ZTE has finally launched the the successor to last year’s flagship, ZTE Axon 7. Originally thought to be called ZTE Axon 2, the Axon 7 has been leaked quite a few times over the past months. The Axon 7 looks elegant with an aluminium unibody that comes in eother Ion Gold or Quartz Grey.
Its hardware also complete the premim look of the Axon 7 with a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display covered by a 2.5D glass and Gorilla Glass 4 for protection. Powering the monster is a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chioset, which brings along an Adreno 530 GPU, as well as other goodies, like Cat. 6 LTE, VoLTE and Quick-charge 3.0 for the 3140 mAh non-removable battery pack. There is also a rear monted fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C connector.
It seems ZTE didnt have cloud storage in mind when they designed this phone as you get a choice of two options: 4GB of RAM, plus 64GB of storage or the impressive 6GB of RAM and 128GB of on-board space, both also extendable with a microSD card.
The camera setup on the ZTE Axon 7 consists of a 20MP, f/1.8 main shooter with a Samsung Isocell sensor, sapphire lens and various goodies like OIS, EIS and PDAF with a close loop VCM for better auto focus. It is capable of capturing video at up to 4K at 30fps. There is also a dual-LED flash and an 8MP selfie shooter on the front.
ZTE also did one better with audio performance as the phone comes with a dedicated AKM audio chipset with Dolby Atmos support. This translate into a better audio qualtiy from the dual speakers and a Dimentional and Omni Dimenional audio capture
Full specs of ZTE Axon 7
ZTE didn’t reveal any information about its availability but its expected to be priced at $450 which is very competitive compaed to other flagship smartphones with similar specs. (HTC 10 which has very similar hardware costs $700).
ZTE also announced a VR headset to go with the Axon 7. From the official renders released by ZTE, it looks like the VR will work in the same way as Samsungs Galaxy Gear VR; with the Axon 7 strapped just inches away from your face and doing much of the heavy lifting.