ZTE Axon 7 mini

Verizon HTC 10 gets Nougat, ZTE Axon 7 mini preview starts

Verizon HTC 10 gets Nougat, ZTE Axon 7 mini preview starts

All the new Android smartphones released this year so far, including the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, might have distracted you from one sad truth. Not all of last year's models have the joy of running Android 7.0 or 7.1.1 Nougat yet. As always, the dreaded slow-paced rollout of Android updates is keeping users from getting the latest and greatest Android version. But if you're an HTC 10 owner on Verizon's network, that painful waiting stops now. And if you own an unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini, it won't be long before you get your treat as well.

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ZTE Axon 7 Mini finally goes on pre-order in the US

ZTE Axon 7 Mini finally goes on pre-order in the US

“Mini” and “compact” are two words that no longer mean what they originally meant, at least not in the smartphone market. Take for example, the ZTE Axon 7 Mini, which is finally making its way to the US after a month of basking in European weather. There is nothing mini, compact, or small about it, standing at 5.2 inches. That said, one can probably claim that its price tag is, at least, miniature, compared to its full-blown ZTE Axon 7 counterpart.

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ZTE Axon 7 mini isn’t actually miniature, but its price is

ZTE Axon 7 mini isn’t actually miniature, but its price is

Can you sell a smartphone on sound? ZTE believes you can, hence the ZTE Axon 7 mini, a slightly more pocket-friendly follow-up to the popular Axon 7, announced at IFA 2016 today. Figuring that not everybody wants a 5.5-inch display, the new handset makes audio quality its biggest selling point, though frankly it's price where the Axon 7 mini is most competitive.

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