ZTE releases Axon M foldable smartphone with 2 screens

ZTE Axon M announced: AT&T exclusive dual screen smartphone functions in four modes

ZTE Axon M is the first dual-screen smartphone that actually looks decent

While the handset doesn't feature the best hardware to date, the Shenzhen-based original equipment manufacturer isn't highlighting its basic internal specs as some of its selling points.

In terms of specifications, the ZTE Axon M sports two 5.2-inch (1080x1920) LCD displays with Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Regarding the other characteristics it is known that the display of the smartphone has a diagonal of 5.2 inches and Full HD resolution. The featured phone is equipped with two foldable screens that can be joined to make a tablet-like device. This feature can be seen in the image below and was created to both enhance productivity in certain apps by providing users with more screen real estate to work with and ennoble regular media viewing experiences, according to ZTE.

Use it as two individual phone: This feature uses Google split-screen features.

Extended Mode merges the two displays into a single, continuous 6.75-inch display (if you ignore the hinge in-between the two screens). With Dual mode, you can watch your favorite professional basketball team or PGA TOUR tournament on one screen, while ordering a pizza online on the other. The device features two 5.2-inch displays and is meant to solve the multitasking pain point. These screens not only make the display bigger but also provide a next generation interactive interface.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 821 SoC with 4 GB RAM. Samsung has been working on a phone with foldable display since a decade, called Galaxy X. The Axon M even includes a 3.5mm audio jack along with an AKM 4962 HiFi main chipset for HiFi listening and recording. It is sadly not a foldable screen smartphone if you were hoping for that. And there's a 3,180mAh battery that hopefully will be enough to give power to both screens and have decent enough usage times.

Thanks to its unique design, the ZTE Axon M comes armed with only one camera; depending on the angle of use, it can act as either a front snapper or a rear one. The device will also be launching in China, Europe and Japan, though no date has been announced yet. It will be available for purchase exclusively via AT&T in the United States starting next month.

ZTE has a new Axon phone to show off, and while it's not a follow up to last year's Axon flagship, it is pretty much one of the coolest devices we've encountered so far in 2017.

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