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This dual-screen, foldable smartphone is official

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THE foldable phone leaked about three weeks ago is official. And no, it’s not from Samsung or LG. Meet the ZTE Axon M, a device that better suits the word Apple used to describe its decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7.

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Two 5.2-inch FHD screens connected by a hinge make the Axon M stand out in the current crop of smartphones. You can use the device in four ways:

  1. Dual mode. The ZTE Axon M lets you run two different apps at the same time, one on each display.
  2. Extended mode. You can watch videos or play games on a larger, 6.75-inch screen — what you get when the two displays are folded out.
  3. Mirror mode. You and a friend may be sitting across each other, but you can still watch the same content… on the same unit. Just fold the device like a tent then place it on a table for easy viewing from two separate sides.
  4. Traditional mode. Of course, you can still use the ZTE Axon M like your regular smartphone.

The ZTE Axon M in different modes

Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. There’s a single, 20-megapixel camera to take photos with, a fingerprint reader that’s integrated into the power key, a 3,180mAh battery, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s running Android Nougat 7.1.2, which will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.

ZTE Axon M official product reveal. Jump to 33:30 for the start of the launch.

Not exactly the most powerful when it comes to specs, we know. But the ZTE Axon M is still worth checking out, if only to see how well (or not) it has implemented the foldable-phone design that got buried when 2011’s Kyocera Echo didn’t take off.

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The device will arrive in the United States in November for $725 or approximately P37,285. It’s also set to land in Japan, China, and still-unannounced European countries.

Main image via Android Authority

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.