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ZTE Axon 7 update brings improved battery, signal performance

ZTE Axon 7 update brings improved battery, signal performance

ZTE’s Axon brand continues to do miracles for the company in the US. After a surprising first launch last year, the Chinese manufacturer aimed to bring high-end specs down to an affordable level with the Axon 7 last July. To follow up on that success, ZTE is pushing an update that tries to address some of the biggest pain points of the smartphone, or any smartphone for that matter, particularly in signal strength as well as battery life.

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ZTE asked fans for new product ideas: These are the weird results

ZTE asked fans for new product ideas: These are the weird results

Brave or foolhardy, ZTE's attempt to crowdsource the next must-have mobile device has come up with a trio of oddball ideas it's hoping fans will flesh out for a potential production version. Project CSX was announced back in August, with ZTE inviting suggestions for a possible gadget to fit into its 2017 range; now, we know the shortlist.

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ZTE Axon 7 mini isn’t actually miniature, but its price is

ZTE Axon 7 mini isn’t actually miniature, but its price is

Can you sell a smartphone on sound? ZTE believes you can, hence the ZTE Axon 7 mini, a slightly more pocket-friendly follow-up to the popular Axon 7, announced at IFA 2016 today. Figuring that not everybody wants a 5.5-inch display, the new handset makes audio quality its biggest selling point, though frankly it's price where the Axon 7 mini is most competitive.

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ZTE Axon Pro, Axon 7 bootloaders can be unlocked only upon request

ZTE Axon Pro, Axon 7 bootloaders can be unlocked only upon request

Android is a very powerful platform, partly thanks to its flexibility and openness. But in some cases, that openness starts at the process called bootloader unlocking. A process that is generally frowned upon by device makers but loved, nay demanded even, by power users. Trying to buck the trend and appeal to its US fanbase, ZTE has announced that it will allow owners in the US to unlock the bootloaders of their Axon Pros or Axon 7's. But only upon explicit request and with a big fat warning about voiding warranties.

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ZTE’s Project CSX wants to make a crowdsourced mobile device

ZTE’s Project CSX wants to make a crowdsourced mobile device

Running out of ideas or a stroke of genius? That is most likely what anyone will wonder upon hearing the news that ZTE has resorted to the wisdom of the masses to build a, not the, future mobile device. It may sound perplexing, but that is exactly what ZTE is doing with its "Project CSX", short for "Crowd Sourced X", where it is gathering ideas for a device that it will produce and sell, not in the distant future, but as early as next year.

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ZTE Axon 7 now available for purchase

ZTE Axon 7 now available for purchase

Last year, ZTE made an unexpected and admittedly impressive attempt to grab a piece of the premium smartphone pie in the US market, launching the Axon Pro there first before anywhere else. Although the Axon line already has a few models to its name, it is only now that ZTE has chosen to bring one of those to the US again. At least on paper, the ZTE Axon 7 definitely stands up to the reputation of its predecessor and is now available for consumers to try out for themselves.

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ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets a very early leak

ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets a very early leak

It wasn't too long ago, two weeks in fact, that ZTE unveiled the Axon 7, which brought a tempting offer to US consumers. It flaunted specs nearly equal specs with those of, say, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge but at nearly half the price. It hasn't exactly settled in yet but it seems ZTE is already preparing a "spinoff". Details of a certain Axon 7 Mini have begun leaking out, revealing a smartphone that, while not exactly small, is at least really smaller than its flagship counterpart but still has enough muscle to be a viable option for those with not much budget to spare.

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At this price, the ZTE Zmax Pro could be Android’s budget king

At this price, the ZTE Zmax Pro could be Android’s budget king

What does $99 get you in a smartphone? If MetroPCS is your carrier of choice, the answer could be the ZTE Zmax Pro, a 6-inch phablet that pairs its big display with a surprisingly small price. Revealed today, the Zmax Pro eschews 720p in favor of 1080p Full HD, still a fairly rare decision for a cheap device.

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ZTE Axon 7 brings wallet-friendly premium specs to the US

ZTE Axon 7 brings wallet-friendly premium specs to the US

Around this time last year, ZTE surprised the US smartphone market by launching its first ever high-end Axon smartphone first in the US even before it opened it up to the rest of the world. Today it's doing something similar with the ZTE Axon 7, though the US can't really call dibs on this one. Nonetheless, it is still a bold and definitely groundbreaking move in a market littered with iPhones and Samsungs, offering truly high end features at nearly half the price of bigger players.

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ZTE nubia N1 silently revealed bearing a 5000mAh battery

ZTE nubia N1 silently revealed bearing a 5000mAh battery

Despite not being one of the biggest smartphone OEMs around, ZTE doesn't really skimp on the fanfare when it announces a new model. So it's almost surprising that its newest nubia N1, the first in a new series, hasn't been given that much attention. Even more perplexing considering this mid-tier smartphone does have a few things to boast of, particularly perhaps one of the largest battery sizes we've seen in this particular price tier and screen size.

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ZTE Axon 7 launching in Europe as global rollout kicks off

ZTE Axon 7 launching in Europe as global rollout kicks off

European fans of the ZTE Axon 7 smartphone can now get their hands on the device as Europe becomes the first area outside of China to be able to purchase the smartphone. The Axon 7 launched in China at an event held on May 26. The Axon 7 can be pre-ordered via Amazon in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.

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ZTE nubia Z11 finally launches with no side bezels

ZTE nubia Z11 finally launches with no side bezels

Most of the time, OEMs launch an "N" model and then follow it up with "N mini" or "N max". ZTE, however, seems to have done the reverse. After the nubia Z11 mini and the nubia Z11 max, the Chinese manufacturer is now launching the ZTE nubia Z11, the nominal flagship of the trio. But it isn't just a flagship in title. In design and in specs, the nubia Z11 does stand up to expectations, sporting almost all the high-end components and a display that is flushed to the sides, leaving no room for underutilized bezels.

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