ZTE Axon M price and release date


ZTE today unveiled what it calls a "revolutionary" smartphone - the Axon M (previously known as Axon Multy). The handset is foldable, but not in the way that, say, future Samsung phones will be foldable. More exactly, the ZTE Axon M has two separate (flat, non-bendable) 5.2-inch 1080p displays that are joined by a hinge system. All in all, what we have here is a horizontal clamshell that, when wide open, turns into a mini tablet with a 6.75-inch screen diagonal.   




The Axon M seems to be a nice device for media consumption, and its dual speakers certainly help in this regard. One of the phone's highlight features is Dual Mode - allowing you to use the two screens for different tasks simultaneously (like watching a TV show on one screen, and chatting with a friend on the other). However, we don't really think this is enough to revolutionize anything. You can see exactly how this new device functions if you go and check out our ZTE Axon M hands-on (video and more specs included).



 



In the US, the ZTE Axon M will be exclusively sold by AT&T, costing $24.17 per month for 30 months, or $725 outright. No exact release date was given, but we know that the smartphone will be out sometime in "the next month," running Android 7 Nougat out of the box. The new handset will further be launched in Europe, Japan, and China, likely also starting next month. 

What do you say, is the Axon M an appealing phone at its $725 outright price?

source: AT&T

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Axon M
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3180 mAh(28.7h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

It feels like the good old days 2009-2010

2. JocularJ

Posts: 221; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Yea back when manufacturers really cared about different and unique

10. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Now if ZTE could pull a Pantech and make a Landscape style QWERTY clamshell...

3. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It looks futuristic. Like!

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

kyocera echo? is that you

5. Furbal unregistered

I really like that.

6. gamehead unregistered

No front facing camera? Sold!

7. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

A phone with such great specs and such an affordable price! This is definitely the Samsung and iPhone killer of 2017.....

9. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

The FIRST "innovation"...TRUE innovation that we've seen in the smartphone market, since the first iPhone, TEN YEARS AGO. All we've had til now, is upgrades to an existing design. Would have preferred the screens would close INWARD, but that would have required another sort of screen on the outside to notify you of calls etc... SOMEONE had to come up with something different. I still think a TRULY folding screen phone is a few years away. When I mean a few years away, I mean one that isn't rifled with BUGS.

12. Chaise unregistered

Nope. The Kyocera echo had this design years ago. Just a Chinese copy once again.

11. Chaise unregistered

What's with the ios wallpaper (blue feathers)?

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

To expensive for a zte. My zte axon mini has a 5.2 inch omoled 1080p screen with awesome speakers metal frame 3gb of ram & good camera for $ 200. This thing is more expensive than 3 of them put together. Plus you have to deal with AT&T... No Thanks

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