ZTE held a grand launch event in China today, announcing the latest Axon flagship smartphone and tablet – the ZTE Axon 50 Ultra and Axon Pad. Both devices are powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipsets, charge with 80 watts and boot ZTE’s Android interface MyOS 13.
ZTE Axon 50 Ultra
The ZTE Axon 50 Ultra offers two-way satellite communication via the BeiDou Satellite Infrastructure (BDS). This allows the ZTE smartphone to send and receive SMS messages in areas without a normal network connection. In addition to the SD 8+ Gen 1, LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.1 storage are also on board. A security chip developed by ZTE also includes encryption at hardware level.
The ZTE Axon 50 Ultra features a 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. On the back, ZTE installs a 64-megapixel main camera with a Sony IMX787 sensor and OIS, as well as a 50-megapixel ultra wide and a 50-megapixel telephoto camera with triple optical zoom. The Ultra boots MyOS 13 based on Android 13 and charges its 5,000 mAh battery with a fast 80 watts.
ZTE Axon Pad
The ZTE Axon Pad is a 12.1-inch Android tablet with an IPS LCD display that has a resolution of 1,600 x 2,560 pixels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the tablet also has the ZTE security chip. It also supports 5G connectivity, stylus input, and a smart magnetic keyboard, both sold separately.
The ZTE Axon Pad has a large 10,000 mAh battery that charges at 80 watts like the Ultra. And here, too, Android 13 and MyOS 13 are on board. The tablet weighs 605 grams and is only 6.5 mm thick.
Unfortunately, ZTE didn’t share any pricing or availability details for either the Axon Pad or the Ultra.