Axon 9 Pro benchmark reveals high-end processor and other details

Axon 9 Pro benchmark reveals high-end processor and other details
ZTE’s comeback looks set to take place at this year’s IFA event in Berlin with the long-awaited Axon 9 Pro. And following some product images posted by the Chinese company, a new benchmark of the device has surfaced online revealing some key specifications.

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.

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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. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Cant believe the best feature of A7 was dropped.

2. Elvis358

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Ugly!!! Axon 7 looked better!

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Glad to see ZTE back. Looking forward to this and the Iceberg concept device.

4. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

They should follow Poco phone with a sleek polycarbonate back + wireless charging. The axon 7 was a rough manly phone and this is a letdown.

5. jacure619

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

Looks like any other android phones. Thank goodness for LG v30, galaxy lines , mi mi, apex, and find x

6. D34ever

Posts: 236; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

The notch is the wrong move. But glad to see ZTE back. Not that I will buy one. But good for competition.

7. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Looks like a Zenphone 5 with the iPhone X size notch.

8. DickB

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2018

I am profoundly disappointed that ZTE abandoned the superb speakers and DAC of the Axon 7 to become part of the herd of forgettable 2018 glass menagerie phones. I guess I'll buy the 6T.

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