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ZTE hints at an April 2022 launch for what might be a third-gen under-display camera flagship smartphone

ZTE might have something scheduled for April 2022. (Source: Ni Fei via Weibo)
ZTE might have something scheduled for April 2022. (Source: Ni Fei via Weibo)
ZTE may have just endorsed rumors of an imminent Axon 40-series launch event, through the medium of a slightly cryptic new teaser hinting at something happening in April 2022. It might involve a debut for a phone that continues the OEM's reputation as an under-display camera (UDC) technology pioneer.

One of the latest social-media posts from ZTE's CEO, Ni Fei, seems to suggest that the company will hold a product event set in April 2022. The executive did not really commit much text to the Weibo message in question, besides to generally express enthusiasm for the same month.

However, the poster presented alongside it may or may not say even more besides. It displays the English-language missive "April 40" - with a highly stylized A and 40. This, then, might be a reference to the rumored Axon 40 series, at least.

The Pro variant of this line has allegedly emerged in recent leaks thus far, and is thus said to launch with a lot in common with the Nubia Z40 Pro (also from ZTE), even down to this flagship's heretofore distinctive camera hump and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform.

However, it is also possible that it might inherit its series' tendency to sport UDC screens, something that originated in the Axon 20 and might now be headed to this phone, even despite the Pro moniker missing from the 30. In any case, it seems ZTE might clarify these points and more soon. 

ZTE's new spring-themed poster. (Source: ZTE via Weibo)
ZTE's new spring-themed poster. (Source: ZTE via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-04- 3 (Update: 2022-04- 3)