2020 is the year of Snapdragon 865 and the first device of 2020 to be announced with this next-gen mobile processor is the ZTE AXON 10S Pro. ZTE has beaten Samsung to the game… in the announcement aspect, that is.
If I can be honest, I personally don’t give a damn where it is first to be announced or what. What’s important is, will it be the first-to-the-market? Probably not, according to The Verge.
Another important factor is, will it be available outside of China before its competitions? Well, that’s very possibly a big ‘no’ too. Anywho, here it is the “first” SD 856 device and oh, it is the phone to rock the LPDDR5 RAM – up to 12 GB of it. The new RAM supposed to have improved performance and power efficiency.
While we are on the topic of memory… the newly announced ZTE AXON 10S Pro will get a beefy 256 GB of UFS 3.0 flash storage. Also, it is a 5G device and 5G is going to be the next norm in 2020. As far as aesthetic goes, there’s really nothing groundbreaking here and so, we shan’t dig into that.
Other spec sheet details you may want to know include a curved, tear-drop notched 6.47-inch FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels, 19.5:9 A.R.) AMOLED display, a triple-camera setup (48 MP + 20 MP 125-degree wide-angle + 8 MP Telephoto), a 20 MP front-facing camera, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6, stereo speaker with DTS:X Ultra support, GPS (GPS/A-GPS/Beidou/GLONASS), optical fingerprint sensor, facial recognition, and the usual suspect of sensors.
The ZTE AXON 10S Pro is outfitted with a 4,000 mAh battery and there’s, of course, AI in the mix and in this case, it is ZTE’s Z-Booster 2.0 AI which entails a series “booster” like FS-Booster, Link-Booster and more.
But really, trust me, you won’t be bothered by those jargon once you start using the phone. End users concerns are probably just imaging and battery life. Seriously, just ask yourself this: how many times have you use any flagship phone and frustrated with performance. Probably never.
Not surprisingly, the pricing and availability are not known at this point. We have a feeling ZTE has made the announcement just so it could claim as the “first”. Is being “first” still a thing? I am sure Apple will beg to differ.
Images: ZTE Corporation [CH].