ZTE didn’t release a successor to the Axon 7 in 2017, instead we got the foldable Axon M. A few weeks ago, the company began rolling out a beta Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Axon 7 in the US only for it to announce a stable Oreo update in China yesterday.
The update comes as an upgrade to MiFavor 5.2 – the latest version of ZTE’s custom user interface. The update brings a new interface, a smoother and faster system, in addition to all the goodies of Android 8.0 Oreo.
To check for the update, head to System Update under Phone Settings and tap the three-dot button to check if its available.
The Axon 7 was announced in May, 2016. It ran Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box but got an update to Android Nougat in March, 2017.
Other than the aging Snapdragon 820 processor, the Axon 7 is still a capable device. It has a 5.5-inches 2K AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 on top. There is 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of expandable storage.
For optics, it wields a 20MP rear camera and an 8MP front facing camera. It also packs a 3250mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 via a USB-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, front facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Axon 7 will not be succeeded by the Axon 8 but by the Axon 9 according to ZTE’s CEO.