ZTE début in the US with a range of new Axon devices. The company stated that the new device is designed in the US for the US but in an unexpected turn of events, the new handset has just been introduced in its home country China and is also expected in other regions as well.
ZTE Axon Lux
The top of the line ZTE Axon Lux comes with a 5.5-inch QHD Display and is fully laminated with Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass. The handset is powered by the controversial Snapdragon 810 together with 4 GB of RAM and a massive 128 GB expandable storage.
The Axon Lux tries to incorporate a dual camera setup on the back having a 13 Megapixel and 2 Megapixel camera sensors to create a sense of depth. The front is a generous 8 Megapixel shooter designed for selfies and high-quality video calls.
It runs Android Lollipop with ZTE’s custom MiFavor 3.2 UI on top. The unit runs on a built-in 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery and is wrapped in a faux-leather and metal chassis.
The new ZTE Axon Lux features a unique three-way biometric scanning technology where it employs 3 different biometric scanners including a fingerprint scanner, voice recognition and eye scanning technologies. There also a standard set of connectivity features including 4G/LTE and 3G/HSPA+ wireless network support and a top range of additional connectivity options with high-speed Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 with LE, there’s GPS with GLONASS support and NFC for secure mobile payments.
The ZTE Axon Lux is launch in China for $625 and in now available to Chinese customers for purchase.
ZTE’s base model Axon comes with a pretty decent smartphone features though it might not be as sounding as its premium variant but keeps some of its aspects. The regular ZTE Axon comes with 5.5-inch display but comes short on resolution at 1080p but should be all decent enough for daily use and users will also enjoy the Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass lamination on the regular Axon device.
The ZTE Axon is also powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chip but will have a less than a gig of RAM compared to the Axon Lux and a smaller 32 GB of internal storage but still is user expandable.
The handset is also running the latest MiFavor UI 3.2 UI on top of Android Lollipop and gets to grab the same 3000 mAh battery unit for the handset. Like the Axon Lux, the regular Axon is also coming with all three biometric sensors available and keeps the dual camera setup on the back with the same dual camera module of 13 Megapixel and 2 Megapixel sensors and an 8 Megapixel shooter on the front for all the familiar purpose of it.
The ZTE Axon handset is already available in the US for $435 and will soon become available for purchase in Canada and China as well.
ZTE Axon Mini
The Axon Mini might be small compared to its siblings but not as small as everyone expected it would. The handset comes with a 5.2-inch super AMOLED display and will eventually feature 1080p as was expected to be the first smartphone to implement force touchscreen technology. ZTE is still on the way to unveil the complete specs of the handset, its availability and the price. With the “Mini” on the name tag however, we’ll expect to bring out small changes to the Axon family of devices as well as relatively cheaper than the two we mentioned above.
ZTE Axon Watch
To complete the mobility line-up, ZTE also unveiled the new Axon Watch, a wearable device with a circular 1.14-inch display coated with Sapphire Glass. The smartwatch comes with IP67 certification so at this point we can be assured that it can withstand spills and dust.
On the hardware side, the new Axon Watch is crafted in a metal chassis and underneath is an unknown processor with 4 GB of internal storage, 512 MB of system RAM and supports Bluetooth 4.1. Like most smartwatches in the market, the Axon Watch comes with a small 300 mAh battery and we’re yet to determine on how long does the battery is going to last on the smartwatch. One more thing to note with the Axon Watch is that the device will run on Tencent OS instead of the usual Android Wear and will be sold exclusively in China at least for the time being.