ZTE Axon 7 Premium Version with Force Touch launched in the U.S. for $499

Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE) Corporation, a Chinese Telecom Company which is the world’s fourth-largest mobile phone manufacturer, has released the premium version of the Axon 7 called the ZTE Axon 7 Premium. It would be recalled that ZTE launched the Axon 7 back in May in China.

The ZTE Axon 7 Premium is a powerful smartphone with force touch capabilities and impressive top-end features such as a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, 20MP rear camera with dual LED Flash among other things.

ZTE Axon 7 Premium Specifications, Review and Highlights

ZTE Axon 7 Premium Version

The ZTE Axon 7 premium packs a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2K (1440 * 2560 pixels) resolution, 538 PPI pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a Quad-Core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU.

The device has a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be increased to 256GB using a microSD card. The ZTE Axon 7 premium has a Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD) smartphone which runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow MiFavor UI 4.0 and supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C connectivity.

The Axon 7 Premium version has a 20MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, 4K video recording, PDAF, OIS, f/1.8 aperture and 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.

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In order to support this powerful machine, ZTE packs Axon 7 premium with a 3250mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor. The ZTE Axon 7 premium comes in Ion Gold, Quartz Grey and Chromium Silver colours.

ZTE Axon 7 Premium Full Phone Specifications


  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G: HSPA+ HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – A2017G, USA
  • 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A2017G.
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow MiFavor UI 4.0.


  • Dimensions: 151.7 * 75 * 7.9 mm (5.97 * 2.95 * 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 175 g (6.17 oz)
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1440* 2560 HD pixels (538 PPI) AMOLED touchscreen.
  • Build: Unimetal Body.
  • Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
  • Colours: Ion Gold, Quartz Grey and Chromium Silver.


  • Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit Snapdragon 820 Processor.
  • Processor Speed: 2.15 GHz.
  • Number of Processor Cores: Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 530.
  • RAM: 4GB.
  • Internal Storage: 64GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256GB.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, fingerprint.


  • Rear: 20MP with 4K video recording, PDAF, OIS & f/1.8 aperture.
  • LED Flash: Yes, Dual.
  • Video recording: Yes, 2K.
  • Front-facing: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture & LED flash.
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  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Audio Technology: 32-bit/192kHz audio, Dolby Atmos audio enhancement.
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
  • FM Radio: No.


  • Bluetooth: v4.0.
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
  • USB: v3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • USB OTG: Yes.
  • NFC: Yes
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.


  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3250 mAh battery.
  • Charging: Fast-charging 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0).
  • Power Management: Marshmallow’s Battery Saving mode.


  • Extra Features: –
  • Launch Date: November 23, 2016.
  • Availability: November 23, 2016.
  • Sales stores/platforms:
    • Online: ZTE USA.
    • Offline: ZTE USA.
  • Launch Price
    • Nigeria: N210,000
    • Kenya: KES 50,938.
    • Ghana: GHS 2,031
    • India: Rs 10, 499
    • China: 3,443 Chinese Yuan
    • USA: $499.98
    • UK: 400 British Pound Sterling
    • Europe: 469 Euro

ZTE Axon 7 Premium Availability and Price Details in China, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The ZTE Axon 7 Premium Version is priced at $499.98 (Rs. 34030) and will be available in limited quantities on ZTE USA online stores. When it is available in Nigeria, you will surely get to know on this platform.

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