ZTE is one of a handful of Chinese manufacturers eyeing up growth in the USA and last week, the company announced its new Axon phone – which is part of the ZTE Axon brand – to offer competition to established brands in the US market. The Axon phone also looks set to land in ZTE’s home market with the handset paying a visit to Chinese certification authority TENAA with model number A2015.
The Axon A2015 features the same design and specs as the US handset but gains one important thing (at least for the Chinese market); a fingerprint scanner. Other than this change – which sees the fingerprint sensor put on the back of the Axon A2015 – the handset is pretty much identical to the US Axon phone and should offer one of the most affordable flagship experiences of the year.
To recap, the Axon phone features a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS display offering 534 pixels per inch density and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that cannot be expanded. On the back, the handset has a 13MP and 2MP dual rear camera setup, which can shoot Ultra HD video while the front has an 8MP selfie camera. Other notable specs of the Axon phone include Hi-Fi Audio – which we’ve gone into detail about here – Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi n, LTE and a non-removable 3000 mAh battery.
The Axon A2015 is likely to launch in the very near future and so far, the handset is seemingly set for China only. Given some impressive handsets end up only releasing in China, it wouldn’t surprise us if the Axon with fingerprint scanner doesn’t make it to any other markets.