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ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G launching on May 27 in Europe and North America for $750 USD, £649 GBP, or €749

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G launching on May 27 in Europe and North America for $750 USD, £649 GBP, or €749 Euros (Source: ZTE)
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G launching on May 27 in Europe and North America for $750 USD, £649 GBP, or €749 Euros (Source: ZTE)
The latest model introduces a slightly smaller curved AMOLED touchscreen than on last year's Axon 20 Ultra, but its faster refresh rate, larger battery, and upgraded cameras aim to outweigh the smaller size.

Chinese maker ZTE will be opening pre-orders for its Axon 30 Ultra smartphone beginning on May 27 with an expected ship date one week later in US, Canada, Austria, Germany, UK, and dozens of other territories as detailed in the press release below. Users who pre-order will be given a pair of Livebuds TWS earbuds at no additional cost.

Rumored early last month to launch for as much as $1200 USD, ZTE has completely doused those unfounded concerns by officially pricing its flagship smartphone at just $749 USD, £649 GBP, or €749 EUR depending on region with Black, White, Green, and Gold color options. Much like on last year's Axon 20 Ultra, the Axon 30 Ultra will be notable for its cameras including the triple 64 MP sensors, 60x periscope, 13 mm to 135 mm equivalent focal length, f/1.6 and f/1.9 aperture, and 120-degree wide angle capabilities. Users can even record in HDR10 at up to 8K and 30 FPS.

Other features worth mentioning are its 144 Hz 6.67-inch AMOLED screen, full DCI-P3 color coverage, and 300 Hz touch sampling rate for improved responsiveness. Expect our full review on the smartphone in the weeks ahead. Users can pre-order the Axon 30 Ultra through ZTE here.

  • 6.67 inches, FHD+ (2400×1080) 20:9 144Hz , AMOLED flexible curved screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC
  • 8 GB RAM w/ 128 GB ROM, or 12 GB RAM w/ 256 GB ROM
  • 64MP rear Wide Angle Lens (Sony IMX686/OIS/F1.6)
  • 64MP rear Ultra Wide-Angle Lens (Samsung GW3/120° Wide/ Ultra-Low Distortion/F2.2)
  • 64MP rear Portrait Lens (Samsung GW3/F1.9)
  • 8MP rear Periscope Telephoto Lens  (OIS/5x Optical Zoom/60x Hybrid Zoom)
  • Laser focus sensor
  • 16MP Selfie Camera 
  • Optical onscreen fingerprint reader, facial recognition
  • Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E
  • Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Geomagnetism, Gyroscope, Hall sensor
  • 4600 mAh battery with 65 W Quick Charge 4
  • USB-C 3.1 Gen. 1
  • 2x Nano SIM
  • 161.53 ×72.96 × 8.0 mm 
  • 188 g

(Shenzhen, China) - May 13, 2021 –The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra packs in three advanced

ultra 64MP main cameras and an 8MP periscope zoom camera, pushing the

boundaries of mobile photography.

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra will be available for pre-order online beginning May 27, with

open sales kicking off on June 4. Pricing starts at $749 USD, £649 GBP, and €749

Euro. A free pair of Livebuds TWS earbuds will be included with every Axon 30 Ultra

pre-order purchase.

Triple Main Cameras with Quad Array Lens

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra features the Trinity 64MP main camera coupled with a 60X

periscope to deliver the best photography and videography capabilities ever seen in

the Axon Series. The lens module covers 13mm-123mm equivalent focal lengths,

allowing users to take full-focus photos of long, medium, and close-up shots with one


The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has three main cameras, each with its own role. The main

portrait camera boasting a 35mm equivalent focal length and f/1.9 aperture, taking

impressive 64MP super high-definition portrait photos. The second main wide-angle

lens is a Sony IMX686 which supports OIS stabilization. With an aperture of f/1.6, it

can capture the vivid images even in low light environments. The third main camera

is the ultra-wide-angle lens has a 120° wide-angle capability and benefits from a

large 64MP resolution for clearer and richer details. The addition of a low-distortion

camera and computational photography tuning allows for high quality super wide-

angle photos, saying goodbye to edge distortion whether shooting a large building or

a group photo.

The Axon 30 Ultra is equipped with image stabilization when using the main camera

and periscope lens, and also supports OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for stable

filming “on-the-go” whether you are in bumpy motion scenes or in shaky scenarios.

