ZTE will launch its new 'Axon Phone' to the U.S. next month with 4 GB of RAM, dual rear cameras, advanced audio and more

ZTE will launch its new 'Axon Phone' to the U.S. next month with 4 GB of RAM, dual rear cameras, advanced audio and more
ZTE is leading the way for large China-based smartphone manufacturers seeking to impact the West, particularly the lucrative United States market. With devices like the Nubia Z9S and 4K display-packing Star 3 apparently in the offing, the company has generated a fair amount of hype in recent times. References to an "Axon"-branded smartphone have apparently been prevalent in press releases for some time now, but largely ignored until PC Mag ascertained that Axon is simply a rebrand of ZTE. Thus, this smartphone is a bigger deal than first thought, and with an announcement slated for the middle of next month, we won't need to wait too long to find out more about this handset. 

So far, we know that it'll pack a mammoth 4 GB of RAM, and ZTE is touting an advanced audio experience. There will also -- for better or for worse -- be two rear-facing cameras. HTC is one of a number of companies to have delved into this market in its recent history, with the two main shooters adding a fake bokeh effect with the One M8. Seen by some as a marketing gimmick rather than a feature that produces vastly-superior shots, here's hoping that the Axon Phone doesn't disappoint. 

As aforementioned, there'll be a special event top launch the product next month on 14th July, and proceedings will be held in New York City. There's also a contest running for a chance to win a smartphone and a cool $10,000, so if you wish to enter, check the source. 

As we wait on the announcement, check the images below of the device in black and white as seen on the Axon Phone website, and let us know of your first impressions via the comments. 

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12 Comments

1. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

1 sexy MF!, i hope it's without capacitive keys.

7. waddup121 unregistered

Swagson

2. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

what carrier is this phone getting picked up by?

3. TBomb

Posts: 1640; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

My guess is not Verizon

4. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Looks like the 2012 htc designs. Hope the 4gb ram is for real with other monster specs.

9. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Yes that's what I thought too. It looks they copied the htc one x design which was a very nice one. I don't care if they copy as long as it looks good.

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

After M7, One X is my favourite HTC design so it's good if you ask me

5. joeboxer

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

To be completely honest, 4 gb of ram is useless unless u r doing heavy gaming all day. And also, few ppl actually use the duo camera effect.

6. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

So few phone have duel camera I hope it does well, Good Luck

8. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Two rear facing speakers? I don't see any grills indicating that. In fact it looks more like they'll be on the front with the way the top and the bottom are designed.

10. EngleBertZombie

Posts: 36; Member since: May 22, 2015

yess the volume rockers ore on the left!!! looks like my new phone. cant wait

12. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Holy yes for ZTE

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