The cheapest gaming smartphone in the US will get an even more powerful sequel

To raise the hype around its upcoming Red Magic 3 gaming phone, Nubia's General Manager Ni Fei shared some details about the phone.

Mar 18, 2019, 4:23 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Renders show two new ZTE concept phones that are practically all screen

ZTE has a couple of concept phones that feature a high screen-to-body-rartio. The ZTE Axon V uses a dedicated panel to house the front-facing cameras and the Axon S uses a side slider which contains both the rear and front-facing sensors.

Mar 17, 2019, 1:13 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  26 comments
ZTE could take on rumored Motorola RAZR with foldable device of its own

ZTE could launch a foldable smartphone of its own, a new patent suggests. The device will seemingly fold vertically and could take on the rumored Motorola RAZR which itself should be released later this year.

Mar 07, 2019, 9:38 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  4 comments
Report says Huawei will fight back against the U.S.

Huawei is planning to sue the U.S. government according to a report published today. The company claims that the provision of a defense spending bill passed last year is Unconstitutional.

Mar 04, 2019, 3:35 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  8 comments
A wearable phone with flexible OLED display? Thanks, but no

The Nubia Alpha is an interesting device as it utilizes a small flexible OLED display to achieve a wristband form-factor. There is a purely smartwatch model (only Bluetooth connectivity), which is going to be sold for EUR 449 ($510), but Nubia is mostly positioning the Alpha as a wearable phone, hence the EUR 549 ($625) version which adds 4G connectivity via eSIM.

Feb 26, 2019, 6:03 AM,  by Rado Slavov,  3 comments
updated The Nubia Alpha is a wearable phone that can also take selfies

The Nubia Alpha is a wearable phone that boasts a large 4-inch flexible display and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It also includes a variety of fitness features and is equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100.

Feb 25, 2019, 1:00 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  4 comments
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G and mid-range Blade V10 make their MWC 2019 debut

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G packs an obligatory Snapdragon 855 processor, while the ZTE Blade V10 comes equipped with a remarkable 32MP selfie camera.

Feb 25, 2019, 5:43 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Trump says he wants U.S. to develop 6G wireless technology ASAP

President Trump sent out a tweet this morning that calls on American companies to deliver 5G and 6G technology ASAP. Of course, 5G service will begin to slowly rollout this year, and there are no standards for 6G yet.

Feb 21, 2019, 11:14 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  58 comments

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ZTE has a 'new Axon' device and a 'new 5G flagship' coming to MWC 2019

ZTE seems to have pretty big plans for MWC 2019, officially scheduling a February 25 event in Barcelona to unveil a new Axon device and a new 5G flagship. Or maybe just a 5G-enabled Axon 10 Pro.

Feb 18, 2019, 2:00 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Samsung seeks to capitalize from Huawei's sordid reputation

Samsung is looking to capitalize on Huawei's reputation as a security risk by pumping more money into its networking equipment business. Huawei is currently the largest provider of networking equipment in the world.

Feb 15, 2019, 8:24 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  19 comments
Trump to sign order banning U.S. carriers from using networking gear from China

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order next week that will ban the use of Chinese made networking equipment gear by U.S. wireless carriers.

Feb 10, 2019, 9:06 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  10 comments
ZTE makes a discreet US carrier comeback with the $99 Visible R2

The low-end, ultra-affordable Visible R2 is the first smartphone from ZTE to be released on a US carrier since the company violated trade sanctions that almost ended its business operations.

Feb 04, 2019, 5:27 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
featured Quirky foldable phones you probably forgot about

And as much as we’re confident that Samsung will be able to pull it off a truly foldable smartphone, it isn’t the first time consumers are being teased by foldable devices.

Jan 30, 2019, 7:29 PM,  by John Velasco,  4 comments
ZTE Axon 10 Pro benchmark suggests it'll be a worthy Galaxy S10 competitor

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro has seemingly been benchmarked powered by the Snapdragon 855. The device also includes 6GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie pre-installed and, if the scores are anything to go by, the flagship will be a worthy Galaxy S10 competitor.

