Even if it's no longer in production, ZTE Axon 7 will receive Android 8.0 Oreo soon


Despite the fact that ZTE Axon 7 is no longer in production, the smartphone will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in the not so distant future. The information comes straight from the Chinese handset maker, so it's 100% accurate.

If you're still using the Axon 7, which was originally launched with Android Marshmallow on board, you should know ZTE is already working on Android Oreo for this specific smartphone.

Apparently, ZTE was inspired by customer feedback and decided those who purchased the Axon 7 deserve to keep using it for a longer time. Here is ZTE's official statement regarding Android 8.0 Oreo for Axon 7:


According to ZTE, Android Oreo for Axon 7 is “just around the corner,” but an ETA hasn't been revealed yet. However, there's little chance that we'll be seeing the update this year, but your guess is as good as ours.

source: ZTE via Phandroid

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Axon 7
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3250 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. kennybenny

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

WOW!!!! Didn't even expect to see Oreo on my ZTE Axon 7 launched on Marshmallow!!!! Thought my Axon 7 would be stuck on Nougat forever as ZTE has been quiet regarding Official Android updates. (Although, the battery is aging.)This makes me even want to buy another ZTE!!!! Hoping the successor comes sometime next year so i can upgrade. Hoping the price is still reasonable...... (Under $600 CAD.)

2. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It was a great phone, but at about a year old, it got really hot and died. No idea what happened, but it went power on at all. Not buying another ZTE.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

So a phone died that has a 2 year warranty and you refuse to buy another one? Did you get a warranty replacement? Did you even try? I smell something fishy about your comment. I have a feeling you never really owned one.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I have a feeling you're taking his comment way too seriously. And it's not like his experience is all that uncommon. I myself had an Axon Pro that had a few QC issues here and there (never as bad as what Ted exclaimed) and the customer service was tepid at best and God awful at worst. Wouldn't surprise me if he just didn't want the hassle.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But I do want to thank you. I didn't realize it carried a two year warranty. I just arranged to have it shipped to them for repair. Still not buying another, though.

5. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Happy to hear this. My Axon 7 lives on! Amazing phone, especially at the price. Would buy again.

6. docko

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

My wife has Axon 7. Had a screen issue and returned to ZTE in Melbourne (from Sydney). Received back within 7 days repaired. As a comparison I have a Samsung S8 with camera focus issue. Returned to Melbourne as well. Took 19 days and problem still persists. Samsung tell you there are no other reported issues when online search indicates it is a very widespread problem. Better service for a phone that cost less than half the price. Apart from the camera performance the Axon 7 is a great phone.

7. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

and those iPhone users are claiming Android phones don't get 2 major updates. Lmao

10. gamehead unregistered

Ill get an axon phone over blu if i ever have to close between the two

11. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

#wherestheaxon9

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