It’s just yesterday that the ZTE Axon 7S appeared on TENAA, all but confirming the phone’s core hardware specs and features.
Well, today, we have more details regarding the same phone, this time revolving around the supposed press renders and pricing. Apparently, the ZTE Axon 7S will come with a price tag of CNY 4399. When converted, this gives us about $638.29.
When compared to the price of the ZTE Axon 7, this is quite ambitious from the Chinese OEM. It gets even worse when looking at the specs of the phone vs the price tag, but the company is probably taking some inspiration from the likes of HTC and LG, who have already debuted phones with last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 821.
Apparently, this older sibling of this chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 – is the one behind the performance of the ZTE Axon 7S. This processor is clocked at a speed of 2.1GHz, which is slower than the SD821 that manages about 2.35GHz. As for the RAM, the Axon 7S is said to come with what is now growing into a standard module – 4GB – while the storage will be massive at 128GB, which is perhaps why the company has slammed such a massive price tag on the phone.
It gets even better when it comes to the battery capacity, where the Axon 7S betters the original Axon 7 with the new 3400mAh battery unit. Even though you get the latest USB Type-C port for connectivity, the phone will disappointingly come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow running the show.
Like what the TENAA listing had given us, the ZTE Axon 7S will ship with a dual-lens camera on the back consisting of a 20MP lens and another 12MP lens. We’ve seen this combination on the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, but how the Axon 7S will work is still unknown. For selfies, the handset will come in with an 8MP shooter.
In terms of display, the ZTE Axon 7S will keep the same 5.5-inch WQHD display screen that was used on the outgoing model and in terms of dimensions, you’ll have a phone that is 151.7mm tall, 7.7mm thick and weighs 170g.