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra also supports up to 8K@30fps HDR10 video recording. With

its image stabilization, users can shoot smooth and impressive video with the ZTE

Axon 30 Ultra.

Multi-Camera Simultaneously Shoots, Films Creatively

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra provides a lot of functions for users to shoot creatively. The

multi-camera can shoot simultaneously in three frames and gets different focal

lengths of photo or video shooting with one click. The built-in templates for filming

can also guide the camera movement, transitions, etc., making it easy for everyone

to create impressive films. At the same time with the ultra-high definition 8K video

shooting, diverse movie filters, special visual effects and other included features, the

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra meets the expectations of camera enthusiasts.

Besides the regular built-in diverse filters, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra also supports

customized filters by adding 3D Lut filters, which delivers limitless fun for customizing

your favorite filters for shooting. There is also the long exposure portrait mode, Super

moon mode, and color swapping, for users to improve your photography routine.

Ultracompact Design, Powerful Performance

As light as 188g and as thin as 8mm, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has an ultracompact

design. With the double curved body, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra adopts an

environmentally friendly AG etching process with 15 elaborate processes to pursue a

touch feeling close to "real silk" with a customized "sanding" and "etching" formula.

This gives a smooth grain feel and good gloss effect that is more scratch-resistant,

wear-resistant, anti-glare and fingerprint proof.

Featuring a 6.67-inch AMOLED curved display that has a 144Hz high refresh rate

and 300Hz touch sampling rate, supporting 100% DCI P3 color gamut and 10-bit

color depth, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has an impressive display for watching films and

playing games.

As the flagship smartphone of ZTE 2021, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is empowered by

the advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 chipset, with 5nm process and comes

with enhanced LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 high-speed memory combination. The addition

of the 65W super-fast charging adapter also shortens the charging time. Paired with

the updated MyOS11 system, based on Android 11, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra brings

the users a smoother experience.

Pricing and Availability

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra will be available for pre-order online beginning May 27, with

open sales kicking off on June 4. Pricing starts at. A free pair of Livebuds TWS

earbuds will be included with Axon 30 Ultra pre-order purchases.

8GB+128GB: $749 USD, £649 GBP, €749 Euro

12GB+256GB: $849 USD, £739 GBP, €849 Euro

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra will be made available in the following countries and regions:

● Austria, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Czech

Republic, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Estonia, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Romania,

Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, United Kingdoms

● US, Canada

● Singapore, Indonesia, Macao SAR China, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Republic of Korea,

Hong Kong SAR China, Thailand, Ukraine, Japan

● Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, South Africa

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Specifications

Net Network Frequency


5G: n1/n3/n28/n41/n78;

FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28;

TDD: B34/38/39/40/41;

UMTS: B1/2/4/5/8;

GSM: B2/3/5/8;


LTE: B41/1/3

Core Chip Platform Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 mobile platform

Memory Storage 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM


Operating System MyOS11 (based on Android 11)

Display 6.67 inches, FHD+ (2400×1080) 20:9 144Hz , AMOLED flexible

curved screen



64MP Wide Angle Lens (Sony IMX686/OIS/F1.6)

64MP Ultra Wide-Angle Lens (Samsung GW3/120° Wide/ Ultra-

Low Distortion/F2.2)

64MP Portrait Lens (Samsung GW3/F1.9)

8MP Periscope Telephoto Lens (OIS/5x Optical Zoom/60x

Hybrid Zoom),

Laser focus sensor


16MP Selfie Camera

Electric Pool 4600mAh (typical value), 65W fast charge, mobile phone

supports Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ fast charge protocol

Access Port USB Type-C 3.1 (GEN1)

SIM Card Slots

X2 Nano Sim


161.53×72.96×8.0mm , 188g



Other Features

Ultra-thin optical fingerprint under the screen;

Face recognition;

Dual Speaker, dual smartPA, DTS: X® Ultra, Hi-Fi; 3mic, linear

motor, NFC;


Bluetooth 5.2 , 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (wifi 6E);

Acceleration of gravity, light/proximity, geomagnetism,

gyroscope, Hall sensor

* The final specifications for the global version will be based on the official website.


About ZTE Corporation

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise

technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. The

company has been committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations

to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology

sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share

stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services

in more than 160 countries.

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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2021 05 > ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G launching on May 27 in Europe and North America for $750 USD, £649 GBP, or €749 Euros
Allen Ngo, 2021-05-13 (Update: 2021-05-14)