The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is a great lesson in innovation for Samsung and Apple

ZTE is one of the forerunners in the field of integrating this technology. This time around, the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra goes one step further.

ZTE Axon 40 Pro

The ZTE brand withdrew from the French market a long time ago, but this does not prevent it from continuing to market new products. Sur was able to discover many smartphones, including the Axon 30 with its camera under the screen. With the Axon 40 Ultra, ZTE goes even further.

The same recipe

On this generation, ZTE has adopted a slightly smaller 6.8-inch AMOLED display (compared to the 6.92-inch on the Axon 30 5G) with a pixel density of 400 ppi (definition of 1116 x 2480 pixels) and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is a great lesson in innovation for Samsung and Apple
Pictured next to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

As a reminder, the Axon 30 Ultra had a 6.67-inch screen at 144 Hz. As you can see, this smartphone comes with an under-display camera (UDC) with a 16-megapixel sensor, which allows you to enjoy a notch-free experience.

ZTE uses a new UDC Pro chip to drive the display and a new sub-pixel arrangement on the camera to make the area more uniform. This is a 10-bit display with 100% DCI-P3 coverage. It’s also quite bright with a peak of 1,500 nits and 1,440 Hz high-frequency PWM dimming.

The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is a great lesson in innovation for Samsung and Apple
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and ZTE Axon 40 Pro

The goal here is to make the camera invisible. It will be necessary to check if the photo quality does not suffer, it is often the problem of this technology.

Regarding the rest of the spec sheet, the Axon 40 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and up to 12 GB of RAM. There’s a triple camera system on the back, comprising a 64-megapixel main camera, a 64-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto lens. The first two work with Sony IMX787 sensors, while the telephoto lens is capable of up to 5.7x optical zoom.

Do not count on a marketing in France, nevertheless you will be able to cross the Axon 40 Ultra in China for approximately 730 euros HT.


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