Foldable, dual-screen ZTE Axon M (Multy) leaks out, could be announced on October 16


A few weeks back, we heard about the ZTE Axon Multy, anupcoming smartphone that reportedly packs two displays in a foldable design.Now, Android Authority seems to have a photo of said handset (included above), showing it semi-unfolded.



 



It's said that the two screens of this new ZTE Axon smartphoneare both Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), and, when the device is fully open, theyform a flat 6.8-inch display area with 1920 x 2160 pixels. To be clear, the twodisplays themselves are not foldable, but the device is, thanks to what appearsto be a hinge system. Interestingly, the two screens may have the ability toshow different apps at the same time, thus (likely) providing a superior multitaskingexperience. 



 



According to Android Authority, this new smartphone 

might bereleased as ZTE Axon M. However, the leaked logo revealed earlier this monthclearly reads "Axon Multy", not Axon M. Of course, ZTE has theliberty of changing the name as it wishes before actually announcing the device.



 



From what we can see, the Axon M / Axon Multy appears to bewell designed, having a manageable thickness (the visible 3.5mm headset jack suggeststhat the phone could be under 10 mm thick). Inside, the device should have aQualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage space, and a 3120mAh battery. All in all, this new Axon will fall short of standing next to 2017flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG V30, which are powered by the newerand faster Snapdragon 835.



 



The ZTE Axon M / Axon Multy might be officially unveiled onOctober 16 - ZTE already said that it would hold a press conference in New York on that day. Aspreviously reported, the new handset could be exclusive to AT&T in the US, possiblycosting around $650.



 

Do you think a smartphone like this can be successful? Or will it be just another niche product that doesn't really push the industry forward? 




source: Android Authority 

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13 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2451; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I don't understand why they can't make a folding device with two inner screens instead of two outer ones. How do you expect people to not damage the phone when dropped?

5. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Because then you'd only be able to use the device when it's opened up, which kinda defeats the purpose a bit, don't you think?

7. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

look up Kyocera Echo, that's how these 2 screen phones should be handled

8. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

man that phone had potential and failed hard the hinge crap was so hard to get it to lock in place.

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Yea, but technology has advanced. Imagine if Samsung or LG helmed a project like that, with their R&D spending they could perfect it

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

LG and Samsung won't get anywhere without Apple's help /s

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2451; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Maybe I should’ve been clearer: I meant to suggest a regular phone with a front screen that opened up with two internal screens. Similar to the old LG Voyager phones of the past.

2. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

A lot of speculation on the internal specs along wiyh the price, just say you dont know

3. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

So when it's closed, there is a screen on both sides? that seems dangerous. Also didn't LG do something similar years ago, but instead of folding the front screen slide over?

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Actually it was the Kyocera Echo that had the dual screens prior, definitely a better format then 2 external screens

4. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

,,,,,,,,

10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It’s all about the hinge and screen execution. If you can’t get that right, leave it on the prototype table!

13. CitizenX

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Really cool and unique. It would be nice to see something other than the Keyone stand out from the glass slab crowd.

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