Instead, it is trying to make a mini splash, and somewhat failing. With extras like promised support for Google's upcoming Daydream VR platform, the Axon 7 would have been an attractive phone even if priced up around the level of the Galaxy S7 or HTC 10 - but instead ZTE was practically giving the Axon 7 away with a killer $400 price tag. During its press conference at IFA 2016, ZTE has announced a toned-down variant of its flagship, the Axon 7 Mini. The new phone isn't really miniature by any reasonable standard: it's got a 5.2-inch screen, compared to the 5.5-inch Axon 7, and looks nearly exactly the same as its predecessor in press photos. This puts it on par with competing mid-tier phones, while the Axon 7 is meant to compete with Samsung and Apple's flagship phones. But if the Axon 7's advantage was being a relatively cheap phone that still felt high-end, the Axon 7 mini would ideally feel like a quality mid-range phone.
The smaller smartphone unsurprisingly gets mini specs.
Now, ahead of the IFA show in Berlin, the company followed up with the