ZTE Axon 9 Pro Debuts With Snapdragon 845 and Dual Rear Cameras

ZTE Axon 9 Pro

ZTE Axon 9 Pro has been introduced by ZTE after the company kept mute for over a year. The flagship smartphone runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and powered by the Snapdragon 845.

It comes with a notch, a bulky one, with a super minimal bottom chin. The screen is an AMOLED panel and it’s quite tall at 6.21-inch. Axon’s powerful stereo speakers are present with Dolby Atmos as well.

ZTE Axon 9 Pro Specs and Features

・6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2248 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 6GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845
・128GB built-in storage
・12MP + 20MP rear camera and 20MP front camera
・4000mAh non-removable Battery

Design And Display

The Axon 9 Pro sports an aluminium alloy overall unibody. We can see the fingerprint scanner at its usual position. The dual rear cameras are horizontal at the top left corner, while the LED flash comes underneath.

The phone comes with IP68 Certifications offering water and dust resistant. Impressively, it’s also quite slim measuring 7.9mm in thickness. You can get it in Black and Blue colours.

ZTE Axon 9 Pro

The device sports the notch, but we are a little bit disappointed. The notch is quite bulky compared to the minimal notch we’ve seen on innovative smartphones, like the water-drop display. Nonetheless, it sports a 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. This has a resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels and 402 pixels per inch density. The screen also stretches up to 83.3% screen-to-body ratio.

Hardware and Software

Running the show is the Snapdragon 845 chip from Qualcomm. The chip comes with its 10nm process node and 8-cores of processor clocking at 2.8GHz. In the graphics department, the Adreno 630 graphics card controls graphics.

For multitasking, you get 6GB of RAM space available to do the job with a memory speed of 1866MHz. In the storage department, the device is loaded with 128GB. It also runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box as well.

Camera And Connectivity

The phone is equipped with dual 12MP + 20MP rear camera, the 12MP main sensor has f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, OIS, dual pixel PDAF. While the 20MP depth sensor enables background blur with 10mm lens. There’s another 20MP shooter on the notch for selfies.

The Axon 9 Pro supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type C, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.

Battery And Availability

The ZTE Axon 9 Pro is powered by a non-removable 4000mAh battery with fast and wireless charging technology. ZTE Axon 9 Pro will be available on shopping stores, starting from $699 to $799, that’s about (N220,000 – N260,000).

Full Specification of ZTE Axon 9 Pro

LAUNCH
・Announced: August 2018
・Status: Available. September 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – BBE100-1, BBE100-4 DS (EU, Africa, AU)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)

DESIGN
・Material Type: Aluminium frame, plastic back
・Dimensions: 156.5 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm
・Colour: Black, Blue
・Weight: –

・Screen Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 6.21-inch
・Resolution: 1080 x 2248 pixels
・Pixel Density: 402ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 83.3%

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.8GHz
・Chipset type: Snapdragon 845
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 630

STORAGE
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 512GB
・Internal storage: 128GB
・RAM: 6GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 12MP + 20MP
・Front Camera: 20MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: No

FEATURES
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Face Unlock: No
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope
・USB: 2.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: No

BATTERY
・Capacity: 4000mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Posted by Joseph Young

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