(Pocket-lint) - 5G has arrived, so ZTE isn't wasting any time in announcing its first 5G device.

At MWC 2019, carriers are announcing that they've begun to light up their next-generation networks, and phone makers are announcing their new 5G phones. ZTE, for instance, is introducing the Axon 10 Pro 5G, which will release later this year in Europe and China. It's an update to the Axon 9 Pro. Beyond support for 5G, it notably features a front teardrop, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a triple-camera system.

The device is supposed to run Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor and X50 5G modem. Little else is known at this point, as ZTE hasn’t revealed the full spec sheet yet for the Axon 10 Pro 5G. WinFuture's Roland Quandt said it has a 6.47-inch 2340 x 1080 AMOLED display, and comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. We'll keep you posted as we learn more. Apart from specs, we also don't know a price or launch yet.

In its announcement, ZTE promised a launch sometime in the “first half of 2019”.


For more 5G phones expected this year, see Pocket-lint's roundup here. The list includes not only Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy Fold, but also the new LG V50 ThinQ. We also have this guide on 5G and this round-up of MWC 2019 news.

Writing by Maggie Tillman.