ZTE announces the powerful Axon 7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC

The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 2560x1440 resolution and a metal finish design that certainly reminds us of the Lenovo Vibe X3

ZTE announced the Grand X Max 2 just a day back and the Chinese company has unveiled yet another smartphone called the Axon 7. Announced as a flagship device, it comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels of resolution along with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4. The smartphone has metal finish and a design that certainly reminds us of the Lenovo Vibe X3.

On the inside there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with an Adreno 530 GPU. The device will be available in two variants - 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, both of which come with a microSD card expansion slot. The company has focused heavily on the camera and as there is a 20MP, f/1.8 unit at the back that incorporates a Samsung Isocell sensor, sapphire lens and a whole bunch of features to improve focusing like OIS, EIS and PDAF with a close loop VCM topped off with a dual LED flash. On the front there is an 8MP camera to take selfies. You also get a fingerprint scanner at the back and USB Type-C port. There is a 3250mAh battery inside along with Qualcomm's QuickCharge 3.0 that can provide 50 percent charge in 30 minutes of charging. Running on Android Marshmallow, the company confirmed that it will be update to the new Android N later this year and support Google's newly announced Daydream VR platform.

You get a dual speaker setup on the smartphone and it seems that company has also given special attention in the audio department as there are two dedicated AKM 4961 + 4490 audio chips as well as Dolby Atmos support.

Logically the smartphone was assumed to come with the Axon 2 moniker since it is the second smartphone in the line-up, probably to keep up in the race of '7' since we already have the Samsung Galaxy S7 and will see the iPhone 7 very soon. Prices start at $450 for the 4GB version and $639 for the 6GB version. While we don't know if the company will bring it to India, it will be heading to China as well as the United States next month.

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