ZTE Axon 40 Ultra with triple 64MP cameras launched: Specs & Price

Alongside the Pro version, ZTE  also launched the world’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered smartphone with under-display camera called ZTE Axon 40 Ultra. It sports a curved edge display on the front and three 64-megapixel cameras on the back.

Axon 40 Ultra – world’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone with under-display camera

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra launched

The Axon 40 Ultra measures 163.2 x 73.5 x 8.4mm and weighs around 204 grams. One of the major highlights of the device is its front design. Its OLED panel does not have a punch-hole or a notch because it is equipped with an under-display camera. In addition, the screen flaunts extremely curved edges with a 71-degree curvature.

The device has a 6.81-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2480 x 1116 pixels, a refresh rate of 120Hz, a 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, 10-bit colors, and 400 ppi pixel density, even in the area where the under-display selfie camera is placed.For security, it has an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The Axon 40 Ultra is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform. The SoC is paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 3.1 storage. The Axon flagship runs on the Android 12 OS with the MiFavor UI on top.

The Axon 40 Ultra gets a 5,000mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. The device lacks support for wireless charging. For heat dissipation, it has VC liquid cooling unit, which occupies 36,356mm2 area inside the device.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra rear camera details

Some of the other features of the flagship phone include dual speakers with DTS Ultra support and an X-axis linear motor. On the connectivity front, it offers dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-frequency GPS, NFC, and a USB-C port.

The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra has a 16-megapixel under-display selfie with 2.24μm large pixels. The third-generation under-screen camera technology is equipped with an independent pixel driver, a distributed transparent circuit, and a dedicated UDC Pro screen display chip. The Axon 40 Ultra promises topnotch selfies like the front cameras of other flagship phones.

The rear camera setup of the Axon 40 Ultra has an OIS-enabled 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 primary with full-pixel omnidirectional autofocus. It is assisted by a 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 ultrawide camera and an OIS-enabled 64-megapixel telephoto periscope camera. The rear camera setup is assisted by a flicker sensor, a ToF sensor, and a tri-microphone setup for audio zoom and audio recognition. All three 64-megapixel cameras of the Axon 40 Ultra are capable of shooting 8K resolution videos.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra 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
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, May 09
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, May 13

Design

  • Dimensions: 163.2 x 73.5 x 8.4 mm (6.43 x 2.89 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 204 g (7.20 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Gold, Silver
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.8 inches, 111.6 cm2 (~93.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1116 x 2480 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~400 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
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 64 MP, f/1.6, 35mm (standard), 1/1.3″, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
    • 64 MP, f/3.5, 91mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2″, PDAF, OIS, Xx optical zoom
    • 64 MP, f/2.4, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/1.3″, PDAF
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10, 10‑bit video
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 1.22µm, under display
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

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/6e, 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, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 80W
  • Quick Charge 4+
  • USB Power Delivery 3.0 with PPS

Models: A2023P

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Price and Availability

Here is the pricing of the four variants of the Axon 40 Ultra

  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 4,998 Yuan (~$743)
  • 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 5,298 Yuan (~$788)
  • 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage – 5,798 Yuan (~$862)
  • 16 GB RAM + 1 TB storage – 7,298 Yuan (~$1,085)

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra colors and price

The pre-sale of the phone started in China. Its first sale will be held at 10 AM (local time) on May 13. It comes in two colors such as black and silver colors. There is no word on whether the device will be ever made available in markets outside China.

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