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ZTE Axon 11 5G wants to offer a mid-range option

ZTE Axon 11 5G wants to offer a mid-range option

5G may be all the rage but those pushing for its mass adoption aren't exactly making it easy to get. Never mind how limited the coverage of 5G networks continues to be, which will now go even slower thanks to a virus pandemic. While devices that do support 5G are growing in number, they are also growing in price. For 5G to truly become widely adopted, 5G phones need to be more accessible to consumers, which is exactly the proposition that ZTE is making with the Axon 11 5G, at least for those who can actually buy and use it.

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LG and ZTE won’t attend MWC 2020 over coronavirus fears [UPDATE]

LG and ZTE won’t attend MWC 2020 over coronavirus fears [UPDATE]

In a very surprising turn of events, LG Electronics has joined ZTE in announcing that it will not attend Mobile World Congress 2020 over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China. The reason, LG said in a brief statement today, is that this virus has spread outside of China and that by having its employees attend MWC, the company may be putting them at risk of contracting the virus.

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nubia Red Magic 5G teasers point to an air-cooled powerhouse

nubia Red Magic 5G teasers point to an air-cooled powerhouse

They may not be flying off the shelves but some manufacturers still believe in the appeal of gaming smartphones. These niche devices add over-the-top features on top of already high-end specs. Since it seems that everyone this year will be sporting 90Hz or 120Hz screens, nubia's Red Magic 5G will be pulling out all the stops, at least based on a series of teasers from the company's own president.

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ZTE Axon 10 Pro has an Android 10 update you can sideload

ZTE Axon 10 Pro has an Android 10 update you can sideload

Although not banned in the US like Huawei, ZTE hasn't been able to truly recover its footing in the US smartphone market. The Axon 7 may have been its last notable phone despite the Axon 10 Pro using every trick in the book to appeal to the US market. It seems that the company is at least rewarding the few loyal customers that did get that flagship and is now rolling out its Android 10 update, one you won't have to wait for to install on your ZTE Axon 10 Pro.

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ZTE Blade 10 Prime and Blade A7 Prime available in the US via Visible

ZTE Blade 10 Prime and Blade A7 Prime available in the US via Visible

ZTE was the first recipient of the US government's wrath but, unlike Huawei, ZTE was forced to quickly bend the knee. Now that nightmare is far behind it and it is back in business. It has even reinstated its partnership with US carriers, like the Verizon-owned Visible. As proof of that, the two have just announced two new phones that try to address the mobile needs of those with very constrained budgets.

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ZTE patent shows how to hide a punch-hole camera

ZTE patent shows how to hide a punch-hole camera

Foldable phones with foldable displays may be the hot topic in smartphones these days, it's really more of a passing distraction, at least for now. For the majority of OEMs, the goal is still in banishing as much bezel as possible, even when it means putting some sensors in inconvenient or extremely conspicuous places. Perhaps the biggest offender in the latter is the so-called punch-hole camera cutout but ZTE may have thought of a creative way to make it at least less obnoxious.

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nubia Z20 is bringing its dual-screen to the US

nubia Z20 is bringing its dual-screen to the US

We've seen all sorts of solutions to the problem of relocating the front camera to make room for more screen. There are popups and flips and even holes in the screen. But while we await that fabled camera-in-display tech, there is one solution that is both the simplest but the oddest one of all: removing the front camera entirely. That is what the nubia Z20 proposes by having screens both front and back. And, fortunately, it's one of the most affordable solutions as well.

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ZTE Axon 10 Pro tries all the OnePlus tricks for cheap in USA release

ZTE Axon 10 Pro tries all the OnePlus tricks for cheap in USA release

ZTE re-enters the North American market this week with the ZTE Axon 10 Pro, a device that looks to take on phones like the OnePlus 7 Pro. This smartphone costs around $550 in its base configuration and will be available starting today at online retailers like Newegg and ZTE's own online store. This phone could well be the way ZTE recaptures the imaginations (and pocketbooks) of a significant number of citizens of the USA - assuming their product stands up to US review scrutiny.

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Red Magic 3 Review : The Gaming Phone Sweet Spot

Red Magic 3 Review : The Gaming Phone Sweet Spot

The Red Magic 3 is a gaming phone made by the company Nubia's gaming arm. This phone is a gaming machine first, and a smartphone second. It has a relatively large display with no notch and no camera hole, powerful "4D" haptic feedback, front-facing stereo speakers, and a sizable battery. With an approximately $479 starting price, the Red Magic 3 could be the most spot-on value in a gaming phone released by any company since the gaming phone trend began.

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Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Today we're going to run down the effective Huawei ban list, the basics in China-based spy fears, and the fallout. This has a little to do with ZTE, a lot to do with China's government, and what might be the worst bout of luck a company ever had (with regard to their native country's timing for a trade war with the United States). But most importantly, we're going to list all the places Huawei's been banned, rejected, or removed in the recent past. SEE: Updates at the end of this text.

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ZTE Axon V concept has cameras bulging from the side, rather than a notch

ZTE Axon V concept has cameras bulging from the side, rather than a notch

The last few years have seen smartphone designs quickly evolve from skinny bezels to almost-borderless with a wide notch in the display, to now, where we're seeing teardrop-shaped notches and hole-punches for cameras. ZTE seems to have come up with the next crazy idea: an Axon V concept with a 3D camera that actually sticks out from the side of the chassis.

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ZTE Blade V10, Axon 10 Pro 5G show the company is far from done

ZTE Blade V10, Axon 10 Pro 5G show the company is far from done

ZTE nearly collapsed completely after the US imposed a strict ban on its access to critical technologies and products it needs for its business. That ban has long been lifted but its survival has always still been in doubt. At MWC 2019, the Chinese manufacturer is putting up its bravest face as it announces its newest mid-range champion as well as, of course, a 5G phone for later this year.

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