It's a slam dunk! ZTE Axon Mini NBA Edition unveiled in China

The ZTE Axon Mini is one of the first phones to be available with Force Touch. But in this day and age, it takes more than that to attract the attention of a phone buyer. So ZTE partnered with the NBA, and today the ZTE Axon Mini NBA Edition was unveiled in China. Thanks to players like Yao Ming and Jeremy Lin (remember Linsanity?), the NBA is red hot in the country.

The ZTE Axon Mini NBA Edition has seven variants. Six of them feature an NBA team logo (L.A. Lakers, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, and the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors) and a seventh is branded with the official NBA insignia. In addition, the phones are loaded with NBA themed wallpaper and NBA apps all created especially for the Chinese market.

The limited edition NBA version of the Axon Mini will soon be available at a price equivalent to $377 USD. The specs remain the same as those found on the regular version of the device. That means you can expect a 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution OLED screen. That works out to a 424ppi pixel density. Under the hood is an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of expandable storage. There is a 13MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, and a retina scanner to boot. A 2800mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

If you are a big NBA fan living in China, deciding to pick up the ZTE Axon Mini NBA Edition is a slam dunk decision. The hardest part of the process might be trying to decide which team logo you want on the back.

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source: Mobipicker

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Axon Mini
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(18h talk time)



1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol mini and NBA doesn't belong in the same sentence.

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

"trying to decide which team logo..." Most NBA fans have their preference. Just saying

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Can this phone be bought anywhere? I mean, even ZTE seems like it doesn't know much about this phone

4. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Hey miket1737, they have a New York edition. Could this possibly sway you in ZTE's direction? Joking aside I wish Apple and other manufacturers offered more personalized options like this.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Of the 6 teams mentioned, the thumbnail is for the Heat which isn't one of them. Either PA has no NBA fans or Hassan Whiteside is still popular in China.

7. Alan01

Posts: 640; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Watch Whiteside this year. He could end up as one of the top two or three centers in the East. Alan F.

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I do. I'm a lifelong Heat fan livin' in the 305. If he keeps his head in the game, forget the East, he could be top 2 or 3 in the league. I worry about his maturity as it was exposed last year.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31534; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cavs all day long!

9. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

San Antonio bout to tap that ass

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31534; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Did they get younger?

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Leonard is a lock-down defender as he showed LeBron in the Finals 2 years ago and San Antonio still has Popp on the sidelines. Never count them out. I'm a Heat lifer but I tip my cap to the Spurs every time.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31534; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As do I, but age conquers all.

16. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

They've always been one of the youngest teams in the league. It's just their main guys are "seasoned." Lma and Dwest changes that dynamic anyways.

15. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I gotta root for my hometown team, the Clippers. They could've won the Finals 2 seasons ago, but they got screwed by the refs in the Clippers vs Thunder series (Game 5)

8. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014


11. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

"5.2 inch display" - Axon "Mini"

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