited batch of ZTE Axon 20 5G will be available exclusively to users with invitation codes. You'll have to join the "New Vision Club" to get your hands on the limited invitation codes that are required to purchase the Axon 20. The first batch of Axon 20 buyers will receive a "New Year's gift" from ZTE, the company's LiveBuds wireless earphones. ZTE will also invite the first batch of buyers to submit a product review and get $20 cashback as a reward.

ZTE Axon 20 5G has a 6.92-inch full-screen display with FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone's 32MP under-display selfie camera uses a triple selfie algorithm to optimize the performance under various lighting conditions. Powering the phone is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Around the back of the phone is a quad-camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor. Keeping the lights on is a 4,220mAh battery with 30W fast charging and a "5G power saving mode."

Zte Axon 20 5G

ZTE Axon 20 5G

ZTE's Axon 20 5G is the first phone to feature an in-display selfie camera. It also has a massive 6.92-inch OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, a large 4,220mAh battery, and quad rear cameras with a 64MP primary sensor.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
5 Comments
  • But is it waterproof?
    What's the point of doing this and not being waterproof, popup cameras already allowed full device screens.
  • According to other sites, the under-display camera is pretty bad. Maybe in a few years these will be a realistic option.
  • Is ZTE completely banned from the US, or just their 5g components? I bought the ZTE axon 10 pro exactly 1 year ago, and it's been great. Fast, reliable, and has plenty of storage.
  • The 10 pro was another sweet spot device by ZTE. Best since the Axon 7. I almost bought one, but snagged an OP7T on sale instead. But the 10 pro already has better 3rd party ROM support than the 7T does. Of course, the 7T is expected to get another few years of official support from OnePlus - part of why I went with it instead of ZTE.
  • I wonder if ebay sellers will be able to get the ZTE into the US?