Last year there was a bit of confusion regarding a new device called the Axon. The Axon Phone wasn’t connected to any company that we knew of at the time, but it wasn’t exactly surprising to see a random phone appear out of nowhere. I mean look at OnePlus. Anyway the hype died down once we figured out that the manufacturer of the Axon was Chinese company ZTE.
Now the company is back for more, and is now sending out invites to an event on May 26th to release what ZTE is calling the Axon 7. It is believed that this is the same device that made it through TENNA some time last month. Based on the TENNA filing and coupled with leaks from Geekbench, the Axon 7 should have a 5.5 inch 2560 X 1440 display that is rumored to be manufactured by sharp, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage. On the camera side of things it’s expected to have an 8 megapixel front facing camera and a whopping 20 megapixel rear facing camera. Also on the back of the device will be a fingerprint scanner. The device is expected to have a 3,140mAh battery and charging that battery will be a USB Type-C port. It’s also said to come equipped with micro SD card support and Android 6.0.1 out of the box.
Why Axon 7?
Why call it Axon 7? Why not Axon 2? Well there are a couple theories why ZTE would go with this naming scheme. One reason that ZTE decided to go with the number seven is because they think they would be on par with this years flagships. Namely the Samsung Galaxy S7 and soon the iPhone 7.
The guys over at Venture Beat however had a different idea:
“Besides the original Axon, sold unlocked in the U.S. starting at $250 directly from ZTE, the company has introduced five additional models under the same sub-brand: Axon Mini, Axon Pro, Axon Lux, Axon Max, and Axon Elite.
With six total Axons on the market thus far, ZTE is likely considering this the seventh model — instead of the sequel to the original — which is very likely the logic behind the Axon 7 name.”
Whatever the case may be the Axon 7 appears to be a device with flagship specs, hopefully without the flagship price. If that’s the case then consumers are bound to take interest in the Axon 7.