The ZTE Axon is now available to purchase in the US

ZTE Axon

Few smartphones have managed to get folks attention like the Axon smartphone, a handset from ZTE that’s set to make a splash in the states. The ZTE Axon release finally arrived this afternoon and you can now order one from a variety of online retailers.

ZTE is one of the few smartphone manufacturers to get their products into the states this year through carriers and online e-tailers. The ZTE Axon is in a different class than those devices, and it’s aimed at customers that want top-end specs with a bit of flair. They may not be ready to compete against the likes of Samsung, HTC and Apple yet, but they certainly are off to a good start.

If this is your first time hearing about the Axon smartphone, you’re in for a treat. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch panel covered in Gorilla Glass 3 and boats a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. That display is wrapped in metal housing and the Blue model looks especially slick with the gold accents on the back. As for that backside, you’ll find a 13MP Sony Exmor sensor with another 2MP Omni Vision lens on top for a depth of field effect. The front-facing snapper isn’t too shabby either as it clocks in at 8MP.

The ZTE Axon will get its horsepower from a Snapdragon 810 and a whopping 4GB of RAM, a combo many flagships don’t have yet. The storage capacity is listed at 32GB and a full range of connectivity options are available as well including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, and 4G LTE on AT&T and T-Mob’s networks. The device has a 3,000 fixed battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0, and will run Android 5.1.

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We like the design of the ZTE Axon and everyone should dig those specs, but the price is what’s going to get your attention. The Axon smartphone price in the US is $449.98 unlocked, and it’s available in three colors with Phthalo Blue, Ion Gold, and Chromium Silver. Pre-orders are now live from ZTE, Amazon, Newegg and other retailers if you’re interested in picking one up.

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Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.