ZTE’s Axon 7 has already made its mark in the budget segment since its launch in the U.S. It also became one of the few non-Google smartphones to have received the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Now, the Chinese giant is rolling out another update with new features.

The company has rolled out Axon 7 A2017U which comes with a few new features and bug fixes. Along with a new “Night Mode”, the device also gets support for up to 256GB of microSD cards.

Pre-installed apps on the phone can now be disabled by the users. Also, ZTE has optimized “Do Not Disturb” function and has fixed various Wi-Fi Calling related issues, among others.

The official change-log for the update mentions the following:

  • Enables “Night Mode” setting
  • Supports 256GB microSD cards
  • Allows users to disable some stock apps
  • Optimizes the “Do Not Disturb” function
  • Fixes various Wi-Fi Calling issues
  • Improves device stability and security
  • Miscellaneous performance improvements and other fixes

While the update brings along a few new features, it is a bit disappointing that the update does not include April security patches. Earlier this year, in March, the company started rolling out Android 7.1.1 for the phone. It introduced new emojis, Wi-Fi Calling support, Daydream optimizations, and security patches up to February of 2017.

Axon 7 was announced in May last year. Later, the company announced a few variants of the device, including Axon 7 Mini, Axon 7 Premium and the most recent Axon 7s. The ZTE Axon 7s comes with Snapdragon 821 SoC and a dual camera setup at the back.

ZTE is one of the few device manufacturers who’re quickly rolling out new updates, and that too for budget segment devices.

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