First of Its Kind: Nubia Unveils Z40 Pro With Magnetic Charging

First of Its Kind: Nubia Unveils Z40 Pro With Magnetic Charging

Nubia, a ZTE subsidiary, has officially revealed the Nubia Z40 Pro in China, which is the successor of the Nubia Z30 Pro.

Design & Display

The Z40 Pro weighs 199g and measures 161.9 x 72.9 x 8.4mm. It has a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and 395 PPI pixel density. Except for the positioning of the camera module, the smartphone features a similar box layout as the Z30 Pro.

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The handset comes in two colours: Interstellar Black and Galaxy, and has a metallic frame with anti-glare glass. A limited edition handset based on the anime ‘The Outcast’ is also available.

Internals & Storage

The Z40 Pro features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, as well as 8/12/16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256/512/1TB UFS 3.1 internal storage options. The smartphone runs MyOS 12, which is based on Android 12.

Twin-SIM and 5G connectivity are also included, as well as DTS: X Ultra compatibility for dual stereo speakers and an x-axis vibration motor.


The Nubia Z40 Pro is equipped with a triple camera system that features a 64MP Sony IMX787 primary sensor with OIS, a 50MP 116° ultra-wide sensor, and an 8MP periscope sensor with 9x optical zoom.

The 16MP selfie camera, on the other hand, is housed within the centred punch-hole.

Battery & Pricing

The smartphone’s base model has a 5,000mAh battery and supports 80W fast wired charging. The smartphone’s limited ‘Gravity’ edition features a 4,600mAh battery with 66W fast charging and 15W quick magnetic wireless charging capability. The limited edition is the world’s first to include magnetic charging.


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Pre-orders for the Z40 Pro begin on March 2nd, with the following retail prices:

Standard Edition

  • 8GB RAM with 128GB – $538
  • 8GB RAM with 256GB – $586
  • 12GB RAM with 256GB – $633
  • 12GB RAM with 512GB – $712

Magnetic Charging Edition:

  • 12GB with 256GB – $681
  • 16GB with 1TB – $950

The Outcast Limited Edition:

  • 12GB with 256GB – $744

Nubia Z40 Pro Specifications

  • Chipset: Android 12, MyOS 12
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • OS: Android 12, MyOS 12
  • Supported Networks: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Display: 6.67 inches, AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+
  • Memory
    • RAM: 8GB, 12GB, 16GB
    • Internal: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • Card Slot: No
  • Camera
    • Rear: 64 MP, f/1.7, 35mm (standard) + 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (periscope telephoto) + 50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 116˚ (ultra-wide)
    • Front: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)
  • Colors:  Interstellar Black, Galaxy Galaxy
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Under display, optical
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh (regular version), fast charging 80W OR 4600 mAh (gravity version), fast charging 66W + fast magnetic wireless charging 15W
  • Price: $538

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