ZTE’s Axon 7 flagship from 2016 had received good reception from audience and critics. When its fans were eagerly waiting for the arrival of its successor, the Chinese manufacturer had launched ZTE Axon 7s smartphone. Finally, ZTE CEO Cheng Lixin confirmed on the actual successor of Axon 7 in the previous month by saying that it would be arriving with Axon 9 moniker. This means that the company has decided to skip the Axon 8 moniker. Today, the rumor mill has revealed never before seen images of the alleged the Axon 9 along with its specifications.
The Axon 9 renders that have surfaced on Weibo suggests that it would be arriving with a metallic chassis. It may come in multiple colors at launch and one of them could be the blue variant that can be seen in the leaked photos.
The rear side of the smartphone has the “AXON” branding just above the external speaker. Vertically arranged dual rear cameras along with its dual-tone LED flash can be also found on the back panel. There is no fingerprint scanner on the backside of the device.
The front features an elongated display which indicates that the handset will support an aspect ratio of 18:9. The sides bezels are quite slim and the thin bezel below the display features the capacitive keys. The upper bezel houses the dual selfie snappers. There is no confirmation on whether it features an in-display fingerprint scanner.
It is speculated that it will be arriving with a 6-inch AMOLED display that will support QHD+ resolution of 2880 x 1,440 pixels. The Snapdragon 845 chipset is expected to power the handset. Its 64 GB model may arrive with 4 GB of RAM and its 128 GB /256 GB variant may come with 6 GB of RAM. It will arrive preloaded with Android 8.0 Oreo. A 20-megapixel lens is expected to be available as the main sensor in the rear-mounted dual camera setup. One of the camera sensor at the front could be of 13-megapixel.
As of this writing, there is no information available on its launch date. Hence, it is difficult to guess whether it will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.
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