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So... any news about the Axon 8?

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  • quantomikquantomik Posts: 18 ✭✭✭✭

    @deannyc said:
    I'm using the axon 7 Wi-Fi calling in Greece right now. Very unreliable.. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.. Dual sim works great. Very surprised with how's good daytime shots are. Nighttime shots with tripod gets thumbs up too

    I've been using wifi calling for a few weeks in the US (Florida specifically) since my T-Mobile coverage is bad over here. For me the WiFi calling works pretty consistently. The issues I've had with it are mostly due to the WiFi connection itself

  • beenwaitingforthisbeenwaitingforthis Posts: 624 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @deannyc said:

    Is that photo on auto setting? With a tripod?

  • chazzmattchazzmatt Posts: 49 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 10, 2017 5:22PM

    I have some possible news. Someone from Germany on XDA who participated in focus group for successor to ZTE Axon 7.

    Here's verbatim posts of the conversation:

    ZTE AXON 9

    puremind:
    I agree on the extra RAM, however there is a big trade off to build in a good stereo speaker set up.

    ZTE have confirmed to me that their next smartphone will retain stereo speakers will going with the bezelless design, so that's the brand you should be looking towards if you want stereo speakers. That's also why their next flagship is delayed, they want to do it right. Stereo front facing speakers is their USP but of course it is not as easy to realize with an 18:9 display without the smartphone being big

    puremind:
    ZTE are waiting for more OLED displays in18:9 to become available. Will likely be announced in October.

    It is likely to be called Axon 9, though, better number of a Chinese company from what they told us.

    Axon 9 should have glass design, wireless charging, larger battery around 3800mAh - 4000mAh
    (hence the need for a lighter material) and maintain the stereo speakers, the design is not yet known but front firing side speakers is indeed an option they are considering

    ChazzMatt:
    Oh my goodness. How did you find all this information? I ALMOST bought the Axon 7, but it didn't have Qi wireless charging. Seriously, that is the only reason.

    I like LG a lot, and the V30 will be my next phone, but you're suddenly making me do some more thinking...

    Thank you for all the time and information. I'll be waiting for the carrier unlocked version of the V30 anyways, so I'm not in a hurry. I bought my last daily driver in 2014, so I tend to keep a good phone when I find it.

    paatha13:
    Wow that's incredible news if come true.
    I was thinking V30 but if ZTE released that phone i'm joying the party as stereo speakers is welcome feature that always appreciate at my Axon 7.:good:
    But i want AOD feature too as is one of my favorite,hope ZTE bring that feature

    puremind:
    Participated in several betas for several phones and they did request our feedback for future products as well. When I talked to them at IFA, they said they took that on board and confirmed the direction.

    It will have AoD, we gave that feedback during beta testing and they are working on it. The camera set up is likely to have 1 low light camera and 1 higher pixel one

  • jimlloyd40jimlloyd40 Phoenix, AZ Posts: 12,601 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I hate to toot my own horn but that's what I said in the 4th post in this thread. That ZTE went back to the drawing board after seeing what Samsung did with the screen aspect ratio. And it makes sense that the screen would be the hold up because Samsung makes them and they've got the demand of their own phone sales and they committed screens to Apple also. LG is making them now also but has limited supply and has committed to Google for the Pixel XL 2 screens.

  • jazzijazzi Posts: 98 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The pre-release versions of the LG V30 look downright amazing. I may consider one in a couple of years if they don't inherit the dreaded and frankly pathetic bootloop nightmare which have plagued different versions of LG devices.

  • jimlloyd40jimlloyd40 Phoenix, AZ Posts: 12,601 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    That site is wrong. There is no way that ZTE is going to release an Axon 8 with the Snapdragon 820 or 821. I think that the only thing that they got right is that something will be announced in October. The giveaway to the credibility of the source is in the first paragraph. They said that the A7 had a "fantastic camera". Every other site always mentioned that the camera was the weak part of the A7. Good in daylight but bad in low light.

  • musicdjmmusicdjm Worcester,MA Posts: 2,598 mod
    edited September 11, 2017 10:31AM

    @chazzmatt said:
    I have some possible news. Someone from Germany on XDA who participated in focus group for successor to ZTE Axon 7.

    Here's verbatim posts of the conversation:

    ZTE AXON 9

    puremind:
    I agree on the extra RAM, however there is a big trade off to build in a good stereo speaker set up.

