The ZTE Axon 9 was indeed a well-received smartphone offered flagship specifications at a mid-range price. But now, it’s almost 2 years old and many have been wondering when a successor will be landed. This year, ZTE finally announced that a new much-anticipated flagship smartphone is ready to land named ZTE Axon 9 in Australia and other parts of the world. We now have a fresh set of leaked specs.
Perhaps you’re wondering why ZTE is choosing to release Axon 9 rather than Axon 8. Well, you might have asked the same question when Samsung decided to jump to Note 7 from Galaxy Note 5 or when OnePlus jumped from OnePlus 3 to OnePlus 5. We’re hopeful that Axon 9 will follow in the Axon 7’s footprints and things are already starting to look that way.
The ZTE Axon 9 is rumoured to be loaded with a gorgeous 6-inches AMOLED display and 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at 549 PPI for immersive visuals. The phone will run on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system and will be made in 3 sensational colours – Black, Gold and Blue. A dual 20MP sensor is expected on its back whereas the front side will be covered by dual 13MP sensors. The brain behind Axon 9 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB onboard memory is presented to gives users enough space for their apps and games. What else? In our quick ZTE Axon 9 review, we’ll explore what it dishes out for its audience. So, let’s get it on.
ZTE Axon 9 Release Date and Price
This time around, ZTE has been vague with ZTE Axon 9 release date in Australia. ZTE has only stated that Axon 9 will be released worldwide later this year. What is the exact release date, it’s something we’re short on words on.
As for pricing, rumours suggest ZTE Axon 9 Price in Australia will be similar to its predecessor and be offered at a midrange price point. We think ZTE Axon 9 should be priced somewhere between AU$790 to AU$900. It would once again directly compete against OnePlus 6.
ZTE Axon 9 Specs
When will it become available, it’s a mystery but here we’ve listed down all updated ZTE Axon 9 Specifications. Let’s have a look below.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|LAUNCHING||Announced||Not announced yet|
|Dimensions||1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~549 ppi density)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~549 ppi density)|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.0 inches, 91.4 cm2|
|PLATFORM||Operating System||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Extendable (Card)||microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|CAMERA||Primary||20 MP, PDAF
20 MP, PDAF
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|SOUND||Alert type||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Mic||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery|
|OTHER FEATURES||Colours||Black, Gold, Blue|
|PRICE||Not Confirmed||About AU$790