Nubia Z40 Pro arrives with Sony IMX787 sensor paired with a 35mm lens

It has the Snapdargon 8 Gen 1 SOC

Release Date
February 25, 2022
Starting Price
¥3399 (~$538)

Nubia just launched its premium flagship phone in China named the Z40 Pro, and as the name suggests, this is the successor to the last year’s Z30 Pro. Some main highlights of the Nubia Z40 Pro include Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SOC, a Sony IMX787 sensor with a 35mm lens, 80W charging, etc. Interestingly, the price starts at ¥3399, which is lower than the Z30 Pro’s starting price of ¥4999 when it launched last year.

Nubia Z40 Pro

Design-wise, Nubia Z40 Pro has an AG glass back, and the camera module design is almost the same as last year except for the camera count. This time, there are only three cameras on the back instead of four. There is a curved display on the front with a hole punch in the center.

Speaking of the main USP of this device, its primary camera on the back has a 64MP Sony IMX787 sensor with OIS and a 35mm lens having an f/1.6 aperture. We don’t see 35mm lenses on smartphones every day, so this is interesting. For comparison, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a primary camera with a 23mm lens, the Pixel 6 Pro has a 25mm lens, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 26mm lens, etc.

If you are into photography, you’ll know that 35mm focal length is one of the most versatile focal lengths. The reason is that it is very close to the field of view of our eyes. Moreover, in a 35mm lens, there is little to no distortion. Speaking of the other cameras on this phone, there is a second 50MP sensor that is used for ultrawide shots (114-degree). Finally, the phone has an 8MP sensor for the periscope lens that offers 5X optical zoom and has OIS too.

Nubia Z40 Pro

Nubia Z40 Pro has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SOC, and there is up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB UFS 3.1 storage. The battery size is 5,000mAH, and the phone supports 80W fast wired charging.

Now, there is also a “Gravity Edition” of Z40 Pro, which has magnetic wireless charging. That version has a smaller 4,600mAh battery and supports slower 66W wired charging. The standard version does not support wireless charging. The display on the front is a 6.67-inch OLED with a 144Hz refresh rate and a Full-HD+ resolution. The selfie shooter has a 16MP sensor.

Finally, Android 12 runs out of the box with MyOS 12 running on top.

In China, the phone comes in Black and Silver. Here is the pricing for the standard version –

  • 8GB + 128GB – ¥3399 (~$538)
  • 8GB + 256GB – ¥3699 (~$586)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥3999 (~$633)
  • 12GB + 512GB – ¥4499 (~$712)

The “Gravity Edition” comes in two storage options and here is the pricing –

  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥4299 (~$680)
  • 16GB + 1TB – ¥5999 (~$950)

Pre-orders have begun in China, and the sales will start on the 2nd of March.

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