ZTE Axon 50 Ultra with two-way satellite messaging and Axon Pad 2023

ZTE hosted a significant launch event in China earlier today, during which it introduced its newest Axon flagship smartphone and tablet, respectively referred to as the Axon 50 Ultra and the Axon Tab. Both of these smartphones are powered by ZTE’s MyOS 13 and come with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor as its central processing unit.

ZTE Axon 50 Ultra

In locations where there is no reliable network connection, users of the Axon 50 Ultra will be able to send and receive SMS messages thanks to the Axon 50 Ultra’s built-in two-way satellite messaging service, which is powered by the BeiDou satellite (BDS) infrastructure. The security chip was built by ZTE and offers hardware-level encryption in addition to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU, the LPDDR5X RAM, and the UFS 3.1 storage space that are included in the phone.

The display of the Axon 50 Ultra is a curved 6.67-inch AMOLED display that has a resolution of FHD+ and a refresh rate of 144Hz. On the rear is a 50MP ultrawide camera, a 50MP telephoto module that has a 3x optical zoom, and a 64MP Sony IMX787 primary sensor with optical image stabilization. The battery in the phone is rated at 5,000 mAh, and it supports 80W quick charging. The phone boots ZTE’s MyOS 13 on top of Android 13. There was no information given on pricing or availability.

ZTE Axon Pad

The ZTE Axon Pad is a 12.1-inch Android tablet that features an IPS LCD with a resolution of 1,600 by 2,560 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 hertz. The ZTE security chip and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor are also included in the slate’s hardware package. The tablet has capability for networking at 5G speeds, can accept input from a pen, and can be paired with a smart magnetic keyboard (available separately).

The Axon Pad has a huge battery that can hold 10,000 mAh and can charge at 80W. It boots MyOS 13, which is based on Android 13. It has a thickness of just 6.5 millimeters and weighs a total of 605 grams. ZTE did not disclose any information on the cost or availability of the Axon Pad.