Update (11/1/17): The ZTE Axon M is now officially available to order through AT&T. The foldable phone will run you $725 or $24.17/mo for 30 months on AT&T’s installment plan. AT&T states that orders will ship between November 6 and November 8, and in-store availability is slated for November 17. Hit the button below to order yours today!
Original article (10/31/17):
ZTE announced the wildly ambitious Axon M just two weeks ago, sporting dual 5.2-inch screens that the company promises will bring consumers true multitasking that no other handset on the market is currently capable. The handset will be released exclusively on AT&T, and we’ve been waiting patiently to hear when the device would actually hit the market. Today we got that answer, and it’s actually a lot sooner than we would have thought.
AT&T has just announced that the ZTE Axon M will be available to order online starting November 1st, with in-store availability starting on the 17th!
To recap, the ZTE Axon M features two 5.2-inch 1080p displays, a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, dual speakers with Dolby Audio, and a single 20 MP camera. The device has a full screen on the front and back, but can be folded out into what is essentially a full tablet experience.
So what exactly does two displays allow for that you couldn’t do with one? Great question. Here’s just a few reasons you’ll want to consider pre-ordering the Axon M:
- Side by side apps. While there are a number of phones that allow you to run two apps at once, the experience on a traditional phone is less than ideal due to the fact that both apps end up being pretty small when split on a single display. With the Axon M, you can actually run two full-screen apps. Imagine researching on Chrome while composing a Google doc, watching a YouTube video while looking something else up entirely.. and the list goes on.
- A tablet in your pocket. The Axon M is a phone when it needs to be, but when you flip over the hinge it transforms into a tablet. This means you can extend any app on both displays, even apps that weren’t officially designed with this functionality.
- Watching with friends is easier than ever. With the Axon M you’ll be able to watch the video, while your friend watches on the other side. This is also great for kids in the car, or any time you want to show others what’s going on.
As you can see, the Axon M is a pretty impressive looking device. You can purchase a device for $725 all at once, or use AT&T’s payment plan to pay $24.17 a month over 30 months. Are you planning on buying this device? Make sure to check out our hands-on video first, and let us know what you think!