/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

ZTE brings 5G to MWC with the Axon 10 Pro, debuts Blade V10 too

With everyone else talking about 5G at MWC 2019, ZTE wanted in on the fun. So, it brought its new Axon 10 Pro to Barcelona.

Kent_German.jpg
Kent German
zte-axon-10-pro-9
1 of 24 Angela Lang/CNET

ZTE Axon 10 Pro

ZTE's Axon 10 Pro 4G flagship phone is now available in Germany.

zte-axon-10-pro-7
2 of 24 Angela Lang/CNET

The Axon 10 Pro comes with a trio of rear-facing cameras.

zte-axon-10-pro-2
3 of 24 Angela Lang/CNET

On the back is a 48MP main camera, a 20MP wide-angle lens and a 8MP telephoto camera.

zte-axon-10-pro-15
4 of 24 Angela Lang/CNET

On the front, a 20MP camera is perfect for selfies and portraits.

zte-axon-10-pro-5
5 of 24 Angela Lang/CNET

The phone sports a 6.47-inch AMOLED screen.

zte-axon-10-pro-18
6 of 24 Angela Lang/CNET

An in-display scanner handles fingerprint recognition.

zte-axon-10-pro-17
7 of 24 Angela Lang/CNET

The 4G version of the phone might come to the US this summer, ZTE said.

zte-axon-10-pro-14
8 of 24 Angela Lang/CNET

The 5G version of the Axon 10 Pro will launch in select markets in Europe and China in June.

zte-axon-10-pro-16
9 of 24 Angela Lang/CNET

The 5G phone will use the same Snapdragon 855 processor as the 4G version but step up to the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and employ a liquid cooling system.

zte-axon-10-pro-7
10 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

On the first day of MWC 2019, the company unveiled its new Axon 10 Pro phone, as well as the Blade V10 Pro, to the crowds in Barcelona.

zte-axon-10-pro-8
11 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

ZTE said the 5G phone should support download speeds of up to 2Gbps. Of course, that will depend on the speed of the network it's connecting to.

zte-axon-10-pro-10
12 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

ZTE did say the Axon 10 Pro 5G will have a Snapdragon 855 processor and a fingerprint scanner embedded in its screen.

zte-axon-10-pro
13 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

On the back are a wide-angle camera, a standard lens and a third telephoto camera.

zte-axon-10-pro-14
14 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

But for you all selfie lovers, the front camera has a 20-megapixel resolution.

zte-axon-10-pro-11
15 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The phone also has "the Smart SAR solution to intelligently reduce electromagnetic radiation and minimize damage to the human body on the basis of ensuring signals."

zte-axon-10-pro-4
16 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

And it's quite thin.

zte-axon-10-pro-3
17 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Click or scroll through to see a few more snaps of the Axon 10 Pro from the world's biggest phone show before checking out the ZTE Blade V10.

zte-axon-10-pro-5
18 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET
zte-axon-10-pro-6
19 of 24 Andrew Hoyle/CNET
zte-blade-v10-0695
20 of 24 James Martin/CNET

ZTE Blade V10

Another phone ZTE introduced was the Blade V10. The phone will be available in China and countries in Europe and Latin America starting next month.

zte-blade-v10-0785
21 of 24 James Martin/CNET

Its showcase feature is a front-facing 32-megapixel camera, which also has AI capabilities like scene recognition.

zte-blade-v10-0820
22 of 24 James Martin/CNET

On the back are two cameras: a 16- and 5-megapixel shooter. The Blade V10 also has a 6.3-inch display, runs Android 9.0 and is equipped with a 2.1GHz octa-core processor.

zte-blade-v10-0853
23 of 24 James Martin/CNET

The company also created a cheaper version of the Blade V10, known as the Blade V10 Vita (right). It's priced at around $200 and has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

zte-blade-v10-0707
24 of 24 James Martin/CNET

Though pricing has not been released, a ZTE representative told CNET that we should expect the V10 to cost around $300 (about £230 or AU$420).  

For more info, check out CNET's full coverage of MWC 2019 here.

More Galleries

The best Nintendo Switch games to play in 2021

More Galleries

The best Nintendo Switch games to play in 2021

40 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
2022 Ford Maverick: This super-affordable hybrid pickup could be a gamechanger

More Galleries

2022 Ford Maverick: This super-affordable hybrid pickup could be a gamechanger

66 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

63 Photos
Meet the new 2022 Honda Civic Si sedan

More Galleries

Meet the new 2022 Honda Civic Si sedan

25 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos