The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is arguably the most attractive smartphone on the market…yet. But it looks like a new device might launch and steal its thunder.
Rumors suggest the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra will launch soon, and a new leak on Chinese social media platform Weibo (and shared via a Twitter user below) has given us an idea of what the Axon 40 Ultra will look like. ‘device.
The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra looks so amazingly beautiful from the front, but I’m not sure about the back side because that camera housing scares me a bit… pic.twitter.com/9d2H09FoErMay 2, 2022
The phone in the picture bears more than a passing resemblance to the recent Samsung phone with a flat top and bottom edge and super curved sides. The camera bump on the back is huge, housing three lenses, and there’s also what looks like a giant volume rocker.
But the Samsung has something the ZTE doesn’t, and that’s a front-facing camera that takes away screen real estate. That’s right, it looks like the Axon 40 Ultra will get an under-display camera sensor, so the screen is completely uninterrupted from top to bottom.
We’ve seen this feature in a few phones now, especially from ZTE, and it’s something Samsung has tried with its Galaxy Z Fold 3. But so far it hasn’t worked perfectly, with images seeming cloudy or foggy. Hopefully ZTE has upgraded its under-display camera for its new Ultra phone, but we’ll wait until we’ve used it to be sure.
The handset is expected to launch soon, and we’ll have to see if its feature set is as similar to the Galaxy as its design.