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ZTE confirms plans for the Axon 7's successor

The ZTE Axon 7. (Source: Digital Trends)
The ZTE Axon 7. (Source: Digital Trends)
ZTE has confirmed on Twitter that it will launch a successor to the "incredibly successful" Axon 7. Of course, no one knows what stage of development the device is in but the idea of a next-gen flagship that takes a similar stance to the Axon 7's is cause for joy.

ZTE has confirmed its plans for the production of a successor to the Axon 7. The company, in a tweet to a user, gave assurance that there would be a next-gen device in the Axon series, one that would succeed the "incredibly successful" Axon 7.

The Axon 7 was released over a year ago, in May 2016, with the device providing stiff competition to Xiaomi's Mi 5 and OnePlus' OnePlus 3. Considering how solid the device was—it offered one of the best value-for-money packages at the time, and still holds up till date—it's a bit surprising that ZTE never got aboard the train with a follow-up device this year. Better late than never, some would say, however, and fans of the Axon 7 should be stoked for its successor.

Of course, it's unlikely that the device will be the Axon 8—the tweet doesn't seem to agree with the inquirer's assumption that the next one will be the 8, and ZTE devices have rather erratic naming schemes—but users can expect a device that brings top of the line features to the mid-range segment. The Axon 7, for example, offered the then high-end flagship Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, a QHD display, and a premium build for just US$400 at launch. 

No one knows when this potential device will be released, as this is the first time word of it is getting out, but we wouldn't be surprised to see a Q2 2018 launch. Hopefully, it brings a similar package as that of its predecessor to the table—value-for-money devices are getting harder to find, after all.


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Ricci Rox, 2017-11- 5 (Update: 2017-12- 4)