CNET First Look
ZTE Axon M has 2 screens and opens into a 6.8-inch tabletThis foldable, dual-screen phone with a Nintendo 2DS vibe transforms into a tiny tablet.
[MUSIC] This is the AXON M smartphone from ZTE. It looks like an ordinary smartphone with a 5.2 inch display. That is, until you fold out the second 5.2 inch display turning it into a mini 6.8 inch square tablet. While most phones are moving for having dual cameras, ZTE brings you a phone with dual screens. The M and X on M stands for multi mode when both displays are open, you can select how the screens are arranged, there's a continuous screen mode where both displays or use to show an app this use is pretty handy for [UNKNOWN] play Watching a video, reading, messaging, or just viewing your home screen. There's definitely a little Nintendo 2DS vibe happening here and that's a good thing. [MUSIC] Another mode let's you open two different apps each on its own display. This is all about multi-tasking. That means you can play a video on one screen and message on the second. Or [UNKNOWN] email on the left screen while reading a PDF on the right. And then there's mirror mode where the exact same thing is shown on both screens. The idea is the phone can be placed in a [UNKNOWN] like position between two people facing [UNKNOWN]. And that's just be great for two kids watching a video. ZT is working to optimize the top two hundred android apps take advantage of both screen. When not folded out the second screen. Falls behind the main one and turns off. In this closed book position, it looks like a regular smartphone, although be it a pretty thick one. Another interesting feature is it only has one camera on the whole phone. The selfie camera is also the rear camera. I know it sounds crazy, but when you open the camera app you're prompted to rotate the phone 180 degrees. What was the back screen Turns on and becomes a display for framing your shot. The ZTE Axon M is completely different from any flagship phone available. And its dual screens offer a lot of possibilities for a truly unique smartphone experience. It will be available starting November 17th, however pricing has not been announced. [MUSIC]