A new phone – Nubia Z40 Pro has been launched with two of the first industry firsts in the smartphone market. The phone succeeds last year’s Nubia Z30 Pro and is limited to the Chinese market for now. Here, we will talk about the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the Nubia Z40 Pro in Nepal.
Nubia Z40 Pro Overview
Nubia Z40 Pro is the first commercial Android phone with a magnetic charging capability with a special “Gravity Edition”. However, there have been some compromises in the Edition to blend in with the new technology. Where the regular Z40 Pro ships with a massive 5,000mAh battery cell with 80W charging capacity, the Gravity Edition is limited to a 4,800mAh battery at 66W.
Camera and Audio
Another industry first by Nubia is that there is a Sony IMX787 primary lens in the Z40 Pro. It is a 64MP sensor measuring 1/1.13-inches and 35mm in equivalency. There is a 4-in-1-pixel binning that shoots the 16MP pictures natively. It also supports PDAF and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Likewise, there is an 8MP periscope telephoto camera with PDAF, OIS, and 5x optical zoom support. Lastly, the setup is completed by a 50MP ultrawide sensor with a 116-degree field of view.
Over to the front, there is a center-aligned punch-hole cutout that holds the 16MP front-facing camera. It has an f/2.5 aperture and can shoot stable videos whose resolution is yet to be disclosed. For audio, there is a loudspeaker system with stereo speakers that tunes out 24-bit/192kHz audio. Unfortunately, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack for music and calls.
Display and Design
Nubia Z40 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution and a 10-bit display. It has a 144Hz refresh rate and supports HDR10+ contents while the peak brightness remains 1000nits. It has 1080×2400 pixels capacity and 395 PPI density. Further, the screen-to-body ratio and aspect ratio is seen to be 91.0% and 20:9 respectively.
The rear panel of the handset is made up of AG Matte glass has a new rectangular camera bump. There are two different color variations available – Interstellar Black and Galaxy White. Both weigh 199 grams and measure 8.46mm in thickness.
Performance and Memory
Like most flagship phones from 2022, the Nubia Z40 Pro is also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. This chipset is based on a 4nm manufacturing process and integrates Adreno 730 for graphics alongside an octa-core CPU with a Cortex-X2 core clocked at 3.00GHz. Others are three Cortex-A710 and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at the speed of 2.50GHz and 1.80GHz respectively. The system boots on Android 12 on top of MyOS 12.
There are five different memory configurations available for the phone. The low-end variant has 8/128GB memory and the high-end variant comes with 16GB RAM and 1TB internal memory. The RAM here is of LPDDR5 type while the internal storage is of UFS 3.1.
Moreover, there is a vapor chamber cooling setup in the Z40 Pro. The total heat dissipation area here measures 3500mm2.
Rest of the specs
For biometrics, the device features an optical under-display fingerprint sensor teamed up with a software-based face unlock. Other sensors include an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. In addition, there are some connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS), NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1.
Nubia Z40 Pro Specifications
- Body: 161.9 × 72.9 × 8.4 mm, 199 gm
- Display: 6.67” FHD+ AMOLED, 144Hz variable refresh rate, 10-bit color, 100% DCI-P3
- Resolution: FHD+ (1080 x 2400) pixels
- Rear Camera: Triple, 64MP Sony IMX787 (OIS) + 50MP ultra-wide + 8MP 5x telephoto lens with OIS
- Front Camera: 16MP sensor (punch-hole)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
- Memory: 8/12/16GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128/512GB/1TB UFS 3.1 storage
- Software: Android 12 with MYOS 12
- Battery: 5,000/4800mAh, 66/80W wired, 15W magnetic charging (GE)
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, compass
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11.b/g/n/ac/ax, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, GPS
- Color: Interstellar Black, Galaxy White
Nubia Z40 Pro Price in Nepal
Though Nubia Z40 Pro is exclusive on the Chinese market, we expect the price of the device in Nepal to start at NPR 67,500 if it ever reaches here. In China, it starts at CNY 3,399 for the vanilla version and the Gravity Edition starts at CNY 4,299.
|Model||Nubia Z40 Pro price in China||Nubia Z40 Pro price in Nepal (expected)|
|Nubia Z40 Pro (8/128GB)||CNY 3,399||NPR 67,500|
|Nubia Z40 Pro (8/256GB)||CNY 3,699||NPR 73,000|
|Nubia Z40 Pro (12/256GB)||CNY 3,999||NPR 78,500|
|Nubia Z40 Pro (12/512GB)||CNY 4,499||NPR 88,500|
|Nubia Z40 Pro Gravity Edition (12/256GB)||CNY 4,299||NPR 85,500|
|Nubia Z40 Pro Gravity Edition (16GB/1TB)||CNY 5,999||NPR 1,18,000|