Announcement. ZTE Axon 40 Ultra "Aerospace Edition" - Chinese space flagship

Photo Announcement. ZTE Axon 40 Ultra "Aerospace Edition" - Chinese space flagship

ZTE clearly enjoyed making special edition smartphones. In China, a device has been announced, which we will provisionally call ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Aerospace Edition. Naturally, its original name is written in hieroglyphs - 中兴Axon 40 Ultra 航天版. And Space Edition or Aerospace Edition is already the work of automatic translators from Chinese.

By the way, on the box with the smartphone you can see the inscription "Taikonaut" ("Taikonaut"). And the same word is spelled out in the url smartphone page on the ZTE website. Perhaps it would be more correct to call the device ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Taikonaut Edition?

In any case, we have before us a special version of the flagship device ZTE Axon 40 Ultra announced six months ago. There are few differences. An older version of 18 + 1024 GB has appeared. The design of the island of cameras has slightly changed. Materials may be different. Plus, judging by the official pictures, two different cases are put in the box with the device at once - a regular one and a "book".

To the characteristics.

The smartphone is curious, first of all, with its cameras. So let's start with them.

The front camera is interesting because it is hidden under the screen. It's already tThe third generation of such cameras from ZTE.

There are three rear cameras (plus a ToF sensor). All three have the same resolution, 64 MP.

  • Main camera with optical stabilization. The Sony IMX787 sensor is being used. A good sensor, designed for use in flagship devices.
  • Wide camera. Part-time works as a macro camera. Oddly enough, exactly the same sensor was installed here as in the main camera, i.e. Sony IMX787.
  • Telephoto periscope with optical stabilization. Here the sensor is different - OmniVision OV64B.

Chipset flagMansky, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. We are waiting for about a million points in AnTuTu.

Memory. 12 or 18 GB RAM, 512 GB or 1 TB permanent. Support for memory cards is not expected.

6.8" (112 cm²) Flexible AMOLED screen with 1116x2480 (400 ppi) resolution. Up to 120Hz refresh rate.

The battery is standard, 5000 mAh. Charging ultra-fast, 80 W.

Other. There is Wi-Fi 6E, NFC-module, stereo speakers. Of course, there is no standard audio output.

About money. The junior version of Taikonaut 12+512 GB can be bought for ¥5898 (₽49600, $817), i.e. only a hundred more expensive than the originalThe second smartphone with the same amount of memory. Well, the top version 18+1024 GB will cost ¥7698 (₽64800, $1070).

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra 航天版 (Aerospace Edition) key features:

ScreenAMOLED, 6.8", 112 cm², 1116x2480, 400 ppi, 120 Hz, 1B (10 bit) colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Flexible AMOLED HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
3 GHz, 1 x Cortex-X2, 3 x Cortex-A710, 4 x Cortex-A510, Adreno 730 Memory RAM 12-18 GB, ROM 512 GB - 1 TB, no memory card, LPDDR5, UFS3.1 Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G
GSM Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, fast charging 80.00 W Dimensions163.28 x 73.56 x 8.41 mm Weight204 g CameoRear camera: quad, flash, autofocus
- 64 MP, f/1.6, 1/1.70", 0.80μm, 35.00mm, Sony IMX787, OIS
- 64 MP, wide-angle, f/2.35, 1/1.70", 0.80μm, 16.00mm, Sony IMX787, +macro
- 64 MP, telephoto, f/3.5, 1/2.00", 0.70μm, 91.00mm, OmniVision OV64B, periscope, OIS
— ?? MP, ToF
front camera: 16 MP, OmniVision OV16E1Q, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 12, MyOS12 SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (screen), Hall, NFC USBType-C v3.1

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