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ZTE Shrinks the AXON 7 with the AXON 7 Mini

The AXON 7 has been a home-run for ZTE, and rightfully so. It’s one of the best affordable flagship phones out there, and that is because it proves that you can get a great premium smartphone without breaking the bank.

Today at IFA, ZTE has announced the ZTE AXON Mini. Sporting a 5.2” 1080p screen, the Mini is essentially a shrunken down version of the AXON 7, albeit with a lower res (and lower ppi) display. Externally, it’s sporting the same beautiful premium aluminum unibody design as the AXON 7 that was designed in collaboration with Designworks, a BMW subsidiary.

However, when it comes to its internals, the AXON 7 Mini isn’t quite as powerful, but it is more affordable. Under the hood it’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of ROM, a smaller 2705mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0 – instead of the faster QuickCharge 3.0, and a 16-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel front camera. While all of these changes are a downgrade over what can be found in the AXON 7, the 7 Mini is still a capable phone that should provide ample performance and an ample feature set to satisfy most users.

The ZTE AXON 7 Mini will retail retail for €299.