Notches, teardrops, punch holes, pop-up cameras, and sliding cameras have all been relatively new ideas for maximizing the display on smartphones. These solutions have their advantages and disadvantages and they certainly have their fair share of likes and dislikes. But just as we thought we’d seen all the ideas out there, the ZTE Axon S shows up.
The ZTE Axon S is an unconfirmed ZTE smartphone that takes the sliding idea and turns it on its side. The only evidence of this smartphone existing are renders posted by Notebook Italia. Still, the ZTE Axon S renders look convincing enough and offer an elegant look at the idea.
According to Notebook Italia, the screen slides to the side which then reveals the front-facing camera as well as the triple rear camera. Solutions like this are being thought up in order to give users the most screen real estate on their devices. These solutions also allow for smaller bezels, in turn allowing for larger screens in a smaller footprint.
Notebook Italia goes on to say the rear camera array will include a 48MP main sensors along with two 19MP sensors with one having 5x optical zoom. It’s also being reported that one of the cameras may have an adjustable aperture of f/1.7 to f/2.4 and the third will have an f/3.8 aperture.
As we’ve mentioned, the ZTE Axon S is unconfirmed so there is no pricing or availability. It could very well be just a render from someone who enjoys making such things. Either way, it is an interesting concept although, as with the Oppo sliding phone, I would be worried about sand, dirt, and debris locking up the sliding mechanism over time. I guess only time will tell if the sliding idea is a good one or not.
Last Updated on February 3, 2021.