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ZTE’s crowdsourced product: an eye-tracking, self-adhesive phone

ZTE’s crowdsourced product: an eye-tracking, self-adhesive phone

The people have spoken. Finally putting an end to the unorthodox, somewhat insane, not to mention risky, crowdsourcing project, ZTE USA has revealed the finally tally of its CSX stunt. After whittling the useful, sometimes wacky ideas down to five, the ZTE community has voted that the company’s next mobile device will be a smartphone that can use eye-tracking to control and navigate the interface. And, to facilitate that completely hands-free operation, the device can also stick to walls as well.

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ZTE Axon 7 Mini finally goes on pre-order in the US

ZTE Axon 7 Mini finally goes on pre-order in the US

“Mini” and “compact” are two words that no longer mean what they originally meant, at least not in the smartphone market. Take for example, the ZTE Axon 7 Mini, which is finally making its way to the US after a month of basking in European weather. There is nothing mini, compact, or small about it, standing at 5.2 inches. That said, one can probably claim that its price tag is, at least, miniature, compared to its full-blown ZTE Axon 7 counterpart.

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Nubia Z11 mini S gets official with 23MP rear camera

Nubia Z11 mini S gets official with 23MP rear camera

The nubia z11 mini S smartphone has gone official and it has some very cool features packed inside a device that really isn't small as the mini name would imply. The smartphone has a 5.2-inch screen with full HD resolution. It comes in three colors including khaki, champagne, and alloy. I think most of us would call those colors gray, black, and gold.

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ZTE finally puts its crowdsourced ideas to the vote

ZTE finally puts its crowdsourced ideas to the vote

While companies will always talk about connecting with their customers, getting their feedback, and having open lines of communications, very few will actually get those involved in the design process of products. Such poses the risk of too many cooks ruining the broth. But last August, ZTE defied that commonly accepted business sense with Project CSX, short for “Crowd Sourced X”, which asked the crowd what they want ZTE’s next innovative product to be. After whittling those down to five, ZTE is now asking the very same crowd to vote for their favorite.

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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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