Alongside the Axon 30 and Axon 30 Pro, ZTE also unveiled its more premium mobile handset – ZTE Axon 30 Ultra with a 6.67” OLED panel with 144Hz refresh rate and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset.
Well, there is a little information about the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra, it will be sold in the US and Canada but the pricing is yet to be confirmed, and similar to other Axon phones, it’ll be available in Europe too.
Meanwhile, the other two models – the Axon 30 and Axon 30 Pro won’t be coming to North America, and the Axon 30 Pro pricing was mentioned, but ZTE rarely said anything about the Axon 30.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra
This is just a normal Smartphone with few flagship features, powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 888 processor with 8GB RAM / 256GB storage, 12GB RAM, and 16GB RAM and 1TB storage as well.
On the front is a 6.67” OLED panel, it is what ZTE is calling a “borderless, curved” OLED panel with a 95% screen-to-body ratio. It comes with HDR10 support and arrives with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
It arrives with a 144Hz refresh rate, it doesn’t go below 60Hz but has support for 90Hz and 120Hz modes with a 300Hz touch sampling rate. Although the switch totally depends on the application to save battery life.
The screen has 1080p+ resolution, DCI-P3 100%, offers an in-screen fingerprint reader for biometric unlock, and will be available in three main colors – Black, White, and Mint including a special tan vegan leather version.
It arrives with a primary f/1.6 64-megapixels main IMX686 sensor with OIS support, 64-megapixels sensor with a 35mm-equivalent f/1.9 lens, and a 64-megapixels 120º ultrawide-angle shooter.
There is a fourth camera sensor, it is the 5x periscope (123mm lens with OIS), and an 8-megapixels periscope-style telephoto lens with optical stabilization. The main camera can record video at up to 8K 30fps.
Inside the Ultra’s punch-hole is a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, which is totally unlike the Axon 20 5G being the first with an under-display camera but with a bigger 32-megapixels selfie shooter.
The Axon 30 Ultra packs a 4600mAh with supports for a 66W charging over a cable with no wireless charging support. Other features include the 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and NFC support. It runs MyOS 11 based on Android 11 OS.
In China, you can pre-order the Axon 30 Ultra starting from April 19, the base model, 8GB RAM costs CNY 4,700 ($720), and it goes all the way up to CNY 6,666 ($1,020/€850) for the top-end premium variant.
ZTE Axon 30 Pro
With no much to talk here, the Axon 30 Pro is a 5G phone obviously, as it is still powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset, 6GB RAM / 128GB is its base model and comes with 4,200mAh battery with support for 55W wired charging.
It comes with a 6.67” OLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit panel with 100% DCI-P3 coverage. Since it is an OLED screen, ZTE also planted the biometric fingerprint scanner inside the screen.
The cameras are nothing like the Axon 30 Ultra, featuring a primary Sony IMX682 64-megapixels, secondary 64-megapixels 120º ultrawide sensor, 5-megapixels macro lens and 2-megapixels depth sensor.
ZTE Axon 30 Pro comes in Obsidian Black and Misty Rain Blue, the 6GB + 128GB variant costs 2,998 yuan ($459), 8GB + 128GB goes for 3,298 yuan ($505) and 3,598 yuan ($551) for the 8GB + 256GB storage variant.