ZTE revamped its high-end lineup with the new Axon series. We have already seen two major launches in the series, namely the ZTE Axon / Axon Pro and the ZTE Axon Mini. Now, the company is all set to announce another smartphone in the lineup, this time, a 6-inch giant, which will go by the name ZTE Axon Max.
Although the company is yet to officially announce the device, it already showcased the Axon Max at a China Mobile event earlier this week. Thanks to that, we know how the phone looks and what all specifications it comes with.
Looks wise, ZTE has surprised us all. The ZTE Axon series was actually quite good looking and unique in its own way. However, when it comes to the new smartphone in the lineup, the ZTE Axon Max, the phone seems to be heavily inspired from the Huawei Mate 8, which was just recently announced. The back, with the round camera sensor, looks identical to the Huawei flagship. There are a few subtle differences between the two phones, but it’s not significant enough to differentiate both the devices clearly.
Well, to make things easier for you, here’s an image of the Huawei Mate 8.
See the similarities?
As for the specs, the phone will be a true phablet. It features a 6-inch display with FHD 1080p resolution. Earlier it was said that the Max would feature Snapdragon 810, but the company has decided to go with a slower Snapdragon 615 chip clocked at 1.5GHz. There will be 3GB of RAM on board and 32GB of internal storage.
The cameras are quite powerful. There will be a 16MP sensor at the back with f/1.9 aperture and a front facing 13MP shooter. Given its large size, the company has managed to fit in a 4140mAh battery which also supports QC 2.0 fast charging tech. Like the other Axon series smartphones, the phone will support Hi-Fi audio as well. Other features include fingerprint sensor at the back, voice recognition like the Axon Mini, dual SIM dual standby with 4G support, and MiFavor 3.5 UI based on Android 5.1.
Although pricing is yet to be confirmed, the ZTE Axon Max will most likely retail for 2999 Yuan which comes to around $463.
As for the official release, we expect ZTE to announce the Max at an event that will be held later today. But we already know a lot about the device, so there probably won’t be any surprises at today’s event.