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ZTE Axon is now official

ZTE Axon premium Android handset
ZTE Axon
This premium Android handset can be now pre-ordered from the manufacturer's website, but also via Amazon, Newegg and eBay.
Codrut Nistor,

ZTE USA unleashed the Axon smartphone in New York yesterday, as previously announced. This new handset has high-end features for a competitive price, giving the latest offerings from Samsung, LG, or HTC a run for the money. ZTE Axon packs a high-resolution display, a very generous amount of memory, a power pack with large capacity and comes loaded with the latest Google Android version.

These are the highlights of the ZTE Axon:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC
  • Memory/Storage: 4 GB RAM; 32 GB of internal storage, but no microSD slot
  • Display: 5.5-inch CGS multitouch display with 1,440X2,560 pixels/534 ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Cameras: 8 MP front, dual lens 13 MP + 2 MP with dual LED flash on the back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi with hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.38 pounds; 6.06X2.9X0.37 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: 3000 mAh (non-removable); 12 hours talk time and up to 240 hours standby
  • Colors: chromium, ion gold, phthalo blue

The dual-lens rear camera can capture images with adjustable depth of field, also featuring quick autofocus, fast shutter speed, as well as support for [email protected] fps video capture. The Axon also features Hi-Fi audio playback and recording thanks to twin microphones with noise suppression technology .

ZTE Axon supports both AT&T and T-Mobile's 4G LTE networks and comes unlocked for $449.98 USD. The handset also comes with JBL E13 in-ear headphones for no additional charge.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07-15 (Update: 2015-07-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.