ZTE unveiled a new Blade V40 series with four new models, all four will be available on the global market in April. We don’t have pricing info yet, but these will be affordable (as all Blade phones are) and there is a 5G model if you want to try something new.
That said, the ZTE Blade V40 Pro is the top model in its family. It features a 6.67” AMOLED display (1,080 x 2,400 px) with full coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The phone is powered by a Unisoc T618 chipset (12 nm, 2x Cortex-A75 @ 2.0 GHz, Mali G52 MP2) with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage, running Android 11 with MyOS 11 on top.
This one has a 64 MP camera on its back. The large 5,100 mAh battery boasts fast 65W charging, the fastest on a Blade phone yet.
The ZTE Blade V40 also has a 6.67” display with 1,080 x 2,400 px resolution (20:9). The Unisoc T618 chipset on this one is paired with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage and runs MyOS 11 (Android 11).
The main camera on the back has a 48 MP sensor and it is joined by a macro camera and a depth sensor. On the front is an 8 MP selfie camera. The phone’s 5,000 mAh battery isn’t quite as fast as the Pro, but still pretty quick to charge at 22.5W.
The ZTE Blade V40 5G features a Dimensity 700 (7 nm, 2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2 GHz, Mali G57 MC2) and a 360° antenna for stable connectivity. The chip’s modem offers up to 2.77 Gbps downlink speeds.
This one also has a 6.67” display (1,080 x 2,400 px). The phone runs MyOS 11 (Android 11) with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage. There is a 48 MP camera on the back and a large 6,000 mAh battery inside (though it will be 5,130 mAh in some regions) with 22.5W fast charging.
Finally, there is the ZTE Blade V40 Vita surprises with a large 6.75” display with 90 Hz refresh rate, though it only has 720 x 1,600 px resolution (20:9). Like its siblings, it runs MyOS 11. A 48 MP main camera is also on board.
The Vita has a large battery, just like the 5G model – 6,000 mAh (5,130 mAh in some regions), complete with 22.5W fast charging.
This model is powered by another Unisoc chipset (octa-core CPU). RAM capacity is only 3 GB, but the 128 GB storage is relatively fast (UFS 2.2), plus there is a triple card slot (two SIMs and a microSD).
We will try to get more info out of ZTE about the Blade V40 quartet and will report back with what we learn.