The Chinese tech giant has launched a new smartphone ZTE Axon 30 5G with an Under-screen camera, 120Hz AMOLED screen, and many more. The handset just like Axon 20 which was launched last year is bringing a new generation of under-screen camera technology. The handset also features a better display and a better imaging effect than its predecessor.
Where to Buy ZTE Axon 30
ZTE Axon 30 5G Key Specs & Features
- 6.92 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2460 pixels (~388 ppi)
- Android 11, MyOS 11
- Octa-core Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
- 6GB, 8GB, 12GB RAM
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
- 64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 16 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint (under display, optical)
- 4G LTE Network
- 5G Network
- Fast Charging 55W
- USB Power Delivery
- Quick Charge 4+
- Non-Removable Li-Ion 4200 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The ZTE Axon 30 comes with a nice body design that is built with a combination of glass and plastic frames. The handset has body dimensions of 170.2 x 77.8 x 7.8 mm and it weighs 189 g. The device’s top selling point is on the front. Yes, unlike the Axon 20 display which boasts of just 200 PPI, the Axon 30 display has the world’s first 400PPI under-screen display.
It is also the first device with an under-screen camera that supports a 120Hz refresh rate. On the specification, it offers a 6.92-inch AMOLED screen with around 1.07 billion colors and a screen resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels.
The handset makes use of a slender 20.5:9 screen aspect ratio with a 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, matching all colors in the digital image. It also comes with XUltra 3D sound effects that offer an immersive audio and video experience.
The company also added new smart display controls on the Axon 30. You will get smart pixel enhancement control and also smart optimized display control. There is a multi-drive ACE circuit arrangement that makes the transition of the camera area under the screen more clear.
Further, it features an OLED panel, a 7-layer screen structure and more transparent cathodes, and high-transmittance arrays that create better conditions for the under-display camera.
Talking about the camera, the ZTE Axon 30 5G is blessed with a 16 MP front shooter with a single-pixel size of up to 1.12um. The maker says it relied on tens of thousands of sets of data, through AI deep learning for model training, and it has a revolutionary upgrade of intelligence algorithm 2.0, which allows users to use AI image quality even in scenes with darker ambient light.
The enhancement technology greatly improves both the resolution of the picture and also improves the problems of underexposure and obvious noise during shooting.
The primary camera on the back consists of 64-megapixel Sony IMX682sensor pair with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 5-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel depth-of-field lens. It can record smart Vlog short video shooting with different built-in smart shooting templates.
Hardware and Software
The ZTE Axon 30 5G packs a Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G chipset based on an 11nm process node with an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 1×3.2 GHz.
It has Android 11 OS based on MyOS 11 OS with Adreno 650 GPU.
The handset is also equipped with UFS3.1 flash memory and carries support for memory fusion technology which calls 8GB from flash memory as Virtual storage and it combined with the 12GB physical RAM version making it up to 2GB RAM. The internal memory is available in 128GB and up to 256GB storage.
Battery and Network
The ZTE Axon 30 5G has a non-removable battery of 4200mAh and supports 55W fast charging. It has a dual SIM with a 5G network and there is also NFC for mobile payment.
Other features on the handset include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, A-GPS, USB Type-C 3.1, and an under-display fingerprint scanner.
ZTE Axon 30 5G Price and Availability
The ZTE Axon 30 5G with 6GB + 128GB will cost $338, 8 GB + 128GB will sell at a price of $384 while the 12 GB + 256GB version goes up to $476. In Nigeria, the handset will start selling for 140,000 Naira.
In Ghana, it will cost 2,100 Ghs and 34,000 Ksh in Kenya.
ZTE Axon 30 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the ZTE Axon 30 5G:
- Platform: Android 11, MyOS 11
- Processor: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm), Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
- GPU: Adreno 650
- Memory: 6GB, 8GB, 12GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Aqua
- Dimension: 170.2 x 77.8 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: 189 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.92 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2460 pixels (~388 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Quad Cameras, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS, HDR, 10‑bit video
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 16 MP Camera, f/2.0, (wide), under display, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, CDMA 800
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes, 1, 3, 28, 41, 78 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: no
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Ion 4200 mAh, non-removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Fast charging 55W