ZTE unveils the Axon Elite, the international version of the Axon: SD810 & 3GB RAM inside

Recently, ZTE made its way to our news section with its Axon line of smartphones, packing good specs for a not-so-high price tag. The lineup consists of the regular Axon and several better-spec'd variants of the latter, namely the Axon Lux and the Axon Pro. Still, ZTE feels like this is not enough, as it it just introduced a new variant of its Axon - the ZTE Axon Elite. It's another high-end device that is not as spec'd as the Axon Lux or Pro, but still shares a number of hardware internals with the rest of the phones. 

Here are some of the key specs of the ZTE Axon Elite at a glance: 

  • 5.5-inch 1080p LCD display with 2.5D glass
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset
  • 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 32GB native storage, microSD card slot
  • 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge
  • Main duo camera (13MP+2MP); 8MP wide-angle front-facing camera 
  • Dedicated AKM 4961 Hi-Fi audio chip

One of the highlights of the Axon Elite, similar to its peers, is its abundance of biometric ways unlock the device. It comes with a fingerprint reader, voice control, and eye-scan. 

The ZTE Axon Elite will be displayed at ZTE's booth at IFA 2015. As far as availability is concerned, ZTE says that the Axon Elite will be launched on a multitude of markets across the globe: firstly, it will appear in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom on September 24 where it will cost 420 EUR (or 290 GBP) directly from eBay; later on, it will be launched in Turkey, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Russia, and the Philippines. 

Any thoughts?



1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Oh great, I just asked for another 5.5 inch phablet.

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

At least this time it's not neutered by no SD card slot.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yeah, it looks like awesome device, it has 2 very important things to me: as you said, SD slot and dedicated Audio chip. I listen to awful lot of music and I don't want to go with 2 separate devices, with phone and player, so if I was into big phones I'd get it instantly. Maybe it's time to switch :d I'll see how Z5 C and 6S good are.

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I'm surprised they think they have a chance to sell a unit in Singapore

6. redmd

Posts: 1942; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It looks like Huawei emotion UI.

7. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Snapdragon 810 - Instant no buy.

8. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

So ugly.

9. kkatis

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I could buy it if it was half inch less screen...

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