ZTE launches new Axon flagship smartphone

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ZTE is not that well know for high quality, premium phones, however the Chinese smartphone company is at last having a go at delivering something that can definitely be considered a high-end device. It doesn’t really set any records, but it’s undoubtedly a powerful piece of hardware, and the internal components are pretty much comparable with other flagships from the likes of Samsung, LG, and HTC…

ZTE releases new Axon flagship

ZTE’s Axon offers a 5.5-inch LCD screen with a high resolution display of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a 13 megapixel back camera, and an 8 megapixel front selfie camera. There’s also a 3,000 mAh battery with something called Qualcomm Quick Charge support, besides the usual connectivity options and support for 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The whole thing is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, which hopefully doesn’t suffer from overheating problems as claimed earlier in the year, and skipped over in Samsung’s latest generation phones.

However, besides great new hardware, ZTE says the phone will have a 2-year warranty, and that it will receive all the latest versions of Android as they become available, which makes a nice change for one. Right now the phone has Android 5.1 (Lollipop) installed. The phone was intended for the US, and so doesn’t come with dual SIM slots as is typical on many Asian phones.

Hopefully, in due course ZTE will release an Asian-specific model, as this would be a great phone for Thailand, where consumers are typically rather more cost-sensitive than in the west.

The Axon costs $449.9 directly from ZTE, Amazon and several other retailers. Shipments will begin at the end of July…

SOURCE: 9to5Google.com.

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