Remember last year when ZTE announced the Axon in the U.S., a high-end smartphone Android smartphone with a very competitive price tag? Well, the Chinese company is back again to disrupt the high-end smartphone market, this time, with the Axon 7.
The Axon 7 features all the latest and greatest smartphone hardware on board. It is designed with a very familiar-looking metal unibody, has up to 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage, a large 2K display, and starts from only US$450 – that’s about RM1,835.
First up, at the front you’ll see a large 5.5” quad HD AMOLED display with curved edges made out of Gorilla Glass 4. Beneath that, the device is powered by Qualcomm’s current flagship processor – the Snapdragon 820 clocked at 2.2GHz. There are two variants – the higher-end one has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, while the lower-end one has 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage.
Camera wise, both variants packs a 20MP shooter at the back with OIS, f/1.8 lens and can shoot 4K video at 30fps, as well as 240FPS slow-mo at 720p. The front has an 8MP shooter. Other specs include fingerprint sensor at the back, stereo front-facing speakers, micro SD card slot, 3250mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0, USB Type-C port, and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. ZTE says that it will be upgraded to Android N in the future.
The lower-end version will retail at US$450 when it gets launched in the U.S., while the higher-end version with a price tag of US$639 (RM2,605) will launch at a later date though ZTE did not mention when and where it’ll be launched.