ZTE debuts China's first 5G smartphone

Dylan Bushell-Embling / Computerworld Hong Kong
07 May 2019

ZTE has launched the first 5G smartphone in China, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G.

The vendor's flagship 5G smartphone is ready for commercial use on China's upcoming 5G networks.

The device has achieved downlink speeds of 2Gbps under China's 5G experimental network based on EN-DC technology in April, and achieved 100Mbps speeds over 5G at a launch event for the device yesterday.

ZTE said the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G includes a number of innovations designed to overcome the technical challenges involved in supporting 5G networks, including a liquid cooling technology and composite phase-change thermal materials to allow the CPU to operate at a high frequency for extended periods.

In addition, the device includes innovations in electromagnetic compatibility, antenna design and power consumption.

The device is the first commercial smartphone to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 5G chipset with the chipmaker's Snapdragon X50 5G modem. It sports up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of ROM, runs on the Android P operating system and includes a large 6.47”, 2340x1080 AMOLED display.

“ZTE is always active in promoting and accelerating the 5G end-to-end commercialization process. We have submitted over 3,500 5G patent applications, among which including thousands of terminal-related 5G patents,” ZTE Mobile Devices CEO Xu Feng said.

“ZTE is keeping open in 5G ecosystem development by cooperation with leading carriers worldwide and industry-chain partners to let 5G happen in the near future.”

First published in Computerworld Hong Kong

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