As scheduled, ZTE has officially announced the all-new Axon 30 flagship series which include the likes of the Axon 30 Pro and Axon 30 Ultra. This time round, the vanilla Axon 30 smartphone has been omitted from the launch event. However, the company did confirmed that it will be launched somewhere in the near future with an under display selfie camera.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra
Starting with the highest-end model, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra sports a 6.67” AMOLED display that offers a FHD+ screen resolution, smooth 144Hz screen refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 10-bit color depth and HDR10+ support. On top of that, there’s also a 16 megapixels selfie camera as well as an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Around the back of the phone, you’ll be greeted by a humongous camera island which houses a quad-camera system headlined by a trio of 64 megapixels cameras for wide, ultra-wide and portrait shots. This will be rounded out by an 8 megapixels periscope camera which offers up to 5x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom.
Under the hood, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset which will be paired with up to 16GB RAM and 1TB onboard storage. Despite the hefty storage capacity, it can still be further expanded via a microSD card.
To keep its light on, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra draws power from a respectable 4,600mAh battery which carries support for 66W fast-charging. Sad to say, there isn’t any wireless or reverse charging support on the Axon 30 Ultra.
As usual, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra runs on the company’s proprietary MyOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box. In terms of connectivity, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra also brings support for both NFC and Wi-Fi 6E.
For those who’re interested, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is priced at 4,698 Yuan (US$720), 4,998 Yuan (US$766) and 6,666 Yuan (US$1,022) respectively for its 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, as well as 16GB+1TB variants.
ZTE Axon 30 Pro
Coming to the slightly more affordable Axon 30 Pro, the device builds around the same 6.67” AMOLED display but features a slightly lower 120Hz refresh rate. Aside from that, everything else upfront remain unchanged.
In the camera department, the ZTE Axon 30 Pro will still be arriving with a quad-camera system. However, it lacks the 64 megapixels portrait camera and the 8 megapixels periscope camera. Instead, it gets a 5 megapixels macro camera and a 2 megapixels depth sensor.
Under the hood, the ZTE Axon 30 Pro is also driven by the same Snapdragon 888 chipset. However, its battery capacity has been reduced to 4,200mAh, while its charging speed dropped to 55W. That’s pretty much all the differences which set the two phones apart.
Pricing-wise, the ZTE Axon 30 Pro will set you back by 2,998 Yuan (US$460), 3,298 Yuan (US$506) and 3,598 Yuan (US$552) respectively for its 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants.