31 January 2019
ZTE has had a torrid time of late. After facing multiple fines, paying penalties to beat ban and having been made to deposit 400mn security deposit all for alleged violations of US export controls, the company still managed to launch a smartphone at IFA 2018, as promised.
The all new ZTE Axon Pro 9 is a long overdue update to the Axon 7 launched way back in 2016. The latest flagship from ZTE looks like a typical flagship smartphone from 2018 with a notched display, a bottom chin, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and an iPhone X styled vertically aligned dual rear camera.
The new ZTE Axon Pro 9 comes with a 6.21-inches full HD+ display with 2248 x 1080 pixel resolution along with a 2.5D curved glass on top and a 3D tempered glass protection at the back. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage.
It comes with IP68 dust and water protection, runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, 12-megapixel F/1.75 primary sensor with a 20-megapixel secondary sensor with 130-degree wide angle lens. There is a 20-megapixel front-facing camera that doubles up as face scanner for face unlock feature.
The ZTE Axon 9 Pro will start retailing from Germany at a price tag of 649 euros (USD 756). There is no confirmation regarding availability in other geographic locations.