Many know ZTE due to its sub-brand, Nubia. But this company is much more than Nubia. It’s a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet. Why we talk about this is to show what potential this brand has. Anyway, a few years ago, to avoid the sanctions, the company had to pay a few billion dollars to the US. This made the manufacturer slow the pace of its development. However, recently, the brand has already managed to release a few interesting models. We can say the same for the Blade V40 smartphones launched today at the MWC 2022. In fact, the series includes up to four new models. They are going to be available globally in April. They are low-to-mid-range smartphones but they are worth our attention.
ZTE Blade V40 Pro
This version comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display. Besides the Full HD+ resolution, this screen also boasts a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Under the hood, it sports a UNISOC T618 chip (12 nm, 2x Cortex-A75 2.0 GHz, Mali G52 MP2). It is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. Also, our protagonist runs MyOS 11 based on Android 11.
Other than that, the Blade V40 Pro has a 64 MP main camera as well as a built-in 5100mAh large battery. The latter will quickly get back to the full power state due to the 65W fast charging. By the way, we are dealing with the fastest charging phone in the Blade series.
ZTE Blade V40
The vanilla Blade V40 sports a 6.67-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. Inside, we can find the same UNISOC T618 chip with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The system is the same as that of the model above.
However, the main camera has a 48MP resolution. There are also macro and depth-of-field sensors. The front-facing camera has an 8MP resolution, which is enough for making high-quality video calls. The 5000mAh battery supports 22.5W charging.
ZTE Blade V40 5G
Apart from the low-end models introduced above, there is a mid-ranger that supports 5G networks. The ZTE Blade V40 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip. Also, it comes with a 360° antenna for stable connectivity. On the front, we can find a 6.67-inch display, which has a 1080 x 2400 resolution. Besides this, the handset runs MyOS 11 (Android 11) and has 6 GB RAM as well as 128 GB ROM storage. The main camera uses a 48MP sensor. The battery has a whopping 6000mAh capacity (5130 mAh in some areas) and supports 22.5W fast charging.
ZTE Blade V40 Vita
Finally, the ZTE Blade V40 Vita has a large 6.75-inch display with support for a 90Hz refresh rate. But the resolution is reduced to 720 x 1600 (20:9). It runs MyOS 11 and has a 48 MP main camera on the rear. The 6000 mAh (or 5130 mAh) battery supports 22.5W fast charging.
However, the machine is equipped with another UNISOC octa-core chip and the RAM is only 3 GB. Fortunately, it still provides 128 GB of storage (UFS 2.2), and three card slots (two SIM cards and a microSD).