ZTE AXON Mini launches with Force Touch
While the new iPhones are flaunting its pressure-sensitive tech called Force Touch, it’s not Apple who actually unveiled such wonder to the consumers, it was ZTE back in July 2015.
The ZTE AXON mini has a pressure-sensitive 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Full HD 2.5D curved-edge display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage with expansion via microSD (up to 128GB), and a 2,800mAh battery.
It can capture photos with its 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, or 8-megapixel front camera. There is support for Hi-Fi audio playback and recording. All these are encased inside an aircraft-grade aluminum-titanium alloy body.
If you’re worried about privacy and security, the smartphone offers three biometric authentication solutions — fingerprint, voice recognition, and eye-scan.
The AXON mini will be available in Ion Gold and Chromium Silver for US$ 379 (around Php 17,500), and
Rose Gold for US$ 399 (around Php 18,300). There’s a “Premium Edition” for US$ 439 but no details were mentioned about it, and an “NBA version” that includes NBA content out-of-the-box with no specific pricing.
Consumers can purchase in China through ZTE’s own MyZTE store, JD.com, and retail outlets. In the coming months, the ZTE AXON mini will be available in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Russia, Japan, India, Australia, France, Germany, Turkey, Spain and Italy.