It was rumored a few weeks ago that ZTE could be coming out with a 5G smartphone of its own at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. That’s precisely what the company has done today. It has unveiled the Axon 10 Pro 5G, the company’s very first 5G smartphone, unveiled at a convention where many of its competitors have also come out with their 5G phones.
The device itself looks like what you’d expect a flagship smartphone in 2019 to. It has a full-screen display with a notch at the top. There’s a display-based fingerprint sensor and a triple camera system at the back. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 mobile platform with the X50 modem. It’s the flagship platform of choice for many Android smartphones this year, including other 5G phones that we have seen from the likes of Xiaomi.
ZTE hasn’t provided a lot of details about the specs of this device so it’s unclear how much RAM and storage it has. What it has said is that the phone has an AI performance engine which is capable of adjusting the GPU, CPU, RAM, and ROM assignment using algorithms. Just how well that would translate into a difference when using the device in real life remains to be seen.
The company also hasn’t provided any pricing or availability information at this point in time. It did mention that the Axon 10 Pro 5G is going to be released in the first half of this year and that it would be available in China and Europe.