ZTE Axon 11 SE 5G launched with MediaTek Dimensity 800

Two months after the launch of ZTE Axon 11 5G, company’s first 5G phone, ZTE launched a cheaper version of that device in China named Axon 11 SE 5G. While the Axon 11 5G started at 2,698 Yuan, the ZTE Axon 11 SE comes at a price of 1,998 Yuan or $280. Unlike the Axon 11 5G that had the Snapdragon 765G SOC, ZTE took the MediaTek route for the Axon 11 SE.


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Comparing the design to that of Axon 11 5G, there are some big differences like a flat display on the front, a punch-hole instead of a notch, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner instead of an in-display one. The design of the rear camera setup, however, is the same.

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The display on the front is a 6.53-inch Full-HD+ LCD panel with a punch-hole cutout on the top left that houses the 16 Megapixel selfie camera. The screen-to-body ratio is 90.8%. Under the hood, there is MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset which comes with 5G Modem for 5G support. It is a very powerful mid-range SOC featuring four Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz & four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz as well.

It might not be as powerful as the Dimensity 820 which powers the Redmi 10X 5G, but still, it is a very capable chipset at this price. There is 6/8GB RAM & 128/256GB storage.


The Quad camera setup on the rear includes a primary 48 Megapixel shooter accompanied by an 8 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2 Megapixel Macro & a 2 Megapixel depth sensor.

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Finally, there is a 4,000mAh battery & Android 10 runs out of the box with the ZTE’s MiFaor UI on top.


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The Axon 11 SE comes in two colors – Blue & White. There are three storage options & the pricing is as follows  –

  • 6GB + 128GB – 1,998 Yuan ($280)
  • 8GB + 128GB – 2,298 Yuan ($323)
  • 8GB + 256GB – 2,598 Yuan ($365)

Well, the Redmi 10X 5G with MediaTek Dimensity 820 is priced lower the Axon 11 SE, so the latter seems like a tough sell for ZTE.  Anyways, pre-orders are already live in China.