Unlike three of its four aforementioned domestic rivals, ZTE already caters to an American audience in addition to Asian and European budget-conscious mobile consumers with both entry-level devices and premium models.
But if the Axon 7 is too rich for your blood, freebies included, you’ll be happy to hear a diminutive, watered-down version will probably break cover soon. The ZTE Axon 7 Mini isn’t exactly tiny, according to a few major German retailers, matching the 5.2-inch screen diagonal and 1080p resolution of last year’s first-gen Axon Mini.
If MediaMarkt is correct in its (educated) guesses, the Axon 7 Mini and Axon Mini have a number of features in common, from 3GB RAM to 32GB expandable storage, 8MP front cameras, and rear-fitted fingerprint sensors.
Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 616 processor is (marginally) upgraded to a 617, you get a single 16MP main cam this time around, and the battery is oddly downgraded to 2,705 mAh. Needless to stress the ZTE Axon 7 Mini is set to greatly resemble its big brother on the outside, likely carrying a lower €300 price tag in Europe, which could translate to $300 stateside.