Force Touch enabled ZTE Axon Mini certified by TENAA

Force Touch enabled ZTE Axon Mini certified by TENAA
Last month, ZTE became the first manufacturer to unveil a smartphone with Force Touch when it introduced the ZTE Axon Mini. As many of you know by now, Force Touch is supposed to be one of the new features offered on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Already available on the Apple Watch, Force Touch allows the screen to differentiate between a regular tap and a harder tap on the display. For example, while watching a YouTube video, a regular tap could start the clip while a harder tap on the same spot could fast forward the video.

Today, a device with the model number ZTE B2015 has been certified by Chinese regulatory agency TENAA. Since the A2015 is the ZTE Axon Pro, the chances are good that the phone that visited TENAA is the ZTE Axon Mini. This model is equipped with a 5.2-inch OLED display carrying a resolution of 1080 x 1920. That works out to a 424ppi pixel density. An octa-core 1.5GHz CPU is under the hood with 3GB of RAM inside. 16GB of internal storage is on board, and those seeking more can turn to the 128GB capacity microSD slot.

The rear-facing camera is 8MP or more, and the front-facing camera is 8MP.  The unit does support 4G LTE connectivity and Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed. The Axon Mini is 7.9mm thin and weighs in at 150 grams. It will be available in a gold color.

The big question is whether the ZTE Axon Mini goes on sale before September 11th, which is the date when the new iPhone models are rumored to be available for pre-orders. At stake is the right to be called the first smartphone with Force Touch to go on sale. Pricing remains unknown for now.

The ZTE Axon Mini, with Force Touch, is certified by TENAA

The ZTE Axon Mini, with Force Touch, is certified by TENAA

via: Mobipicker



1. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The patent trolls will probably strike back though.

2. Furbal unregistered

more than likely different implementation. force touch could be used on any digitizer with enough 'sensing' points. it can easily learn the footprint of a quick tap vs a long press based on the area of your finger

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

only if this phone released in US

3. MattEagle

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 26, 2015


4. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wish what ZTE is using here is their very own implementation. Their state ties and recent "security inspection" when Apple handed their code and unspecified tech half a year ago just seems overly suspicious+convenient to me. Regardless, we'd see.

5. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

And how the force touch would work on Android apps if Android apps aren't made for this. Until Google make an sdk with that in mind or many other manufactures put it on phones , I don't see developers will make their apps function for that which make it useless IMO.

10. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

that is the problem, i don't know what ZTE was thinking in the first place. or maybe it will just replace the "hold" action.

17. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Yeah that makes some sense if it will be instead of the hold action.

6. Zackd44

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

5.2" mini? wtf

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Mini in specs term compared to Axon Pro.

16. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Shouldn't then they called it economic or lite ? Because I always remember that Mini phones are smaller than the original phones like how Nokia 97 mini was a smaller version of Nokia 97 or like how Samsung S5 mini is smaller than SGS5 or Xperia pro mini is smaller than Xperia pro.

18. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

But this is still smaller than axon pro by 0.3 inches and in specs. GS5 mini is 4.5inches and GS5 is 5.1inches so its 0.6inches smaller. Whatever you turn it, it would still be mini of the other flagship.

20. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

SO, there is the Axon mini , Axon Lux and Axon Pro . Why they are calling it mini while there isn't a standard one ? ( there isn't ZTE Axon (nothing after Axon not even Lux) Sorry for answering late I was busy.

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Another fffffffing 5 inch Mini? What is wrong with those companies

11. AlikMalix unregistered

This is the reason for secrecy. One company takes time to perfect something before releasing the other just tries to beat it to the punch. Samsung #2. How is this allowed? No wonder Apple sues - just look at this nonsense.

12. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Exactly! What's also funny is how the OP was talking as if he was hoping this phone beats The iPhone to market as if it matters. Everybody and their mama know this is Apples thing. I ave it on my wrist right now! What else is funny is how all of a sudden people care about Forced Touch lol! I though it was a gimmick.....

13. dvassafor

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Wouldn't an apple phone bend with force touch?...

14. AlikMalix unregistered

wow did you make that up all by your self... ?

19. dvassafor

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Cheers mate. It was pretty good aye.

15. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Force touch is only going to replace touch and hold!

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