The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra offers photographic features to eclipse some of the best smartphones on the market, including recent models from OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Samsung. Announced today, the flagship smartphone in photography includes three 64MP cameras and an 8MP telephoto lens with 5x zoom. This will allow it to cover everything from ultra wide 13mm to close up 123mm. Thanks to digital zoom and post-capture cropping, this offers a zoom range of up to 60x.
The three 64MP cameras support a Super Night AI algorithm to achieve better night shots, and a special Super Moon mode uses multiple cameras to magnify the moon in the scene, for an appearance it describes as “more natural for the scene.” ‘human eye’.
In addition to still photography, the Axon 30 Ultra supports 8K video shooting at 30 fps and a multi-camera shooting function to record up to three focal lengths at the same time. The main f / 1.6 camera and telephoto lens feature Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for smoother video capture.
The Axon 30 Ultra features a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD + (2400×1080) display with an adaptive 144Hz refresh rate and a punch hole for the 16 MP front camera. It also supports HDR 10 and HDR 10+. Inside is the Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB, although it can be upgraded to 12GB of RAM and a maximum storage of 1TB. The Axon 30 Ultra runs on MyOS11, which is based on Android 11 and supports Wi-Fi 6, NFC and 5G.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is that it is slated for a worldwide release, including in North America. Previous Axon models weren’t available in the US, and the other two phones launched – the Axon 30 Pro and the Axon 30 – will only be available in China.
The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra goes on sale in China on April 19 starting at 4,698 ($ 720 / Â£ 523 / AU $ 929). The international edition is expected to go on sale in May, with pricing to be confirmed.