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ZTE Axon mini goes global with a pressure-sensitive screen

by Jacob Kleinman | October 12, 2015October 12, 2015 6:30 am PDT

Back in July, ZTE expanded its Axon lineup with a trio of devices headed for China. On Monday the company announced plans to bring the Axon mini to the international market with an interesting new feature.

The smaller Android phone is set to include a pressure sensitive screen, similar to the 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The company is also offering a basketball-themed version of the device as part of its partnership with the NBA. This variant will be available in several different designs with extra pre-loaded apps and services.

The Axon mini sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 616 processor, a 2800mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD support, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel camera up front and a fingerprint reader. It will be available in silver, gold and rose gold.

A premium edition of the device will cost $439, while the standard Axon mini starts at $379. Both versions are set to launch within the next few months in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Russia, Japan, India, Australia, France, Germany, Turkey, Spain and Italy. Hopefully they’re headed to the U.S. eventually as well.

ZTE also took the opportunity to reveal the Axon Max, which features a bigger screen and a battery to match. Finally, the company announced plans to launch its Axon Watch in China later this month, though the device won’t be available outside the country.

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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...

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