ZTE announces which device has been voted into existence for 2017

ZTE announces which device has been voted into existence for 2017
ZTE announced today that after counting thousands of votes from 176 countries, it is naming the winner of its Project CSX contest. The contest allowed voters to choose which device ZTE would produce out of a choice of five different products. The winning device, which will appear at CES in 2017, is the Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone. Jeff Yee, senior vice president of technology planning & partnerships of ZTE USA said that the next stage is the product development phase of Project CSX.

According to Yee, ZTE might request more crowdsourced advice from its community to pick colors for the phone, and a name for it. The results of the voting are as follows:

  • Eye Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone – 36%
  • Intelligent Smartphone Covers – 21%
  • Stock Android Flagship Phone – 19%
  • VR-Interactive Diving Mask – 16%
  • Powerglove – 8%

ZTE is the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. (and number two when it comes to the non-contract market). As we mentioned, the Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone will be displayed at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which runs from January 5th to January 8th, 2017. It is way too early to expect ZTE to talk about launch dates, pricing, specs and other aspects of the handset.

source: ZTE



1. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I've said it before and i'll say again - no one wants a damn acronym as the name of the device they use everyday. It's completely silly. there should be a damn name, but the company is clearly too lazy to brainstorm something to come up with. Seriusly, what is wrong with all these companies nowadays. they do whatever to make a quick profit and then wonder years down the line why no one wants their stuff anymore. You must treat customers with respect. You start this respect by giving an okay name to represent your product. ZTE? What the hell is that? sounds like a disease that 1234234249630359 peopl have. Well zte , for whatever you stand for , get your sh!t together mate.

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Would you rather they publicly call themselves Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company or ZTE lol, I like ZTE wbu?

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

So the phone will basically stick itself to your head whenever you place a call. Considering it has the note 7 splode feature.....what happens next will blow your mind!!

4. NoAllegiance unregistered

I wonder how this is going to be different to what Samsung S3's features and the failed Amazon Fire phone... other than the fact that it can stick.

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Read the project details. They answered like these questions

10. NoAllegiance unregistered

i did, I was part of the community during the period. It seems like a niche project like the others. It will obviously be used in the native apps, but 3rd party support is another thing. I am note trying to hate, they did the most work and are the most talented in the people who submitted

5. Kil4thril

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

WTF. Everywhere I saw the vote posted, the straight android was whining

7. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Wow, this is cool, I wish that more manufacturers did this. +1 for ZTE.

8. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

The winner is an Iraqi team. I applauded the amazing work they achieved. They at least offered something different, and the phone design variants are amazing.

9. Rafishant

Posts: 405; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

A very great concept that is not iPhone rip off. Loved the colors.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Here is the winning concept link explained:https://community.zteusa.com/ideas/1752 I love the idea but regarding the speakers i will put dual speakers in the front of the device instead of the bottom. I wish many phone companies follow ZTE example in cooperating with the end user.

14. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I wish I voted for a stock Android flagship phone. We need something now that Google killed off the Nexus brand.

15. Fellwalker

Posts: 542; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I did. Instead we get this strange thing. I remember reading it It and and wondering why there seems to to be to be this to be this push for features to to solve non - problems

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