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The ZTE Axon 20 5G And LiveBuds Available for Open Sale on January 11th


Starting from January 11th, the ZTE Axon 20 5G and the new TWS earbuds are globally available for open-sale. The ZTE Axon 20 comes in two color options, Sunrise Yellow and Midnight black. Both share the same specs and are priced at  €449 /£419 /$449. The new ZTE LiveBuds priced at $39.90/ €39.90/ £36.9.


(Shenzhen, China, January 11th, 2021) - The ZTE Axon 20 5G, the first under-display camera 5G smartphone, announced its global open-sale from January 11st on ZTE website. Both models offer immersive full display experience with the under-display camera technologies. Also starting today, users can place orders for the ZTE LiveBuds, the TWS earphone that  features the advanced ENC noise reduction, Bluetooth 5.0  and smart Touch - at the great price of $39.90/ €39.90/ £36.9.


Unobstructed True Vivid Full Display As Everything is Under-display


Packing the same advanced under-display technologies, the ZTE Axon 20 5Gdelivering a true full-display without any notch or punch hole. This device also features industry-leading 5G technologies, an AI Quad camera, and a 6.92” OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate for a smooth day-to-day 5G experience. 


To scrap the notches and punch holes, the ZTE Axon 20 5G pushes the boundaries of screen innovation. By using more transparent screen materials, dual-control chips, unique driver circuits, special pixel matrix, and its in-house selfie algorithm, the front camera is housed invisibly under the screen. With the light sensor, sound speaker, and fingerprint sensor all under-display, the true full screen offers an immersive visual experience.  


With a full 6.92-inch FHD+ OLED display, with 10-bit color depth, and 100% coverage of DCI-P3 color gamut, 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz sample rate, the smooth and responsive screen can satisfy every need for day-to-day viewing and entertainment. Watching videos and playing games are more pleasurable. 



Fast and stable 5G experience


The ZTE Axon 20 5G features upgraded antenna technology to ensure an ultra-fast 5G experience anytime and anywhere. ZTE’s Super Antenna 2.0 is a cutting-edge PDS antenna with a 360-degree surround integrated design and intelligent closed-loop tuning technology, which can improve network connection stability and download speed. 


Photography Every Moment Vividly and Stably


ZTE has made continuous efforts in improving the video functions of its smartphones to meet the creative needs of younger generations in the 5G era. The device features a 64MP super HD main camera that supports 4K high-resolution video at 60fps, super night scenes, video beauty and real-time HDR video in multiple lighting conditions. In addition, the main and wide-angle lenses support image stabilization, which helps to shoot videos of higher quality. 


Smooth Day-to Day Performance 


Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G mobile platform, the ZTE Axon 20 5G features a new-generation full-scenario system optimization engine. The 4,220mAh battery can support 30W Quick Charging and has a 5G power saving mode that improves battery life by 35%. The heat dissipation capabilities are improved through a triple level intelligent heat dissipation system, which includes liquid cooling circulation, carbon nanofiber thermal pad, and graphite material. Thus it will always remain cool during power intense activities such as playing games, viewing short videos, or watching movies.


Unique Design for unique Touch


The ZTE Axon 20 5G comes with two colors: Midnight black and Sunrise yellow. The Midnight black has the 3D curved glass on the back that contains ten layers of structural stacks, which have been carefully crafted with 36 different processes to create a unique and gorgeous texture. 

Made from vegan leather, the Sunrise yellow of the back of the phone is reminiscent of the warm glow of a morning sunrise. It is smooth and soft to the touch while at the same time helps to make the back more durable and waterproof compared to phones with a glass back panel. The ZTE Axon 20 5G weighs 198g, 7.98mm, with a double-curved waistline arc design and the overall feel is comfortable even after using the phone for a long time. 


ZTE LiveBuds, Live the Sound

ZTE also announces the TWS earbuds - the ZTE Livebuds. Thanks to the two high definition microphones inside, the ZTE LiveBuds uses ENC environmental noise reduction with the inclusion of an intelligent noise reduction chip that suppresses 90% of environmental noise. The ZTE LiveBuds also supports the following features:

  • AAC decoding with low latency and high speed transmission.
  • Smart touch that allows you to control the ZTE LiveBuds with a finger tip.
  • 550mAh battery box that delivers 20 hours battery life and 4 hours usage time.
  • 4 grams feather light and ergonomic design for comfortable wear.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 that stays connected up to 10 meters distance.
  • Compatible with Android and IOS.
  • IPX 4 water resistant rating.

Pricing and Availability


Beginning on January 11st, the ZTE Axon 20 5G and the ZTE Livebuds officially starts the open sale via the official website.  The ZTE Axon 20 5G is priced at  €449 /£419 /$449. The new ZTE LiveBuds priced at $39.90/ €39.90/ £36.9.


The ZTE Axon 20 5G and the ZTE LiveBuds are available in the following countries and regions:

  • EU store: Austria, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Finland, Romania, France, Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Hungary, Sweden, Ireland
  • UK Store: United Kingdom;
  • GL Store: Korea,Ukraine,Thailand,Malay,Philippines,UAE,Saudi Arabia,South Africa, Kuwait, Israel, The Republic of South Africa.

The ZTE Axon 20 5G is not available in the United States and Canada.

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