The majority of mobiles available in Europe increasingly have larger screens. This doesn’t necessarily mean that these are much bigger mobiles, because with each new generation we see how the front is taking better advantage.
Contour reduction with longer aspect ratios came first, the later notch, experiments with motorized cameras and finally the holes in the screen for the camera. The next step in this trend is to hide the camera itself within the screen itself, and ZTE seems to be leading the way in that regard.
ZTE presents its second-generation under-screen camera
The Chinese company already surprised us a few months ago with the ZTE Axon 20 5G, the first commercial mobile that boasted of hiding the camera under the screen. Its operation is very particular, and as we have learned, this mobile does not really hide the camera under the main screen, but behind a second screen of reduced size and of lower quality.
This is how the camera under the screen of the ZTE Axon 20 5G works
A video shows us the system used to hide the camera under the screen of the ZTE Axon 20 5G which has already been launched in Europe.
This secondary screen in the end is noticed day by day and breaks the immersion that this type of technology should offer (because in the end, if it is as perceptible as the hole in the screen, that does not solve anything). The second-generation screen that hides the camera went from 200 pixels per inch to 400 pixels per inch, ultimately equaling in definition the main panel that governs most of the front, a panel that served to improve its fluidity to 120 Hz..
This is not the only improvement in ZTE technology, and it is that in addition to improving one of the most obvious weaknesses of this technology, they took the opportunity to incorporate a 3D facial recognition scanner, similar to solutions like iPhone FaceID, a much more secure unlocking method than conventional face unlocking with a camera.
The technology itself has great promise, but it still has a lot to prove. In the first tests with this mobile we could see that the photographic quality is reduced and, although it is expected to improve in this second generation, until it is in a commercial mobile, we will not be able to determine it with all guarantees.
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