The ZTE Axon is a $450 smartphone with 4GB of RAM, a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Like the design, but wish the phone was a little smaller? It looks like there’s a 5.2 inch model on the way.

It’s called the ZTE Axon Mini, and it just passed through China’s TENAA website, which is the country’s equivalent of the FCC.

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TENAA doesn’t actually name the phone, but it’s described as the ZTE B2015. Since the model number for the original Axon is A2015, and since the pictures of the two phones look an awful lot alike, it seems pretty likely that this it the Axon Mini which we first started to hear about in July.

Specs listed at the TENAA website describe a phone with a 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel OLED display, a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card reader that can support up to 128GB of removable storage.

The phone has 8MP front and rear cameras and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

At an event in July, ZTE also claimed that the smartphone would feature support for Force Touch, allowing the device to detect the difference between soft or hard taps and presses of your finger against the screen. Apple uses this technology for the Apple Watch and for trackpads on recent MacBooks. The company is also expected to bring Force Touch to its next-gen iPhone models.

via Phone Arena

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5 replies on “ZTE Axon Mini smartphone coming soon”

  1. Still quite a slab there. Where are the decent-spec phones with 4″ screens? That’s a “mini” today.

    1. Within a fraction of an inch of the original Galaxy Note, that first phablet the internet once mocked with selfies of themselves holding dining trays up to their heads to explain why the market would never accept such behemoths. Now we can’t get anything reasonably sized that’s also well supported. The few that are released <4.7" are so niche and expensive that 3rd party developers don't touch them and tech media doesn't cover their updates, leaving manufacturers no pressure to push updates for very long.

      Project Ara has one tiny flip-phone sized endo and one old iphone/og moto x sized endo (as well as the phablet endo). If they can survive their current troubles, those two may be the best supported small phones you can get, and you can choose your own specs. If they don't survive…

    2. I’m hanging on to my 1st gen Moto G – 4.5″ – until it’s toast.

      1. Same here. It’s a shame Motorola enlarged it after 1st gen.
        If I had enough $$$ to burn, I’d get a Sony Z3 compact.

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