Menu
ZTE’s newest phone might have you seeing double

ZTE’s newest phone might have you seeing double

The Axon 7 Mini is basically a shrunken version of the Axon 7

It was surprising to hear ZTE would be revealing a new device at the IFA trade show after the company just released its flagship phone, the Axon 7. But the Axon 7 Mini is not so much a brand new phone as a different version of the Axon 7.

Apart from its smaller 5.2-inch screen, the Axon 7 Mini looks almost identical to the 5.5-inch Axon 7. Both are equipped with dual front-facing speakers that support Hi-Fi playback and recording and a fingerprint sensor located on the back of the phone, right below the camera.

The fingerprint sensor is actually quite ingenious, as it allows users to unlock the phone as they would naturally hold it in their hand. Charging has also been made easy with a Type C reversible connector.

The Axon 7 Mini and the Axon 7 also share the same aluminum metal unibody and active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display. Both phones run on Android’s Marshmallow operating system and have a dual SIM card slot, which allows users to add an extra 128 GB of storage to the Mini’s original 32GB and the Axon 7’s original 64GB.

Of course, there are some other differences. The Axon 7 Mini’s 16-megapixel camera is a little less detailed than the Axon 7’s 20-MP one, though both phones have an 8-MP front-facing camera. While the Axon 7 Mini comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chip, the Axon 7 runs on Snapdragon 820.

Perhaps the biggest difference is the price. At around US$299, the Axon 7 Mini is about $100 cheaper than its big brother. This puts it on par with competing mid-tier phones, while the Axon 7 is meant to compete with Samsung and Apple’s flagship phones.

Consumers in Europe and China can purchase the Axon 7 Mini starting in late September. Those in the U.S. will likely have to wait until October. ZTE says the Axon 7 Mini will not immediately be available through U.S. carriers, but the phone is compatible with 4G LTE service from AT&T and T-Mobile.

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow Electronics introduced Tenable Network Security to local resellers in Sydney last week, officially launching the distributor's latest security partnership across Australia and New Zealand. Representing the first direct distribution agreement locally for Tenable specifically, the deal sees Arrow deliver security solutions directly to mid-market and enterprise channel partners on both sides of the Tasman.

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel
Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

Typically, the New Year brings new opportunities for personnel within the Kiwi channel. 2017 started no differently, with a host of appointments, departures and reshuffles across vendor, distributor and reseller businesses. As a result, the job scene across New Zealand has changed - here’s a run down of who is working where in the year ahead…

Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel
​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?

​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?

Digital Transformation (DX) has been a critical topic for business over the last few years and IDC is now predicting a step change as DX reaches macroeconomic levels. By 2020 a DX economy will emerge and it will become the core of what New Zealand industries focus on. From the board level through to the C-Suite, Kiwi organisations must be prepared to think and act digital when the DX economy emerges in 2017.

​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?
Show Comments