To be honest, the Axon Max that ZTE debuted for its domestic audience last year didn’t look to be a welcome addition. Sure, the company had some aesthetics going on and a large screen for the people who prefer them. The Snapdragon 617 inside of it was somewhat weak, though.
Well, good news and bad news — GFXBench has listed a device that looks to be the next version of the ZTE Axon Max. There are trade-offs to be made around the specs, though. For one, we’re keeping the six-inch, full HD screen from last year. We do get an upgrade to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with eight Cortex-A53 cores, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. And then there’s the Android Marshmallow software on it that may take its time inching over to Nougat. Maybe.
Finally instead of a 16-megapixel shooter on the back, we go down to 13 megapixels for both main and selfie cameras. Whether it’s a good or bad move, we’ll have to see.
When we’ll learn more about the Axon Max 2, we’ll get it over to you. We just have an Axon 7 to deal with first.