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ZTE Axon 30 5G with under-display camera starts at US$499

By Liu Hongzuo - on 8 Sep 2021, 8:00pm

ZTE Axon 30 5G with under-display camera starts at US$499

ZTE Axon 30 5G.

The official sale period of the Axon 30 5G has begun, with the phone coming in two configurations.

Global retail of the ZTE Axon 30 5G starts at US$499 (~S$671.54) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage version, and US$599 (~S$806.12) for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. Both are officially available on ZTE’s official website, starting on 9 September 2021. Axon 30 5G purchases made within the first 24 hours of sale come with a free screen protector or phone case.

Axon 30 5G's under-display front camera offers a no-cutout screen.

We’ve touched on the phone’s main specs here at its initial announcement, but its move to retail channels also unveiled new images and a few more details about the Axon 30 5G.

As a 5G-capable handset, Axon 30 5G uses a “5G Super Antenna 3.1” that comes with an “anti-lock” antenna system. It also packs dual Wi-Fi antennas within. ZTE said that the Axon 30 5G is capable of identifying the strongest network intelligently, and automatically switch between 5G, Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi 2, while boosting network speeds regardless of your mode of Internet connection.

The phone’s sleek design lends itself to a 7.8mm body weighing 189g, and ZTE seemed really proud of its ultra-thin bezels, “double waistline”, and rear camera housing. In addition, the brand said that the phone’s rear is made of 3D composite polymer (plastic, essentially), featuring a “nano-level glow texture overlaid by holographic effect”.

The Axon 30 5G is the premium mid-range alternative to its true flagship Axon 30 Ultra, with the phones touting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870G and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, respectively. Axon 30 Ultra is also available for purchase, but it doesn’t have an under-display camera at the front. 

Axon 30 5G is ZTE’s second attempt at a phone with an under-display camera. Its first go was through the Axon 20 5G launched last year

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