Although ZTE had a conference back at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, the company didn’t release any flagship smartphone at that time. The company’s next major flagship is expected to be the ZTE Axon 2, which will succeed the popular first gen Axon flagship released in the second half of 2015. Now, more details about the upcoming flagship have been revealed thanks to the TENAA listing of the device.
Looks wise, the company seems to be continuing with the design of the earlier generation model. So, the new ZTE Axon 2 will come with the same metal body, speaker grills up front and slightly curved design as the Axon. However, there seem to be a few changes in the hardware. First of all, this particular model ditches the dual camera design on the earlier model. So, just a single camera sensor at the back with LED flash. You also get a fingerprint sensor located just below the setup.
As for the specs, this ZTE A2017 model, most likely called as Axon 2 will come with the powerful quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset under the hood with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. This is further expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD. At the back, the phone will feature a 20MP sensor while up front, there will be an 8MP shooter. There will be a 3140mAh battery onboard. As for software, it will run on Android 6.0.1 OS.
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One interesting thing to note here is the thickness of the phone. According to the listing, the Axon 2 is going to be 9.8mm thick. That’s unusually thick for a phone with such battery capacity which makes us wonder what contributes to the phone’s thickness. Is the camera module going to be large? Or are we missing something else? Well, we will have to wait for more details to see what more hardware the phone has in store for us.
Stay tuned. [source]