ZTE Announces World’s First Snapdragon 865 Smartphone

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro made a grand entrance in February this year, being one of the very first Smartphones to feature 5G on top of flagship specifications. The Chinese phone maker is going all out once again and has announced a successor device that will be powered by Qualcomm’s next-in-line flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 865.

Showcased by ZTE CEO Feng Xu, the Axon 10s Pro 5G is mostly identical to its predecessor with a vertical triple camera layout in the corner over an LED flash unit. There is no physical fingerprint scanner to be seen anywhere, indicating that the phone will likely retain in-display fingerprint unlocking over an AMOLED display.

The phone will be made out of flexible hyperboloid glass and will be the thinnest 5G phone at only 7.9mm thick.

The company claims that it will feature LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.0 storage, WiFi 6, and a new performance-enhancing system called the Z-Booster 2.0. It will allocate hardware resources to boost the overall system and app performance.

The phone will boot the heavily modified MiFavor 10 OS on top of Android 10 out of the box. It will feature new icons, new gestures, new network options, dark mode, scrolling screenshots, and plenty of other features.

The Axon 10s Pro 5G will land in the first quarter of 2020 with an expected price tag of $500.



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