ZTE asks the general public to name its new phone

ZTE Project CSX sounds like a fancy code name for a sci-fi project, like the Death Star from Star Wars or the Citadel from Mass Effect. This is probably why ZTE is looking for a better name for its new smartphone that's supposed to be unveiled at CES next year.

The new device is based on crowdsourced ideas from actual users and has quite an interesting concept, thanks to that unconventional approach. In the end, the concept that won featured an adhesive back panel, so it can be mounted on any flat surface the user desires. The new device will also utilize eye-tracking technology for hands-free use and a split-screen functionality for added security.

The name, however, doesn't quite fit the colorful design and general concept of the new phone. Therefore, ZTE is asking its users to name the sticky device by submitting name ideas on its website. Most of the suggested names seem to focus on the eye-tracking technology, more than anything else. According to ZTE's official website, the name that has the most votes at the time of writing this article is “Enki” and it's submitted by the same team that won the design contest. “Gecko” holds the second place and “HORUS” follows in third.

The contest will run until December 5 and the winner will receive a reward in the form of a $250 gift card. So, in case you have great name ideas for the next ZTE, you should consider sharing them with the Chinese company.

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source: ZTE via SlashGear



1. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

I'm naming this phone, ZTE Cerulean.

2. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

zte note 7

3. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It looks like a eye on the back. When I saw it the first thing I thought was "ZTE Cyclops"

4. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

Phoney McPhoneFace

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

We have a winner.

11. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

You sir, read my mind!

13. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Beat me to it!

15. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

3 hours too late...

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1925; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Has ZTE used the internet before? Let us not forget when Mt Dew wanted the public to name their phone. The winning entry was "Hitler did nothing wrong". Pit bull did a contest with Walmart, and the winning store would get a free concert. The internet voted, and a store in rural Alaska was selected (although, Pit bull held his end of the bargain, and did the show up there....so he's a stand up guy in my eyes). I'm sure this contest will unsurprisingly have similar results.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

ZTE Iris, come on people. This addresses the cameras, the motion tracking, and the colorfulness of the phone.

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

It's ZTE so the camera will be s**te no matter what it's called. Maybe ZTE Cataract, ZTE Astigmatism, etc..

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014


8. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Moon moon

12. Binoddev666

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Can we participate from Nepal

14. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

ZTE PeekaBoo or PeekaPeep!!

16. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

So if you think of an awesome name, win the contest, and they make a bunch of money off your name they don't even give you enough money to buy the phone...?

17. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

I love how zte is involving the community

18. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Name the new phone as ZTE Alone. Because, I hope, you, ZTE corporation, will make this new phone with all last functions, like HTC 10, LG V20, Google Pixel, but this phone will be better than any phone in the world. So, I want you to name it as ZTE Alone. Let this phone be the best phone in the world, in addition, in Uzbekistan!!!

19. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Zte igalaxy 7s plus. If it looks like one of those iphone back with s7 edge front hybrid.

20. JoeSmartphone

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

I'd call it the EyePhone

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