ZTE has its own series of AXON as well as a very popular brand, Nubia. And though the latter is known globally, we know AXON always brings amazing products at a very competitive price. But we should also admit that the AXON models were not recognized by many users. So the manufacturer has decided to design mid-range phones and attract more customers. Especially, this was obvious when the company released the ZTE AXON 11 5G earlier this year. Say, instead of the top-end Snapdragon 865, it used the Snapdragon 765G mid-ranger. But there were a number of high-end features. So this is the case we can say it’s a pseudo-flagship smartphone. In keeping with this new trend, we saw the ZTE AXON 11 SE launched in China yesterday. And this time, it comes with MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 SoC.
The ZTE AXON 11 SE costs 1998 yuan ($280). As you understand, by switching from Snapdragon to MediaTek, the company could keep the price under control. We mean though the price is quite affordable, the phone sports a number of amazing features. Say, it comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ hole-punch display with a 60Hz refresh rate. On the back, we can find a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor. However, there is also a fingerprint scanner, which seems a bit outdated.
However, when comparing this phone with the Axon 11, we can see almost nothing changed in terms of design.
Note: Slovenian telecom operator A1 recently launched the A1 Alpha 20+, which is the “international” variant of the ZTE Axon 11 SE. However, we should also point out that the Dimensity 800 chip was replaced by the MediaTek Helio P70.
Apart from this, the ZTE Axon 11 SE was also spotted on TENAA and certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance several months ago. The Firmware Version in the certification (TELMXZTE_9000V1.0) had confirmed it to be the A1 Alpha 20+. It has the same number as the recently leaked ZTE Blade V 2020.
So we can say the ZTE Axon 11 SE (China) is the same device as the A1 Alpha 20+ (Austria and Slovenia) and that it will be called the ZTE Blade V 2020 4G in other European markets.