Following the launch of the Axon 7 earlier this year, ZTE is now taking the wraps off of a smaller version of its flagship Axon, aptly named the Axon 7 Mini.
The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is a smidge smaller than its Axon 7 sibling, offering a 5.2-inch 1920x1080 AMOLED display while the Axon 7’s got a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 AMOLED screen. The Axon 7 Mini is also physically smaller than the Axon 7, measuring in at 147.5 x 71 x 7.8mm while the Axon 7 is 151.7 x 75 x 7.9mm.
In addition to its smaller frame, the Axon 7 Mini also offers a slightly scaled back spec list compared to the Axon 7. The Mini has an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, dual SIM slots (one of which can double as a microSD slot) and a non-removable 2,705mAh battery. Also on offer here is a 16-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and phase detection autofocus as well as an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
While the Axon 7 Mini may not be quite as high-end as the Axon 7, it does retain some of the notable sound features of its big sibling. For example, the Axon 7 Mini has dual front-facing stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, and active noise cancellation thanks to its dedicated dual mic setup.
Rounding out the Axon 7 Mini’s feature set is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and support for LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 38, 40, and 41.
ZTE will launch the Axon 7 Mini in the U.S., Russia, Germany, Spain, Poland, Japan, Australia, India, and Saudi Arabia. In all markets except for the U.S., it’ll launch at the end of September for €299 ($333 USD). There’s no word yet on the Axon 7 Mini’s U.S. launch or pricing details.
It’ll be interesting to see how ZTE prices the Axon 7 Mini here in the U.S. The regular Axon 7 is priced at $399, and if the Axon 7 Mini could come in at $299 (or even less), it could make for an interesting option for folks that want an affordable, smaller Android smartphone. Stay tuned and we’ll update you with more on the ZTE Axon 7 Mini as we get it.