ZTE’s Axon lineup has received a new addition: the Axon Max. Although it is physically bigger than the other Axon devices (such as the Axon Elite for the Malaysian market), it’s not exactly a high-end device. That being said, it does boast respectable specifications, such as a 6-inch 1920 x 1080 full HD AMOLED display.
Design-wise, the Axon Max actually looks very familiar to the recently launched Huawei Mate 8, although some elements of the Axon Elite can also be seen in the Max, such as the leather-like top and bottom portions of the device. Other than that, the Max sports a rear-firing speaker and a full-metal body, which should make it feel like a premium device despite its modest hardware.
In terms of hardware, the Axon Max is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor that is paired with 3GB of RAM. Other specifications of the Max include a 6.0-inch 1080p AMOLED display, 32GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, a rear fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C port, and a sizable 4,140mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
Rounding out the specifications of the Axon Max are a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and a 13MP front-facing shooter. While these hardware are not necessarily the best in the market, the Axon Elite does have a dedicated AK4961 24-bit ADC audio chip for better audio quality.
For now, the ZTE Axon Max has only been launched in China for 2,799 Chinese yuan (about RM1,855). It remains to be seen if the Axon Max will be made available here in Malaysia.