The Chinese company ZTE has officially presented the flagship smartphone Axon 40 Ultra. The novelty is based on a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, supports fifth-generation communication networks (5G) and is equipped with a sub-screen selfie camera.
Axon 40 Ultra received a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2480 × 1116 pixels and a pixel density of 400 ppi, a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and a maximum brightness of 1500 cd/m². The panel used covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. A new UDC Pro chip is used to control the display; the changed arrangement of the subpixels above the front camera makes this area more uniform.
A 16-megapixel front camera is installed under the display, thanks to which the smartphone got a screen without cutouts and holes. The main camera is based on three 64-megapixel sensors and is housed in a rectangular module on the back of the body.
The Sony IM787 main sensor with f/1.6 aperture and 35mm focal length supports OIS and omnidirectional autofocus. The f/2.35 ultra-wide-angle module supports autofocus, thanks to which the smartphone can take macro shots from a distance of 4 cm.The third sensor is a periscope telephoto lens with an f/3.5 aperture, a focal length of 91 mm and support for optical stabilization. Capable of recording 8K video, the Axon 40 Ultra can also keep all three main camera sensors active at the same time, allowing for quick switching between focal lengths.
The “heart” of the novelty was the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 performance platform with eight computing cores (one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores and four Cortex-A510 cores). Buyers can choose between versions with 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of UFS 3.1 storage. The smartphone features a liquid cooling system that helps prevent the device from overheating.
The Axon 40 Ultra is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging up to 80W. A USB Type-C interface is provided for recharging (also used to connect a headset). The device supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, and an NFC module is available for contactless payments.
The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is already available for pre-order in China. The basic version of the device with 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM costs $745, while the version with 16GB RAM and 1TB ROM costs around $1080. Outside of the home market, the Axon 40 Ultra will launch in June.