Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg and, of course, ZTE’s own US e-store are finally accepting pre-orders for the self-described “first Android smartphone to break away from other flagships with specs that outperform rivals at an unbeatable price.”

Said price is $400 after all, not $450, as previously believed, which is indeed pretty amazing for a 5.5-incher that “looks and feels premium at every angle”, supporting Google’s Daydream mobile VR platform off the bat (well, technically, starting in the fall), and packing the best internals currently available.

Maybe not a Snapdragon 821 processor, but an 820 nonetheless that’s just 10 percent slower, paired with 4GB RAM, plus 64 gigs of standard digital hoarding room, expandable via microSD. Still no words on the 6GB RAM/128 gig ROM variant’s MSRP, or its commercial launch prospects outside China, unfortunately.

Oh, well, the US-designed ZTE Axon 7 configuration slated for delivery on July 27 offers plenty of bang for your buck anyway, including super-powerful Hi-Fi audio, a 20MP rear camera with dual image stabilization, big and bright Quad HD AMOLED display, and even free Passport 2.0 warranty for unlimited two-year repairs ranging from water damage to cracked glass. Also, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, one of “the industry’s most responsive fingerprint sensors”, and USB Type-C connectivity.

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