ZTE Axon 7 finally pops up on Amazon in Europe, slightly more expensive than expected
About a month ago, ZTE announced its latest and greatest – the Axon 7. A flagship-grade handset, with a 5.5” AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4 GB / 6 GB RAM, and 64 GB / 128 GB storage, depending on variants, and a 20 MP Samsung ISOCELL camera. The Axon flagships have a short story thus far, but they are generally known for being bargain-priced top-tier devices, and ZTE was reported to be planning to sell the Axon 7 for $449 in the USA and €409 in Europe. Unfortunately, however, we had no solid release date for the Western markets to go on.
Well, today, the ZTE Axon 7 has finally hit Amazon in Europe. The variant that is currently available to order is the 64 GB storage / 4 GB of RAM one, with no word on when the more “premium” model would be available. Unfortunately, it's a bit more expensive than originally anticipated. In the UK, the Axon 7 costs £359, which amounts to about $480. In other European branches of Amazon, which sell in the EUR currency, the price is set at €449.99, which translates to around $498.
This could potentially mean that the Axon 7's base model will cost around $500 when it hits the US, not $450, as it was previously reported, but we wouldn't be quick to draw such conclusions. Unfortunately, we have no clue when the US launch might actually happen.
source: Amazon UK