ZTE's intriguing Axon Phone will feature a metallic body, hi-fi sound, large battery, and more

ZTE's intriguing Axon Phone will feature a metallic body, hi-fi sound, large battery, and more
ZTE is gearing up to launching a new high-end smartphone in the US. Called Axon Phone, the handset will be presented live during an event held next week, on July 14. That's when we'll likely find out details about the smartphone's price and release date.

Last month, when we first saw the Axon Phone, we didn't know much about it. But now we have new details, thanks to the fact that the handset's official website has been updated.

As previously mentioned, the Axon Phone features a dual camera on the back (unknown Megapixel count). This can shoot 4K video, and provides "incredibly fast auto-focus". Moreover, "you can also refocus pics after you take them. Then, blur backgrounds for a beautiful bokeh effect." Needless to day, all this sounds similar to what the dual camera of the HTC One M8 can do. Hopefully, ZTE has put a better camera sensor inside the Axon (HTC's camera was a let down for pretty much everyone). As for the front-facing shooter of the upcoming handset, this will let you take selfies just by smiling at it.

ZTE says that the Axon Phone will be "the first true high-fidelity phone available in the US", offering "amazing high-fidelity sound playback." Moreover, the handset will come with twin microphones for hi-fi sound recording.

The Axon Phone has a "super-simplified Android interface" (probably based on stock Android Lollipop), a "lightning-fast processor", 4 GB of RAM, and a "large battery." All this is stuffed inside a "sleek metallic body" that will be available in three color versions: blue, gold, and silver.

All in all, the Axon Phone is intriguing. But we'll have to test the smartphone before we can agree with the big words that ZTE is currently using to describe it.

Before the Axon Phone is launched, you can enter a contest to win one, plus up to $10,000 in cash (US only). Check out the second source link below for more details on the contest.


source: Axon Phone website, contest

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14 Comments

1. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

the golden coloured; ¡Candy :-* ^Bm ™

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well I'm intrigued. Only put SD slot in it, otherwise it will be crap,

3. waddup121 unregistered

HIIIFIIII

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Front looks like a HTC One S.

7. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Apple and Samsung both are legends. So other OEMs have no other choice but to be inspired by them. True exceptions are htc and Sony, they never seemed copied anyone.

9. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

hahah sony? tell that to lenovo, acer, Zte and other chinese oem that copied sony

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Those 2 posts gave me cancer

13. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

HP and NVIDIA copied HTC

14. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

But this proves you wrong, as this phone looks like a 2012 HTC. Look at the back of the Huawei Mate 7 compared to an HTC One Max, looks pretty similar to me.

5. Zen2k

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

It'll have sony's imx230 sensor in it. Also jbl frontal speakers.

6. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I just want it to be compact, in FHD display with big internal memory + microsd slot and big battery with decent camera and you get my money axon.

8. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

looking good so far, will keep an eye on this...

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Sounds good, but we still have no idea how effing big the screen is.

12. ppoojavermaa

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Hi-Fi sound !! What do you mean??

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