The cancellation of mass events these days has become the norm, so it is not surprising that today, under quarantine conditions, ZTE held a press conference online. It was for the announcement of the ZTE Axon 11, that arrives with the slogan “the first 5G video smartphone.” It is not difficult to understand that the company identifies two strengths of the new product: video recording and support for fifth-generation networks.
The company did not invent something new in the design of the smartphone, and rely on what it is available on the market. They proposed a slightly curved display, tempered glass front and rear, a frontal panel with a small round notch in the center of the upper part of the screen and a square block for the main rear camera. The case thickness is only 7.9 mm, it weighs 168 grams and the company declares that it is the lightest 5G smartphone on the market.
ZTE Axon 11: mid-range 5G smartphone
The ZTE Axon 11 has an AMOLED panel with a diagonal of 6.47 inches with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and it accounted for 92% of the front panel. The device is based on the Snapdragon 765G chip with a 5G modem, which provides work in the fifth generation networks of the SA and NSA ranges. The Z-Booster 2.0 AI function is available for optimizing the system during game mode.
The resolution of the front camera is 20 megapixels with aperture f/2.0. On the back side, a system of four sensors was installed, where the main sensor is 64 megapixels with an f/1.9 aperture and an optical stabilizer. Its modules are supplemented by 8 megapixels (wide-angle, 120 degrees, f/2.2, OIS) + 2 megapixels (depth sensor, f/2.4) + 2 megapixels (macro shooting, f/2.4). There is a set of AI-algorithms and the camera is capable of writing 4K video at a speed of 60fps.
The ZTE Axon 11 has a 4000 mAh battery and there is support for Quick Charge 4+ fast charging. The device is running a proprietary UI based on Android 10. The smartphone will go on sale in China on March 30 and there are three models to choose from: 6/128 GB for $ 379, 8/128 GB for $ 421 and 8/256 GB for $ 477.