ZTE Axon 10 Pro comes to the US with a OnePlus 7 Pro-killing price30
Before Huawei's relationship with Google and key US parts suppliers was jeopardized by Trump in an attempt to negotiate a better trade deal with China, ZTE almost went out of business due to a similar ban that was actually enforced for several months last year. Since then, the company has been struggling to recover from a financial standpoint, the latest move in that direction being today's US release of a new flagship smartphone.
subsequent deal with the Department of Commerce, but you'd definitely be excused for ignoring the low-end Blade Max 2s, Blade Max View, and Visible R2. Unveiled in China a few months ago, the Axon 10 Pro follows in the footsteps of an Axon 9 Pro that never made it to the US, an Axon 8 that was skipped for some reason, and an Axon 7 that actually made waves (both stateside and "internationally") way back in 2016.This is technically not the first ZTE-made device to see daylight stateside after the aforementioned import ban and
Axon 10 Pro is all caught up to the latest industry trends, sporting a large and curvy 6.47-inch AMOLED screen with a tiny notch and razor-thin chin while packing a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 855 processor. Said SoC is paired with your choice of 8 or 12 gigs of memory, as well as a whopping 256 gigs of internal storage space. Despite all that local digital hoarding room, the powerhouse also comes with a microSD card slot for up to 2TB expansion, unlike you know what overpriced new flagship.Don't worry, the ZTE
Speaking of, speed-addicted bargain hunters will be ecstatic to find out this bad boy starts at $549 in a GSM unlocked variant available through ZTE's official US e-store, as well as major third-party retailers like Newegg and B&H Photo Video. The 12GB RAM configuration costs just 50 extra bucks, going straight for the jugular of a similarly-specced OnePlus 7 Pro model fetching a significantly higher $749.
Granted, the Axon 10 Pro doesn't feature one of those fancy pop-up selfie cameras, but its "conventional" 20MP front-facing shooter and 48 + 20 + 8MP triple rear imaging system look pretty darn hot on paper. The same goes for a 4,000mAh battery that should help the phone keep going beyond the requirements of your typical day's work while maintaining a relatively slim 7.9mm profile.
the "next major" OS build "before the end of the calendar year", while also featuring all kinds of other premium stuff, like in-display fingerprint recognition, DTS:X Ultra 3D sound enhancements, and a combination of "high strength" aluminum alloy and 3D curved glass materials.Pre-loaded with Android 9.0 Pie on the software side of things, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro will be updated to