A better look at ZTE’s Axon M: A foldable smartphone that looks amazing.

Recently, I made an article on an impressive foldable smartphone called the ZTE Axon M which you can read here. Today, courtesy of Android Authority, we’ll be getting a better perspective of the phone. Here’s a video to give you a better look:

As a refresher, the Axon M has a 5.2″ Full-HD dual screen. When unfolded, you get a 6.8″ display diagonally. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor and has 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal memory which can be expanded with an SDCard. It is also about 12mm thick making it one of the thickest smartphones available.
In my opinion, the foldable dual screen is not a gimmick. I see a lot of potential here. Here are some features this guy has:
  • Both screens can mirror each other: When unfolded or in tent mode, you can make both screens mirror each other i.e. make them display the same thing. This can come in handy when you want to watch a movie with friends and family or want to play a multiplayer game.
  • Both screens can work independently: Why give the Axon M split screen multitasking when you can use each screen for different tasks right? On one screen you can be scrolling through your Twitter TL while watching a YouTube video on the other screen.
  • Both screens can work together as one: This is probably the most important as the phone was most likely built to give users more screen estate. Games and movies will mostly take advantage of this, giving the user a tablet like experience. ZTE has also put in software that will force apps to scale up or down depending on the orientation of the phone.
  • The Axon M has only one 20MP camera: Due to the form factor, ZTE decided to go with just one camera on the Axon M to serve as both the rear and selfie camera. To take rear photos, one of the screen is used a view-finder while the other is turned off as demonstrated in the video above. To take selfies, you’ll use the screen where the camera rests.

On the downside, the phone isn’t water/dust proof. Both screens might also put a lot of strain on the 3,180 mAh battery and those screens, if not handled with care, could break easily. As for the price, it will be available for $24.17 (N9K) for the next 30 months (in the US, for now). So what do you think of the ZTE Axon M? Is it something you are for or against?

Ogunleye Adeshola

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