The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is smartphone with flagship-class specs including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, LPDDR5 memory, and UFS 3.1 storage. It has a 5,000 mAh battery and support for 65 watt fast charging, and three cameras on the back of the phone.

But it’s the front of the phone that really stands out, thanks to a 6.8 inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and no camera hole or notch, thanks to an under-display camera. First launched in China in May, the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is now available worldwide with prices starting at $799 in the US, £709 in the UK, or €829 in Europe.

The starting price is for a model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There’s also a 12GB/256GB option for d $899, €949, or £809.

ZTE says the phone ships with Android 12, but it will receive an Android 13 update later this year, as well as security updates every three months.

Here’s a run-down of some of the phone’s key specs:

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Display6.8 inches
2480 x 1116 pixels
AMOLED
120 Hz refresh rate
360 Hz touch sampling rate
1440 Hz PWM dimming
1500 nits peak brightness
100% DCI-P3 color gamut
10-bit color depth
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM / Storage8GB / 128GB
12GB / 256GB
LPDDR5 / UFS 3.1
Cameras (rear)64MP ultra-wide (16mp equivalent focal length and 4cm macro mode)
64MP “humanity” optical blur (35mm equivalent focal length, 7P lens, and f/1.6 aperture)
64MP periscope telephoto (91mm equivalent focal length with 5.7X optical zoom)
OIS + EIS
8K video recording
Camera (front)16MP under-display camera
Up to a 2.24μm large pixel infusion effect
Battery5,000 mAh
Charging65W
CoolingVC liquid cooling
AudioStereo speakers
Snapdragon Sound
DTS audio

This article was first published June 8, 2022 and most recently updated June 21, 2022.

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