Axon 40 Ultra: ZTE teases an international launch for its latest flagship UDC Android smartphone
ZTE's Axon 40 Ultra ships with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, which benefit a 6.8-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED high-brightness display. Despite the premium nature of these specs, they would also come across as nearly standard-issue for the top tier of the Android smartphone market - were it not for the extra added UDC that has become a hallmark of its OEM at this point.
The company has combined this advanced display tech with a waterfall-curved form-factor and a minimal frame that just happens to leave the third-gen Axon flagship looking like the Galaxy S22 Ultra in 2022.
Therefore (which the Samsung flagship would probably have the edge in terms of essential screen and camera quality), the Axon 40 Ultra might be for those who have ever wondered what it might be like to own an approximation without the S22 series' only "imperfection" (ZTE's new word for a punch-hole) to what would be a completely edge-to-edge screen otherwise.
This is what the Axon 40 Ultra offered on its initial Chinese launch - now, it is officially slated to do so for more customers worldwide. ZTE has announced that this will take place on June 8, 2022, although it has decided to leave most of the 40 Ultra's Global Edition specs and pricing a mystery until then.
For example, we do already know that the device will have 65W charging on the global market, but are less clear on whether ZTE will release its top-end 16GB RAM/1TB storage SKU outside China or not as yet.