ZTE Axon 7 mini specs leak: 5.2" display, 32GB of storage, a Snapdragon 617 running the show

ZTE Axon 7 mini specs leak: 5.2
ZTE's latest flagship device, the Axon 7, is already up for pre-orders in the USA, where willing adopters need to shell out $399 for the handset. If that one has ticked all the boxes except for screen size (the Axon 7 boasts a 5.5-inch one), then the fresh new rumors about a ZTE Axon 7 mini could be the answers to your prayers.

Looks like ZTE wants to encompass all ends of the Android market thus it could be prepping a smaller-sized and toned-down variation of the Axon 7.

Its purported specs have leaked and reveal the device might boast a 5.2-inch display at the front, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

That's the main difference between the ZTE Axon 7 mini and the regular Axon 7, though it's definitely not the only one.

The smaller screen ensures for more compact dimensions - 71 mm x 147.5 mm x 7.8 mm, reportedly. The phone might weigh 153 gr.

Below the display, we find an octa-core Snapdragon 617 chipset paired with 3 gigs of RAM, 32GB of native storage with a microSD card slot also on board. Right there at the back, we find a 16MP camera, while the front of the device is home to an 8MP selfie snapper. Finally, there's a 2,705mAh battery at the back that will keep the lights on, with Android 6.0 Marshmallow running the show. 

We don't know anything about the design of that rumored munchkin yet, but for all we know, it might likely reuse the design of the ZTE Axon 7 -- after all, both devices will be part of the same family, and need the looks to go with that.

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12 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

5.2 inch for mini version.. in several years, 6inch will be mini version

2. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Will need to see battery life, doesn't sound promising with such a small battery. Will be hard pressed to beat the similar size Xiaomi Mi 5 which lasts over 2 days on one charge with moderate use.

6. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Doesn't sound promising with the 617. Should have used a 650 for the power of a flagship (when using a FHD screen) or 625 if you wanted all the high-end features.

10. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Agreed. The 617 is the most disappointing aspect.

3. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

5,2" and still no room for anything more powerful than SD617? That's pathetic. What's the point of this phone when previous Axon mini offers the same parameters?

5. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Should've gone for a 625 or 650. 625 for efficiency and the latest camera and connectivity features, or 650 for more power. This would be awesome otherwise. I would almost hold off on getting the Axon 7 for this...

4. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Mini lol

8. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah how is 5.2" mini? lol 5" and below, yes. Nice idea though.

7. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

A cheaper phone with dual front firing speakers. That's a bonus compared to others.

9. sebstin

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

147.5 X mm is not compact... 143.4 x 70.5 of S7 5.1" OR 136.6 x 69.8 of S4 5.0" is compact

11. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Does this have FM radio?

12. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Yes it does.

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