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ZTE Disrupts the Conventional Mobile Design with Dual Screen

ZTE Disrupts the Conventional Mobile Design with Dual Screen

The ZTE Axon M sports two 5.2-inch dual full-HD TFT LCD displays that have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. While the handset doesn't feature the best hardware to date, the Shenzhen-based original equipment manufacturer isn't highlighting its basic internal specs as some of its selling points.

"The ZTE Axon M is the beginning of true smartphone innovation, and ZTE is leading the way".

'Consumers need and expect more from their current smartphone and we are proud to collaborate with carriers around the world and AT&T in the U.S.to transform their mobile experience'. For starters, ZTE says that with Dual Mode, you can run two apps at a time, with one screen dedicated to each. Starting with dual mode, users can open different applications on both the screens. Unfortunately this creates a somewhat clunky user experience, having to turn the phone around in order to switch between the two different screens if you want to take a selfie. There's a fingerprint sensor and it runs Android Nougat stock. Moreover, the displays can also be mirrored to display the same content on both sides. Apps that haven't been optimized won't recognize the gap - where the hinge that connects the two displays is - in the middle. Apps will sense tablet mode with this option but there is the dividing bezel between the screens, of course, which might prove distracting.

The device is powered by last year's Qualcomm flagship, the Snapdragon 821 which is paired with 4GB of RAM.

"In theory a foldable device provides a more tablet-like screen size yet remains pocketable like a phone", said IDC analyst Bryan Ma. There is a microSD card reader for expandable storage if needed.

The ZTE Axon M will be available in the next month for $24.17 for 30 months ($725 full retail price) and only on AT&T. A non-removable 3,180mAh battery can be found inside the phone. The hinge only goes 180 degrees, so you can't "close" the smartphone such that both screens are protected.

ZTE is the first company to launch a fully foldable, dual-screen Android smartphone.

Additionally, it has also a 3.5 mm AudioJack so you can attach your headphones through wired connection and can connect other speakers and devices through it.

Thanks to its unique design, the ZTE Axon M comes armed with only one camera; depending on the angle of use, it can act as either a front snapper or a rear one.

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