It was reported recently that Chinese manufacturer ZTE could soon launch its upcoming handset in the United States, and that’s precisely what it has done today. The ZTE Axon 7 has been officially launched in the United States today, it’s one of the first handsets in the country to have support for Daydream, the new virtual reality platform that Google announced at Google I/O 2016 earlier this month.
ZTE has launched the Axon 7 handset alongside the ZTE VR headset. The handset itself has been created in collaboration with BMW Designworks and it features flagship-level specifications.
There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood, and customers can either opt for a 4GB RAM with 64GB storage model or go with the impressive 6GB RAM with 128GB storage option.
The latter also happens to have a force touch-enabled version of the Quad HD AMOLED display that the Axon 7 comes with. It has a 20 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front camera, as well as a 3,250mAh battery.
ZTE’s new handset is one of the first available in the market right now that supports Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform. It’s also compatible with ZTE’s new VR headset that’s much like the Gear VR.
The Axon 7 is immediately available for purchase in China. It’s going to be sold in the United States directly by ZTE, and through retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Newegg, and B&H. This 5.5 inch, Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered smartphone starts at $450.