ZTE will continue to experiment with foldable smartphones, refine the concept

Despite the fact that its first foldable smartphone, the Axon M wasn't too well received by the press and consumers alike, ZTE announced that it will continue to experiment with this design. It's true that ZTE's vice president of marketing Jeff Yee has said that the Axon M received positive feedback from those who bought it via AT&T, but that's simply because it's “something new.”

Although most customers are used to pay less than $200 for a ZTE smartphone, the Chinese company will continue to enlarge its portfolio of foldable smartphones, which are likely to be priced similarly to flagships.

The good news is ZTE is prepared to make important changes to its foldable smartphone series, so the next device might do away with the bezels. However, for the time being, the Chinese company has a lot of improvements for the Axon M.

In time, ZTE's official said these handsets that are now just sort of experiments will turn into real foldable smartphones and drop the dual-screen compromise. Well, there are exciting times ahead for the smartphone industry, so let's hope these revolutionary products will become more practical to use.

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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)



1. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I commend ZTE for the effort to make rare phones.

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

the phone really was interesting and has some very useful feature if the improved it would be amazing one of the biggest problems with the device imo is the big black line between the 2 displays if the figured out a way to remove it would great and would consider one my self especially if the improved the software

3. Chaise unregistered

Foldable? "Something new"? Lol. This concept of a "foldable" device was already in place back in 2011 (Sony tablet P). ZTE, like all Chinese companies, won't be able to "experiment" until they have a source to copy. I will admit though that they are getting better at their craft (copying) as time passes.

4. ojz0r

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

This was a tech gamble equal to Samsungs original Galaxy Note. I look forward to this years version with up to date specs, a definate buy for me.

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