The original ZTE Axon M was launched in the States back in October 2017. But a couple of months later we heard the company is going to bring this unique phone to the largest market on the planet, to China. Initially, its launch date was set to be on January 20. But today the Axon M China Version was unveiled. Before we start getting acquainted with its highlights and selling points, you should learn this is not the only device using a foldable design. At least, Jeff Yee, VP Technology Planning, and Partnerships at ZTE said in an interview the Axon M has got a positive feedback from buyers, and the company is going to improve this technology in the future.
As the ZTE Axon M has been released in other markets earlier, we didn’t see any surprises at the event. This simply means it comes with a folding design. Each of the parts that are connected to each other via hinges carries screens with 5.2 inches. So when the device is open at 180 degrees, it turns into a tablet with a 6.8-inch screen but there is a cut off in the middle when viewing the same content.
These 1080p resolution screens support four modes – classic mode, large screen mode, split-screen mode and mirror mode. As you guess, the selling point of the ZTE Axon M is the split screen mode that allows users to run separate apps on each of displays just identical to the same experience on a regular PC.
As for hardware, the ZTE Axon M sports a Snapdragon 821 chip, 4/6GB of RAM, 64/128GB of internal memory, 20MP camera and a 3180mAh battery supporting QC3.0 fast charge technology.
The 4+64GB variant is priced at 3888 yuan ($603), while the 6+128GB model comes at 4888 yuan ($758).