Over the past 12 months or so, ZTE has been through a lot. As a result, the company had to skip last year’s flagship. However, it seems to have gotten past all of that with the release of its new flagship – the ZTE Axon 9 Pro.
ZTE Axon 9 Pro Specifications
The ZTE Axon 9 Pro is the successor to the Axon 7 that had managed to create quite a buzz during its launch. The company has downgraded the display quality to a Full HD+ resolution from Axon 7’s Quad HD resolution. However, there is the inclusion of a HDR10 compliant display and an RGB sensor for better color accuracy.
The display this phone sports is a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with a notch on top. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 GB of RAM. ZTE has included 128 GB of onboard memory on the device with an option to expand it up to 512 GB.
One of the major USPs of the ZTE Axon 9 Pro is definitely the software. The device comes under Google’s Android One platform which is as stock as a smartphone gets. That coupled with its internals, I certainly expect it to shine in the performance department. The device also has stereo speakers like its predecessor.
There are dual cameras on the back measuring 12 MP and 20 MP with another 20 MP camera sitting on the front. This selfie camera also works for facial recognition. A fingerprint scanner rests on the scratch-resistant glass back.
The ZTE Axon 9 Pro is also water resistant with the IP68 rating. There is a large 4,000 mAh battery lighting up the device. It is chargeable through its Quick Charge 4.0 enabled charger or you can use the Qi wireless charging method.
ZTE Axon 9 Pro Price and Availability
ZTE is well-known for its affordable flagships. Now, the Axon 9 Pro is cheaper than most of today’s high-end devices, but it is still expensive than the OnePlus 6 as it runs for €650. However, the OnePlus 6 lacks some of the features this device possesses.
ZTE hasn’t specified the exact date the Axon 9 Pro will be available in the market, but the device will first set foot in Europe. Asia launch will follow.