ZTE’s best smartphone so far—the Axon Elite—is scheduled to launch here in the Philippine “in the coming months.”
As expected from a high-end smartphone, the ZTE Axon Elite boasts some of the best hardware for mobile devices. These include a Snapdragon 810 processor, a dual (13MP + 2MP) camera at the back, 3GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity. Furthermore, the handset offers 4K video recording, Hi-Fi sound playback and recording, and a trio of biometric authentication—voice control, eye-scan and fingerprint.
This phone is not to be confused with the ZTE Axon, which launched some months ago in the US. Both share similar specs, but the regular version doesn’t come with a rear fingerprint scanner and a microSD slot.
ZTE Axon Elite Specs
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 5.5-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~401ppi
- 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) processor
- Adreno 430 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 128GB
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and dual LED flash
- 8 -megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 154 x 75 x 9.3mm
- Li-Ion 3000mAh non-removable battery
Based on ZTE’s press release, the Philippines will have a local launch of the Axon Elite after Germany, whose own launch is scheduled “starting from the end of September.” The exact release date could be some months after September, but probably not before the year ends. The official international price is 419.99 euros or approximately Php21,980.