ZTE Axon 7 Release Date

Axon 7 is a flagship Android phone with killer specs that you never saw coming

By on May 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Axon 7 is a flagship Android phone with killer specs that you never saw coming

Unless you’re a hardcore tech lover and you follow all the Android fan blogs, odds are good that you’ve never heard of the Axon 7 and had no idea it was in the works. Actually, odds are good that you had never heard of the original ZTE Axon either, even though it has been available for quite some time now. (In case you’re wondering, numbers are completely meaningless now for some reason, so there won’t be an Axon 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.)

The Axon line might be new to you, but the Axon 7 is a smartphone you definitely won’t soon forget — it will be available unlocked for less than $500, and it’ll feature cutting-edge specs and performance on par with phones that cost nearly twice as much. More →

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ZTE’s upcoming flagship could make Samsung worried

By on May 13, 2016 at 11:30 PM.

ZTE’s upcoming flagship could make Samsung worried

ZTE’s first Axon smartphone was everything we’ve come to expect from China’s no-brand smartphone manufacturers: cheap, powerful, and basically boring. If these leaked specs are true (and the price stays close to $250), this could cause more problems for the status quo.

The specs come courtesy of Chinese telecom regulator TENAA, as spotted by VentureBeat. They’re exactly what you would expect from a $600 flagship Android handset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 5.5-inch QHD screen, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (plus more through a microSD slot), a fingerprint sensor, and 20MP/8MP cameras for the rear and front respectively. Oh, and there’s a 3140mAh battery to power the show.

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Giveaway: Win an Unreleased Axon Smartphone With Specs You Won’t Believe

By on June 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM.

Giveaway: Win an Unreleased Axon Smartphone With Specs You Won’t Believe

We’re giving away a brand new AXON smartphone, and you’re going to want to check this out! 4K video, Hi-Fi audio, 4GB of RAM, a dual-lens camera, twin microphones, a gorgeous display, crazy battery life, and a sleek and sexy design make this an Android-lover’s dream phone.

Here are some of my favorite features of the device: More →

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ZTE Maven ZTE Sonata 2 Price

Save a Fortune By Buying One of These New Phones Instead of a Galaxy S6 or iPhone

By on June 27, 2015 at 10:15 AM.

Save a Fortune By Buying One of These New Phones Instead of a Galaxy S6 or iPhone

AT&T’s lineup of affordable smartphones expanded on Friday with the unveiling of the ZTE Maven. This $59.99 device comes equipped with 4G LTE wireless service, Android 5.1 and, best of all, doesn’t require an annual commitment. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cheaper phone with better specs from any of the major service providers. More →

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ZTE Projector Hotspot CES 2014

Meet the Wi-Fi hotspot that doubles as a video projector

By on January 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Meet the Wi-Fi hotspot that doubles as a video projector

In this digital age, we expect all of our devices to multi-task as much as we do. Our video game consoles need to serve as capable media centers, our watches need to receive email, and apparently our projectors need to double as Wi-Fi hotspots. ZTE announced its lineup for CES 2014 on Thursday, and one of the most interesting devices on the list is succinctly titled the Projector Hotspot. More →

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ZTE Grand S Release Date

ZTE announces U.S. availability for Grand S, nubia 5 hero phones

By on October 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM.

ZTE announces U.S. availability for Grand S, nubia 5 hero phones

ZTE quickly ascended the ranks to become a top-five smartphone vendor earlier this year, and it hopes to capitalize on that success with the release of two powerful new smartphones. The Grand S phablet was revealed at CES in January, although at the time there was no indication of whether the phone would make it to the U.S. or not. The wait is now over because the Grand S will be available for preorder on October 5th along with the ZTE’s new high-end offering, the nubia 5. More →

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ZTE American Smartphone Market Share Analysis

Bargain-bin smartphones vault ZTE into the top 5 in U.S. market share

By on May 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM.

Bargain-bin smartphones vault ZTE into the top 5 in U.S. market share

The iPhone 5. The Galaxy S4. The HTC One. The BlackBerry Z10. These are the smartphones that we’ve been reading about obsessively for the past several months and are some of the American smartphone market’s heavyweight fighters. But while these big-name vendors have been rolling out their premier devices, Chinese smartphone vendor ZTE has been quietly flooding the U.S. market with low-cost smartphones that have now made it one of the five biggest smartphone vendors in the United States, Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Shah says. More →

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Microsoft squeezes even more money out of Android, signs licensing agreement with ZTE

Microsoft squeezes even more money out of Android, signs licensing agreement with ZTE

By on April 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM.

Microsoft squeezes even more money out of Android, signs licensing agreement with ZTE

ZTE has come to an agreement with Microsoft to license the company’s technology that is being borrowed in the Android and Chrome operating systems. Microsoft has signed licensing deals with more than 20 other manufacturers, including HTC, Samsung and LG. In fact, the company claims that 80% of Android smartphones sold in the U.S. and a majority of those sold throughout the world are now covered under its various agreements. Of course, there are still some companies — most notably, Google’s Motorola Mobility — that have not yet come to terms with Microsoft.  More →

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ZTE Open Hands-on

Does the world need another new mobile OS? Firefox and ZTE think so

By on February 25, 2013 at 9:05 PM.

Does the world need another new mobile OS? Firefox and ZTE think so

The new ZTE (0763) Open is perhaps more significant for what it’s not than what it is. The handset does not run Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 or Tizen. In a world dominated by just a few established major players, the introduction of Firefox’s new mobile OS, alongside handsets such as the Open, is pretty big news. Banking on the untapped demand in emerging markets yet to see the explosion of smartphone growth that has swept the rest of the planet, Firefox and ZTE are hoping to make headway with their own unique offering. More →

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ZTE Grand Memo Hands On

ZTE Grand Memo preview: Destined to get lost in the phablet crowd

By on February 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM.

ZTE Grand Memo preview: Destined to get lost in the phablet crowd

One thing is quite clear: Samsung’s (005930) gamble on the 5-inch handset market is catching fire. Manufacturers seem to be scrambling to concoct their very own iteration of the “phablet,” clearly attempting to capitalize on the newly forged market space created by the world’s largest Android manufacturer. Unfortunately, where Samsung led with innovation and foresight, most of these other companies seem to be playing a rather embarrassing game of catch up. Case in point is ZTE (0763). More →

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ZTE Grand Memo Phablet

Good news, ‘phablet’ fans: ZTE plans to release a 5.7-inch behemoth called the ‘Grand Memo’

By on January 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM.

Good news, ‘phablet’ fans: ZTE plans to release a 5.7-inch behemoth called the ‘Grand Memo’

ZTE (0763) has big plans for 2013. The Chinese manufacturer has previously focused on low-end feature phones and smartphones, however in a move similar to rival Huawei(002502), ZTE is looking to attack the high-end market with a variety of devices. The company recently announced the Grand S smartphone, which is equipped with a 1080p full HD display and quad-core processor, and is scheduled to debut even more devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. More →

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