ZTE Axon 40 Ultra unveiled with third-gen in-display camera, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

ZTE Axon 40 Pro Ultra Price in Nepal Specifications Availability Where to buy
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ZTE Axon 20 5G was the first phone to feature an in-display selfie camera. The company improved the tech in its successor. And, now we have the third-gen in-display camera in the newly released Axon 40 Ultra. Along with it, the company has also launched Axon 40 Pro. And, in this article, we will be discussing the specs, features, availability, and expected price of the ZTE Axon 40 Pro, and Axon 40 Ultra in Nepal.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Overview:

Third Gen In-display Camera

The main highlight of the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is undoubtedly the next-gen under-display camera. As a result, you don’t get any notch or anything of that sort here.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra under-display camera

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The phone employs a new UDC Pro chip and a new sub-pixel arrangement above the camera to make the display area more uniform. This is backed by a 1-drive 1-pixel circuit design to reduce the anti-aliasing effect, allowing each pixel to be controlled separately. The phone also has a self-developed pro-photography algorithm 3.0 for improved post-processing of the image.

Thanks to all of this tech, the Axon 40 Ultra’s 16MP under-display camera can snap selfies much like other flagship phones’ front cameras.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Back Cameras

On the back, the phone houses a trio of 64MP cameras, with a main and ultrawide lens using Sony IMX787 sensor. The remaining is a telephoto lens that supports up to 5.7x optical zoom. The primary and telephoto cameras both include optical image stabilization (OIS). Likewise, this trio of 64MP lenses is accompanied by a flicker sensor, a ToF sensor, and a tri-microphone setup for audio zoom and recognition features. By the way, one can shoot at up to 8K resolution from all three cameras.

Display

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Design and Display

Furthermore, the under-display camera tech is fitted inside a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen. It’s a 10-bit panel with 400 PPI pixel density, 120Hz refresh, and a 360Hz touch sampling rate. It also supports a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and a peak brightness of 1500 nits.

Performance

Powering the smartphone is Qualcomm’s current-best Snapdragon 8 gen 1 processor. The memory option includes 8GB, 12GB, and 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Yet, the latter is exclusive to a 1TB storage configuration while the former two are paired with either 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. There’s also a large 36,356 mm² vapor chamber to keep the temperature in check during heavy workloads.

Likewise, fueling the handset is a 5000mAh battery. You can juice up the cell with 80W fast charging and is also compatible with QC and PD protocols.

Rest of the specs

For audio, ZTE Axon 40 sports stereo speakers with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound and DTS: X Ultra technologies. Similarly, X-axis linear motor handles the haptic feedback of the phone. The company is also offering a standalone chip for the hardware-based security of the device. Currently, Google and Samsung are among the few brands to offer this kind of solution as Titan and Knox, respectively.

ZTE Axon Ultra Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 163.28 × 73.56 × 8.41mm; 204g
  • Display: 6.8-inch AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling, 1440Hz PWM dimming, 1500 nits, 100% DCI-P3
  • Resolution: Full HD+ (2480 x 1080 pixels), 400PPI
  • Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
  • Memory: 8GB / 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB UFS 3.1
  • OS: Android 12 with MyOS 12
  • Rear Camera: Quad, 64MP Sony IMX778 primary (OIS) + 64MP Sony IMX 778 ultra-wide+ 64MP telephoto (5.7x optical zoom, OIS), ToF sensor
  • Front camera: 16MP (under-display)
  • Security: Fingerprint (in-display)
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 80W fast charging

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Price in Nepal and Availability

As for the pricing, the Axon 40 Ultra starts at CNY 4,998 for the base 8/256GB variant. Likewise, the specced-out 16GB RAM and 1TB storage cost CNY 7,298. We expect the price of the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra to start at NPR 100,000 if and when it launches in Nepal.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Price in China (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
8/256GB CNY 4,998 NPR 100,000
12/256GB CNY 5,298 NPR 110,000
12/512GB CNY 5,798 NPR 120,000
16GB, 1TB CNY 7,298 NPR 145,000

ZTE Axon 40 Pro Overview: 

Moving on, the Pro variant of the Axon 40 flaunts a 6.67-inch AMOLED display. Like the Ultra, it’s a 10-bit color depth screen with a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Interestingly, it comes with a higher 144Hz refresh rate contrary to the 120Hz on the Axon 40 Ultra. However, the screen brightness has been reduced to 1000 nits, nonetheless, it should be more than enough for many.

ZTE Axon40Pro Design and Display

Inside, the company has fitted in a powerful-enough Snapdragon 870 SoC. This is paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The handset also features a graphene-based thermal management system.

Over on the camera front, the Axon 40 Pro has a quad-camera array at the back. The largest of all is a 108MP primary lens which is followed by an 8MP 120° ultra-wide-angle unit, a 2MP 4cm macro snapper, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 16MP lens on the front. But do note, that it’s not an under-display camera, instead, the selfie camera is housed inside a hole-punch cutout.

Furthermore, to get the phone up and running all day, you get a 5000mAh battery that supports 66W fast charging. The rest of the specs include DTS:X Ultra-supported stereo speakers and X-axis linear motor.

ZTE Axon 40 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.7-inch AMOLED, 10-bit, 100%144Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling, 1000nits
  • Resolution: Full HD+
  • Processor: Snapdragon 870 (7nm)
  • Memory: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB UFS 3.1
  • OS: Android 12 with MyOS 12
  • Rear Camera: Quad;
    – 108MP primary
    – 8MP, 119° ultra-wide
    – 2MP macro
    – 2MP depth
  • Front camera: 16MP (punch-hole)
  • Security: Fingerprint (in-display)
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 66W fast charging

ZTE Axon 40 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability

ZTE Axon 40 Pro will retail for the starting price of CNY 2,998 for the vanilla 8/128GB model. The 12/256GB and 12/512GB option carries a price tag of CNY 3,298 and CNY 3,798, respectively. If ZTE plans to launch Axon 40 Pro in Nepal, we expect its price to start at NPR 65,000.

ZTE Axon 40 Pro Price in China (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
8/128GB CNY 2,998 NPR 65,000
12/256GB CNY 3,298 NPR 70,000
12/512GB CNY 3,798 NPR 80,000
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