ZTE Launches Axon 30 with Hidden Front Camera
ZTE today announced the Axon 30, a more affordable sibling to the already-announced Axon 30 Ultra flagship phone. The Axon 30 is launching today in China, with a global version coming soon. The phone is notable for having a selfie camera completely hidden under the display. 7 layers of highly transparent materials and 3 special processing technologies are used to make the camera area of the display more light-transmissive, and thus sufficiently transparent to the camera. The AMOLED display also features 120 Hz refresh, 360 Hz touch sampling rate, full HD resolution, and 10-bit color depth. The Axon 30 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870G chipset. ZTE's "memory fusion technology" allows free storage space to "expand the running memory by up to 5GB". The rear cameras include a 64 megapixel main camera, wide-angle camera, and macro camera. The phone has a 4,200 mAh battery and 55-watt fast charging. Pricing and launch date for the global version are yet to be announced.
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Innovation Not Dead Yet
I know that other people's needs and wants are different from my own, but I've never used a front-facing camera, not once, and I resent the inclusion of a so-called "feature" that, to me, is merely unsightly and unnecessary. While Apple's notch houses much more than just the front camera, with FaceID sensors and a couple of early-warning radar arrays in there for good measure, I still find the screen space around the notch just slightly off-putting, especially when viewing webpages in landscape mode. Many of them don't scale properly, and you're left with the not...