The ZTE Axon 40 Lite comes with a 50MP camera and fast charging for $221.

ZTE looks to have no plans to release a standard phone in its Axon 40 series anytime soon. Following the Axon 40 Pro, Axon 40 Ultra, and others, we now have the Axon 40 Lite.

The Axon 40 Lite, as the name suggests, is a low-cost phone powered by a Unisoc chipset and running the out-of-date Android 12 operating system.

The phone has a 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with 1080p resolution and a typical refresh rate of 60Hz. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, two huge camera modules in the back, and a vertical strip labelled “50MP” onboard. The device weighs 182 grammes and measures 163.0 x 74.0 x 8.3mm in size.


Software and Internals

As previously stated, the phone is powered by a low-cost Unisoc T616 processor, with up to 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage expandable through SD card.

The Axon 40 Lite runs Android 12 on top of ZTE’s MyOS.



Three different lenses are included in the two camera cutouts in the back. A 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide device, and a 2MP depth sensor are included. There’s no information on video recording, but the phone should be able to capture 1080p movies at 30 frames per second.

The selfie camera is a 16MP shooter.


Pricing and Battery


The 4,500 mAh battery supports 22.5W fast charging through a USB C connector.

In Mexico, the ZTE Axon 40 Lite starts at $221 (converted).


ZTE Axon 40 Lite Specifications

  • Chipset: Unisoc T616
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali G57 MP1
  • OS: Android 12, MyOS
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.6″ IPS LCD with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Triple): 50MP (main) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro)
    • Front: 16MP
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • Fingerprint sensor: Side-mounted
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh, 22.5W fast charging
  • Price: $221


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