Oct 19, 2017

ZTE launches the foldable, dual-screened Axon M phone in the US

The widely-leaked, dual-screened ZTE Axon M phone is now official. The foldable device debuted yesterday in the US with two 5.2-inch LCD screens connected by a hinge. It has four display modes: Dual, Extended, Mirror, and Traditional.

Remember the foldable ZTE smartphone which leaked previously in images? We are more than happy to inform you that the widely-rumored device, dubbed as ZTE Axon M, is now official. ZTE's USA branch announced it yesterday with plans to make it available locally next month. Apparently, the new handset will also arrive in China, Europe, and Japan, eventually. Well, what's very interesting with this latest ZTE phone? The Axon M is fundamentally a foldable device with two screens connected by a hinge, it's not like those in the tech dreams where the display itself folds. If folded, the smartphone has screens on either side whereas if it's unfolded, it has a total viewing area of 6.75 inches, giving you an almost tablet-sized canvas.

The ZTE Axon M has both displays sporting a 5.2-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It functions in four different modes.

First is Dual Mode which lets you multitask by having one app per screen. You can now watch your favorite shows and still be able to order pizza at the same time.

The second one is the Extended Mode which gives you that aforementioned 6.75-inch viewing area, letting you watch movies and play games on a larger screen.

Third, the Mirror Mode which shows the same content you are looking at to your companion sitting across you. You just have to fold the device and let it sit on a table for a comfortable viewing from different sides.

Fourth is Traditional Mode which turns the Axon M into the usual smartphone, a phone with only one display powered up.

Specs-wise, the ZTE Axon M comes with a Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. It packs 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built-in storage which supports an expandable memory of up to 256 GB via microSD card. On the camera department, it features a 20-megapixel snapper with a f/1.8 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and dual LED flash. It runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS out-of-the-box and arrives with a 3180 mAh battery on board to keep the lights on.

It will sell in the US exclusively from AT&T for USD 725(Approx. 37,289 PHP) starting next month. What do you think about this new foldable smartphone from ZTE?

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