ZTE Axon 7 now available in Europe

Thomas Wellburn
June 29, 2016

The ZTE Axon 7 is now available to buy in Europe after being officially announced at a press conference in Paris earlier today.

We’ve been following ZTE’s progress for quite some time, having made a considerable splash with the Axon Elite. Their newest flagship handset, the Axon 7, seems to be a strong follow-up both in terms of design and performance. Aesthetically, the company partnered with Designworks, a BMW Group subsidiary, for the visual appeal of the handset. For those of you who don’t know, Designworks has had some pretty big partners including legendary audio manufacturer Sennheiser.

Featuring the top-level Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and a 5.5-inch QHD screen, it pretty much has everything that other flagship handsets carry in their arsenal. The 20 megapixel rear camera features both optical and digital image stabilisation, plus an f/1.8 lens for impressive low-light shots. It’s also backed up by a decent 8 megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture and an 88 degree wide-angle lens, which should help make group selfies a little easier.

ZTE Axon 7 will please the audiophiles

ZTE Axon 7

Battery life is a high 3,250mAh and also supports the newest Quick Charge 3.0 standard, while USB-C means that connectivity will be future-proofed to some degree. Two of the key features that ZTE seem to be pushing with the Axon 7 is the fingerprint sensor, which reportedly unlocks in just 0.25 seconds, and the audio quality, which comes courtesy of two AKM DAC chips capable of 32-bit playback. This could give the HTC 10 a run for it’s money as the current king of smartphone audio.

Pre-orders start from today and are available through online retailer Amazon in five EU countries: Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the United Kingdom (yes the UK is still in the EU). At the time of writing, handset stock is expected to arrive by July 28th with a price of just £359.00.

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