Official Nubia Z40S Pro: it is the cheapest flagship with Snapdragon 8+!

nubia z40s pro features technical specifications price 20/07

2022 is not only the year of the Z40 Pro, which has already performed well, but for Nubia the top-of-the-range sector also consists of the new Z40S Pro. Like its gaming sub-brand Red Magic, Nubia has also decided to introduce the S variant for the high-end. A choice that aims to further stratify the proposal of the top of the range, even if the risk of launching too many models is always there, although the price may favor the newcomer. But let's see what are its news, including technical data, price and availability.

Nubia Z40S Pro: everything you need to know

Design and display

Nubia Z40S Pro

The new addition to the top series of the brand arrives with an elegant and captivating style, which exudes the air of a camera phone. Nubia Z40S Pro is characterized by a large rear photographic module, with a ring LED flash. On the front, however, we have a flat display (instead of curved like Z40 Pro) with reduced frames with an almost completely symmetrical style (a bit 'alla Nothing Phone 1).

Nubia Z40S Pro

The screen chosen remains essentially unchanged compared to the Z40 Pro, since it is a display AMOLED HDR10 + from 6,67 "Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) in 20: 9 with density of 395 PPI, refresh rate a 144 Hz, sampling a 480 Hz and optical fingerprint sensor.

Characteristics and technical specifications

Nubia Z40S Pro

One of the main novelties of Nubia Z40S Pro is certainly its System-on-a-Chip, since it replaces the Snap 8 Gen 1 of Z40 Pro with the most recent Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. This means a Kryo octa-core CPU (1 x 3,2 GHz + 3 x 2,75 GHZ + 4 x 1,8 GHz) and an Adreno 730 GPU, but above all a definite improvement for consumption and temperatures. Memory cuts find 8/12/18GB RAM LPDDR5 e 128/256/512 GB and 1 TB UFS 3.1.

Battery chapter. Nubia Z40S Pro a large unit from 5.000 mAh, which recharges at 80W like Z40 Pro, but there is something new: the brand has created two versions of the smartphone with battery 4.600 mAh it's rickarica 120W, record for Nubia. However, the brand has decided to omit the magnetic refill present on the previous one. The rest of the specs we should include 5G dual SIM, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, dual band GPS and stereo speaker.

In the additional features we find a new and broader vibration motor 0815 on Axis-X, which is more powerful than that of the Z40 Pro, a 0809 module, taking it further 300 vibration effects all new. There is also a 10-layer vapor chamber dissipation system with cover up to 3.062 mm2. The software is instead Android 12.


The intention of Nubia Z40S Pro is to present itself as a noteworthy camera phone. The primary sensor is the Sony IMX787 from 64 MP f/1.6 with stabilization OIS, which is flanked by a wide-angle lens da 50 MP with ability to also shoot in macro up to 2 cm apart and a periscopial telephoto lens f/3.4 also with OIS da 8 MP e Zoom 5x. Like its predecessor, Nubia opted for a customized lens with a focal length of 35 mm (compared to the usual 25 mm); the goal is to return a shot closer to the gaze of the human eye and a more pronounced bokeh effect. This lens will also be used for Portrait mode a 50 mm, returning a 2x zoom. In addition, there will also be a Flicker sensor, implemented to avoid flickering when shooting in the presence of artificial lights.

nubia z40s pro camera

The hardware sector is further enriched by the presence of one physical switch which, once triggered, will quickly launch the camera. On the software side, Nubia has developed RAW processing algorithms optimized especially for Night mode, to improve colors, brightness and details in the parts. poco illuminated. There are also custom 3D LUT filters to process images in production. Finally, the selfie camera is from 16 MP.

nubia z40s pro camera

Price and availability

Nubia Z40S Pro arrives in China and does it as a flagship with the cheapest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 on the market (currently). For the model 80W in fact we start from the version 8 / 128 GB which only costs €491 about (3.399 yuan), while the version 8 / 256 GB rises to approx €535 (3.699 yuan), for the 12 / 256 GB there is a cost of approx €579 (3.999 yuan) and finally the version 12 / 512 GB find a price of approx €651 (4.499 yuan). Model 120W it has only two configurations, but very capacious: the variant 12 / 256 GB it costs about €622 (4.299 yuan), while the maximum version 18 GB / 1 TB it costs about €970 (6.699 yuan). Finally, there is a special version dedicated to Ling Cage, a very popular Chinese anime at home, which costs around €680 (4.699 yuan). For the Global distribution, we will have to wait a while, but it is not excluded that it may also arrive from us.

If you want to know more about the current top of the range Nubia Z40 Pro, take a look at ours review dedicated to the flagship!

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