Axon 9 Pro benchmark reveals high-end processor and other details
Scoring a very respectable 8785 on the multi-core test and 2399 on the single-core one, the Axon 9 Pro makes use of a Qualcomm processor that is referred to as “akershus.” This makes use of an octa-core setup with a base frequency of 1.77GHz which, when combined with the scores obtained, confirms that the Snapdragon 845 is indeed powering the smartphone. Also, it’s worth noting that 6GB of RAM is listed among the setup. Unfortunately, though, the Geekbench post does reveal that Android 8.1 Oreo is pre-installed, rather than the newer Android 9 Pie. So, it’ll remain to be seen what kind of update schedule ZTE will provide.
On the topic of design, it’s fair to say that a rather drastic change in direction has taken place. Gone are the huge speaker grills and aluminum body present on the Axon 7, and in comes a much more generic look complete with a glass construction, a notched display, and a vertical dual-camera setup on the rear.
Although ZTE’s Axon series made a name for itself thanks to its low pricing and unique design, in light of the company’s recent troubles, the brand has seemingly chosen to play it relatively safe with this release. If all goes well, though, it may return to its less generic ways with future releases.