ZTE’s troubled days might be over, but the company will still take some time to get back on track. We are seeing signs of recovery, like the ZTE Blade V9 going on sale this month and the recent confirmation of Axon 9 Pro launch on August 30 at IFA 2018. Now, the same phone has been spotted on the benchmarking platform Geekbench, revealing a few details about the hardware inside.
The phone went through Geekbench under the name ZTE A2019G Pro and scores pretty well. In fact, with the base clock speed of 1.77GHz and single-core and multi-core scores of 2399 and 8785 respectively, we know for sure that the upcoming Axon flagship will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. The Axon series has always featured the top-end Snapdragon chipsets (Axon 7 had SD820 and Axon 7S came with SD821), so the new flagship was expected to come with SD845 on board. The listing also confirms that there will be 6GB of RAM inside.
A recently leaked poster of the Axon 9 Pro has also revealed its potential design. Its actually disappointing to see that the phone will feature a generic design. So, you have dual cameras at the back, arranged vertically with a flash underneath. Then there’s the Axon logo along with the ZTE logo below. The poster reveals the Blue color version of the device, but there should be a couple of other options too. Coming to the front, the Axon 9 comes with a notched display, with a chin below. The notch is relatively big, much like the iPhone X or the Mi 8, which adds the possibility of IR port for face recognition.
The ZTE teaser for the Axon 9 Pro had the 5G logo on top, which could hint at some kind of 5G support. However, with SD845 and its X20 LTE modem inside, its unlikely that we will see this flagship rock support for the next generation standard. So, don’t keep your hopes too high!
We await more details as the launch date nears.