The ZTE Axon 60 Ultra, has been unveiled as the company’s latest top-end smartphone in the Axon series, in China during the ZTE Cloud Network Ecological Summit.

ZTE Axon 60 Ultra launched

Similar to the Axon 50 Ultra, the latest model boasts satellite connectivity. However, it does not feature the most advanced chipset like its predecessor. Notably, this flagship prioritizes security, earning recognition as the industry’s inaugural secure mobile phone.

So let’s take a look at what the phone has to offer and how it differentiates itself from the rest.

It offers ‘live voice calls’ and two-way text messaging through satellite

As mentioned before, the phone boasts “ZTE Hongyu satellite communication technology” and offers dual satellite connectivity. As a result, it can offer live voice calls and two-way text messaging without a cell service. It has 8 built-in 5G antennas and comes with an adaptive multi-antenna switching algorithm. This phone also has a built-in independent security chip and its operating system is based on a “dual-system” architecture.

ZTE Axon 60 Ultra with dual satellite communication tech launched

This dual-system architecture offers the ability to switch between two different modes of operation, namely user mode and kernel mode. User mode allows applications to run with limited access to system resources, while kernel mode gives the OS unrestricted access to hardware resources. This separation prevents unauthorized access and ensures the OS can control and protect the system effectively.

The phone equips a 6.78 inch 1.5k, 120Hz OLED, which is up from last year’s 6.67-inch one. This SGS low blue-light certified panel offers a pixel density of 452PPI, which is also up from last year’s 395PPI.

Speaking of the other specifications, it is built around last year’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, which is backed by LPDDR5X memory and UFS 4.0 storage and a massive 6000 mAh battery. Additionally, it offers support for NFC and infrared sensors and comes with an IP68 dust and water-resistant exterior.

ZTE Axon 60 Ultra with IP68 rating launched

On the back, the phone holds a 50MP triple camera setup with OIS on the main camera, and a 32MP selfie camera.

ZTE Axon 60 Ultra

ZTE Axon 60 Ultra specifications

Display: 6.78-inch 1.5K OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 2160Hz PWM dimming

Chipset: Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 740 GPU


Main Camera: 50MP main camera, OIS, 50MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens with macro option

Selfie Camera: 32MP front-facing camera

Sensors: In-display fingerprint sensor

Multimedia: USB Type-C audio, Dual smart PA, Stereo dual speakers, DTS: X Ultra

IP Ratings: Dust and water resistant (IP68)

Connectivity: 5G NSA /SA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz + 6GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS (L1/L5)+ GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC

Battery: 6000mAh battery, 80W fast charging

ZTE Axon 60 Ultra Price and Availability

ZTE has mentioned that it is a ZTE Government and Enterprise Product Release, so will not be sold to the public.

However, the company’s CEO Ni Fei has confirmed that the company has plans for a flagship phone with satellite communication tech for the public later this year.


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