Not too long ago, ZTE unveiled the ZTE Axon 7 which gave high-end specs at an inexpensive price point that was going to be the competition for the OnePlus 3, and possibly the Alcatel Idol 4S. While the Axon 7 is still in pre-order stage (at least in the US), ZTE has decided to make a mini version of their newest flagship device and this new Axon 7 is called… Axon 7 mini. Wow! What a name guys! It’s like every other name out there for a mini version.
Even though this is a smaller version of the Axon 7, it still packs a punch just like it’s older brother. The screen size of course is reduced from 5.5 inches (Axon 7) to 5.2 inches and is no longer is 2K res — it’ll be FHD (1080p) instead, but is still an AMOLED screen and most likely still more than enough for users out there who don’t care for resolution. On board is the Snapdragon 617 octacore processor, giving a clock speed of 1.5GHz for four cores and 1.2GHz for the last four. The default RAM is 3GB RAM, unlike the Axon 7 having 4GB RAM, and the device also features an Adreno 405 GPU, 32GB internal storage and expandable microSD card slot, a 16MP rear and 8MP front camera, and a 2,705mAh battery (supporting quick charging w/USB Type-C). ZTE is also shouting out that the audio will provide a ‘7.1 surround sound hi-fi experience’ thanks to partnering with Asahi Kasei Microdevices and Dolby. The design of the ZTE Axon 7 will still be a unibody metal finish with 2.5D curved glass.
As of right now, the device is set to be available in the following countries: Australia, Germany, Japan, India, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and the US. The release date overseas will be September 7th, which is just around the corner with a price of €299 (around $335USD). No release date has been announced yet for the states though.
Do you plan on getting the Axon 7 mini if you’re still trying to decide which inexpensive phone to get, or do you plan on still getting the Axon 7? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.[button link=”http://www.anandtech.com/show/10637/ifa-2016-zte-launches-the-axon-7-mini” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: AnandTech[/button]
Last Updated on September 4, 2016.