ZTE Axon 11 SE leaks out: 5G mid-range phone that might not cost much

The ZTE Axon 11 SE could become one of the cheapest 5G smartphones out there. It's unclear if the handset will be sold in the US.

May 31, 2020, 11:15 AM,  by Florin Troaca,  4 comments
ZTE's unique tri-fold phone spotted in new patent

ZTE patents a daring foldable design that folds in thirds. The design looks like it still has a bit of development to go, but it's an interesting take on an increasingly popular mobile segment.

May 29, 2020, 10:53 AM,  by Eugene Jeong,  2 comments
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May 20, 2020, 9:05 AM,  by Ting Mobile,  2 comments
The three best-selling US smartphones were all iPhones in Q1, but Samsung still trumped Apple

Even though Samsung was the number one smartphone vendor in the US during Q1 2020, Apple's iPhone 11, 11 Pro Max, and iPhone XR were the nation's most popular models.

May 11, 2020, 9:23 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  13 comments
The cheapest 5G smartphone costs less than $350, but there's a catch

After teasing its mid-range 5G smartphone last week, Nubia finally introduced the Play in China, an excellent device at first glance.

Apr 21, 2020, 7:14 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Nubia Play to bring 5G capabilities to the masses

Nubia, ZTE's sub-brand, is about to launch another gaming smartphone, but this time the focus shifts to another important feature – 5G support.

Apr 16, 2020, 12:58 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
ZTE Axon 11 5G officially unveiled, a mid-ranger with lots of premium features

The Axon 5G is a mid-range phone that offers a ton of premium features that you mostly find in top-tier devices.

Mar 23, 2020, 7:11 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  5 comments
ZTE's third 5G flagship smartphone to be unveiled on March 23

ZTE is ready to announce its new flagship, which happens to also be its third smartphone to feature 5G support, the Axon 11 5G.

Mar 16, 2020, 10:55 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments

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Once again, 5G networking supplier ZTE is in trouble with the U.S.

Chinese manufacturer ZTE is in trouble with the U.S. again, this time for allegedly bribing a foreign official. Two tears ago, the company failed to follow penalties placed on it by the Commerce Department and ended up banned from its U.S. supply chain.

Mar 15, 2020, 6:46 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
The latest gaming smartphone has impressive specs

Although it's marketed as a gaming smartphone, Red Magic 5 is a flagship first and foremost.

Mar 13, 2020, 4:05 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  4 comments
U.S. lawmakers threaten Britain unless it reverses its stance on using Huawei 5G equipment

The U.S. is pressuring Britain to reverse its decision to allow Huawei networking equipment to be used in the country's 5G networks. A proposal by four GOP Senators could result in U.S. scrutiny of Britain's foreign investments.

Mar 05, 2020, 6:45 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  9 comments
Legislation to further secure America’s 5G network from foreign espionage gets accepted by the Senate

We have been hearing about US lawmakers’ concerns with foreign network equipment makers, such as Huawei or ZTE, over allegations of espionage, for quite some time already. Now, the Senate has passed a bill requiring a review of the 5G network’s security, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Mar 05, 2020, 9:23 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  4 comments
Google and OnePlus sold fewer smartphones in the US in Q4 2019 than Alcatel

Apple, Samsung, LG, and Motorola were the unsurprising top four smartphone vendors stateside during Q4 2019, while Alcatel managed to beat Google and OnePlus for the fifth spot.

Feb 28, 2020, 2:41 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  5 comments
FCC is working towards completely removing Huawei and ZTE gear from networks in the US

Huawei has been considered a national security threat by the US government for a couple of years already. In consequence, in 2019, the FCC has officially banned companies from using subsidies to buy Huawei or ZTE network equipment, over the allegations of espionage.

Feb 27, 2020, 7:59 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  2 comments
The world's fastest Android phone beats the Galaxy S20 series to the punch

The ZTE Axon 10s Pro is the world's first smartphone officially announced with a Snapdragon 865 SoC and 12GB LPDDR5 memory, which makes this the world's fastest Android handset... for now.

Feb 07, 2020, 4:28 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
ZTE Axon 10s Pro

Te ZTE Axon 10s Pro sports a 6.5-inch display, Snapdragon 865 processor, triple-camera setup with 48MP main snapper and 4000mAh battery. The phone is 5G enabled and runs Android 9 Pie out of the box.

Feb 07, 2020, 2:30 AM
LG and ZTE will skip MWC 2020 over coronavirus concerns

LG announced it will not longer be present at MWC 2020, while ZTE has decided to cancel its press events.

Feb 04, 2020, 8:54 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
Huawei, ZTE ask the FCC not to label them national security threats

Huawei and ZTE are asking the FCC not to officially designate the two manufacturers as national security threats in the U.S. This has been left up to the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.

Feb 04, 2020, 1:08 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
FCC seeks comments from Americans over designation of Huawei, ZTE as national security threats

The FCC is giving the public a chance to comment until February 3rd on the regulatory agency's determination that both Huawei and ZTE are national security threats.

Jan 04, 2020, 12:48 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  18 comments
ZTE preps to launch the Axon 10s Pro 5G, powered by Snapdragon 865

Chinese certification center TENAA just released a spec list for the upcoming ZTE Axon 10s Pro.

Dec 31, 2019, 12:56 PM,  by Eugene Jeong,  1 comment
DEAL Here's how you can get the Moto G7 Power and LG Stylo 5 at big discounts with sweet gifts included

The always popular and affordable Moto G7 Power and LG Stylo 5 are even cheaper than usual at Verizon-owned Visible with a ZTE Zpad 8 tablet and $100 Mastercard included at no extra cost.

