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Aside from that super clean front, the Axon 20 5G is a gentle evolution of last year’s Axon 10 Pro 5G. It puts an end to curved screen edges in favor of a more typically “borderless” design. And what a screen it is: At 6.92 inches, it is one of the largest available on a regular phone, although the OLED panel is only 1080 pixels wide. It will be renewed to 90 hertz.
Beneath that is a Snapdragon 765G processor – a somewhat dated choice, especially with the just-announced new 888, and considering last year’s model had an 800 series. However, ZTE is generous with RAM and storage, 8 GB and 128 GB respectively. The battery is large at 4200, but at least that seems small on such a large device. It can charge up to 30 watts, although there is no wireless charging involved.
ZTE seems to go all out on camera excess. In addition to the 32-megapixel selfie camera below the screen, there is a 64-megapixel primary rear shooter, an 8 MP ultrawide, plus a few additional 2 MP sensors for macro and depth. If only the company was so committed to software, the phone will launch with Android 10 months after Android 11 updates came out.
The ZTE Axon 20 5G will be launched in the United Kingdom, the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, and in ZTE’s home territory , China. A launch in the United States is notably absent, possibly because of the company’s ongoing government troubles. The rollout will begin on December 21, although a further price is expected.