ZTE Axon 7: Specs, price and release date

ZTE has launched Axon 7, its latest mid-range offering that can rival a number of higher priced smartphones in terms of specifications and capabilities.

ZTE Axon 7 comes with a 5.5-inch display, a metal unibody case, a high performance Snapdragon 820 chip and 64GB of in-built storage.


A mere look at ZTE Axon 7s specifications will make you feel as if you're reading a spec sheet of a premium phone that is taking on the Galaxy S7 by its horns. The 5.5-inch display features a Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and is an AMOLED one, making itself compatible with Google's recently-launched Daydream VR software. It is learnt that apart from launching a more powerful variant of the Axon 7, ZTE may also launch a VR headset of its own in the coming months.

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On the inside, Axon features an industry-leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor which will work with 4GB of RAM to deliver the best performance a smartphone can offer. Compared to ZTE Axon's internal storage of 32GB, the Axon 7 features an inbuilt storage of 64GB and if it's not enough, you can also use the MicroSD slot to add up to 128GB of additional data.

The main camera is a 20MP one and features optical image stabilization and a f/1.8 aperture while the front cam is an 8MP one and is capable of shooting videos in 4K as well as slow motion videos in 720p resolution.

Pricing and availability

You will not believe this but the Axon 7, with its insane specifications and features, will cost a little more than £300 when the company could have easily placed a £500 tag on it without raising eyebrows. This makes this phone, along with the OnePlus Three, a true flagship killer and we're sure the phone will get a lot more than a passing glance from buyers once it launches on the UK. As of now, ZTE has not disclosed when the Axon 7 will be released, but we expect it to arrive by July if not in June.

ZTE Blade X9, Blade X5 and Blade X3 unveiled

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ZTE launched two sub £250 phones which featured phablet-sized displays and came with specifications that justified their price tags. The Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite came with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating systems, 13MP main cameras, advanced MediaTek processors and up to 16GB of internal storage. However, the phones aren't available in the UK yet but should launch soon along with the recently-announced Axon 7.

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  1. Guest
    Guest2nd Sep 2016

    When is the release date in the UK??

  2. Guest
    Guest29th Aug 2016

    When ans where can i buy this in the uk??

  3. Guest
    Guest25th Aug 2016

    When can I get one in the UK?

  4. Guest
    Guest19th Jun 2016

    In your opening blurb you describe this phone as a "mid range offering". It's got equal or better specs than other flagship phones right now. So can y...

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