ZTE beats Apple to the punch by being the first to introduce a smartphone with Force Touch37
With Force Touch, the screen recognizes how hard the user is pressing down on it. This allows the device to perform different functions with a tap on the same location of the glass. For example, a soft tap on the display could start a video while a harder tap could raise the volume. The feature is currently employed by Apple on the Apple Watch.
Getting back to the ZTE Axon Mini, the phone will be launched in September and will be available in silver, gold, orange and pink. ZTE was pretty hush hush about the whole affair and did not allow pictures or video to be taken of the device. And while there is a paucity of specs to pass along, that doesn't mean that there is a lack of intrigue here. Which Force Touch enabled smartphone will hit the market first this September, the ZTE Axon Mini or the new iPhones from Apple?
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