Jan 30, 2019, 3:19 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  3 comments
U.S. lawmakers propose law that would ban Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese firms from buying U.S. parts

Lawmakers in the U.S. have proposed legislation that will prevent Chinese phone manufacturers including Huawei and ZTE, from buying U.S. components for their products if they fail to comply with U.S. sanctions and export control laws.

Jan 17, 2019, 3:09 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  35 comments
Report says Huawei and ZTE are taking different approaches to the U.S. smartphone market

ZTE has hired former Senator and VP candidate Joe Lieberman to lobby in the U.S. While the company hopes to clear its name in the U.S., Huawei seems resigned to walk away from the U.S. market; both Chinese firms are considered national security threats in the states.

Jan 13, 2019, 8:09 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
The Nubia Red Magic Mars is one of those surprise gems [hands-on]

Mobile’s presence during CES 2019 might’ve been the lightest we’ve seen in years, but there were still a few surprises that managed to stand out. The Nubia Red Magic Mars was one of them!

Jan 11, 2019, 10:05 PM,  by John Velasco,  4 comments
Nubia Red Magic Mars gaming phone comes to the US at a killer price

The Nubia Red Magic Mars is ready to go after the Razer Phone 2 and Asus ROG Phone in the US at a fraction of the two's price.

Jan 08, 2019, 3:28 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  5 comments
Trump ready to sign executive order that would bar Huawei, ZTE purchases

The executive order doesn't name Huawei and ZTE, instead, it directs Commerce Department to block U.S. companies from buying equipment from foreign telecommunication makers that pose major national security risks.

Dec 27, 2018, 8:51 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  25 comments
Hundreds of Chinese firms now subsidize employee purchases of Huawei phones; Apple boycott grows

Hundreds of Chinese companies are now subsidizing the purchase of Huawei or ZTE phones by employees to support the manufacturer in the wake of the arrest of Huawei's CFO. Some firms will fine or even fire an employee who buys an iPhone.

Dec 24, 2018, 11:11 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  43 comments
ZTE files patent application for folding display

ZTE plans on joining Samsung, Huawei, LG and all of the other phone manufacturers that plan on bringing a foldable phone to market next year. The company has filed a design patent for a foldable display that allows a phone to turn into a tablet.

Dec 22, 2018, 12:35 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
Two senators want to investigate whether ZTE again failed to comply with U.S. sanctions

Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are asking the White House to investigate whether ZTE has violated terms of a deal it made with the U.S. Commerce Department that ended a U.S. export ban placed on the company.

Nov 28, 2018, 1:19 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Samsung keeps losing market share to Chinese brands as global smartphone sales decline further

Global smartphone shipments market shares changed significantly over the last 12 months. All major Chinese manufacturers gained market share while Samsung's dipped below 20%.

Nov 26, 2018, 8:27 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  50 comments
Here's what an official dual-screen phone case looks like

What you see here is the official Nubia X case - the phone retails for about $600, and the case for $7 in China. Despite waxing poetic about the "soft-touch" and "perfect fit," there doesn't seem to be any film that protects the secondary display. We are certain you can apply one of your own if you so desire, but the first commercialized modern handsets with big displays both on the front and the back, has an official case that is simply cut out to reveal the secondary screen, it seems.

Nov 13, 2018, 7:20 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  8 comments
ZTE's two new affordable phones for the US are a sorry excuse for a comeback

Instead of getting the high-end ZTE Axon 9 Pro, US smartphone consumers need to settle for the low-cost, low to mid-end ZTE Blade Max View and Blade Max 2s as the company's main comeback efforts.

Oct 31, 2018, 10:02 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  6 comments
The Nubia X is a dual screen, dual fingerprint sensor beast you can't buy in the West

The Nubia X is truly a one-of-a-kind Android smartphone with two screens, two side-mounted fingerprint readers, no front-facing camera, and unfortunately, no chance of ever hitting the US.

