Some tech news sites are speculating ZTE may show off the Axon 9 at the upcoming IFA event, the next big mobile trade show. There is no doubt ZTE is working on the next version of a Axon device, but given they lost a few months time of development and R and D work, perhaps they might have something to share, but it's all speculative at this point. The evidence of a HTML 5 test on some server doesn't give me any hope they are beyond testing and ready for launch yet.
My Axon 7 2 year passport warranty finally is expiring in the middle of next week. Would be good to have some sort of news soon out of ZTE. If it weren't for the ban, it would have been nice for them to get the Axon 9 out before the first Axon 7 warranties start expiring.
When I was on the ZTE USA website, I saw a link to get a free case when you register your ZTE Axon M.
Check it out!... https://www.zteusa.com/axonm/
A see a lot of nervousness about what will happen to ZTE, what will happen with OTA updates, what will happen to our phones. So I just wanted to share with you what I did about it:
1) Take a deep breath
2) Keep using my Axon 7
That's it. I personally will not run to buy another phone. My Axon 7 is in perfect working condition. Sure, no Android updates but apps still being updated just fine. I bought my phone on April 2017 and I consider using it at least until the end of 2018, even if ZTE goes out of business.
So, be patient. Use your Axon 7 just as you've been using it. And hope for the best. Fortunately ZTE and the US will come to an agreement and the ban imposed disappears, Oreo update is released and we all keep getting support. And if not, don't worry. You can still use your phone for many months to come.