Last month, ZTE broke a record when it announced the world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera. Not long after the ZTE phone debuted, Vinsmart took the covers off the Vsmart Axis Pro phone, which arrived with the same under-display camera tech.
The Vinsmart Vsmart Pro Axis phone became the second device to feature the latest front-facing camera technology.
In the same vein, a Japanese smartphone manufacturer – Rakuten, has announced the Rakuten BIG smartphone in Japan.
The highlights of the new Rakuten device are its massive display and the presence of an under-display selfie camera.
As the name suggests, the new Rakuten device features a 6.9-inch display, which is very close to the display size of mini-tablets.
Diving into the specs, the 6.9-inch display housed in the Rakuten BIG is an OLED panel, which delivers a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels.
The smartphone weighs 227 grams and has a dimension of 174 x 80 x 9mm.
Under the hood, the Snapdragon 765G chipset powers the smartphone. It offers the user with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Also, the phone arrives with a dedicated MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.
As earlier stated, the massive display on the Rakuten BIG features a 32-megapixel under-display front-facing camera.
On the other hand, the phone sports a quad-camera system on its back panel. The vertically aligned sensors consist of a 64-megapixel primary camera, a super-wide 8-megapixel lens, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The device comes installed with the Android 10 OS, and it features a 4,000mAh battery.
The Rakuten BIG is IP68 certified, which means the device is dustproof and water-resistant.
The Rakuten BIG is available in colour options like black, white, and crimson red. It retails for 69,800 Yen (~$660).