After a series of leaks and speculations regarding the upcoming ZTE, the company has officially released the ZTE Axon 40 series. This series contains the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra in addition to the Axon 40 Pro. However, we are looking at the Axon 40 Ultra in this article. This flagship smartphone introduces the third generation of under-screen camera technology. This is one of its main selling points and it is also the third flagship under the screen camera of the ZTE Axon series. The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra differs from the multi-competitor single-wheel drive system, which is the world’s first single-wheel drive system.
In terms of price, the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra has different options and the prices are also different. This smartphone will be officially launched on the market on May 13th. Here are the prices for the different models
- 8 GB + 256 GB – 4,998 yuan ($743)
- 12 GB + 256 GB – 5298 yuan ($ 788)
- 12 GB + 512 GB – 5,798 yuan ($862)
- 16GB + 1TB – 7,298 Yuan ($1085)
Specifically, the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra has a 1-drive 1-pixel circuit design. This can improve the pixel density in the camera area and the pixel drive circuit without reducing the pixel density in the camera area. Visible light transmittance increases the amount of light that enters the camera under the screen. Moreover, it improves image effect and achieves true full-screen display with high definition.
There is no doubt that this is the perfect solution for the camera under the screen. Ni Fei, President of ZTE’s Peripheral Business Unit, said the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is a hyper-realistic product that integrates the latest under-screen camera technology, multi-camera photography, and ground-breaking performance, making it a leader in the candy industry.
In terms of color matching, the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is available in two options – black and gray. It is 8.41 mm thick and weighs only 204 grams.
Say goodbye to notches and holes – ZTE Axon 40 Ultra has the perfect under-display camera solution
Are smartphone users tired of the same screen and punch-hole screen phones? Now the ultimate “candy store” is here. The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra not only upgrades to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, but also uses a 64MP 8K triple-channel sensor, 5,000mAh battery, and 80W fast charging.
ZTE is one of the first mobile phone brands to use under-display camera technology. This time around, the Axon 40 Ultra uses the industry’s single pixel independent technology, the One Engine One. A single pixel circuit drives a single pixel so that each pixel can be controlled independently. Eliminating the edge aliasing effect not only achieves an ultra-high-resolution display effect of 400 pixels per inch, but also ensures that the full-screen brightness difference is less than 2%, and the front screen is smooth. It’s the perfect full screen solution so far.
This device will also come with a self-developed photography 3.0 algorithm. Furthermore, it will use a 16MP front lens with a 2.24μm large fusion pixel.
Display and devices
In addition to the attractive under-display camera technology, the Axon 40 Ultra also uses a curved screen design. The screen has a relatively large curvature, which can achieve borderless visual effect on both sides. The top and bottom borders are also very narrow which gives this device a really good display effect.
This flagship smartphone comes with a 6.78 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2480 x 1116. This device also supports a high refresh rate of 120Hz and increases the touch sampling rate to 360Hz. Furthermore, this device comes with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1.07 billion colors and supports 1440Hz high frequency PWM dimming. This reduces brightness fluctuations, effectively reduces flicker, and effectively improves visual fatigue. As usual with many flagships, the Axon 40 Ultra is Rheinland TUV certified for its low blue light.
In addition to the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, this device also comes with LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 flash memory. It also comes with VC Dual Channel Superior Liquid Cooling. This improves the heat dissipation capacity by 400% over normal VC chips.
In terms of battery, the Axon 40 Ultra comes with a large battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. This battery supports 80W ultra-fast charging and is compatible with QC and PD protocols.
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is the first display to achieve 400PPI and infinitely visible
In other respects, the Axon 40 Ultra mobile phone also supports high-resolution vehicle-wide navigation, infrared remote control, independent security chip, three-microphone stereo audio zoom, dual stereo speakers, X-axis linear drive, and MyOS12 in Up from Android 12.
This smartphone comes with full screen blue diamond arrangement, independent pixel engine, distributed transparent circle, UDC Pro display chip, 2.24μm large pixel equivalent, proactive 3.0 breakthrough algorithm, etc. This greatly improves the overall user experience of this device.
The vertical throw distance on both sides of the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra screen is only 0.6mm. The left and right sides are also visually borderless.
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra triple main camera upgrade: the industry’s first Sony IMX787 dual sensor
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra not only launches a new under-screen camera technology, but also upgrades the entire imaging system. It brings a 64MP triple main camera and the main / ultra wide-angle cameras are all Sony IMX787 sensors.
ZTE is one of the first mobile phone brands to launch triple main camera technology. All three lenses are 64MP, and the main rear camera adopts the same 64MP as the Nubia Z40 Pro. The camera is a Sony IMX787 sensor and a 1 / 1.73 inch photosensitive module. Also, the single pixel size is 0.8µm while the equivalent focal length is 35mm. The main camera supports omnidirectional focus for all pixels and OIS.
The ultra-wide lens uses the same IMX787 free-surface lens as the main camera, with an equivalent focal length of 16mm. Telephoto periscope uses a 64MP OmniVision OV64B sensor, a 1/2-inch photosensitive unit, and a 91mm equivalent focal length. It also supports OIS and achieves a total optical zoom range of 5.7 times.
In addition to higher pixels, ZTE also claims that the Axon 40 Ultra is the industry’s first dual Sony IMX787 sensor. It uses full-pixel omnidirectional focusing and greatly improves focusing speed and reliability. It can detect data in all directions so that all the pixels on the photosensitive element can participate in focus. This is the fastest and most accurate focusing technology at the moment.
In addition, the Axon 40 Ultra also contains five pieces unique to the industry, including
- Three main cameras that can perform lightning shots
- Main cameras can shoot 8K video
- The main triple cameras support pre-focus
- The main triple cameras are Sony dual cameras
- Dual Pixel Omnidirectional Focus