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ZTE Axon 30 Review

ZTE Axon 30 review: Excellent performance meets excellent value

September 1st, 2021

The edge-to-edge display has long been interrupted by the front-facing camera. Apple, notably, seems perfectly content cutting a section of the display out for the camera and any Face ID sensors. Android manufacturers, however, have opted for the hole-punch, and are working on ways to build a completely uninterrupted display experience — like the under-display …

Under-display camera phone

You can finally buy a phone with an under-display camera

September 2nd, 2020

ZTE’s Axon 20 5G is the world’s first commercial phone with an under-display selfie camera. ZTE says that it had to overcome many hurdles in order to build a phone with an under-display camera, but it allowed the company to focus on a true all-screen design. The ZTE Axon 20 5G is available to preorder …

ZTE Axon 20 5G

This is the world’s first phone with a camera under the display

August 20th, 2020

The ZTE Axon 20 5G will be the world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera. The Chinese vendor will announce the handset on September 1st, but it’s already started teasing the phone on social media. The first renders do not show any camera samples from that under-display camera, however. Smartphone design has almost reached perfection. …

Coronavirus Symptoms

Coronavirus outbreak might ruin the biggest smartphone show of 2020

February 5th, 2020

As hard as they might fight it, Chinese authorities have yet to put a stop to the coronavirus epidemic. The virus first appeared in late December and needed only a month to infect more than 24,500 people from around the world, although only a couple of hundred cases have been registered outside of China. The …

ZTE Axon S vs. Galaxy S10

ZTE’s latest phone makes a terrible compromise to avoid having a notch

March 18th, 2019

For most of 2018, the notch dominated the mobile landscape, as every Android manufacturer under the sun (except for Samsung) hurried to copy the iPhone X. We then witnessed a new wave of post-notch designs, where Android device makers desperately tried to look original by doing the only thing that was available to them: They …

ZTE foldable phone

ZTE’s vision of a foldable phone looks nothing like what we saw at MWC

March 7th, 2019

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has previously patented a design for a horizontally folding tablet-like device, and it now it seems the brand may also be considering a foldable display for use in an upcoming smartphone design. A new patent filing has been published suggesting as much and is already leading to speculation that whatever ZTE …

White House Executive Order

White House considering executive order to bar Huawei and ZTE purchases

December 27th, 2018

The White House is considering an executive order to declare a national emergency that would bar US companies from purchasing telecommunications equipment from China, a new report says, with Huawei and ZTE products being the targets of the order. Three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters the order has been under consideration for more …

ZTE Ban lifted

The US ban on ZTE has been temporarily lifted

July 3rd, 2018

It’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for ZTE, one of China’s biggest telecommunications firms. First, the company was slapped with a seven-year ban for its actions evading US sanctions on North Korea and Iran. The ban was thrown into doubt as President Trump suggested on Twitter that it would be lifted, only for lawmakers in …

ZTE ban Senate deal

The Senate wrecked Trump’s deal to save ZTE

June 12th, 2018

Last week, ZTE came to an agreement with the US Commerce Department that will lift a ban that prevents it from buying parts from US suppliers. As a telecoms and smartphone company, ZTE would struggle to make products without using software from Google, processors and radios from Qualcomm, or any of the other parts that …

ZTE US sanctions lifted Trump tweet

Report: ZTE has reached a deal to have US sanctions lifted

June 5th, 2018

According to a report from Reuters, ZTE has reached a deal with US authorities that would lift a ban that prevents it from buying parts from US suppliers. The news isn’t exactly surprising, given that President Trump hinted at it on Twitter three weeks ago; However, it’s a speedy turnaround for a company that just one …