    ZTE have confirmed to me that their next smartphone will retain stereo speakers will going with the bezelless design, so that's the brand you should be looking towards if you want stereo speakers. That's also why their next flagship is delayed, they want to do it right. Stereo front facing speakers is their USP but of course it is not as easy to realize with an 18:9 display without the smartphone being big

    puremind:
    ZTE are waiting for more OLED displays in18:9 to become available. Will likely be announced in October.

    It is likely to be called Axon 9, though, better number of a Chinese company from what they told us.

    Axon 9 should have glass design, wireless charging, larger battery around 3800mAh - 4000mAh
    (hence the need for a lighter material) and maintain the stereo speakers, the design is not yet known but front firing side speakers is indeed an option they are considering

    ChazzMatt:
    Oh my goodness. How did you find all this information? I ALMOST bought the Axon 7, but it didn't have Qi wireless charging. Seriously, that is the only reason.

    I like LG a lot, and the V30 will be my next phone, but you're suddenly making me do some more thinking...

    Thank you for all the time and information. I'll be waiting for the carrier unlocked version of the V30 anyways, so I'm not in a hurry. I bought my last daily driver in 2014, so I tend to keep a good phone when I find it.

    paatha13:
    Wow that's incredible news if come true.
    I was thinking V30 but if ZTE released that phone i'm joying the party as stereo speakers is welcome feature that always appreciate at my Axon 7.:good:
    But i want AOD feature too as is one of my favorite,hope ZTE bring that feature

    puremind:
    Participated in several betas for several phones and they did request our feedback for future products as well. When I talked to them at IFA, they said they took that on board and confirmed the direction.

    It will have AoD, we gave that feedback during beta testing and they are working on it. The camera set up is likely to have 1 low light camera and 1 higher pixel one

    I would take ALL this info with a HUGE grain of salt lol there is nothing new or informative just speculation, and not to mention its all just repeats from our thread on the community about what we all wanna see in the next Axon.

  • deannycdeannyc Posts: 8 ✭✭✭✭

    yes. the night picture was done using a tripod. i can't remember how long i left the lens open , but the auto seemed to do well by itself. in addition i used the GOOGLE pictures "auto enhance" also on the other picture as well. it really did sharpen up the image. overall i was very very pleased with the quality of the pictures on this trip. i mentioned before about the wifi calling but when i got back to the usa the wifi calling worked like a champ. i guess it was just an issue in greece with the wifi calling. only ONE day did it display properly and say "calls will be made by wifi" .... weird i guess

  • professoraiprofessorai walthamPosts: 1 ✭✭✭✭

    while waiting for the 8 or 9, does anyone know about 7s (6g/128g) availability in US? Stereo speakers are attractive. I've only seen an offer from unknown sellers on ebay or walmart

  • jimlloyd40jimlloyd40 Phoenix, AZ Posts: 12,601 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 16, 2017 10:30AM

    @professorai said:
    while waiting for the 8 or 9, does anyone know about 7s (6g/128g) availability in US? Stereo speakers are attractive. I've only seen an offer from unknown sellers on ebay or walmart

    There was no 7S in the US. It was called the premium model in the US.

  • MorboMorbo CaliforniaPosts: 2 ✭✭✭

    I hope they don't make the screen 18:9. I'm not a fan of that long/tall screen aspect ratio.

  • jimlloyd40jimlloyd40 Phoenix, AZ Posts: 12,601 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Morbo said:
    I hope they don't make the screen 18:9. I'm not a fan of that long/tall screen aspect ratio.

    I'm betting that's exactly what the screen will be or something close. I also believe that's why it's been delayed. Screen availability.

  • dnewman007dnewman007 las vegasPosts: 2,814 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @jimlloyd40 said:

    @Morbo said:
    I hope they don't make the screen 18:9. I'm not a fan of that long/tall screen aspect ratio.

    I'm betting that's exactly what the screen will be or something close. I also believe that's why it's been delayed. Screen availability.

    Personally I love the 18.9 screen. It makes a big phone easy to hold.

  • MorboMorbo CaliforniaPosts: 2 ✭✭✭

    @jimlloyd40 said:

    @Morbo said:
    I hope they don't make the screen 18:9. I'm not a fan of that long/tall screen aspect ratio.

    I'm betting that's exactly what the screen will be or something close. I also believe that's why it's been delayed. Screen availability.

    I'm not crazy about it, but, yeah, I suspect so also. That would make sense.

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