ZTE Axon M foldable smartphone now official
ZTE has unveiled a new smartphone called the Axon M with a unique feature in tow: two screens that could be folded and combined.
This isn’t the first working foldable dual-screen smartphone to be unveiled in the market as there had been the Kyocera Echo back in 2011, but ZTE’s implementation combines premium materials and meticulous engineering that enabled the device to be folded into a standard 5.2-inch device, or unfolded using a hinge system to get a mini tablet with a 6.75-inch display. Other hardware in tow are a Snapdragon 821 chip, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. It also bears a lone 20-megapixel camera that can act both as a rear and a front camera when needed.
The Axon M also presents itself with four modes to make the device more flexible for everyday use: a Dual mode provides two apps open at the same time, while an Extended mode enlarges your current app for easier navigation. A mirror mode can show one screen on both displays, and a traditional mode disables one screen and keeps it simple.
ZTE Axon M specs:
2 x 5.2-inch TFT LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 px, 426 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.15GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
64GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 2TB
20 MP f/1.8 PDAF camera: OIS, dual-LED Flash
Single SIM (nano)
Dual-Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac: 2.4GHz/5GHz
Android 7.1 Nougat
3,180mAh Non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0
150.8 x 71.6 x 12.1 mm (dimensions)
231 g (weight)
The ZTE Axon M will be available in the US for US$24.17 (~Php1,250) for 30 months on a subsidized postpaid plan exclusively via AT&T Next, with other key markets such as Japan, Europe and China will be getting their own launches beginning November 17th. Pricing for the unlocked phone only has not been announced.
Source: ZTE Press Release