ZTE today revealed a limited-edition take on its Axon 7 smartphone. Available online as an unlocked handset, customers can pick one up for $499. What’s the difference from the standard $400 version? Extra memory and storage!

The new, and more powerful version of the Axon 7 boasts 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage space. Other hardware, such as the Snapdragon 820 processor, 20-megapixel rear camera, and 3,250mAh battery, are still intact.

axon-7-gold-right-backThe variant comes hot on the heels of another smartphone launch, the OnePlus 3T, which also delivers a slightly tweaked take on an existing model. Both, for their part now include the same memory and space.

Phones like the limited-edition Axon 7 (6+128) offer consumers a serious bargain in the power:price ratio. Cheaper than devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, it’s more robust and capable. But, there’s also a trade-off to consider, too.

Software updates and service, for instance. Will ZTE be quick or consistent in rolling out updates? What about if the phone needs repaired or replaced?

The limited-edition Axon 7 can be had from ZTE’s website immediately. It features many bands for LTE networks in the United States, meaning it plays well with nearly all carriers.

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