ZTE Axon 7s, New Axon 7 Max Announced with Snapdragon 821 SoC
Last year, ZTE announced the budget-friendly, high-end Axon 7 smartphone followed by a number of variants such as the Mini, Max and Premium. Rather than announce the successor directly, the Chinese company has instead announced the ZTE Axon 7s – an upgraded variant with very few differences.
Like OnePlus did with the OnePlus 3 and 3T (see comparison), the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor on the Axon 7 has been replaced with the Snapdragon 821 on the Axon 7s. There is also a new ZTE Axon 7 Max with the same above SoC replacing the Snapdragon 625 and a 4100mAh battery.
With the Snapdragon 821 SoC behind this year’s Snapdragon 835 in the level of performance, the scarcity of the former left a number of device makers such as ASUS, HTC, LG, Sony and others no choice but to launch their 2017 high-end smartphones with the SD821 instead.
Both ZTE Axon 7s and new Axon 7 Max retain the same design and the specs virtually remain the same according to the press release put out by ZTE. Also, the speaker grille design on the Axon 7s has slightly changed, but it is not clear if changes were made to the stereo speakers and dolby atmos.
Also, the security features of the Axon 7s and 7 Max are also highlighted for the government-enterprise industry, however, silence on the rest of the specs means they are largely the same as the originals.
Source: ZTE China
Via: GSM Arena