ZTE in 2016 ended up competing with high-end smartphones in an extraordinary manner. A phone with a polished metal design, rich-looking Quad HD display, great front-facing speakers, and excellent software customizations, the ZTE Axon 7 was designed as an Android Nougat smartphone! In fact, ZTE Axon 7 is the first compatible phone which features Google Daydream VR. Since replacing such a device is a tough act, fans all these have profoundly and eagerly awaiting its successor.
Recent reports that surfaced online points out that the CEO of the Chinese multinational telecommunications company, Cheng Lixin, has announced that the next flagship phone from ZTE will be known as ZTE Axon 9 and not the Axon 8, which the rumor mill has been speculating all these while. Apart from this, Lixin did not confirm anything regarding the specifications of the upcoming handset. The mysterious smartphone as aforelinked comes with Android version which is only available on Google and Nexus devices. Seemingly it happens to be a 2018 flagship device from ZTE. The Axon 9 is believed to be spotted on Bluetooth SIG, TENAA as well as the FCC certification in future.
In November 2017, the Chinese tech company confirmed that ZTE is no longer manufacturing the Axon 7 smartphone and that it is focusing on developing a worthy successor. After everything else, the company has finally confirmed that Axon 9 is the smartphone which will replace the Axon 7 flagship. Although the company has decided to stop the Axon 7 sale, it has just rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo beta update for the same smartphone in the U.S. Reports suggest that the stable Oreo update for Axon 7 is believed to arrive this year in Q2. ZTE is ranking recently on the 7th position in the list of top 10 smartphone brands in China. Let us now keep a close eye on whether the company decides to unveil the smartphone at the MWC 2018.