A lot of times, the phones from China that we featured here were mostly for China market. Not for the latest ZTE flagship, though. It now has a proper international website where you can pick up the recently announced ZTE Axon 40 Ultra smartphone.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Smartphone

Continuing from the ZTE Axon 30, the new Axon also rocks an under-display front-facing camera – the 3rd generation’s under-display camera – to achieve a true edge-to-edge full-screen display.

The overall aesthetic is sleek, though nothing groundbreaking. It has the Samsung Galaxy 22 Ultra vibe to it, IMHO, and that’s not a bad thing if you are fine with the conventional.

Anywho, ZTE has opted to go with a curved edge back paired with a rather dated waterfall curved glass display.

Speaking of the display, it is a large 120 Hz 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a 16 MP front-facing hidden up top and under the screen.

The displays offer FHD+ resolution (2,480 by 1,116 pixels), 10-bit color depth, 360 Hz touch sampling depth, and 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, bolstered by ZTE’s advanced UDC display chip that has a “one-pixel circuit drives one-pixel unit.” This allows each pixel to be independently controlled, thereby eliminating the jagged edge effect for a clearer more detailed display.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Smartphone

All told, 400 ppi is packed in display in a blue diamond pixel arrangement. Rounding up the display is Low Blue Light Certification from TÜV Rheinland.

The new Axon 40 Ultra is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. In the imaging department, it has a 64 MP triple camera system comprising a 64 MP wide-angle primary camera with 16 mm equivalent focal length and 4 cm AF micro, a 64 MP UHD “Humanity” primary camera with 35 mm equivalent focal length and OIS, and a 64 MP periscope telephoto primary camera.

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I believe, for the first time, ZTE is marketing computational photography on its device to enhance image quality.

Other features include an under-display fingerprint sensor, GPS/A-GPS/Beidou/Galileo/GLONASS, WiFi 6 Enhanced version, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, a 9-layer heat dissipation system, X-axis linear motor, 5,000 mAh battery, 65W quick charge, and a dual speaker setup that supports Dual-smartPA, and DTS:X Ultra.

If anyone’s interested, ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is available to buy now in a choice of 8+128 or 12+256 configurations, for US$799 and up. There is also a mid-range ZTE Axon 40 Pro model, powered by SD 870 5G, going for US$499 and up, for those who prefer to spend less.

Images: ZTE [CH].

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