ZTE unveils new US flagship smartphone --- ‘Axon’

ZTE unveils new US flagship smartphone --- ‘Axon’

At a smartphone launch event held in New York City on Monday, Chinese device manufacturer ZTE announced its new flagship handset for the US --- the 'Axon' smartphone. The handset will boast premium specifications and design; and will sell for $450 unlocked.

Announcing the Axon handset, Jeff Yee - ZTE's VP of technology and partnerships at ZTE USA - said that the Axon is the ultimate smartphone which has been designed to incorporate all the features which users want in a handset that has an affordable price tag.

Yee said that the Axon smartphone chiefly address four main areas: design, performance, camera, and audio.

Some of the most noteworthy features of the Axon handset include a 5.5-inch screen with 2,560 x 1,440 QuadHD resolution; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor; 4GB of RAM; 32GB onboard storage capacity; a 3,000 milliamp-hour (mAh) battery; and 4G LTE.

The Axon smartphone will run Android OS version 5.1.1 'Lollipop,' and will have a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel camera on top. In addition, the handset will also come with an 8-megapixel front camera, as well as dual front-facing speakers.

Wrapped in a metal casing with a smoothly curved back, the Axon smartphone will available in three color options --- gold, silver, and navy blue.

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