ZTE to launch a sequel to the “incredibly successful” Axon 7 soon

ZTE has provided us with a hint to its next flagship smartphone that might arrive in the coming months. It appears that the Chinese company was pretty content with the Axon 7 sales, so the phone is likely to have a sequel very soon.

While ZTE wasn't too specific on the phone's specs or release timeframe, it did say “there will certainly be a follow on the incredibly successful Axon 7.”

When the ZTE Axon 7 debuted in the United States, the smartphone offered many premium features a slightly lower price than other flagships available on the market. The price might have been a major factor that influenced the Axon 7 sales, so, hopefully, the Axon 8 (or whatever its name) will be priced competitively as well.

If I were to guess, I would say ZTE will be announcing an Axon 7 sequel in early 2018. The smartphone might be unveiled at CES 2018 at the beginning of January, or perhaps one month later at MWC 2018.

source: ZTE

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Axon 7
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3250 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I love my Axon 7 so I hope they use the same recipe but just update the specs.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1255; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

The axon 7 had great speakers and most of the flagship features for a reasonable price. Looking forward to seeing what they will bring with the axon 8.

3. Peacetoall unregistered

Axon is a good product a much better alternative to one plus and other chinese flagship

4. fyah_king unregistered

Soon? 2018?lol

5. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

All Axon 7 needed was onscreen buttons or backlit the current buttons. Still have mine and this V20. Still prefer the axon

6. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

lets hope they dont feck up the axon 8 like they feck up movie sequels. keep the phone the same. a more updated design and updated better specs. tweak the flaws of the 7 and thats it. no need to go all " 8gb oneplus garbage"

7. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

All they need for the sequel would be:- 1. Incredibly plentiful battery capacity. 2. A more robust OS+software approach that is timelier and more dev/community friendly. 3. Higher Quartz Silver to Gold color option model ratio for international market. Heck maybe 2-3 more if it's doable. 4. Read no.2 again. kthxbai

8. WingMan unregistered

To be fair it only needs a SD835 :D and a slightly better camera.

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