ZTE to launch a 5G smartphone in first half of 2019

Yordan, 09 January 2019

The Chinese company ZTE that was on the brink of bankruptcy is finally back in the game. It announced ambitious plans for 2019, including a 5G smartphone, new Axon and new Blade devices.

The handset with next-gen connectivity will be announced in H1 2019 to boost sales in the second part of the year.

ZTE has already completed multiple 5G tests, including calls, internet browsing, and WeChat messages. It passed all applicable scenarios with flying colors, receiving a green light from Chinese authorities to continue with its 5G development.

The new flagship device will be likely under the Axon moniker as a follow-up of the Axon 9 Pro, showcased at IFA 2018. Due to the more powerful chipset that will power the phone, AI camera features, ultra-low latency for VR/AR are expected to arrive.

Via (in Chinese)


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Probably not. Screen sizes have become bigger and higher resolution after all

  • KMB877

SD820/821 from Axon 7 it's a power hungry processor. I believe just switching from 820 to 845/855 will extend the current 3.1 Ah battery life tremendous.

  • KMB877

Totally on the same page with you. ZTE, just give me an Axon 7 reloaded, enough to put SD845 and add band 66 & 71.

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