KEY POINTS

  • ZTE is releasing four new Blade smartphone models
  • The V40 series features improved internal and external hardware
  • The new phone models all support ultra-fast charging

More high-performance smartphones are entering the market this year with the introduction of ZTE’s new Blade V40 line.

During MWC 2022, ZTE announced four new phones that feature its latest tech and are designed to be faster, smarter and more powerful than any of its previous models.

The phones are all comparable to each other, though each configuration does lean toward a certain niche.

The ZTE Blade V40 Pro is arguably the best out of the new models in terms of sheer performance. With a 6.67-inch AMOLED display at 1080x2400p resolution and full DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, the V40 Pro guarantees sharp display quality with vibrant colors and crystal-clear images.

Externally, the phone features an 8.3-millimeter-thin body with a streamlined design for a better in-hand feel, while the camera sports a simple but elegant two-ring design.

According to ZTE, the V40 Pro also comes with 65W fast-charging capabilities to keep its large 5,100mAh battery topped off. Additionally, ZTE’s smart power-saving tech allows the V40 Pro to stay alive much longer compared to other smartphones. It also boasts 6GB of system RAM with 128GB of internal storage space.

Meanwhile, the vanilla ZTE Blade V40 Pro comes in two flavors: the base version and a 5G-enabled model.

The default Blade V40 acts as the baseline for the rest of the phones. It comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ mobile phone display with a 92.1% body-to-screen ratio that ensures maximum workable screen surface area without compromising the quality of the display itself. The phone is also equipped with 48MP triple cameras with a 4cm macro lens, automatic HDR, depth settings and AI-powered image processing for better selfies.

On the other hand, the Blade V40 5G model takes these features and elevates them with 5G networking capabilities. This model is powered by a 7nm octa-core 5G CPU and a 5G super antenna with a full 360-degrees’ worth of coverage that’s further supported by Sounding Reference Signal tech. This means that users of the V40 5G can enjoy significantly faster loading speeds and more stable network connections compared to other phones in 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi connections.

Lastly, the V40 Vita features a slightly bigger frame than the others. Standing at 6.75%, the Vita is perfect for those who favor larger models. The phone sports a Waterdrop display with a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother video quality and a large 6,000mAh battery with 22.5W fast-charge capabilities and the same smart power-saving feature of the V40 Pro to let users use this phone for extended hours.

Overall, ZTE’s new offerings are very promising, especially considering that the Blade series leans more toward the affordable side of the spectrum.

 It’s expected that users won’t have to shell out much cash to get high-performance phones like these, but their actual prices are still a mystery. We’re glad to give the Blade V40 series our Best of MWC 2022 award, but we can’t wait to find out more about them once they are released globally this April.