ZTE has plans for the Axon 9 & Axon 9 Pro, suggest new trademarks

ZTE has plans for the Axon 9 & Axon 9 Pro, suggest new trademarks
ZTE has filed trademarks for two upcoming Axon devices. The Chinese company’s original Axon 7 launched nearly two years ago, although a sequel failed to appear the following year. Now, however, thanks to a new trademark filing, ZTE appears to have plans for two new follow up devices, dubbed the “Axon 9” and “Axon 9 Pro.”

The trademarks were filed with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), suggesting ZTE’s next Axon devices could receive an early Russian release, yet they will likely reach a number of other markets, including the majority of Europe, and the US and Canada. In regards to what the devices will bring, both are set to debut with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 on the inside, while a dual camera setup on the rear is rumored to be included alongside two selfie sensors up front. In addition, storage variants ranging from 64GB to 256GB are expected to be available, while, on a software note, stock Android 8.1 Oreo is set to ship straight out of the box. Currently, however, there is not much information in regards to what specs will differentiate the devices, but it’s worth noting that the regular Axon 9 is expected to compete directly with the upcoming OnePlus 6.

Besides the Axon 9 trademarks, also listed in the filing were references to a number of new mid and low-end devices belonging to the company’s Blade series. Specifically, the company has trademarked the name Blade A531, alongside the Blade A7 and A7 VITA. Furthermore, the Blade A3 that was launched towards the end of last year was also listed in the trademark post, indicating that the smartphone could soon reach EAEU markets.

ZTE is yet to make any official statement in regards to the Axon 9 lineup or any of the other devices mentioned. But with the company already filling for trademarks, an announcement of the next Axon series may not be too far away. After all, the original Axon 7 saw a May announcement, so perhaps its Axon 9 successor will follow suit.

source: EAEU via: Mobielkopen (Translated)

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Axon 9 Pro
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2248 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Should be a good alternative to OnePlus 6.

2. KingSam

Posts: 1479; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The $500 space is competitive this year. Honor, oneplus 6, zenfone 5z, and now axon. I'm glad I held off.

4. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I'm also in the market for a new phone at the $500 mark. I was thinking of getting the OnePlus 5t but I think it will be worth holding of for these snapdragon 845 beasts! I game on my phones and recently the games that are coming to mobile devices are quite heavy(PUBG,fortnite etc) and more will appear. So I think it will be worth it.

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Axon 7 is a beast... still in my drawer... but that camera it had, pure garbage. and it might have been due to the API level used

7. cacarr

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

True. Camera was unfortunate -- but maybe not unexpected at that price point. If they get rid of the front-facing speakers, I'll be miffed and will pass. No freakin' notch -- use symmetrical chin and forehead space for good speakers, and just shrink side bezels. This will give people a nice alternative to OnePlus. Oh, and de-Chinese-ify the ROM, please. It's my understanding that that's the plan. The Axon 7 M and N ROMs are pretty much crap.

9. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yeah, if they refine the current design i think it will still look nice. the grills could house all the necessary sensors and the rest can just be screen... i didn't have too much issue with the ROM, it was a little different but the main issue was the aggressive battery saving techniques... I wouldn't get notified from some apps and it would disconnect from my gear s2 constantly

5. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

People who may be considering this phone, just know that specs dont mean anything. I had Axon 7 and it was complete s**t, the dac was nothing that great, 20mp camera was pure garbage, 3500mah HUGE battery lasted 3 and half hours on screen. i would say get a phone that is known to have good battery and camera performance even if its specs look mediocre

6. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I liked my Axon 7. I got a V20 after cuz of the quad DAC. Now I'm looking at XZ1 and V30.

8. fyah_king unregistered

I can’t believe it took them two years to release their next flagship.

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

maybe thats all they needed... with people keeping their phones long enough... i say the axon 7 was a good contender until now... heck, its still fast as hell

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