Smartphone manufacturers continue to compete with each other for more displays, higher camera resolutions, and faster charges. Brands are also participating in the race for gigabytes. Now the lead in this race is held by the Chinese company ZTE, which yesterday presented a smartphone with a record amount of memory.
On Thursday, November 25, at a presentation in China, ZTE announced a special version of the previously released flagship Axon 30 Ultra smartphone. The novelty, dubbed the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Aerospace Edition, became the world’s first smartphone with 18 GB of RAM. In addition to this, the device received a built-in 1 TB drive.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Aerospace Edition is, as the name implies, the space version of the flagship. The manufacturer himself says that it was released in honor of the Chinese astronauts. Moreover, not only the body of the smartphone, but also the box is designed in the appropriate theme. As a gift, smartphone buyers will receive a protective carbon fiber case and ZTE LiveBuds Pro Bluetooth wireless headphones.
Apart from the above differences, the rest of the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Aerospace Edition is identical to the original model. It features a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with Full HD + resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and an integrated fingerprint scanner and is based on the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The front panel has a 16-megapixel front camera with a wide-angle lens. for selfies and video calling. And at the back is a quad camera, consisting of three 64-megapixel sensors and one 8-megapixel module with a periscope lens. The autonomy of the smartphone is answered by a 4600 mAh battery with a 65 W fast charging function via a USB Type-C port. From wireless communications, the device supports 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC.
The first market to start selling the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Aerospace Edition will be China. There, its cost is 7 thousand yuan, or about 1100 US dollars at the current exchange rate. It turns out that the new product is about $ 350 more expensive than the base model ZTE Axon 30 Ultra with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. When and at what price the novelty will appear in other countries and will remain exclusive for the Chinese market, the manufacturer did not specify.