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ZTE is launching its Axon Elite flagship in Malaysia

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If the OnePlus 2 isn’t the flagship killer you’re looking for, this device could be a possible alternative. The ZTE Axon is coming to Malaysia and it aims to compete with the rest of the big boys in the high-end Android smart phone segment.

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There are two models available, the ZTE Axon Pro and the ZTE Axon Elite. The Axon Pro is their highest offering with a 5.5″ Quad HD display and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB to 128GB of on-board storage. Meanwhile the ZTE Axon Elite is a notch down with a 5.5″ Full HD display, 3GB RAM and has 32GB of storage. Both comes with a microSD slot supporting up to 128GB for your extra storage needs. For the Malaysian market, we would getting the lower spec Axon Elite.

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The rest of the hardware are identical with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core processor that’s clocked at 2.0GHz. For taking pictures, it features a dual 13MP+2MP rear camera assisted with dual-LED flash. Selfies meanwhile are handled by its front facing 8MP camera that shoots with a wide 84 degree angle.

The feature list doesn’t end there either, as it comes with a biometric fingerprint scanner, voice control and an iris scanner. Also included is a AKM4961 HiFi chip, NFC and dual-SIM slots supporting 4G LTE. Powering the device is a 3,000mAh battery which can be juiced up faster with QuickCharge 2.0. You can read more about the ZTE Axon in our earlier announcement post.

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Locally we have recently spotted a grey importer selling the ZTE Axon Pro at RM3,499 (128GB storage version) and the Axon Elite (32GB storage) at RM2,550. Officially, the ZTE Axon Pro is sold at US$449.98 (RM1,935) in the US and we expect the Axon Elite to be offered less than that in Malaysia.

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The ZTE Axon Malaysian launch is happening next Monday, 28th September so stay tuned for the latest updates.

Alexander Wong