ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is World’s First Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Phone With an Under-Display Camera

ZTE has made the Axon 40 Ultra official yesterday on 09.05.2022. This is the first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to come with an under-display camera. The device comes with a curved edge display on the front and three 64-megapixel cameras on the back. In addition to the Axon 40 Ultra, the company also unveiled the Axon 40 Pro, which features a 144Hz display and Snapdragon 870. Listed below are the specifications, features, and pricing for the Axon 40 Ultra.

Design and Display

In terms of dimensions and weight, the Axon 40 Ultra measures 163.2 x 73.5 x 8.4mm and weighs 204 grams. Another notable feature is its front-facing camera. There is no notch or punch-hole in its OLED panel since it is equipped with an under-display camera. Furthermore, the screen features extremely curved edges with a 71-degree curvature.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra

A 6.81-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2480 x 1116 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, a DCI-P3 color gamut, 10-bit colors, and 400 PPI pixel density grace the device. A fingerprint sensor is integrated into the device for additional security.


Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the mobile platform that powers the Axon 40 Ultra. A 16GB LPDDR5 RAM module and a 1TB UFS 3.1 storage module are available with the SoC. MiFavor UI is layered on top of the Android 12 operating system, running on the Axon flagship.

With the Axon 40 Ultra, you get a 5,000mAh battery and 80W fast charging capabilities. There is no wireless charging technology on the device. This device features a liquid cooling unit occupying 36,356mm2 of space inside the device for heat dissipation.

The flagship phone also features dual speakers with DTS Ultra support and an X-axis linear motor. Dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-frequency GPS, NFC, and a USB-C port round out the connectivity options.


Under the display is a 16-megapixel selfie camera with 2.24*m large pixels on the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra. Third-generation under-screen cameras feature an independent driver, a distributed transparent circuit, and a dedicated UDC Pro screen display chip. The front camera of the Axon 40 Ultra promises top-notch selfies like those on other flagship phones.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Camera

The Axon 40 Ultra has a 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 primary camera with omnidirectional AF with OIS. Additionally, an OIS-enabled 64-megapixel telephoto periscope camera and a 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 ultrawide camera provide assistance. A flicker sensor and a tof sensor aid in the rear camera setup, as well as a tri-microphone system which aids in audio zoom and recognition. The Axon 40 Ultra has three 64-megapixel cameras capable of shooting 8K videos.

Pricing and Availability

Below are the prices for Axon 40 Ultra’s four variants

  • 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage – 4998 Yuan (~$743)
  • 12 GB RAM, 256 GB storage – 5298 Yuan (~$788)
  • 12 GB RAM, 512 GB storage – 5798 Yuan (~$862)
  • 16 GB RAM, 1 TB storage – 7298 Yuan (~$1,085)

China started selling the phone in pre-sale. On May 13, it will hold its first sale at 10 AM (local time). Both black and silver colors will be available. It is not known if the device will be available in markets outside China.

Final Words

ZTE has just unveiled the world’s first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with an under-display camera. The Axon 40 Ultra comes with a curved edge display on the front and three 64-megapixel cameras on the back. It’s available for pre-order now and will start shipping from May 9th, so don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this amazing phone! In addition to the Axon 40 Ultra, the company also unveiled the Axon 40 Pro, which features a 144Hz display and Snapdragon 870. Be sure to check out our website for more information about these phones and stay tuned for updates!


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