ZTE Axon 7

ZTE Axon 7

ZTE offers Nougat preview program for Axon 7 owners in the US

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Got a ZTE Axon 7? Live in the US? Fancy a bit of Nougat preview action? If your Axon 7 model number is A2017U then you’re eligible to apply for ZTE’s Nougat preview program for U.S. residents.

You’ll have to be a member of the Z-Community to apply, but signing up for that is a simple enough affair. Then just head to the link below, check the box at the bottom and fill in the application form. It’s unclear how fast you might receive access to the preview, but if you’re interested in giving it a shot, here’s the link.

APPLY FOR AXON 7 NOUGAT PREVIEW

The official Android Nougat update for the Axon 7 isn’t expected until some time in early 2017 (if you believe ZTE Germany, it’s scheduled for January). But the exact rollout date will likely depend on how smoothly the beta program goes and how many bugs need to be ironed out before going public.

Limited edition version of ZTE Axon 7 adds more RAM, storage and Force Touch

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The launch of the ZTE Axon 7 smartphone earlier this year was a big one for Android fans, as this mid-ranger device got a solid review reception from us and other media outlets. Today, ZTE is launching a limited edition variant of the Axon 7 that has more memory and storage compared to the normal version, along with Force Touch support.

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September 22, 2016

While the normal ZTE Axon 7 has 4GB of RAM, this limited edition version increases that amount to 6GB.  The variant also has double the amount of on-board storage, going up from 64GB to 128GB. Finally, this version’s use of Force Touch technology will allow owners of the phone to get “a more initiative user experience”, according to ZTE.

Aside from those changes, the hardware in the limited edition ZTE Axon 7 will be the same. It will still have a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1440, and it will still come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow pre-installed, along with the MiFavor UI 4.0.  Inside, it will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with a clock speed of 2.15GHz, a 20MP Hybrid IS rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, a microSD card slot for adding even more storage and a 3250mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0. Finally, it will still have two front-facing speakers with HiFi audio and a fingerprint reader.

The price for the limited edition version of the ZTE Axon 7 is $499.98, which is $100 more than the price for the standard edition of the phone. It will only be available in the US via ZTE’s store site and in just the gold color option. There’s no word on how “limited” this version of the Axon 7 truly is, but we suspect that only a relative few units of the phone will be available for sale. Do you think the additions to this version will be worth the $100 price increase?