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ZTE “Axon 7” smartphone expected at May 26 event

by Jacob Kleinman | May 12, 2016May 12, 2016 4:30 pm PST

zte axon invite copy

Earlier this week, ZTE CEO teased a picture of the company’s second-generation Axon phone. Now the Chinese giant is ready to set the date, with an event scheduled for May 26 in China.

The invitation, which was published by GizmoChina, teases a phone with powerful speakers. It may also confirm an unexpected name for the new phone. We assumed the device would be called the Axon 2, but it appears here as the Axon 7. That’s an odd choice considering the smartphone series is just a year old.

The Axon 7 (or whatever it’s called) is expected to pack a fingerprint scanner in back and a pair of front-facing speakers. It may also sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 20-megapixel rear camera (8 megapixels in front), 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

Overall it sounds like a solid device, especially if ZTE can keep the price low like it did for the original Axon. We’ll have more info as it leaks out, but, for now, check out our photo gallery of the first-gen handset below.


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...