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World's first smartphone with both 5G and an under-display camera will launch in September

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE will launch the world's first mass-produced 5G smartphone with an under-display camera next month. The ZTE Axon 20 5G, which is launching in China on September 1, will be the first under-display camera smartphone to be released to the market. The so-called'under-display' camera is concealed entirely behind the phone's screen, with no need for any notches or small round'hole-punches'. The design increases the amount of space on the smartphone display, which is usually taken up by the black spot at the top that houses the camera. Although the phone's release date in the UK is yet to be announced, more details, including pricing will be available at the September 1 launch event.

Oppo smartphone with dual selfie camera is launching on March 23


After the dual rear camera became the norm for smartphone flagships, it's apparently time for the number of selfie cameras on phones to double as well. We don't yet have any images of the phone but we have a launch date: March 23. SEE ALSO: Oppo's new tech brings eye-popping zoom to smartphone cameras In terms of spec, we only know that the phone will have a 16-megapixel "main" selfie cam, as well as an 8-megapixel "sub" camera on the front. In its press release, Oppo repeatedly refers to the phone as "F3 Plus of the F3 series," and we've seen reports that the company might actually launch two phones in March, the F3 and the F3 Plus, both with dual front cameras. Oppo, which is currently the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, is betting big on phone camera technology.

3D capture with normal smartphone cameras


Fans of professional sports will be familiar with so-called 4D visualizations, which offer multiple vantages of a single scene. A receiver catches a pass, but was he inbounds? The live producer and announcers will run a replay, shifting the POV so viewers have the sensation of zooming around to the front of the action to have a look. There's a whole lot of technology behind that seemingly simple maneuver, including a careful orchestration of fixed-point cameras that are positioned to enable near real-time video stitching. What if video from smartphone cameras aimed at a scene could be employed the same way?

The best smartphone camera accessories


The two best ways to improve your smartphone photography are "talent" and "practice," but if you'd rather buy your way to better shots, that works too. Nowadays, there's a great selection of accessories like clip-on lenses, stabilizers, stands and other gear you can get without blowing a hole in your budget. If you've been thinking about taking that next step, here are a few questions to ask yourself and some of the best products on the market. Smartphone photography has become so good that you might rightly question whether you need accessories at all. Devices from Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG and Google can achieve a level of quality that was unthinkable just two years ago.