First with Snapdragon 865: ZTE Unveils Axon 10s Pro w/ 5G, 6.47-Inch AMOLED, 12 GB LPDDR5by Anton Shilov on February 7, 2020 3:00 PM EST
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ZTE has announced the industry’s first handset powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 processor, which will be powering the majority of high-end Android smartphones this year. As expected, the Axon 10s Pro is a 5G phone with an advanced camera and a beefy configuration.
The ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G looks just like its predecessor — the Axon 10 Pro 5G — and comes with the same large 6.47-inch AMOLED display featuring a 2340x1080 resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and curved edges. Speaking of similarities between ZTE’s flagship 2019 and 2020 smartphones, it should be noted that the key differences between them are the SoC, the memory and storage subsystems, as well as launch software; everything else is the same.
The Axon 10s Pro 5G smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC (4x Arm Cortex-A77, 4x Arm Cortex-A55, Adreno 650 GPU, Hexagon 698 DSP/NPU) that is paired with 6 GB or 12 GB of LPDDR5 as well as 128 GB or 256 GB of UFS 3.0 NAND flash storage. And in a bid to to improve the performance of the already powerful system memory and storage subsystems, the handset also supports RAM-Booster and FS-Booster firmware/software capabilities.
The imaging capabilities of the ZTE Axon 10s Pro are the same as those of its predecessor, so the handset sports a triple-module rear camera system containing a 48 MP main module with OIS, an 8 MP telephoto camera, and an ultrawide 20 MP module. In addition, the phone has a teardrop 20 MP selfie camera.
Other notable hardware features of the handset include 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, navigation, a USB 2.0 Type-C port, an under-display fingerprint reader, and a 4,000 mAh battery that can be charged using a wired or wireless charger supporting Quick Charge 4+. The smartphone does not have a 3.5-mm audio jack, but its speakers do support DTX: X Ultra technology.
On the software side of matters, ZTE’s Axon 10s Pro will come with Google’s Android 9 with the MiFavor 10 UI.
|ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G|
|Axon 10s Pro 5G|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
3x Cortex A77 @ 2.42GHz
4x Cortex A55 @ 1.80GHz
|GPU||Adreno 650 @ 587 MHz|
|DRAM||6 GB LPDDR5
12 GB LPDDR5
|128 GB or 256 GB UFS 2.0|
|Display||6.47" FullView AMOLED
2340 x 1080 (19.5:9)
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh (Typical)
18 W charging
f/1.7 aperture w/OIS
3x optical zoom
f/2.2 aperture w/OIS
125° super-wide angle
|Front Camera||20 MP selfie camera
|I/O||USB 2.0 Type-C
|Wireless (local)||Wi-Fi 6
|Cellular||GSM, CDMA, HSPA, 4G/LTE, 5G|
|Splash, Water, Dust Resistance||-|
|Launch OS||Android 9 with MiFavor 10 UI|
|Launch Price||Starting at CNY 3,200|
The ZTE Axon 10s Pro will be available in the near future at prices starting at CNY 3,200 in China (~460 USD). It unclear when the handset is set to hit other markets and how much it is set to cost.
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peevee - Friday, February 7, 2020 - link"an ultrawide 20 MP lens"
Anton, come on!
s.yu - Friday, February 7, 2020 - link...I agree
close - Monday, February 10, 2020 - linkGet your copy/pasta, proof reading and validation not included.
I flagged to Ryan Smith far more egregious mistakes but some are going on 6 months without being corrected. So I'm not holding my breath that anyone cares.
Alistair - Friday, February 7, 2020 - linkThat's what we need. A $500 single camera, 90ghz, Snapdragon 865 Google phone. Not the Pixel we got. Not sure why they are a year late and make such bad devices when we all want a simple phone with the top CPU.
flyingpants265 - Sunday, February 9, 2020 - linkThere are no lack of phones with the top CPU,.
niva - Monday, February 10, 2020 - linkHe's talking about Pixel, not other phones. Many of us don't buy other phones because they generally go obsolete within a year despite good hardware. The main Pixel phones are fine, but very late in the processor refresh cycle, by the time they roll out phones with the next gen hardware are popping up.
Anyways, that's not a concern for me, I've found that everything since the Nexus 6 is generally good enough performance wise, but some people do want the latest and greatest.
s.yu - Friday, February 7, 2020 - linkLooks like the greatest achievement of "GPU Turbo" is not to boost performance(single digits for specific apps after all) but to inspire an assortment of firmware tweaks marketed as "Turbo" or
"Booster" and the like.
nicolaim - Friday, February 7, 2020 - linkTypo: "Snadragon"
Kishoreshack - Friday, February 7, 2020 - linkIPS LCD ON A FLAGSHIP IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER
AMOLED IS A MUST THESE DAYS
Sharma_Ji - Friday, February 7, 2020 - linkYup, AMOLED. It has UD FP sensor too.