ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G is proof the Chinese company is alive and well again

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G

ZTE, the Chinese smartphone maker seemingly back from near-death, has debuted its first 5G smartphone at MWC 2019.

Dubbed the Axon 10 Pro 5G, it’s a natural upgrade of the Axon 9 and sports a 6.47 inch AMOLED display at 2340×1080. It also sports a teardrop notch and a 19.5:9 screen ratio.

Internally, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There’s microSD card support too for data lovers.

Additionally, for camera lovers, there are three cameras at the rear. The primary snapper houses a 48MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture with OIS and phase detection autofocus. The secondary is a wide angle 20MP snapper. Finally, there’s an 8MP telephoto snapper.

Up front, there’s a 20MP selfie camera in the notch.

Other niceties include a 4000mAh battery, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, and NFC. There’s also an underscreen fingerprint sensor with Qi wireless charging with 18W Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0 through the USB-C port.

And finally, there’s no headphone jack. Boo hoo.

But, considering that ZTE’s networking equipment powers the likes of MTN’s networks in South Africa, this phone could open the gates to many an improved network service.

“ZTE is deploying 5G terminal tests and is in cooperation with mainstream carriers in eight countries around the world. ZTE Mobile Devices will continue to accelerate the commercialization process of 5G terminal cooperating with the global partners,” the company noted in a press release.

The phone will be hitting Chinese and European markets this year, but no pricing information has been given by ZTE.

Feature image: ZTE

Andy Walker, former editor


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