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.