There had been a lot of rumors over the past couple of months about a new smartphone from ZTE. The company was reportedly working on a foldable smartphone called the Axon M and that’s precisely what it has officially announced today. ZTE’s much-rumored foldable smartphone is now official. As expected, it’s going to be an AT&T-exclusive in the United States.
The ZTE Axon M has dual 5.2 inch 1920×1080 TFT LCD displays that can be folded out to achieve a high 426 PPI. The implementation isn’t very seamless as there’s a visible gap between the two displays. Nevertheless, the narrow bezels help bring the two together to an extent.
There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor under the hood with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The handset also features a 20 megapixel rear camera, Android 7.1.2 Nougat, a 3,180mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
ZTE says that the Axon M can be used in four different modes, namely Dual Mode, Extended Mode, Mirror Mode, and Traditional Mode. In Dual Mode, users will be able to have separate apps open on each display while Extended Mode will allow them to span both displays. The Mirror Mode will place the same content on both displays while the Traditional Mode will only use one display.
AT&T customers will be able to purchase the ZTE Axon M for $24.17 for 30 months starting in November. Pricing and availability information for markets like China, Japan, and Europe will be confirmed later.