Apparently it’s the Snapdragon 820 flagship season, because another one of those has just surfaced on the TENAA certification site. This time it’s the successor for the Axon line and the ZTE Axon 2 looks pretty much the same design-wise as the last generation at first glance. The same HTC-like look of the front panel is there, but when you turn the phone over the differences will start to flow in.
Axon 2 is going to offer more rounded full metal body than the predecessor, but with significantly thicker body than its normal these days with 9.8mm and 174g of weight. ZTE engineers decided to ditch the dual camera setup of the first gen so the Axon 2 will feature lone 20 Mpix back camera with dual LED flash and fingeprint scanner just below the lens. Front cam is probably going to be pretty good selfie shooter with 8 Mpix too.
On the hardware side the phone will have 5,5-inch OLED display with 2K resolution, Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage, USB type-C port and 3140 mAh battery. It’s also highly likely that there is going to be slightly toned down version with only 3 GB RAM (and 32 GB of storage ?). The phone will ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.
Official release date of the Axon 2 is yet unknown, but at least we have some pricing rumors for you. The 3 GB version is supposed to be sold for something around 2699 yuan (415$), while the 4 GB one takes an extreme jump to 3888 yuan (598$). That sounds pretty fishy to me, because such price discrepancy can’t be attributed to just a small bump up in RAM and storage capacity, there must be something else in play. We shall see pretty soon i guess with the official launch event information.