ZTE has announced today that they will be bringing their Axon 7 flagship phone to Australia in October.
With an eye catching design incorporate in a metal uni-body housing, Dolby Atmos stereo sound through the front facing stereo speakers and Android Marshmallow on board, ZTE is bringing out the big guns in Australia with the launch of the Axon 7. It is important to note however that the Axon 7 arriving in Australia is not the 6GB version that is headed to Asia, but the 4GB model that’s gone on-sale in the US recently.
The rest of the specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad core processor, as well as 64GB of storage with an option for memory expansion through a microSD card slot (Note: ZTE says this supports UFS). The Dolby Atmos sound is powered by two dedicated audio chips from AKM, and has a 5.5″ AMOLED WQHD (2560 x 1440) display with Gorilla Glass 4 covering it.
ZTE are also advising that the phone is the first handset announced that can support Google’s Daydream VR solution that is integrated into Android Nougat – so an update to Nougat is very likely on its way as soon as Google launches it.
ZTE will be including Cat 6 LTE support with Band 28 LTE support for Optus and Telstra customers as well as the usual Band 3 (1800MHz) LTE support offered by all three mobile carriers in Australia. Beyond that Vodafone users will see Band 5 (850MHz) support and Optus 4G Plus customers can expect Band 40 (2300MHz) TD-LTE support.
|Key Specifications:||ZTE Axon 7 Australia|
|Release date||October 2016|
|Resolution||2,560 x 1,440|
|Core config||2 x 2.15 GHz Kryo + 2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB|
|WIFI standards||802.11 b/g/n|
|Android OS||Android 6.0.1|
|Dimensions||151.7 x 75 x 7.9mm|
Jacky Zhang, CEO of EMEA and APAC, ZTE Mobile said of the launch of the Axon 7
ZTE is excited to celebrate the announcement of the AXON 7 in Australia in the continuing roll-out of our latest flagship smartphone devices. With AXON 7’s unbeatable combination of an eye catching design, top-of-the-line specs and an affordable price, we’re positive about demand for the AXON 7.
ZTE has not yet announced pricing for the phone, with details on pre-sale and full release dates to be shared over the coming weeks. The ZTE Axon 7 sells for $399.98USD in the US which converts to $519.65AUD, so we expect to see competitive pricing once ZTE factors in taxes and other factors.