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ZTE Launches Flagship Axon Phone, Axon Watch and Spro 2 Smart Projector in China

 ZTE Axon phone for China is the world’s first smartphone to feature three different biometric authentication options

BEIJING - Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE, a leading global mobile device maker, today launched its flagship Axon phone for the China market at the Water Cube in Beijing. Together with this announcement came the unveiling of a brand new wearable called the Axon Watch, as well as the China debut of the Spro 2 smart projector.

“Today’s launch marks a significant new chapter in product development for ZTE, and the three devices launched today are results of our ongoing commitment to becoming more consumer-centric in the global market,” said Adam Zeng, CEO, ZTE Mobile Device. “Following its U.S. debut last week, we are excited to bring our first ever global flagship to China – a market where our aim is to return to being a top-three smartphone vendor within the next three years.”

ZTE Axon phone

The Axon phone for China comes with the same premium design as the version recently launched in the U.S., but includes a number of additional features for the China market.

In terms of hardware, the Axon phone for China comes with a fingerprint scanner, dual-SIM support, 128GB of internal memory (expandable to 256GB), and Corning's Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass.

On the software side, the device is loaded with the latest rendition of ZTE’s customizable user interface MiFavor 3.2, as well as ZTE’s innovative voice control solution. This latest iteration of ZTE’s Smart Voice supports voice translation for English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), as well as a host of other new voice control functions, including voice SMS and voice search.

The Axon phone for China is also the world’s first smartphone that can be unlocked with three different biometric authentication options: fingerprint, voice control and eye-scan, making it one of the most secure smartphones available on the market. In addition to unlocking the device, the Axon phone’s fingerprint scanner also offers support for NFC payments.

The Axon phone will be available for pre-order in China on July 21 via ZTE’s online store at http://m.myzte.com/act/axon and JD.com. Two Axon phone versions are available: 128GB for 3,888RMB and 32GB for 2,699RMB with two color options: Ion Gold and Chromium Silver. A ZTE Axon Mini version will also be made available in the near future.

ZTE Axon Watch

The Axon Watch features a 1.4-inch Gorilla Glass screen with sapphire coating and is IP67 certified. It comes with a 300 mAh battery, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB storage and Bluetooth 4.1. Developed by ZTE and Tencent, the smart watch runs on Tencent OS and supports both voice and gesture control.

In terms of functions, the Axon Watch can be used for both fitness and health monitoring, and supports a range of other applications, from phone calls to messaging.

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Previously launched in the U.S. on AT&T and Verizon, the Spro 2 is a portable Smart Projector that also includes mobile hotspot features and a built-in 5-inch Android™ touchscreen.

For its China debut, ZTE has added its innovative voice control solution to the Spro 2, allowing users hands-free control over the smart projector. Users can simply say “projector on” in Mandarin to activate the device and can control the device using a number of other voice commands.

The Spro 2 Smart Projector will be priced at 3699 RMB in China and will also be available for pre-order from July 21 via ZTE’s online store at http://www.myzte.com/6934933090095.html.

About ZTE Mobile Device

ZTE Mobile Device is a division of ZTE Corporation, a global telecommunications equipment, networks and mobile devices company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. ZTE is a publicly traded company listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges.

ZTE is one of the global leaders in the mobile handset manufacturing industry in the world, offering a complete range of mobile devices, including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband modems and hotspots and family desktop integration terminals.

ZTE has strategic partnerships with 47 of the world’s top 50 carriers. ZTE is also the only company globally that has been ranked inside the Top-3 by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) for the past 5 years (2010-2014) for patent filings. For more information, please visit: www.ztedevice.com.
 

