ZTE Axon 7 Premium Variant With 6GB of RAM, Force Touch Display Launched in the US

ZTE Axon 7 Premium Variant With 6GB of RAM, Force Touch Display Launched in the US
  • The ZTE Axon 7 Premium variant launched in US
  • It comes with a 6GB RAM/128GB storage bundle
  • It packs a 3250mAh battery

ZTE has launched the Premium variant of its Axon 7 smartphone in the US. The 6GB of RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage Axon 7 variant sports a Force Touch display unlike the Standard variant, and is now available through the company's US online store, and is priced at $499.98 (roughly Rs. 34,100). The Standard variant had been launched in the US at $399.98 (roughly Rs. 27,300).

The ZTE Axon 7 was launched in China in May in three variants - Basic, Standard, and Premium. Highlights of the smartphone were its dual front speakers and cameras, Dolby Atmos and HiFi audio support, as well as the Force Touch display - which was only available on the Premium variant.

The Premium variant of the ZTE Axon 7 comes with a 6GB RAM, 128GB of inbuilt storage, and a Force Touch display - all other specifications remain the same as the Standard variant.

The ZTE Axon 7 bears a metal unibody, runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MiFavor UI 4.0 on top, and supports hybrid dual-SIM (Nano + Nano/microSD). The smartphone features a 5.5-inch QHD (25560x1440 pixels) AMOLED Force Touch display with 2.5D curved glass protection. It is powered by the 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) quad-core SoC with Adreno 530 GPU and 6GB RAM. It also bears dedicated AKM4961 and AKM4490 audio chips with 32-bit DAC to power the HiFi audio support.

On the camera front, the ZTE Axon 7 has a 20-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, and OIS+ EIS+ PDAF. It captures 4K video at 30fps, and slow motion is captured at 720p at 240fps/480p at 300fps. The selfie camera is at 8-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture. Onboard, there is 128GB of inbuilt storage, which can be extended via microSD card (up to 128GB).

It packs a 3250mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. Connectivity options include USB Type-C port, NFC, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), and 4G LTE. The fingerprint sensor rests at the back of the smartphone.

In September, ZTE also launched the Axon 7 mini with a 5.2-inch full-HD display, and was made available in two RAM/storage bundles - 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB of inbuilt storage. Last month, the ZTE Axon 7 Max was separately unveiled in China with a 6-inch full-HD IPS display and 3D viewing support.

Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 20-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3250mAh
OS Android 6.0.1
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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