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ZTE unveils high-end Axon Lux phone, Axon Mini & Axon Watch

ZTE unveiled its Axon phone in America earlier this month, but on Wednesday it revealed a whole family of Axon devices. During an event in China, the company introduced the premium Axon Lux, along with a Mini variant and a new smartwatch.

The Axon Lux is basically just a beefed up Axon with a few extra perks. It packs a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, a 3000mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera with a secondary 2-megapixel lens, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 128GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner and a faux-leather design. Meanwhile, the Chinese version of the regular Axon drops the display resolution to 1080p but keeps the fingerprint reader that’s missing in the U.S. variant.

The Axon Mini will sport a 5.2-inch AMOLED display. It’s headed to China later this year, though the company didn’t offer many details. We assume the smaller device will also offer slightly weaker specs at a lower price.

Finally there’s the Axon Watch, which runs Tencent OS software developed by ZTE and Chinese mobile messaging giant Tencent. The new smartwatch features a 1.4-inch display with Gorilla Glass, a sapphire coating and an IP67 rating. It also packs a 300mAh battery, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and Bluetooth. It offers fitness tracking support and syncs to your phone to make calls and handle messaging.

It’s unclear which if any of these new devices will launch in the U.S. The watch will likely stay in China, at least while it’s still running Tencent OS. The high-end Axon Lux and cheaper Mini seem like safer bets for a U.S. launch, though there’s no way to know for now.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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