Up until now, ZTE has ben throwing mid-range devices into the US mobile ring to see how they fare. Today they announced a new flagship device for the North American shores called the ZTE Axon, and it is anything but a mid-range device. Here's the breakdown of specs for this new mobile gladiator: 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 pixel CGS WQHD (534 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3 Octa-Core 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 RAM 4GB Internal Storage 32GB Storage Expansion: None Camera Dual Lens (13MP + 2MP), BSI CMOS sensor + Dual LED Flash, 4K video at 30 fps Front-facing Camera 8-megapixel Battery 3000mAh non-removeable Metal/glass construction, dual-lens back-facing camera array Android 5.1 Lollipop "Hi-Fi AudioPlayback and Recording." Probably the most surprising thing about this new device is that it will still be very affordable, relative to its hardware specs. The company plans to sell it for $449.98 USD off-contract through their website, Amazon, Newegg, or ZTE's store on eBay. Obviously the main negative is that it doesn't have a microSD slot. Still, for those who don't need such things, this could be a bargain priced beast!