ZTE nubia Z40 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen1 goes official: Specs & Price

After teasing the device for days, nubia, the sub-brand of ZTE, has finally unveiled its latest flagship called nubia Z40 Pro (NX701J) in China. The smartphone from the company is the successor of the nubia Z30 Pro from last year. The device not only brings a new set of specs but also a revamped design.

nubia Z40 Pro launched

nubia Z40 Pro Launched

The nubia Z40 Pro has a boxy design like the nubia Z30 Pro, however, its camera module is different. The new model only has three lenses placed vertically. Its predecessor has three sensors arranged in an L-shaped and a fourth sensor below them.

As far as the build is concerned, the phone features an AG (anti-glare) glass sandwich design with a metal frame. It measures 161.9 x 72.9 x 8.4mm in dimensions and weighs 199g.

nubia Z40 Pro design

It flaunts a 6.67-inch curved OLD display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+), 395 PPI, and up to 144Hz refresh rate. The panel has a 20:9 aspect ratio and a centered punch-hole.

Further, the handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. It boots MyOS 12 based on Android 12.

The device houses a triple camera setup on the rear consisting of a 64MP Sony IMX787 primary sensor with OIS, a 50MP 116° ultra-wide unit, and an 8MP 9x periscope shooter with OIS. For selfies and video calls, it uses a 16MP snapper.

nubia Z40 Pro cameras

Connectivity options on this phone include dual SIM, 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS, NFC, and USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C). It offers an in-display fingerprint sensor, dual stereo speakers with support for DTS:X Ultra, and an x-axis vibration motor.

Last but not least, the nubia Z40 Pro is backed by a 5,00mAh battery with support for 80W fast wired charging and 15W wireless charging.

nubia Z40 Pro specs and price

nubia Z40 Pro Magnetic Charging Edition

The handset also comes in a magnetic charging edition. It is the world’s first commercially available Android smartphone with a magnetic charging solution.

The Outcast Edition

There’s also a special edition of this smartphone, which is themed after ‘The Outcast’ anime.

nubia Z40 Pro The Outcast Limited Edition
nubia Z40 Pro The Outcast Limited Edition

nubia Z40 Pro Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 4, 12, 17, 20, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, February 25
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, March 02

Design

  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 72.9 x 8.4 mm (6.37 x 2.87 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 199 g (7.02 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, aluminum frame, glass back
  • Colors: Interstellar Black, Galaxy Galaxy
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1000 nits
  • Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~91.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 12, MyOS 12

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 64 MP, f/1.7, 35mm (standard), 1/1.3″, PDAF, OIS
    • 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (periscope telephoto), 1/4.0″, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
    • 50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 116˚ (ultrawide)
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: Yes
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: Yes

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh (regular version)/ 4600 mAh (gravity version)
  • Charging: Fast charging 80W (regular version)
  • Fast charging 66W + fast magnetic wireless charging 15W (gravity version)

Models: NX701J

nubia Z40 Pro Price and Availability

The nubia Z40 Pro comes in two colors (Interstellar Black, Galaxy). It will be available for pre-order in China starting March 2. It will retail at the following price tags.

nubia Z40 Pro rears

Standard Edition
  • 8GB + 128GB – ¥3,399 ($538)
  • 8GB + 256GB – ¥3,699 ($586)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥3,999 ($633)
  • 12GB + 512GB – ¥4,499 ($712)
Magnetic Charging Edition
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥4,299 ($681)
  • 16GB + 1TB – ¥5,999 ($950)
The Outcast Limited Edition
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥4,699 ($744)

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