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ZTE Axon 30 5G is its second stab at UDC tech and will be unveiled on July 22, an upgraded Axon 30 Ultra variant is inbound too

ZTE has revealed an official teaser for the Axon 30 5G with second-gen UDC. (Image: ZTE)
ZTE has revealed an official teaser for the Axon 30 5G with second-gen UDC. (Image: ZTE)
ZTE, the maker of the first smartphone to launch with under-display camera technology is back with a sequel. The new ZTE Axon 30 5G uses second-generation tech that should be substantially improved. The company has also teased a 1 TB variant of its flagship Axon 30 Ultra handset with both devices set to ship soon.

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Under-display camera (UDC) technology is still relatively new and like under-display fingerprint readers, it will take a few iterations before it fully delivers on the promise. But you have to start somewhere and ZTE was the first to market last year with the mid-range Axon 20 5G. While it was an approximation of the notchless and punch hole-less smartphone dream with the ability to still take selfies, it was decidedly first-generation tech.

ZTE is back with a second stab at UDC technology forming a partnership with Visionox that is said to deliver a breakthrough in under-display camera technology. Not only does the pixel density above the camera double from 200 ppi to 400 ppi, which should make the camera less visible, a new pixel arrangement delivers better image clarity and quality. The display refresh rate is also expected to increase from 90 Hz to 120 Hz. Expect an official launch on July 22.

In addition to the new teaser image of the ZTE Axon 30 5G with UDC, the company has also announced that it is releasing an upgraded version of its already feature-rich Axon 30 Ultra flagship. In addition to high-end specs including a Snapdragon 888 SoC and top-tier camera array, the new variant will come with a whopping 16 GB of RAM and a massive 1 TB of storage. The new model is going on sale in China this Friday, but seems unlikely to reach US or other shores.

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The new 16 GB/1 TB variant of the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra hits China on Friday. (Image: ZTE)
The new 16 GB/1 TB variant of the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra hits China on Friday. (Image: ZTE)

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1291 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-07- 6 (Update: 2021-07- 6)