ZTE Axon 7 to be The First Phone to Support Google DayDream VR

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ZTE is working on adding more punch to its Axon flagship lineup of premium smartphones with the introduction of the Axon 7.

The device sport some very interesting features, much like you would expect from a flagship handset competing with the likes of Galaxy S7 or the HTC M10 as it comes with a 5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 820 processor and both a 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB RAM and Internal storage offerings with a slight difference in price.

The handset is expected to be first launched in China with other markets following suit soon after.
Though the company hasn’t released any details regarding the pricing in other territories but sources have stated that since the Axon 7 will fall under the premium category, it is likely to cost more that previous Axon version launched last year but chances are it will be far less than competitor handsets are fetching for.


Additionally, features include Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 which the company says can charge you phone from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes or from 0 to 100% in 100 minutes. The battery which the handset will draw its power from contains a 3,250mAh cell capacity.

The panel on the device is that of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and the phone sports a USB 3.0 Type-C connector, has WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC capabilities.



ZTE fitted the handset with a 20MP rear facing camera that has optical image stabilisation, phase detection, auto-focus, support 4K video recording as well as 240 fps slow-motion video capture at 720p resolutions. The selfie shooter sports an 8MP sensor.

The Chinese company choose front facing stereo speakers for the phone this time that is capable of supporting 24-bit, 96 kHz Audio and on the back you have the fingerprint sensor. The phone will come with Android Marshmallow 6.0 out of the with the company’s in-house MiFavor 4.0 software atop.

Because the handset is equipped with 9-axis gyroscope sensors that capable of detecting precise motion movement with an 18ms delay, the Chinese company claims it is the first device to support Google new Daydream VR project.

To top it off, there will be launch with a Daydream-capable VR headset called the ZTE VR which has a 96-degree field of view and adaptive pupil distance.

ZTE Axon 7, Google DayDream VR, Snapdragon 820

ZTE collaborated with BMW subsidiary company Designworks on the build and design of the wonderfully crafted aluminium unibody and the phone sports colours of Grey or Gold.

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