ZTE Axon Multy with dual-screen design coming soon to AT&T

ZTE Axon Multy with dual-screen design coming soon to AT&T
ZTE and AT&T are planning to launch an interesting smartphone that will feature a foldable dual-screen design, in the vein of the 6-years old Sprint-exclusive Kyocera Echo  (pictured in this article). According to Venture Beat, the upcoming handset is called ZTE Axon Multy, and should be exclusively sold by AT&T come mid-October.

Reportedly, the ZTE Axon Multy is a horizontal clamshell with two 1920 x 1080 pixel screens that normally sit on the phone's front and back, respectively. When the device is unfolded, the screens form a 6.8-inch flat display area - which, to be fair, isn't much larger than what many of today's smartphones offer thanks to just one screen (the 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 8, or the 6-inch LG V30 are very fine examples in this regard).

Unfortunately,
ZTE Axon Multy with dual-screen design coming soon to AT&T
at the moment, there are no images that show the ZTE Axon Multy, so we can't pass judgments on its design. Regardless of that, some of the phone's specs should include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a 20 MP camera (apparently, this will serve as both front, and rear camera), 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a 3120 mAh battery.

It's said that AT&T plans to ask $650 for the ZTE Axon Multy, presenting it as a phone that's perfect for media consumption, including DirecTV content. The handset will likely run Android, but it's not clear if it's Oreo, or Nougat.


Will consumers want a smartphone like the ZTE Axon Multy? It's hard to tell, but the device may have a hard time fitting in, as there are already plenty of great smartphones out there that cost around $650, or even less, while offering screens large enough for adequate media consumption.

source: Venture Beat

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9 Comments

1. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

wheres the axon 8 ?

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I am wondering if it will keep the two displays separate when multitasking. So you can automatically run one app in one screen and another app or home in another screen. That would be cool. I know Android supports split screen multitasking, so they would have to add some extra code to make the two screens either act as one, or as separate windows.

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

A foldable tablet would be the only Android "daily driver" I'd need, keep a basic flip phone for my calls + texts.

3. Furbal unregistered

Android Nintendo 2ds. I'd buy it.(Smaller bezels of course)

4. TheDorkLord

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

The moment I saw this, the Sony Tablet P came to mind. Unfortunately I can't link it but you can find it right here on PhoneArena.

6. buccob

Posts: 2948; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes... Sony should take a newer attempt at the Tablet P with today's tech... however ironically they are one of the few without truly bezeless displays to show... so a 2018 Tablet P with bezels is another fail.... Make it like the one they use in Westworld

5. devorama

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

This screen might only be 6.8" diagonally, but that's at a 16:18 aspect ratio. So that's about 23 square inches. A Note 8 with a 6.3" screen at 18.5:9 aspect ratio is about 15.6 square inches. That's a considerable difference.

7. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Zte really? I will skip this!

9. Big_D5

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

I had the echo was one if my all time favorites. I used that phone till it fell apart.

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