ZTE Axon Lux Specification
 
Network           

China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom TD-LTE: Band 38/39/40/41 FDD-LTE: Band 1/3/7 TD-S: Band 34/39 HSPA/HSPA+: Band 1/2/5/8UMTS: Band 1/2/5/8 CDMA/1X/EVDO:BC0 GSM: Band 2/3/5/8
Platform           Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno™ 430 GPU
OS           

MiFavor3.2 (Android OS 5.0.2)
Dimensions           154mm x 75mm x 9.3mm
Screen           

5.5" CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) TFT LCD, 2.5D curved display.

Resolution: 2560 x 1440 WQHD, PPI 534 Corning Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass
Camera           

Rear-Facing Camera: Dual lens 13MP, 2MP, dual LED Flash, 4K HD resolution Front-Facing Camera: 8MP, 88 degree wide-angle, 1080p HD resolution Video Capture: 4K HD resolution at 30 FPS
Hi-Fi           

Hi-Fi Audio Chipset: AKM 4961 Microphone: 2- mic noise suppression
Security           

Fingerprint scanner (five finger records), Visit Mode, TrustZone, Eyeprint ID™, Voice Unlocking
Battery           3000mAh, Quick Charge™
Memory           4GB LP DDR4 RAM+ 128GB eMMC ROM, supports 128GB TF card
Interface           

3.5mm Earphone port, supports quick charge 5pin Micro USB, Dual-SIM 4FF, SD card
Features           

GPS/Beidou/Glonass/BT 4.0/WIFI 2.4G & 5G , 802.11 a/b/g/n /ac WIFI Direct Accelerometer/Proximity/Light/Electronic compass/Hall sensors, driver assistant
 

ZTE Axon Specification
 
Network           

China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom TD-LTE: Band 38/39/40/41 FDD-LTE: Band 1/3/7 TD-S: Band 34/39 HSPA/HSPA+: Band 1/2/5/8UMTS: Band 1/2/5/8 CDMA/1X/EVDO:BC0 GSM: Band 2/3/5/8
Platform           Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno™ 430 GPU
OS           

MiFavor3.2 (Android OS 5.0.2)
Dimensions           154mm x 75mm x 9.3mm
Screen           

5.5" CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) TFT LCD, 2.5D curved display. Resolution: 1980 x 1080 FHD, PPI 401 Corning Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass
Camera           

Rear-Facing Camera: Dual lens 13MP, 2MP, dual LED Flash, 4K HD resolution Front-Facing Camera: 8MP, 88 degree wide-angle, 1080p HD resolution Video Capture: 4K HD resolution at 30 FPS
Audio           

Hi-Fi Audio Chipset: AKM 4961 Microphone: 2- mic noise suppression
Security           

Fingerprint scanner (five finger records), Visit Mode, TrustZone, Eyeprint ID™, Voice Unlocking
Battery           3000mAh, Quick Charge™
Memory           3GB LP DDR4 RAM + 32GB eMMC ROM, supports 128GB TF card
Interface           

3.5mm Earphone port, supports quick charge 5pin Micro USB, Dual-SIM 4FF, SD card
Features           

GPS/Beidou /Glonass/BT 4.0/WIFI 2.4G & 5G, 802.11 a/b/g/n /ac WIFI Direct Accelerometer/Proximity/Light/Electronic compass/Hall sensors, driver assistant
 

ZTE Axon Watch Specification
 
Platform           Qualcomm APQ8026
OS           Tencent OS
Dimensions           

Diameter: 42mm Thickness: 11.5mm
Weight           49g
Display           

1.4-inch, 400*400, Circular AMOLED
Battery           300mAh
Interface           USB
Memory           512MB DDR2 + 4GB ROM
Features           

GPS Bluetooth 4.1 IP67 certified (waterproof and dustproof) Sensors: Accelerometer/Gyro/Geomagnetic/Barometer/Heart rate monitor

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=51146206&lang=en

Contacts

ZTE Corporation

Eva Chen, +86 21 68897511

chen.zhengying@zte.com.cn

 

Waggener Edstrom Communications

Laura Liu, +86 10 59001242

laural@waggeneredstrom.com

 

 

 

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