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An early Galaxy S22 Ultra leak says a fan-favorite feature is returning

An early Galaxy S22 Ultra leak says a fan-favorite feature is returning

While some of us have our eyes on the upcoming Pixel 6, there's another flagship on the horizon that's not too far away. Samsung's next major phone release will be the Galaxy S22, a phone perfect for anyone who has yet to be won over by the company's foldables. We're learning a little more about the power behind that device today, including just how capable its charging situation might be.

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ZTE's Axon 30 has something to show Samsung about making under-display cameras really disappear

ZTE's Axon 30 has something to show Samsung about making under-display cameras really disappear

Last year's ZTE Axon 20 5G was the first device to ship with an under-display front-facing camera, giving users a full-screen experience without hole-punches or notches. Although the pixels on top of the camera weren't exactly invisible — something Samsung is currently experiencing with its first hidden selfie cam — it was still some impressive tech. ZTE has returned with the Axon 30, offering the company a chance to improve its display technology, all contained in a solid mid-range smartphone.

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Photo gallery: How annoying is the Galaxy Z Fold3's under-display camera?

Photo gallery: How annoying is the Galaxy Z Fold3's under-display camera?

Samsung had a lot to talk about at Unpacked today with two new phones, two new watches, and yet another pair of earbuds. Even with a packed schedule, Samsung made certain to point out the Galaxy Z Fold3 sports the first-ever under-display selfie camera in a foldable. However, the resolution of the OLED matrix over top of the camera is about a quarter of the surrounding screen. The results can look a bit weird, and Samsung's renders don't really do it justice. Here's what it looks like in real life.

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Oppo's new under-screen camera takes us one step closer to 'invisible' selfie cameras

Oppo's new under-screen camera takes us one step closer to 'invisible' selfie cameras

Smartphone companies keep challenging the status quo of where selfie cameras should be placed, and it seems like a few of them are headed towards making them invisible. While we've already seen an implementation of the under-display camera, Oppo's latest iteration seems to take a considerable jump in terms of...invisibility.

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Google's patent for an in-display camera works like a magic trick

Google's patent for an in-display camera works like a magic trick

Normally, we skip covering patents here at Android Police. Most of them never materialize in a product and "what if" games are just conjecture. However, a recently published patent application by Google has caught our eye for the unique and slightly ridiculous way it aims to hide a camera beneath a smartphone display. When was the last time you saw a magic show?

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ZTE's second-gen under-display camera tech is starting to look like it's finally ditching the compromises

ZTE's second-gen under-display camera tech is starting to look like it's finally ditching the compromises

When it comes to smartphone design, the ultimate goal of minimalists seems to lie with a slab containing no protrusions, no ports, just a constant surface with a large, fascia-filling display. ZTE has done some grunt work in bringing a few user-facing features beneath the surface and is showing off some of it at the in-person MWC in Shanghai.

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Samsung's first product with an under-display camera may not be a phone

Samsung's first product with an under-display camera may not be a phone

Display bezels, be it on smartphones, laptops, or televisions, have drastically reduced in the last few years. But a key problem with reducing bezels, especially in the case of smartphones and laptops, is figuring out where or how to place the front-facing camera. The most novel way to do so is by placing it under the display, and Samsung has showcased just this in its latest teaser.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G teardown takes an even closer look at that crazy under-screen camera

ZTE Axon 20 5G teardown takes an even closer look at that crazy under-screen camera

We've got one serious love-hate relationship with front-facing cameras on our phones. Sure, everyone likes to take selfies, and their popularity has helped drive multiple social media sites into the stratosphere. But the cameras themselves are just so darn inconvenient, taking up precious phone real estate, and increasingly stealing space from the screen itself. One novel solution involves tucking the front-facer under the display, like we see on the brand-new ZTE Axon 20 5G. Now Zack from JerryRigEverything is putting this model to the test, seeing how it holds up to abuse and also giving us a better look at how this weird camera works.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G with world's first under-display camera now on sale

ZTE Axon 20 5G with world's first under-display camera now on sale

The world's first commercially available smartphone with an under-display camera is now on sale. The ZTE Axon 20 5G, announced back in September, costs €449/£419/$449 and comes in black. Aside from the fancy camera/display tech, the phone's specs put it in the upper mid-range segment — it's powered by a Snapdragon 765G chip and offers 30W fast charging.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G and its under-display camera set to go global December 21

ZTE Axon 20 5G and its under-display camera set to go global December 21

Although we've seen plenty of concepts and prototypes over the last year or so, ZTE is now technically "first" to reveal a phone with an under-display camera. That's right, the Axon 20 5G has no notch, no camera cutout, and almost no bezel. The front-facing camera can work right through the screen.

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