ZTE has taken the basic design of the Axon 40 SE and upgraded it into a more powerful mid-range phone called the ZTE Voyage 40 Pro+. The new version adds 5G, has better cameras and loads faster. There is also a special version inspired by Vincent Van Gogh called Starry Night Edition.
The basic design is the same as the Axon 40 SE with two circular camera modules and a split design on the back. However, the main camera in the top island now has a 64-megapixel sensor (previously 50-megapixels). The other two lenses house a 5 megapixel macro camera and a 2 megapixel depth sensor. Upfront, ZTE upgrades the selfie camera to a 16-megapixel sensor (up from 8-megapixels).
Instead of the Unisoc T618 chipset, a MediaTek Dimensity 810 with 5G is used. It has more power and can also access double the RAM of 8 GB. An additional 6 GB of virtual memory is available. The storage is also doubled with 256 GB and the microSD slot is still present.
Other improvements include a 4,510 mAh battery that now charges at 66 watts, versus the Axon’s 4,500 mAh battery that charges at 22.5 watts. The new model is slightly heavier and weighs 192.5 g (previously 182 g). The 6.67-inch AMOLED display has a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels (20:9). It covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space and achieves a maximum brightness of 770 nits.
ZTE Voyage 40 Pro+ Starry Night Edition
As with the Nubia Z40S Pro, ZTE has also added a Starry Night Edition to the Voyage 40 Pro+. It is inspired by van Gogh’s The Starry Night, but the image is not placed as prominently as it is on the Nubia. It is etched into the glass using a special lithography process.
The ZTE Voyage 40 Pro+ is available for pre-order now in China for 2,200 CNY ($305) in Sky Blue and Twilight Gray. The first open sale starts on December 12th.