Amidst all the products we've seen drop at IFA 2014 thus far comes an update to ZTE's Blade series of smartphones, the Blade Vec 3G and the Blade Vec 4G. As the names imply, one of the handsets offers 3G connectivity, and the other 4G, while both sport the exact same design and 5-inch HD display.
Believe it or not, the brand "ZTE" may just have the smartphone you want to check out next. It’s being released off-contract, unlocked, with LTE compatibility for right around $280 USD. That’s the price of a locked, on-contract phone normally, but here you’re getting this device contract-free.
With quite a generous screen, the ZTE Nubia X6 was announced with much fanfare at an event in China. When we say generous, we mean a 6.44-inch 1080p display and a 13 megapixel front facing camera for your selfie needs. While the news is good, the only limitation for now seems the China-only release slated for this smartphone.
Following its plan adjustments earlier this month, Aio Wireless has announced the expansion of its product offerings with three additional smartphones: the Moto G, Nokia Lumia 520, and the ZTE Sonata 4G. The ZTE is available now, but the other two aren't set to arrive until February 14.
Modular smartphone setups are still not something that would be considered mainstream by any means, but they do seem to be a setup that we are hearing more and more about. There has been chatter from Phonebloks as well as from Motorola with Project Ara. And more recently, we spotted the ZTE Eco-Mobius while walking the show floor here at CES.