Announcement. ZTE Axon 30S - a micro-upgrade of a smartphone with an under-screen camera?

Photo Announcement. ZTE Axon 30S - a micro-upgrade of a smartphone with an under-screen camera?

ZTE has announced the ZTE Axon 30S smartphone in its native China.

Axon 30S

As far as we can judge by external signs, we have a copy of last year's ZTE Axon 30. Only the set of colors has changed, and the Android version has been refreshed to the current twelfth. Of course, it cannot be ruled out that there are some changes that are simply not visible to our naked eyes. But if we still can’t find out about them, then what, one wonders, does it matter to us?

Axon 30

ZTE Axon 30S, like its predecessor, is a smartphone with a front hidden under the screen�� camera. The Axon 30 had a "second generation" camera. Is the Axon 30S worth it or something more recent - that's the main question.

About the characteristics.

Chipset - "almost flagship" Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (about seven hundred thousand points in AnTuTu).

There is a decent amount of memory. 8 or 12 GB operational, 128 or 256 GB permanent. Support for memory cards is also available.

AMOLED screen. Huge, as much as 6.92" (114 cm²). The resolution is 1080x2460, which gives 388 ppi. The maximum refresh rate is up to 120 Hz.

The battery capacity is modest, only 4200 mAh. But the charging speed is as much as 55 W.

The set of rear cameras is quite standard. 64+8+5+2 MP. Main module, wide-angle, macro, depth sensor. Front camera resolution - 16 MP.

Other. There is support for 5G networks, a sixth Wi-Fi, an NFC module. The fingerprint scanner, of course, as well as the front camera, is also hidden under the screen.

For now, the smartphone will only be sold in China. The prices are extremely humane. ¥1698 (₽13800, $238) and ¥2198 (₽17900, $308) for 8+128GB and 12+256GB respectively.

ZTE Axon 30S key features:

ScreenAMOLED, 6.92", 114 cm², 1080x2460, 388 ppi, 120 Hz, 1B (10 bit) colors, grayTrash, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 870
3.2 GHz, 1 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 3 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 4 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 650 Memory RAM 8-12 GB, ROM 128-256 GB, Micro-SD up to 2 TB Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G Bands 1,3,28,41,78
LTE Bands 1,3-5,7,8,12,17,20,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2( 1900), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900)
CDMA 800
TD-SCDMA Rechargeable Li-Pol, 4200 mAh, fast charging 55.00 W Dimensions170.2 x 77.8 x 7.8 mm Weight189 g Rear camera: quad, flash, autofocus
- 64 MP
- 8 MP, wide-angle
- 5 MP, macro
- 2 MP, depth sensor
front camera16 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 12 SensorsFingerprint scanner (screen), NFC USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

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