ZTE Axon 9 Pro is official. The smartphone has been launched at the on-going IFA 2018 event in Berlin on Thursday. As of now, the Axon 9 Pro has been announced only for the European market, which means, we will need to wait a little longer for the phone to hit the Indian shores. The key highlight of the ZTE Axon 9 Pro is that the phone includes a notch on the display and runs on stock version of the Android 8.1 Oreo.The ZTE Axon 9 Pro has been launched at a price tag of EUR 649, which roughly translates to Rs. 53,700. This means when the phone hits the stores in India, it will compete with similar price segment phones like the LG V30, the Samsung Galaxy S8, the LG G6, among others. It is important to note that ZTE is yet to announce if the Axon 9 Pro will come to India or not. In Europe, the new ZTE Axon 9 Pro will be sold on both online as well as offline stores.The smartphone follows the latest trend and comes with a notched display — the trend started by Apple with the iPhone X last year. The Axon 9 Pro comes with very thin chin at the bottom and the bezels all around are much slimmer than its predecessor Axon 7 that was launched in the year 2016.The Axon 9 Pro sports a massive 6.21-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 1080×2248 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The screen is further protected with a 2.5D curved glass. Under the hood, the Axon 9 Pro comes with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset which is also found in most flagship phones these days. The smartphone comes in one RAM and storage variant — 6GB RAM paired with 128GB of internal storage.advertisementALSO READ: Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS is the first Snapdragon 850-powered laptop with 25-hour battery lifeOn the software front, the ZTE Axon 9 Pro runs stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo, meaning the software inside the phone will be clean and not come with any pre-loaded apps. The phone packs a dual camera setup on the rear panel. It consists of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.75 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and a secondary sensor of 20-megapixel wide angle lens. On the front, the ZTE phone comes with a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture for clicking selfies.The same camera will be used for facial recognition. The phone comes with wireless charging and Quick Charge 4+ support and packs a massive 4,000mAh battery. The Axon 9 Pro also comes with IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. It also comes with Dolby Atmos support.