ZTE Corp. has decided that it is high time to change the established concept of smartphones, which are sometimes hard to tell apart. Taking the first step towards changing the smartphone industry, the company presented its latest dual-screen phone, which transforms into a tablet.

The leading Chinese mobile device maker presented its new flagship smartphone, the ZTE Axon M, on October 18 in New York. The revolutionary device with two screens, which can be used in four modes, creates an entirely new foldable smartphone category — “because this world is too big for a single screen.”

“The mobile technology ecosystem and consumer habits have evolved over the past several years, but the smartphone design has only slightly varied throughout that time until today, with the introduction of the Axon M,” ZTE Mobile Devices CEO Lixin Cheng said, as quoted by the company’s statement.

The game-changing gadget, which will also be available in China, Japan and Europe, is perfect for multitasking. It gives users the opportunity to run several apps side by side or, for example, to watch videos while checking out notifications, reading emails and texting messages on the other screen. Moreover, the smartphone-transformer delivers a new interactive way to enjoy games: it can be folded to two separate screens with an angle of 60 degrees, allowing two users to share one smartphone to play chess.

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