ZTE Axon 40 Ultra: the third generation of cameras under the screen reaches the top of power ZTE returns to the charge


After presenting the ZTE Axon 30 5G in the middle of last year, the Chinese firm has just launched the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra in its native country, a premium high-end device that, of course, is the third generation of smartphones with camera under the screen of the company. 

The device has been launched in China and, for now, there is no news about its possible arrival in the global and/or Spanish market. We’ll be watching to update when it does, if it does. In China it will be available for from 707 euros to change, although the most expensive version, with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage, amounts to more than a thousand euros to change.


Front Camera16-megapixel
Rear Camera64-megapixel + 64-megapixel + 64-megapixel
Battery Capacity5,000mAh
OSAndroid 12
Resolution1,116×2,480 pixel

All screen again:

The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is somewhat reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Thus, it has a clean and simple rear with a generous upper camera module in which we find the four sensors, the LED flash and some recorded specifications. This rear is curved to improve grip and, in addition, available in silver or black. However, it is on the front where we find the crumb. The device incorporates a 6.8-inch curved AMOLED panel (71º), FullHD + resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. As we indicated before, the camera is under the screen, this being the third generation of ZTE terminals with this feature. This, of course, implies improvements, at least on paper.

The device incorporates a diamond pixel structure, an independent driver for the pixels, a UDC Pro chip for the screen, a transparent distributed circuit and an AI system that, in a nutshell, has allowed the company to improve the area it covers the camera. Devices with cameras under the screen work in a relatively simple way. The area of the panel under which the sensor is has a lower pixel density to improve transparency and allow light to enter. That is why there is less sharpness in the elements displayed in that area and, when backlit, you can see that region without problem.

power in abundance Under the hood we find the latest of the latest components. As expected, the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra incorporates a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Adreno 730 GPU), up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1 TB of internal UFS 3.1 storage (yes, it is true that UFS 4.0 already exists, but not yet available). 

To prevent overheating, a vapor chamber cooling system has also been added. The operating system is Android 12 with MyOS, the ZTE layer, and it is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery with 80W fast charge. In terms of connectivity, nothing is missing.

 The device has 5G NSA/SA, WiFi 6E, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth 5.2. And we end up talking about the camera, a section that is less interesting. ZTE has not skimped on pixels and has put three sensors of 64 megapixels each under each lens. The wide and wide angle is a Sony IMX787, while the 5.7x optical telephoto is an OmniVision OV64B. All three record in 8K. The front camera, remember, under the screen, has a resolution of 16 megapixels.

Versions and price of the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra:

The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra has been presented in China and, for now, there is no news about its possible arrival in Spain. In China it will be available in gray and black and in different versions whose prices are as follows: 

* ZTE Axon 40 Ultra 8/256 GB: 4,998 yuan, about 707 euros to change. 

* ZTE Axon 40 Ultra 12/256 GB: 5,298 yuan, about 749 euros to change. 

* ZTE Axon 40 Ultra 12/512 GB: 5,798 yuan, about 820 euros to change. 

* ZTE Axon Ultra 16 GB/1 TB: 7,298 yuan, about 1,032 euros to change.