ZTE the mobile manufacturer today, launched the Axon M smartphone in the United States. This is the company’s first foldable dual display smartphone. The ZTE Axon M will be available in the US exclusively on AT&T starting November. The company has also made it clear that the smartphone will be made available in other markets also like China, Europe and Japan. The Axon M will be available at $24.17 (approximately Rs. 1,600) for 30 months locked to the AT&T network, additionally, the users will also have to get a data plan alongside the device.
Commenting on the launch,
“The ZTE Axon M is the beginning of a significant movement of smartphone capabilities, and ZTE is leading the way. The mobile technology ecosystem and consumer habits have evolved over the past several years, but the smartphone experience has only slightly varied throughout that time until today, with the introduction of the Axon M. Consumers need and expect more from their current smartphone and we are proud to collaborate with carriers around the world and AT&T in the US to transform their mobile experience.”
The company is pitting the smartphone as a multimedia device. The company says, that the device can easily fit in your pocket when folded. During the launch, the company said that the device will come with four different modes including, a Dual Mode which allows the users to run two apps simultaneously on separate screens; Extended Mode which will allow the users to utilise both the screens to run a single app; Mirror Mode which allows both the screens to mirror themselves; lastly traditional Mode which allows the users to fold up the device and use it as a traditional smartphone.
As for the specifications, the ZTE Axon M features a foldable dual display setup which is joint by two hinges, both the displays are 5.2-inch full HD TFT LCD with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC. It comes with 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage. The device runs on Google’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system and is backed by a 3,180mAh battery. As for the camera, the device features a 20-megapixel which can be used as both front and back camera.