In the past year, I have reviewed the ZTE Axon 30 and two RedMagic gaming phones which are a sub-brand of ZTE. I have been impressed with the company and it reminds me of when Xiaomi and Realme started to make waves in the EU and UK market.
Recently there have been several leaks and teasers for the new flagship ZTE nubia Z40 Pro and one of the highlights is that it will use a custom 35mm lens paired with Sony's IMX787 sensor. This will then be paired up with a 50MP ultrawide camera and 8MP 5x zoom lens which should make this one of the better camera-focussed phones of the year.
Nubia also confirmed the Z40 Pro will feature Neovision 11 which is their first attempt at computational photography, again giving this a significant boost in photography performance.
As you’d expect from a flagship phone it will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
The only other tidbit of information we have so far is that the Z40 Pro will have magnetic wireless charging much like the MagSafe charging with Apple or the Realme Flash concept phone.
In the UK, ZTE doesn’t use the nubia brand and instead, this comes under ZTE Axon. The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra was essentially identical to the ZTE nubia Z30 Pro apart from some minor tweaks such as OS skin and battery.
The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G received good reviews last year and it was priced attractively for a Snapdragon 888 phone and it had a good camera specification that made it stand out from the affordable SD888 and gaming phones.
The nubia Z40 Pro is launching later this month on the 25th of February but there has been no word on the Axon 40 Ultra, but I would expect it within the next couple of months.