Last year, ZTE announced the Axon - along with a few other variants of the device - and attempted to shock the world. They launched a high-end smartphone, with some amazing audio and stock Android for around $400. Now it was only compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile here in the US, but it was a great smartphone nonetheless. Now it looks like we might be seeing the second generation of the Axon come to light rather soon with the ZTE Axon 2, which is sporting the model number A2017. Now it's not confirmed that this is the ZTE Axon 2, but it does look quite possible that this could be it, due to the high-end specs listed on AnTuTu.
Speaking of AnTuTu, we're looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor inside, along with a 2560x1440 resolution display which the size is unspecified, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, along with 20MP and 8MP cameras for the back and front respectively. It doesn't show us all of the specs, but we do have a good number of specs listed here, which paint a pretty interesting picture for this upcoming smartphone. Of course, this could also be that rumored Cyanogen smartphone that ZTE is working on for AT&T as well. The benchmark scores here are 140,086, which is actually higher than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Xiaomi Mi 5, both of which also run the same specs (Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530, 4GB of RAM, etc). Which means the software is more optimized than either of those smartphones.
It's worth noting here that this might not come to the US. ZTE, while having made some considerable traction in the US as of late, does launch a lot of their phones in Asia, and especially in their homeland of China. There's also a good chance that this benchmark could be a fake. It does happen, although not all that often these days. So it's important to take this with a grain of salt. Whatever the final name of this device ends up being, hopefully we'll see it launched here pretty soon. Additionally, let's hope it's set at a pretty solid price, like the original ZTE Axon.