Up-and-coming Chinese device maker ZTE has announced it is opening pre-orders in the US for its newest budget smartphone, the Axon 7 Mini.
The device was unveiled at IFA 2016 in Berlin last month and offers an attractive set of specs for only $300.
While the ZTE Axon 7 is the company’s flagship coming in with specs powerful enough to take on the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Axon 7 Mini represent a worthy alternative for those who don’t want to spend a fortune on a smartphone.
The Axon 7 Mini features a 5.2-inch AMOLED 1080p display which isn’t exactly small, but given that the Axon 7 takes advantage of a 5.5-inch screen we suppose the name makes sense.
Other key features include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card up to 128GB), dual-front facing speakers, a 16MP main camera plus an 8MP frontal snapper, a headphone jack, and a dual-SIM card slot.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor – a chipset designed for wallet-friendly handsets like this. There’s also a 2,705 mAh battery with Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 keeping things alive and running.
The ZTE Axon 7 Mini also stands out due to its all-metal body and striking design that adds an overall premium feeling to this affordable device.
Customers can pick up the phone in platinum gray or ion gold, although the latter will be exclusive to Best Buy for the first two months.