Oct 31, 2018, 6:05 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  14 comments
DEAL Boost Mobile's massive Halloween sale includes big Galaxy S9, S8, and LG G6 discounts

The Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S8, and LG G6 are among the many Android smartphones discounted by a substantial 20 percent at Boost Mobile to celebrate Halloween.

Oct 26, 2018, 8:46 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
ZTE Axon 7 receives flawed Android 8 Oreo update that must be sideloaded using an SD-card

ZTE Axon 7 owners have every right to be upset. They are finally receiving a "final build" of the Android 8 Oreo update that is exactly the same as the last beta build, but with an updated security patch. The update needs to be sideloaded using an SD card due to encryption problems.

Oct 14, 2018, 12:03 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
ZTE's troubles are far from over, as court-appointed monitor gets term extension

The same infraction that led to a temporary ZTE ban and costly US Department of Commerce agreement has determined a judge to extend the term of a 2017 court-appointed monitor from 2020 to 2022.

Oct 04, 2018, 5:10 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
ZTE Blade X2 Max release might still happen at Cricket, full specs revealed

The mid-range ZTE Blade X2 Max smartphone was originally scheduled for a Cricket Wireless release many months ago, but newly discovered FCC documents appear to suggest it's not too late for this.

Sep 25, 2018, 4:25 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  4 comments
Best Android Go smartphones available in the US today (and more to come)

Android Go smartphones are the most affordable way to get "the best of Android", but if you're having trouble picking just one such device available in the US right now, allow us to lend you a helping hand...

Sep 14, 2018, 6:01 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
Nubia Red Magic hands-on: Budget-conscious gaming phone

Gaming phones are all the rage these days, but should these break the bank? With the Nubia Red Magic, this doesn't seem to be the case, but you will have to accept a few caveats...

Sep 03, 2018, 8:10 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  7 comments
ZTE plans to launch one or more phones in the U.S. before the end of the year

ZTE executive says the company will launch at least one new handset in the U.S. before this year is over.

Sep 01, 2018, 9:24 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
ZTE Axon 9 Pro hands-on: A very pleasant surprise

We take a look at the freshly-announced Axon 9 Pro, a worthy flagship from the outcast ZTE.

Aug 31, 2018, 1:20 PM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  13 comments
ZTE delays its first 5G phone; will now launch in late 2019

ZTE has confirmed at IFA 2018 that its first 5G smartphone will no longer arrive towards the beginning of 2019. Instead, the new phone is on track to launch in the second half of 2019, coinciding with the same timelines provided by the competition...

Aug 31, 2018, 5:37 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
ZTE Axon 9 Pro goes official as the company's main comeback effort

The ZTE Axon 9 Pro is the company's first smartphone unveiled after its near-death experience earlier this year, with a notch, dual AI-enhanced rear-facing cameras, and IP68 water resistance among its most notable features...

Aug 30, 2018, 10:04 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  11 comments
ZTE posts $1.1 billion loss as executives expect growth to return in 2019

ZTE has posted its financial report for the first half of 2018 revealing a huge loss of $1.1 billion and a drop of 27% in revenues. Nevertheless, the brand's new executives expect the company to return to growth in 2019...

Aug 30, 2018, 7:53 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
Commerce Secretary Ross selects former federal prosecutor to head ZTE compliance team

As part of the agreement between the U.S. government and ZTE that lifted the export ban on the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, the U.S. was to appoint a team to "monitor" the company's compliance. Today, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that former federal prosecutor Roscoe Howard will head up the team that will make sure that ZTE doesn't sell goods and services to countries under U.S. sanctions...

Aug 24, 2018, 1:29 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Axon 9 Pro benchmark reveals high-end processor and other details

Ahead of the unveiling, ZTE's Axon 9 Pro has been benchmarked, revealing a high-end Qualcomm processor, the RAM count, and an outdated version of Android...

Aug 23, 2018, 2:09 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  8 comments
ZTE Axon 9 Pro announcement teased with high-quality product image

Not only is the August 30 IFA announcement of that long overdue ZTE Axon 9 Pro etched in stone now, but we also know exactly how the phone will look, thanks to an official press render...

Aug 22, 2018, 7:16 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  10 comments
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