The ZTE Axon 40 series were unveiled by the company on the 9th of May as a successor to last year’s Axon 30 series.
The eye catcher in this new Axon 40 series is obviously the Axon 40 Ultra, not just because of its because of its beautiful build, or its superior flagship specifications but particularly for its UDC (under-display camera) which gives room for full-screen usage, yeah that’s right, no notches or hole-punch cutouts.
This feat was once tried out by Samsung in the Galaxy Fold 3, but it turned out badly as there were a lot of complaints, so Samsung might just be working on improving the tech as we speak, but ZTE decided to take up the mantle, so the question is: how good is this compared to previous trials?, has ZTE perfected UDC’s?
This is the third generation of ZTE’s UDCs with the last one being the Axon 30 5G so this isn’t the first attempt but it could be the best one.
The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is top-notch in all areas ranging from the display to performance and cameras. the device sports a 6.8″ AMOLED display that has 144Hz of refresh rate and HDR 10+, Full HD+ resolution of 2480 x 1116 pixels. The display is also curved to the sides and is almost bezleless. The in-display optical fingerprint sensor can’t be left out.
For performance, The Axon 40 Ultra is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, backed up by either 8GB, 12GB, or the excessive 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The storage space, which is a UFS 3.1,ranges from 256GB up to 1TB. that will absolutely make up for the lack of memory card slot.
The device runs on Android 12 and the Miflavour UI as its skin. there is no update on whether the device will get the Android 13 update.
Now for that precious UDC, its a 16MP camera which has an independent pixel driver, a distributed transparent circuit, and a UDC Pro screen display chip which is made specially for this camera.
The rear of the Axon 40 Ultra holds a triple 64MP camera setup, reminds me of how xiaomi also put a triple 50MP camera setup on the Xiaomi 12 Pro. I really like the design of the camera island. It’s main camera is a 64MP Sony IMX787 sensor which has OIS, another 64MP Sony IMX787 sensor for ultrawide shots and, yet another 64MP, OIS telephoto camera. Suprisingly, all three cameras can shoot 8K res videos.
below is the pricing of the Axon 40 Ultra as seen on gismochina
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 4,998 Yuan (~$743)
- 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 5,298 Yuan (~$788)
- 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage – 5,798 Yuan (~$862)
- 16 GB RAM + 1 TB storage – 7,298 Yuan (~$1,085)
Talking about the UDC, the camera takes good shots at the moment, but there’s no telling what will happen to this selfie camera in the nearest future, it could turn out bad or it could last for a long time?. what do you think about this implementation. Please tell us in the comments below.