Chinese telecommunication giant ZTE has announced it’s next-generation’s Axon 40 Ultra flagship model in it’s domestic market which will take on the likes of other high-end models in the market such as the OPPO Find X5 Pro (Review) and Xiaomi 12 Pro (Review).
The new ZTE Axon 40 Ultra builds around a 6.8” AMOLED display which offers a FHD+ screen resolution topped with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Unlike last year’s Axon 30 Ultra, the latest model adopts an under-display selfie camera which makes it the first Ultra-branded model to feature such technology. According to ZTE, the front display utilizes a new sub-pixel arrangement over the camera to make the area more uniform.
Over on the flipside, the phone sports a rather bulky camera bump which houses a trio of 64 megapixels cameras for wide-angle, portrait as well as zoomed shots. The wide-angle and portrait cameras utilize a customized Sony IMX787 sensor, while the telephoto camera settles with a OV64 F3 sensor with 91mm focal length that’s capable of achieving 5.7x optical zoom.
Like any other flagship devices, the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset which will be supplemented with up to 16GB RAM as well as a whopping 1TB built-in storage in the memory department. As always, the phone will be shipped with a custom MyOS 12 based on Android 12 OS out of the box.
Keeping it’s lights on is none other than a respectable 5,000mAh battery which carries support for 80W fast-charging support. Those who’re interested in the device can choose between two different colorways such as Black and Gold. Pricing for the device starts from 4,998 Yuan (US$745) for it’s 8GB+256GB base model and goes up to 5,298 Yuan (US$787) for the higher-end model with 12GB+256GB configuration.