ZTE Axon 7, the latest high-end phablet in the ‘Axon’ series was announced couple of days back in China. The Chinese pricing was revealed but we did not have any information on the US and Europe pricing yet. According to a report from Gizchina, the Axon 7 will start at $449 in USA and €409 in Europe for the 4GB RAM + 64GB RAM variant, obviously for unlocked devices. It is in line with the China pricing of CNY 2899. However, there is no information about the availability of the device in these regions yet, it is going on sale in China from June 2. Hence, we can expect the device to launch globally by July.
The USA and Europe pricing of the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant hasn’t been disclosed but if we look at the China price (CNY 4099), it will be priced around $630 in USA and €600 in Europe. Also, this variant will supposedly come with 3D touch-like functionality, because of the pressure-sensitive display.
ZTE Axon 7 Specifications
The ZTE Axon 7 features a 5.5-inch HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass, which has a pixel density of 538 PPI and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 b4-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It has 4 / 6 GB of RAM and comes with 64 / 128 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with MiFavour UI 4.0 on top of it.
The Axon 7 is equipped with a 20 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). It also records 4K videos. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling. The phablet supports Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD), where the second SIM slot can be used as a microSD card slot. It is 7.9 mm thick and weighs 185 grams. It comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back and has dual stereo speakers and two dedicated audio chips AK4961 and AK4490 from AKM. It also has Dolby Atmos surround sound for an enhanced audio experience.
On the connectivity front, the Axon 7 has 4G LTE (Cat 6), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, GPS, NFC and reversible USB Type-C port. It packs in a 3,250 mAh battery under the hood that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, promises to charge 0-50% in 30 minutes and 0-100% in 100 minutes.