ZTE’s upcoming Axon 20 5G will be the world’s first commercially-available smartphone with an in-display selfie camera when it launches on September 1. Today, the Chinese manufacturer released a special post highlighting all the other technologies it brought to the market first.
Grand S II – World’s first phone with voice control technology
Nowadays, it is easy to call on the voice assistant on your phone to carry out certain functions such as making a call, turning on/off Bluetooth, or launching an app. However, before Google Assistant and Siri became mainstre am, ZTE
Grand S III – World’s first smartphone” with an eye-based biometric solution
A few months after announcing the Grand S II, ZTE set another record when it launched the Grand S III at the 2015 edition of the Mobile World Congress. The phone was the first in the world with an eye-based biometric solution. The technology dubbed Eyeprint ID was able to unlock the phone by scanning the user’s eyes and the pattern of the blood vessels in them. It was a secure solution that could be used for payment as it was unique to each person.
Axon Mini – World’s first smartphone with a pressure-sensitive screen
The Axon Mini launched as the first phone with a pressure-sensitive screen. Announced in July of 2015, the phone had a force touch display which means certain menus and options would become available depending on how much pressure you applied when pressing the display.
Axon M – World’s first foldable dual-screen phone (actually not true!)
Before the Surface Duo, there was the Axon M. Just like Microsoft’s Android-powered device, the 2017 ZTE Axon M also launched with dual displays. ZTE claims it is the world’s first foldable dual-screen phone but that is not true. The 2011 Kyocera Echo and the 2012 Sony Tablet P arrived well before it did and with dual-displays too.
Axon 10 Pro 5G – First commercially-available 5G phone in China
The Axon 10 Pro 5G launched as the first 5G commercially-available 5G phone in China. It was also the first 5G smartphone in Northern Europe and the Middle East.
Axon 11 SE 5G – First 5G phone to support all 4 major Chinese operators
The Axon 11 SE 5G launched as the first smartphone in China to be compatible with 5G networks from all of China’s four major carriers.
ZTE has sure made its mark in the mobile industry and we are pretty excited to see how great the Axon 20 5G is at taking pictures and recording videos with its in-display camera.
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