ZTE brings the Axon 40 Ultra to Europe with an under-panel camera for €829
ZTE has introduced the Axon 40 Ultra in Europe, less than a month after the smartphone debuted in China. However, the company has decided against bringing all memory configurations to Europe, which is a shame. Specifically, the Axon 40 Ultra arrives in Europe with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage or 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage for an additional €120. For reference, ZTE offers the Axon 40 Ultra with up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage in China.
Still, the Axon 40 Ultra is one of the only smartphones with an under-panel camera (UPC), unlike the similar-looking Galaxy S22 Ultra. According to reviewers like TechTablets, the UPC is barely noticeable even in direct sunlight, although image quality remains an issue. Apparently, the three 64 MP rear-facing cameras can take good shots, but focusing can be an issue with launch software.
Elsewhere, the Axon 40 Ultra has a 5,000 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and a 6.8-inch AMOLED display that outputs at 2,480 x 1,116 pixels and 120 Hz. Incidentally, the large display offers 10-bit colour depth, covers 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space and peaks at 1,500 nits. Moreover, ZTE has included stereo speakers, a dedicated security chip, but the Axon 40 Ultra weighs 204 g and measures 163.2 x 73.5 x 8.4 mm.
The Axon 40 Ultra will be pre-orderable in Europe from tomorrow, starting at €829 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Conversely, the 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage configuration retails for €949; ZTE will offer a €50 discount coupon for those who pre-order on June 9; alternatively, the Axon 40 Ultra will go on general sale on June 21.