ZTE launched the Axon 7 earlier this year and in fact, the phone is already shipping to the U.S. as at the time of this writing.
The ZTE Axon 7 is a high-end phone with one of the best designs and hardware in 2016, but like its Chinese counterparts, the phone is priced affordably at $400. With this amount of money, you get an Axon 7 handset that carries 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. However, when the tech giant launched the ZTE Axon 7 earlier this year, two versions were announced – the current version selling in the U.S. is, apparently, the base model.
In an attempt to end the year on a high note, the company has launched a new ZTE Axon 7 smartphone that happens to be the high-end variant of the current version. With no change in name, the new ZTE gets better specs than its lower-end counterpart. Similarly, you will also need to pay more in order to get your hands on the phone.
Available on the company’s official U.S. website, the new ZTE Axon 7 has a price tag of $499.98. The phone offers a solid screen size of 5.5 inches. The AMOLED panel has a QHD resolution and apparently, the phone makes history as the first Android handset to hit the U.S. market with full support for Force Touch technology or what Apple calls 3D Touch.
Most of the internals remain unchanged, where you still get a Snapdragon 820 SoC, but there is a RAM of 6GB and onboard storage of 128GB. The back camera homes a massive 20MP lens with both OIS and EIS alongside an aperture of f/1.8. On the other side is an 8MP sensor that will give you great selfies and video calling experiences. To keep the phone alive is a 3250mAh battery that is charged via a USB-C port. Disappointingly, you still have to deal with Android Marshmallow out of the box, but the update to Android Nougat shouldn’t be far away.