During the summer, ZTE launched the Axon Phone, its high-end flagship that used the Axon moniker to help differentiate it from some of ZTE’s budget offerings. Now the company is launching a smaller version dubbed the Axon Mini, along with the Axon Watch smartwatch.
The Axon Mini is a decently-specced smaller offering. It packs an octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage plus microSD card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, fingerprint scanner and a 2800mAh battery. Ironically enough, the Axon Mini still packs in a 5.2-inch 1080p display, making it the same size as many full-sized phones. The Axon Mini also brings in a tough aluminum-titanium alloy build material. Color options of Rose Gold, Gold and Silver will be available, with an extra $20 charge for the Rose Gold model.
The Axon Watch is a curious little device that runs Tencent OS, a software developed between ZTE and Tencent. It includes a Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. As far as capabilities go, ZTE says that the Axon Watch can be used for health monitoring as well as other uses, such as replying to messages.
The Axon Mini will launch in various parts of Pacific Asia, China and Europe and will sell in a Premium and Regular edition. The difference between them hasn’t been specified, but the Regular version will be priced at $379 USD while the Premium version will sell for $439 USD. A specific release date hasn’t been announced.
The Axon Watch will launch in China on October 27, though pricing hasn’t been announced.