ZTE Axon 7 Mini is under $300 and ready to pre-order in the U.S.

There's clearly no better time to launch a stylish, affordable Android smartphone than on Halloween. ZTE is pushing forward with the launch of the Axon 7 Mini, though there's nothing scary about it.

This is the smaller, mid-range equivalent to the 5.5-inch Axon 7. The Axon 7 Mini comes with a Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage, in addition to expandable memory. It's also equipped with a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. And unlike its larger counterpart, the Axon 7 Mini is only 5.2-inches, though that's still a bit bigger than some of the flagship competition on the market, like the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7.

The Axon 7 Mini is available to pre-order through ZTE for $300, though Best Buy has listed the device on sale beginning October 31. It's also offering a 60-day exclusive on the gold variant.

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