belated. ZTE Nubia Z40S Pro - flagship update

A couple of days ago, ZTE introduced its brand new flagship smartphone Nubia Z40S Pro. Planned development of the February flagship Nubia Z40 Pro.

Of course, they changed the chipset.The obsolete Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has been replaced by the fresh Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. We expect more than a million points in AnTuTu. Naturally, there are some changes in the cooling system. She became even more edgy. Artificial diamonds and something else there ...

Memory. It's either just too much, or too much. From 8 to 18 GB operative, from 128 GB to 1 TB permanent. Support for memory cards is not expected.

The screen is similar toused in the February flagship. AMOLED, diagonal 6.67 ″ (107 cm²), resolution 1080 × 2400 (395 ppi). Huge refresh rate - up to 144 Hz. For games, that's it. And - a sudden victory of the forces of reason over the forces of good - the glass rounded from the sides was replaced with a normal flat one.

Battery. Everything is complicated here.The Z40S Pro will be available in two flavors. For normal people - with a 5000 mAh battery and 80 W charging. And for fans of ultra-fast charging - a smaller capacity, 4600 mAh. But charging as much as 120 W (full charge time - 19 minutes). Wireless charging (15W) is only available in the faster charging version.

Cameras. From the front camera, as usual, the demand is low - 16 MP - and that's it.

The set of rear cameras, it seems, remained unchanged. Just added a flicker suppression sensor.

There are three cameras. 64+50+8 MP. The main camera, wide-angle and telephoto periscope with a fivefold optical zoom. All but the width are equipped with optical stabilization.

The main sensor is Sony IMX787.Curiously, the focal length of the main module is 35mm instead of the traditional 26mm. Which means that you will see the picture closer, larger. In fact, such a picture, if I understand correctly, is closer to what you see with your own eyes. But, on the other hand, less will fit into the frame. On the third hand, the wide-angle module here is also clearly quite serious. So as long as the lighting is good, there shouldn't be any problems. Zoom out, zoom in, do whatever you want.

Other. There is an NFC module, support for 5G networks, a sixth Wi-Fi. The fingerprint scanner is hidden under the screen. There is no standard audio output.

Prices on the table.

Z40S Pro 80W
Z40S Pro 120W

8 + 128 GB
¥3399 (₽28500, $505)

8 + 256 GB
¥3699 (₽31100, $550)

12 + 256 GB
¥3999 (₽33600, $595)
¥4299 (₽36100, $639)

12+512 GB
¥4499 (₽37800, $669)

18+1024 GB
¥6699 (₽56300, $996)

Also on sale will be a special version of “SpiritCage” 12+256 GB 120 W for fans of this very “Spirit Cage”, whatever it is. ¥4699 (₽39500, $699), i.e. 400 tugriks more expensive than for non-fans.

Key Features of ZTE Nubia Z40S Pro:

OLED screen, 6.67″, 1080×2400, 395 ppi, 107 cm², 144 Hz, 480 Hz sensor polling rate, 1B colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Flexible OLED
HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
3.2 GHz, 1 x Cortex-X2, 3 x Cortex-A710, 4 x Cortex-A510, Adreno 730
Memory RAM 8–18 GB, ROM 128 GB–1 TB, no memory card
Mobile Internet5G
Mobile networks5G
Li-Pol battery, 4600 mAh, fast charge 120.00 W, wireless charging 15.00 W, or 5000 mAh and 80 W
Dimensions161.27 x 73.95 x 8.05 mm
Weight205 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 64 MP, f/1.6, 1/1.70″, 35.00mm, Sony IMX787, OIS

- 50 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 116 °, 14.00mm, + macro

- 8 MP, telephoto, f/3.4, 125.00mm, periscope, OIS
front camera: 16 MP, f / 2.5, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 12, MyOS 12.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (screen), NFC
USBType-C v3.1

George Kiselyov