ZTE has announced the new ZTE Axon M, the company’s (and arguably the world’s) first foldable smartphone. As previously reported, the phone features two separate displays that can combine into one giant screen.
The design of the phone is more like the Sony Xperia series than the curved edges of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The Axon M has a large forehead and chin, and the two screens sits on a hinge. Oddly enough, the internals are more 2016 than 2017.
Inside the ZTE Axon M, you get:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Storage
- microSD support up to 256GB
- Dual 5.2-inch IPS Full HD displays
- 3180mAh battery with Quickcharge 3.0
- 20MP camera with f/1.8 lens
- Integrated fingerprint scanner on power button
- Android 7.1.2
As the spec sheet above shows, there is only a single camera mentioned in in the specs list. This is because the single camera is for both selfies and normal photos. It makes use of the two screens to achieve this feat (which side is the front, anyway?)
Thanks to Android Nougat’s multi-window feature, the Axon M can fully utilize the two screens in multiple modes: mirror mode, dual mode, extended mode, and of course the traditional smartphone layout.
It will be exclusive to AT&T in the USA, and will be priced at $725 (about RM3,060). There are plans of bringing the phone to Japan and Europe; but when asked, no concrete plans as of yet for other parts of the world. We do hope it comes here to Malaysia in the near future – how cool is it to have a phone that is a tablet at the same time.
(Source: ZTE USA)