AT&T's dual-screen ZTE Axon M launches on November 1


AT&T just announced that the ZTE Axon M, a brand new smartphone unveiled a couple of weeks back, will be available to order online starting November 1 (this Wednesday). The device will hit AT&T stores a bit later, on November 17.



 



Exclusively offered by AT&T in the US, the ZTE Axon M is a foldable, clamshell-type handset that sports two 5.2-inch 1080p screens. Thanks to a feature called Dual Mode, the new smartphone allows you to use its two displays for different tasks simultaneously. For example, you can watch a music video on one screen, and check the weather, or catch up with a friend on the second one.



 



Other highlight features of the ZTE Axon M include dual speakers with Dolby Audio, a 20 MP camera with 4K "motions stabilization," 4GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor (this isn't exactly a new processor, but it's still powerful enough).  



 



AT&T will let customers order the new handset for $24.17 per month for 30 months, or $725 outright. To get a closer look at the smartphone, you should check out our ZTE Axon M hands-on.




The Axon M will run Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box. We're assuming that an update to Android 8 Oreo will be available at some point, though, for now, there is no official word on this. So, any future ZTE Axon M owners here?

 


source: AT&T 

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Axon M
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3180 mAh(28.7h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

I wonder if Microsoft's new device will be something similar with a pen input?

2. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Really digging this phone

3. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

BIG mistake tying this to ONLY at&t. Why? History... In 2010, Dell came out with the Streak 5, a 5" touch screen smartphone. If you remember, all phones then, were less than 4" screen size. I bought one direct from Dell. Loved it! Great battery life too! But, tied to at&t, they NEVER promoted it, advertised it, marketed it. Why? They had their heads so wrapped around the iPhone, they didn't care. It died not too long after release. I think the same thing will happen to this phone. Neat idea, but, allowing it to be branded with the blue globe only, means pretty much certain doom!

5. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

If you buy the phone at full retail, you can immediately unlock it from AT$T's website.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

But AT&T might require the phone to be used on their network for a certain amount of time before they would consider unlocking the phone.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Just watched the Axon M in action on YouTube, and was impressed!

6. gamehead unregistered

I like the innovation

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