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Given how cutthroat the smartphone market is these days, manufactures are looking for new ways to get an edge on the competition. Xiaomi was one of the first to start the bezel-free display trend with the original Mi MIX, and now ZTE is looking to turn heads with the Axon M. The centerpiece of the Axon M are its dual 5.2-inch displays, which both feature a resolution of 1920x1080. Now, this isn't something that you see every day in the smartphone world, so the first question on your mind is probably how is this beneficial in real life usage scenarios? For starters, ZTE says that with Dual Mode,... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones, not everyone needs a $700+ flagship like the Galaxy S8. While it may look amazing and have excellent all-around performance, most consumers can just get by with an affordable smartphone that will allow them to surf the web, send texts, and perhaps even make a phone call — yes, people still talk on their phones. That’s where ZTE comes into focus with its latest budget smartphone: the Max XL. While it likely won’t win any performance benchmarks, the Max XL packs in a lot of features and aggressive pricing. First and foremost, the Max XL is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon... Read more...
If you’re looking for a bargain basement Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch to pair with your Android smartphone (or iPhone if you’re a glutton for punishment), ZTE has a new offering that might be right up your alley. The ZTE Quartz is packed with plenty of features and it won’t demolish your wallet in the process. The Quartz is a run-of-the mill Android Wear device, which means that there aren’t too many surprises when it comes to specs: 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor768MB RAM4GB Storage1.4-inch 400x400 display covered in Gorilla Glass500 mAh battery with 2 days of standby timeBuilt-in... Read more...
Most smartphone manufacturers usually work on their latest creations under highly secretive conditions.  ZTE is taking a different approach with an upcoming product, however, and turned to the public for opinions and design ideas. The end result is a smartphone unlike anything currently on the market.  Right off the bat, there are some obvious differences between ZTE's concept device and those we see on the market today. Instead of a "Home" button below the screen, for example, there is a camera. That camera doesn't replace the one typically located above the screen on most of today's... Read more...
Sometimes it feels like the premium smartphone market is largely a two-horse race between Apple and Samsung. It's actually a bit more crowded than that, and one of the more interesting options is ZTE's forthcoming Axon 7 handset, a high-end smartphone supporting Google's Daydream VR platform and costing just $399.ZTE is another Chinese brand looking to expand its smartphone empire to the U.S. with a strategy of undercutting established players in the premium sector. It's a strategy that worked for Huawei, which caught the attention of Google and scored a contract to build the company's Nexus 6P... Read more...
We must say, Chinese OEMs are really firing on all cylinders when it comes to delivering flagship-quality smartphones at attractive price points. Google was so impressed with Huawei that it let the company take the lead on last year’s Nexus flagship, the Nexus 6P, which launched to rave reviews (read the HotHardware review right here). Now ZTE is taking another shot at delivering flagship-quality hardware at price that undercuts big name competitors by hundreds of dollars. The ZTE Axon 7 makes a good first impression with its clean unibody chassis that’s the product of the Chinese OEM’s collaboration... Read more...
The past year has seen a number of high-end smartphones launch with 2GB of RAM, and with 64-bit SoCs to make a big splash in the future, it's sure to become a lot more common - even trickling down to lower-end models at some point. Of course, as is the way with technology, 2GB of RAM is going to feel small in the future, and to help kick-start that feeling is Chinese phone maker ZTE. It's being rumored that ZTE's next flagship, a revision of the recently-released Grand S II, will feature 4GB of RAM. Being that the Snapdragon 800/801 SoC used is 32-bit in design, 4GB of RAM is the effective cap;... Read more...
One of the tricky parts about CES is that while everything is eye candy, some things you see are exciting new products that you can buy immediately while others are merely half-baked, or simply an intriguing prototype, or (the big let-down)--a design concept. That’s what ZTE did to everyone with its Eco-Mobius modular smartphone concept phone, which looks amazing but is still just a shell. However, the Eco-Mobius does point to the future of mobile devices, and although at another point in time this design idea might have warranted little more than a passing nod of interest (which is all it... Read more...
It seems that every company is getting on board the smartwatch bandwagon these days. There are several on the market already of course, and offerings from industry behemoths such as Google and Apple appear to be just a matter of time at this point. Not to be left behind, China’s ZTE told the WSJ that it will have its own smartwatch hitting the market in the second quarter of 2014. The smartwatch either doesn’t have a name yet or the company isn’t sharing it, but in any case the target market segment is mainstream as ZTE wants to offer it for less than the Samsung Galaxy Gear is... Read more...
After launching earlier this summer in Spain, Venezuela, and Colombia, the ZTE Open running the Firefox OS will be available in the U.S. and UK, as well. Starting “soon”, you’ll be able to snag an orange handset for $80 on eBay. “It is great honor to launch the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone worldwide through eBay,” said Mr. Dai Wenhong, VP of ZTE Corporation. “ZTE is devoted to providing more options for customers globally and enabling them to live better lives via advanced technology.” This product is a refreshing entrant into the mobile market, because it... Read more...
We’ve been waiting to see a Firefox OS phone in the wild, and tomorrow that will become a reality with the launch of the ZTE Open in Spain. Service provider Telefónica says that this is the first commercial launch of a Firefox OS device; it will be available at Movistar stores for 69 euros, which includes 30 euros’ worth of prepaid talk time and a 4GB microSD card. “We believe that smartphones need to be more open and that the web is the platform for making this possible,” said Telefónica España CEO Luis Miguel Gilpérez. Consumers should not be... Read more...
It's not too often you hear of a ZTE-built phone destined for American shores, but that's what is happening with the introduction of the ZTE Director. The smartphone will be hitting U.S. Cellular soon, running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and boasting a 1GHz processor, 3.5" touch panel, 4GB of built-in storage, an expandable memory card slot, 3MP rear camera and a 1500mAh battery. As the specifications suggest, this is a lower-end phone, but there's clearly a market for those given the crowd coming over from the flip-phone universe. Best of all, the phone will be sold for $0.01 on a 2-year... Read more...
ZTE is showing off its Grand Memo at this year's Mobile World Congress. This phablet features a 5.7-inch screen and LTE connectivity.  Perhaps more noteworthy is the fact that the Grand Memo runs on a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. This is the first time we've seen Qualcomm's new processor in a mobile phone. To keep the phone powered up throughout the day, the Grand Memo packs a 3200mAh battery. The Grand Memo runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and comes with ZTE's own user interface. Other notable features include 16GB of memory, 1GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and... Read more...
Since NVIDIA announced its Tegra 4i chip with LTE integration at CES, we haven’t heard a whole lot of Tegra 4 news, but that’s changing; ZTE announced that it’s partnering with NVIDIA to release Tegra 4-based “super phones” in China, with models hitting the market by the middle of the year. ZTE says that the Tegra 4 chip will be a quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor and offer 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce cores; certain models will also include the optional NVIDIA i500 modem which will enable worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support and fast networking, and ZTE is planning... Read more...
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