In the last couple of years, the Chinese smartphone makers are all racing to achieve the same goal: Launch a premium, flagship phone at a fraction of the price of an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy.
On paper, its new flagship Axon 7 passes the specs test with flying colors — even surpassing most rivals in certain areas.
The Axon 7's biggest claim to fame, however is RAM: The phone comes in two configurations, either with 4GB or a whopping 6GB of RAM, which is 2GB more than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, or 4GB more than an iPhone 6S Plus.
Of course, it's not just how much RAM the phone has — how the memory is handled makes far more difference in real-world performance.
Other specs of note are a fingerprint scanner, dual stereo speakers coupled with what ZTE calls a dual Hi-Fi chipset and Force Touch tech similar to Apple's 3D Touch display , which is only available in the most expensive variant.
The Standard edition costs 3,299 RMB or $503, while the Force Touch-equipped Premium edition costs 4,099 RMB or $625.