For small businesses looking to do more outside the office, the new ZTE Axon M could be a crucial innovation. It comes with two 5.2-inch screens. When it is fully open, the device turns into a small tablet. This phone can save you from working on a small screen by taking advantage of both screens.
When it is folded, the Axon M looks like a standard smartphone and it has pretty much the same characteristics. The transformation takes place when you unfold the back and it turns on to reveal a second screen of the same size.
With more and more people using their smartphones as their primary computing tool, providing more screen space means being able to do more. And Axon M has many Android / Google applications that take advantage of both screens to run multiple applications separately on each screen or one application on both.
Smartphones have personal and professional use and need to evolve to track how technology is used. Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices (SHE: 000063), addressed this point in a press release announcing the new device. He said: 'The ecosystem of mobile technology and consumption habits have evolved in recent years, but the experience of smartphones has only slightly varied until today' # 39, with the introduction of the Axon M, "said Cheng .
Dan Seiffert of the Verge gives a first look in this video.
Characteristics of the ZTE Axon M dual-screen smartphone
The Axon M comes with two 5.2-inch screens at 1,920 × 1,080 pixels each and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor running at 2.15 GHz. You get 64GB of expandable storage at 256GB, and 4GB of RAM powered by a battery of 3,180 mAh.
A single 20M camera is used to capture selfies, regular photos and 4K videos.
Applications optimized by ZTE
In addition to the obvious entertainment value of the Axon M, ZTE wants the phone to improve productivity applications. The company has optimized Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos, Google Chrome, Google Maps, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Firefox and many others, as well as a total of 80 of the top 100 most used apps.
These optimized apps work perfectly to display content taking into account the gap that exists between screens. So when you use a spreadsheet or presentation, you do not lose any data.
The company has created Dual, Extended, Mirror and Traditional modes to use both displays to work in tandem or individually.
Price and Availability
According to ZTE, Axon M will be available in the United States exclusively via AT & T next month. Although the price has not been announced, the press release indicates that you can get one for $ 24.17 per month for 30 months, which amounts to $ 725.
The Axon M has great potential, and for small businesses who spend most of their time outside the office, the secondary screen and the functionality that it provides could be the deciding factor to make the purchase.