The ZTE Axon 7 is still regarded as one of the best smartphones that came out in 2016. It might not be popular with many, but the Axon 7 is one phone that you’ll definitely love to have.
What makes the ZTE Axon 7 such a real deal is the amazing specs vs price combination it brings to the table. The phone is priced at about $500, however, you get much powerful specs than what the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, LG G5, Sony Xperia XZ, or even HTC 10 come with. As you may know, these flagships were priced at no less than $650 (at debut).
Now, to pick up from where the Axon 7 left, the Chinese OEM is bringing you a revised version of the handset dubbed ZTE Axon 7S. As you may have guessed, this is an upgraded version that packs some really powerful specs and quite interesting features compared to its predecessor.
From what has just come out, the Axon 7S will stick to the 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screen that was used on the 7 with a 2.5D glass on top, but under the hood, there’s a shift from the Snapdragon 820 SoC to the slightly upgraded Snapdragon 821. This version keeps the same Adreno 530 GPU, but has a higher clock speed of 2.35GHz.
It gets even better as the ZTE Axon 7S packs a massive 6GB RAM alongside internal storage of 128GB. If this is not enough, you also get room to expand it via a microSD card of up to 128GB. To keep the phone alive will be a 3400mAh battery unit that supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
If you thought we are past the best part, you’ll be blown away with the camera part. Apparently, the tech giant has equipped the Axon 7S with a dual-lens setup that houses a 20MP Sony IMX350 lens with an aperture of f/1.8 plus a 12MP Sony IMX368 sensor. The camera comes with PDAF, LED flash, autofocus as well as support for up to 4K video recording. The rear panel also houses a fingerprint scanner.
As for the front part, you get a decent 8MP shooter. Software-wise, the Axon 7S is coming in with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The company’s MiFavor 4.0 skin will be running on top of the stock OS.
There’s still no word on the pricing, but it’s possible ZTE will value the Axon 7S at around $500, just like its predecessor.