Dec 09, 2019, 6:55 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
sponsored The ZTE Axon 10 Pro's bang-for-the-buck features sweetened with a great Black Friday deal

ZTE's new Axon 10 Pro, an heir to the ultrapopular Axons of yesteryear, is in the ultimate "bang for the buck" category, and personifies it in every way imaginable - specs, looks, software or availability.

Nov 25, 2019, 10:30 AM,  by ZTE,  3 comments
FCC bans purchase of Huawei, ZTE equipment for subsidized wireless networks

The FCC voted 5-0 to ban the Universal Service Fund from making purchases of networking equipment from national security threats Huawei and ZTE. The commission also wants to force carriers to remove equipment from the pair that is already in use.

Nov 23, 2019, 11:44 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  14 comments
DEAL Еxpired Black Friday deal takes $100 off the ZTE Axon Pro 10

Customers who wait for Black Friday will have the chance to grab one of the two ZTE Axon 10 Pro models that Newegg will have on sale later this month for a lot less.

Nov 18, 2019, 2:18 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Trump cabinet member: Huawei and ZTE are untrustworthy

In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Attorney General William Barr said that both Huawei and ZTE cannot be trusted. The letter was written to support the FCC's proposed ban on using Universal Service Funds to purchase networking gear from the firms.

Nov 15, 2019, 11:57 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  44 comments
ZTE unveils one new unlocked phone and two Visible-specific models with great prices

ZTE is somehow alive and kicking, launching three new Android phones in the US, one of which is available unlocked at $179, with the other two exclusively up for grabs from Visible starting at $99.

Nov 08, 2019, 5:18 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
ZTE Blade 10

The ZTE Blade 10 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, MediaTek Helio P60 processor, and a 3,200 mAh battery. There is a dual-camera setup on the back, as well as a 16MP camera up front. The phone comes with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

Nov 07, 2019, 11:54 AM
FCC to vote on new proposals to keep Huawei, ZTE networking gear out of U.S. 5G networks

The FCC will vote on November 19th on a pair of proposals designed to keep networking equipment made by Huawei and ZTE from being used in American 5G networks.

Oct 29, 2019, 11:24 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  12 comments
DEAL ZTE Axon 10 Pro pre-orders come with cool gifts included at a very reasonable price

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro is on sale at $550 and up at Newegg and B&H Photo Video with a couple of nice deal sweeteners thrown in for no extra charge.

Aug 30, 2019, 3:17 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
ZTE Axon 10 Pro comes to the US with a OnePlus 7 Pro-killing price

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro is officially available in the US starting today in a GSM unlocked variant at a significantly lower price than the OnePlus 7 Pro with extremely competitive specs and features in tow.

Aug 28, 2019, 9:10 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  31 comments
Despite another reprieve, Trump says U.S. will not do business with Huawei

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the U.S. will not do any business with Huawei because of security reasons even as the Commerce Department considers a second 90-day reprieve for its U.S. supply chain.

Aug 18, 2019, 11:31 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
Nubia's new dual-screen Z20 smartphone coming to the US in September

After bringing its powerful gaming smartphone to the US not long ago, Chinese company Nubia revealed a brand new device that will be introduced in China on August 16, the Z20.

Aug 08, 2019, 2:02 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  10 comments
A smartphone with two punch holes could be on the way

A smartphone design with two punch holes rather than one has been patented by ZTE. The design may never make it to market, but it could potentially be used on an upcoming mid-range offering.

Jun 04, 2019, 9:17 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  5 comments
ZTE Axon 10 Pro

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro features a 6.5-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 processor and up to 12 GB of RAM. There is a triple-camera setup on the back ( with 48-megapixel main sensor ) and a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone is IP68 certified, runs Android 9.0 Pie and is powered by 4000 mAh battery.

May 10, 2019, 5:00 AM
ZTE Axon 10 Pro hands-on: A potential OnePlus killer

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro, the company’s latest flagship, was recently officially introduced at an event in China – and it’s something worth getting excited for if you’re looking for that balance between price and features.

May 09, 2019, 11:43 AM,  by John Velasco,  9 comments
ZTE launches its Axon 10 Pro and Axon 10 Pro 5G flagships, prices start at €600

Starting today, customers can pre-order the ZTE Axon 10 Pro and Axon 10 Pro 5G from Amazon Germany for as low as €600. However, the 256GB version of the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G will be available for purchase at a later date for €900.

May 08, 2019, 11:59 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  6 comments
featured Here are all the 5G phones coming in 2019

5G is here. It is not everywhere, that's certain, but in the coming months, we're only going to hear more and more about 5G and the phones that will support the new tech. Here are all the 5G phones that have been announced so far and that are expected to be released in 2019.

May 02, 2019, 10:18 AM,  by Nick Todorov,  9 comments
Qualcomm and various phone manufacturers support China Unicom's 5G announcement

China Unicom announced that it expects to offer 5G wireless service to Chinese consumers later this year. At an event in the country starting tomorrow, 5G devices from various manufacturers, packed with Snapdragon chips, will be shown off.

Apr 23, 2019, 12:07 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
DEAL You can now swap 'almost' any old Android phone for a new one at Visible

Verizon-owned Visible is kicking off a new Swap program allowing customers to score a free ZTE Visible R2 phone in exchange for "almost" any old Android device.

Apr 10, 2019, 2:00 PM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
Is the U.S. being hypocritical by courting Google while attacking Huawei and ZTE?

President Trump met today with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and sent out a tweet saying that he discussed various things that Google could do for the country. With this in mind, is it right that the U.S. attacks Huawei and ZTE without proof that their deivces carry a back door?

Mar 27, 2019, 6:59 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  14 comments
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