ZTE is back in business after temporarily shutting down its global operations
and bleeding money
due to a near-catastrophic US import ban last year, with a very promising new high-ender
joining a pair of disappointing mid-rangers
and an instantly forgettable carrier-exclusive low-ender
The Axon 10 Pro
was domestically unveiled several months ago
and is now up for pre-order in the US
in a GSM unlocked variant from both the company's official e-store and major third-party retailers like B&H Photo Video and Newegg. Priced at an extremely reasonable $550 and up with a premium design and top-notch specs in tow, the Snapdragon 855 powerhouse is scheduled to start shipping on September 6.
Until then, you can get the phone bundled with some very nice deal sweeteners in both 8 and 12GB memory configurations. Newegg is throwing in a pair of JBL Reflect Mini 2 wireless in-ear sport headphones, as well as a JBL headphones charging case providing up to 16 hours of additional playing time for "most wireless in-ear headphones." These items are separately available at $79.99 and $19.95 respectively, although both those price points are actually lower than the MSRPs of the very cool audio accessories included for free with ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Meanwhile, B&H Photo Video will technically allow you to save even more money by scoring a complimentary 10,500mAh Mophie Encore Plus power bank and Mint Mobile 3-month 8GB prepaid SIM card kit. The combined value of those two gifts is around 140 bucks, but if you have no intention of trying out Mint Mobile's affordable prepaid wireless service, you should probably get the Axon 10 Pro
Either way, you're looking at a crazy good deal, considering the blazing fast processor, generous 256 gigs of internal storage space, sharp AMOLED display, versatile triple rear camera system, and hefty battery featured by the budget-friendly ZTE Axon 10 Pro flagship.