ZTE Axon 50 Ultra showcased ahead of release
ZTE has now presented the Axon 50 Ultra, a few days after it started teasing the flagship smartphone. At first glance, the Axon 50 Ultra resembles the Galaxy S23 Ultra or the Nubia Z50 Ultra, with a boxy design, a curved display and a huge rear camera housing. The Axon 50 Ultra is not as advanced as its Ultra-branded rivals, though.
Specifically, ZTE equips the Axon 50 Ultra with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, not the newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The handset also has LPDDR5X RAM but UFS 3.1 flash storage rather than the fast UFS 4.0 variant. ZTE also boasts that the Axon 50 Ultra features an in-house security chip with hardware-level encryption, as well as two-way satellite messaging using BeiDou satellites.
Moreover, the Axon 50 Ultra offers a 5,000 mAh battery with 80 W wired charging support and a 6.67-inch AMOLED display that outputs at 1080p and 144 Hz. Elsewhere, ZTE includes 64 MP primary, 50 MP telephoto and 50 MP ultra-wide-angle cameras, although it only appears that the primary camera supports OIS. For reference, ZTE has based the primary camera around the Sony IMX787, while the telephoto camera delivers 3x optical zoom. ZTE has not provided pricing and availability details yet though, nor whether the Axon 50 Ultra will be available outside China.