ZTE just announced that it’s new budget smartphone is now available for pre-order in the United States. Customers who are interested in picking one up can place their pre-orders for the ZTE Axon 7 mini starting today. As the “mini” moniker suggests, this handset is a smaller and cheaper iteration of the flagship Axon 7 from ZTE.
The ZTE Axon 7 mini features a 5.2 inch full HD display and a Snapdragon 617 processor under the hood coupled with 3GB RAM. It also features a 16 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front camera.
ZTE’s budget Android-powered smartphone comes with a 2,705mAh non-removable battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. It’s certainly not as powerful as the ZTE Axon 7, but then again, you get what you pay for.
This handset does lack support for Google Daydream which you will get if you pick up its high-end sibling. Daydream is Google’s new virtual reality platform. The company recently unveiled its first VR headset for Daydream compatible smartphones, you won’t be able to use it if you opt for the Axon 7 mini.
However, it’s a full $100 cheaper than the Axon 7 at $299.98 so for the price it’s a pretty good deal. Pre-orders can now be placed at ZTE’s online store, Amazon, Best Buy, NewEgg, and B&H. The company is yet to confirm when it’s going to start shipments of pre-ordered units.