ZTE quietly announced a 4G version of the Axon 11 with the MediaTek Helio P70 processor
Back in March, ZTE launched the Axon 11 as a mid-range 5G smartphone. It featured the Snapdragon 765G processor and a very affordable price for a 5G-equipped smartphone. ZTE also launched the Axon 11 SE in China with a MediaTek Dimensity 800. The company is back with another version of the Axon 11, this time without 5G.
The 4G version of the ZTE Axon 11 appears to be essentially the same device with one key difference. Instead of the Snapdragon 765G processor, the 4G-only variant has the MediaTek Helio P70 chip. Besides the fact that it doesn’t have 5G support, the Axon 11 4G has the same design, same four cameras, same battery size, etc. However, owing to the fact that the 4G variant has the weaker Helio P70 processor, this device likely doesn’t have a 90Hz refresh rate display or the same storage and RAM capacities. We also don’t know if the 4G version supports wireless charging like the 5G model, but the 4G model won’t support Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ since it uses a MediaTek chipset. We’ll have to wait for the full specification sheet to be sure of all of these details, though.
ZTE very quietly announced this 4G-only Axon 11 on its official website but did not share pricing or availability details. The 5G model was already an affordable device, so the lack of 5G should make it even more affordable. Stay tuned for more details.
|Specification||ZTE Axon 11 4G|
|Dimensions & Weight||159.2 x 73.4 x 7.9mm, 168g|
|SoC||MediaTek Helio P70|
|RAM and Storage||Unknown|
|Battery and Charging|
|Front Camera||20MP, f/2.0|
|Security||Under-display fingerprint scanner|
|Android Version||MiFavor 10 based on Android 10|
This article was updated at 5:21 PM EST to reflect that the display refresh rate, RAM, storage, and whether or not the device supports wireless charging are unknown.