ZTE’s Mysterious Axon Phone

ZTE’s Mysterious Axon Phone

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PC Mag’s Sascha Segan has revealed today that the mysterious Axon Phone that has been making the news recently is owned by none other than ZTE, the U.S.’s 4th largest phone manufacturer. The upcoming device started making news yesterday after news sources started receiving invites to an event in New York City on July 14th.


The devices specs have yet to be revealed, however for now we do know that the phone will be available in phthalo blue, ion gold and chromium silver, will feature a dual-lens camera allowing you to capture footage in 4K, a quick auto focus and the ability to refocus photos after you have taken them or “blur backgrounds for a beautiful bokeh effect.” The device also features high-fidelity sound playback, twin microphones and noise suppression technology aimed at eliminating background noise such as wind when making calls. 4GB of RAM is included and whilst we wait on battery capacity, the battery is cited as being large with the processor being described as lightning-fast.

The UI sounds dubious, however without being able to test it just yet we can’t say for sure. Axon/ZTE claim that their UI uses a “super-simplified Android interface”, “full-bleed images” and “large, elegant type” which they state gives a high-end look and feel. But I can’t help but think this sounds awfully like kids mode.

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Also located on the Axon website is a competition to win either $10,000 or an Axon phone by suggesting a feature to be included (their suggestions include: built-in juicer, bubble bath dispenser and an x-ray camera) the suggestion that receives the most votes will be the winner.

What do you want to see from the Axon? Leave a comment below!