The dawn of 5G is upon us, but more importantly, one of the first 5G phones ever could soon be in your hands. Say hello to the ZTE Axon 10 Pro and its 5G-enabled brother, the Axon 10 Pro 5G.
Both phones have just been officially launched overseas in China and in Europe, but not the U.S. – at least not yet. One of them works with the current 4G standard, while the other will support the purported 5G standard of the future. Here’s what you need to know about them.
The ZTE Axon Pro series is designed to provide a superb camera experience all-around, using an AI-enhanced triple camera system, dual speakers, and a rich AMOLED screen that is worthy of flagship status.
Both Axon 10 Pro phones are equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC, which should make them snappy in terms of performance. AnTuTu scores so far have shown the Axon 10 Pro to be at the top of the charts.
Meanwhile, there are three different variants of each model in terms of storage: 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage, and 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage.
The AI-triple camera system in them sports a 48MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture and 6P lens, and it’s accompanied by a 20MP 125-degree ultra wide-angle lens as well as an 8MP telephoto camera lens. What’s particularly exciting about the ultra wide-angle lens is that it offers a lot of megapixels, and that will enable your wide-angle shots to have lots of detail without much pixelation.
Other features of these phones include curved glass displays, notches for their front cameras, in-display fingerprint sensors, and up to 11 hours of battery life with heavy usage, according to ZTE.
The ZTE Axon 10 Pro is set to ship out first in Germany starting May 8th, through retailers like MediaMarkt and Saturn, as well as Amazon. Its retail price is €599.
As for the 5G-enabled Axon 10 Pro 5G, the 256GB version is set to come out at a later date with a price of €899.