ZTE USA announced their new flagship smartphone, the Axon 7 is now available for preorder for $399.98 unlocked. It follows their top phone last year, the Axon Pro, adding even more features, while keeping the same 5.5-inch screen size. The biggest improvements on the Axon 7 include a faster SnapDragon 820 Processor, new 20-megapixel rear camera, dual sim capability, expandable storage option, higher fidelity audio, and a fingerprint sensor. And yes, it’s even thinner at 0.31 inches.
With two dedicated sound chips and enhanced software, professional third-party testing proves the Axon 7 headset and speaker output are significantly more powerful than the competition. Listeners will experience better sonic quality at lower listening levels and increased headroom to experience louder bass sounds and higher dynamic ranges.
The 20-megapixel rear camera is equipped with dual image stabilization to prevent blurred images when capturing real-life moments. Features such as Live Photo generate animated images that can be shared via text, email, and across social media. Beyond the high quality camera, photo editing options including filters, stickers, text bubbles, and more, provide new levels of fun and personalization.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, the Axon 7 delivers the power and performance when you need it. The sophisticated mix of user choices coupled with the latest technology delivers a superb user experience. More options to operate the phone shorten the amount of time to get things done.
The dual-SIM slot allows two carrier SIMs to be used in the Axon 7. Different carrier networks can be independently tasked to manage calls or data, and can be switched at any time. This highly convenient capability is great for overseas travel, waiting out a contract, or in situations where network reception is weak.
The big, bright 5.5-inch AMOLED display (2560×1440) is noticeably crisp whether looking at the screen head on or from an angle. A multitude of themes takes full advantage of the HD display with high quality graphics that can easily change the look of the phone in an instant.
Capabilities such as taking a screen capture with one finger and one of the industry’s most responsive fingerprint sensors. It comes equipped to support Daydream, Google’s mobile VR platform, and will be Daydream-ready in the Fall of 2016.
The Axon 7 was designed in the U.S. with the help of industry-leading design experts from Designworks, a BMW Group company, which ensured the phone would look and feel premium at every angle. Thanks to a continuous curve, the phone is noticeably smooth and luxurious to hold. The design is elevated with shiny metal edging that stands out while highlighting some of the phone’s best features.
Provided in-box, the Axon 7 comes with a clear phone case, screen protector, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 USB-C type 3 phone charger, and premium in-ear headphones.
Price and Availability
The ZTE Axon 7 smartphone can be pre-ordered today through Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg, and www.zteusa.com in Ion Gold or Quartz Gray for $399.98 unlocked. The gold model will ship first on July 27th and the black version will ship on August 17, 2016.