Like a handful of telephones in the present day, the Axon 9 Professional has an on-screen notch.

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After putting a billion-dollar take care of the US authorities earlier this summer time, which might finish ZTE’s import ban over violating commerce sanctions, the Chinese language telephone maker is unveiling its newest flagship telephone, the Axon 9 Professional.

Introduced on the IFA 2018 convention in Berlin, it is the primary telephone ZTE launched after this controversy and, not surprisingly, it will not be out there within the US. As a substitute, the telephone is coming to pick out international locations in Europe and Asia.

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The modern Axon 9 Professional is waterproof, and has a 6.21-inch, 1080p AMOLED show. The show has its personal devoted chip to course of video, a function ZTE manufacturers as “Axon Imaginative and prescient.” The expertise not solely boosts a video’s colour distinction, nevertheless it bumps up its body fee to render smoother pictures.

The telephone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor and a four,000-mAh battery that has wi-fi charging capabilities.

In your photograph wants, it has two cameras on the again: a 12-megapixel sensor with OIS and a 20-megapixel sensor for depth info, so you may take bokeh-style portrait pictures. However it’s not a telephoto lens, so there is no optical zoom like within the iPhone X ($1,000 at Cricket Wi-fi) or Galaxy S9 ($620 at On the entrance is a 20-megapixel selfie digicam.

The Axon 9 Professional additionally jumps on two developments that many telephones are following. First, there’s an on-screen notch on the prime. The telephone does not include any new particular facial recognition expertise, so there is no actual motive for the notch aside from having a thinner prime bezel. Second, it does not have a headphone jack, so you may want to make use of a dongle or wi-fi headphones to hearken to your music and calls.

Although ZTE does not have actual pricing, the telephone is anticipated to value about 649 euros, which converts to about $760, £590 or AU$1,040.

ZTE Axon 9 Professional specs


ZTE Axon 9 Professional

Show dimension, decision

6.21-inch AMOLED; 2,248×1,zero80 pixels

Pixel density

402 ppi

Dimensions (Inches)

6.16 x 2.93 x zero.31 in

Dimensions (Millimeters)

156.5 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm

Weight (Ounces, Grams)


Cell software program

Android Oreo


Twin 12-megapixel, 20-megapixel

Entrance-facing digicam


Video seize



Qualcomm Snapdragon 845





Expandable storage



four,000 mAh

Fingerprint sensor

Again of telephone



Headphone jack


Particular options

Waterproof (IP68); Devoted show chip and “Axon Imaginative and prescient;” Dolby Atmos audio expertise

Value off-contract (USD)

Converts to $760

Value (GBP)

Converts to £590

Value (AUD)

Converts to AU$1,040

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