ZTE Axon 7 goes official with up to 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 820 chip and 2K screen

ZTE has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone in the Axon series called the Axon 7, in Beijing. The phone packs in top of the line specifications, and sports a premium metal unibody design. It comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and boasts dual front-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The device also sports dedicated AKM 4941 + 4490 audio chips for enhanced audio output, with one providing the DAC function and the other acting as an amplifier. Software-wise, it runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The ZTE Axon 7  flaunts a 5.5-inch AMOLED display bearing a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a pixel density of 538ppi. The side bezels are really slim, and the phone also gets a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top of the screen. Performance is handled by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The handset comes in two variants – one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, and another with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt memory, with both featuring microSD card slots.

The Axon 7 boasts a 20-mega pixel primary shooter with dual-LED flash, optical image stabilisation, PDAF, sapphire lens, 4K recording, and a Samsung Isocell sensor.  For selfies, it gets an 8-mega pixel front-facing snapper. Connectivity options include 4G LTE with VoLTE support, hybrid dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and GPS. A USB Type-C port is also thrown in the mix. The loaded smartphone is fuelled by a 3,140mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech, which can charge up to 50 percent levels in 30 minutes.

The ZTE Axon 7 comes in Ion Gold and Quartz Grey colour options, and is expected to go on sale in North America soon. There’s no word on its pricing and availability in other markets at the moment.