ZTE's foldable smartphone spotted at FCC one week ahead of official announcement

“Axon M” seems to be the name ZTE picked for its first foldable smartphone. Information about the said device emerged online last month, although it didn't come through official channels.

Well, it appears that ZTE is indeed planning to launch a foldable handset and, as the previous report claimed, the Axon M may be officially unveiled on October 17.

A foldable phone with model number ZTE Z999 recently made a stop at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which means the device is one step closer to launch.

The main selling point of the ZTE Axon M (Multy) is the dual-screen with full HD (1080p) resolution. Basically, the two panels of the phone form a much larger 6.8-inch display with 1920 x 2160 pixels resolution when it's unfolded.

The rest of the phone's specs are nothing to be impressed about considering it wants to be a high-end device. Rumor has it, the Axon M will pack a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. Also, the foldable smartphone will be powered by a 3,120 mAh battery.

Since the technical details haven't been confirmed yet, we sincerely hope that ZTE will replace the Snapdragon 820 CPU with another one of a newer generation. On the bright side, the smartphone is expected to cost around $650 outright, which makes it much cheaper than most other flagships available in the United States.

source: FCC via Mobilexpose



1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

I just want a landscape QWERTY clamshell, like one of those Pantech's from 2009 or so.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Like the legendary nokia communicator? (I miss my old E90, thick as brick, and 128MB internal storage, but it's the best phone for browsing, and editing spreadsheet at it's era :D)

3. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Cosmin projects that a Snapdragon 820 is an inferior processor. Sorry Cosmin, but it's far from that.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It is an inferior processor for what this phone will cost. Think HTC Bolt with the 810 last year and the CONSTANT s**t that phone got. This is a highly experimental product... launched by a relatively unproven OEM... on a major U.S. carrier. Every little thing is going to be scrutinized. And honestly, it should be. If ZTE screws up they could ruin foldables for any OEM brave enough to take the risk; skepticism is necessary.

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