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Why is this Red Magic phone so compelling? Showmanship.

Why is this Red Magic phone so compelling? Showmanship.

This morning I received an email from "Red Magic Team" about a new smartphone. This group of creators works with Nubia, a smartphone company most haven't heard of - part of the brand ZTE, a brand you've most likely heard of, especially very recently. The most important part of this situation isn't the wild contents of this phone, it's the presentation which surround them.

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ZTE sanction: a slippery slope for the global mobile market

ZTE sanction: a slippery slope for the global mobile market

Huawei is probably thanking its lucky stars that it got off easy. The US government might be working to block sales and use of its products in the country, but it remains unhindered in making such products and selling them elsewhere, even indirectly in the US. Unfortunately for ZTE, it might be facing the worst challenge to its smartphone business yet. And while this single instance could be justified in some way, the sanctions imposed by the US government could pose problems for the entire mobile industry it left unchecked.

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US hits ZTE with huge ban that has ominous Android implications

US hits ZTE with huge ban that has ominous Android implications

US companies have been banned from selling hardware and software to ZTE, after the Chinese company admitted to violating Iran and North Korea sanctions. The firm - which makes smartphones, telecoms hardware, and more - will no longer be able to purchase components from American manufacturers like Qualcomm and Intel, and it could put its current use of Android into jeopardy.

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ZTE Iceberg gets 2x notches and 4x glass corners

ZTE Iceberg gets 2x notches and 4x glass corners

The ZTE Iceberg is a concept design designed by ZTE - officially. I say this first because the design is so bonkers, it looks at first as though it wasn't meant to be seen by the public. OR, it looks like a design student was asked to create the most daring design they could imagine still seeing the production floor. Either way, the details here deserve a once-over.

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ZTE Axon M teardown reveals dual screen secrets

ZTE Axon M teardown reveals dual screen secrets

Foldable phones are set to become the next big thing in mobile in a year or two but ZTE, and Kyocera before it, already had a long head start. Granted, the Axon M is almost ridiculous and not exactly what people have in mind when they think “foldable phone”. It’s still an interesting and, more importantly, actually working take on the future and JerryRigEverything’s Zack Nelson takes the dual screen phone apart so see if it has anything else to yield.

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Android Go released in USA today on an $80 phone

Android Go released in USA today on an $80 phone

ZTE just became the first smartphone brand to release an Android Go phone in the United States. Android Go is a version of Android that makes "entry-level" smartphones perform their best, making their value propositions far more exciting than in phones of the recent past. ZTE's release is the ZTE Tempo Go, a 5-inch display-toting smartphone with bare essential features on the newest version of Android.

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ZTE Tempo Go is an Android Go for the US

ZTE Tempo Go is an Android Go for the US

Google has unleashed the scouting party for Android Go upon the world and we’ve heard from the likes of Nokia, Alcatel, and India’s General Mobile. Availability of the Android Go phones from those, however, are targeted mostly at emerging markets. But who’s to say that those in the US don’t want an extremely affordable but still usable Android phone? ZTE definitely thinks so and it is making the ZTE Tempo Go, one of if not the first Android Go phone for the US market, available exactly for that purpose.

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ZTE Axon 7 Oreo US beta: here’s how to get in

ZTE Axon 7 Oreo US beta: here’s how to get in

ZTE made a big splash in the US back in 2016 when it launched the Axon 7, back then its premium model. It still is, so far, its flagship phone with no successor yet in sight. But while fans await what is rumored to be the Axon 9 (no Axon 8), the Chinese OEM is making their time worthwhile with its Oreo Beta program for those in US. But while it’s welcome news for those who have been dying for an update, getting into that program is proving to be harder than usual.

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Huawei and ZTE come under fire from FBI, CIA, NSA

Huawei and ZTE come under fire from FBI, CIA, NSA

It isn't exactly a secret that the US government has a certain hesitancy when it comes to phones made by Chinese companies, but today, we're seeing some top security official state that apprehensiveness outright. Many top security officials have come out and recommended that Americans avoid buying phones made by Huawei and ZTE. Such a recommendation won't really come as much of a shock, and may even do something to solidify some recent rumors we've been hearing.

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ZTE Axon M is first of multiple folding phones the maker has planned

ZTE Axon M is first of multiple folding phones the maker has planned

Last year, ZTE released a smartphone with two displays called the Axon M. This phone has a hinge sandwiched between the displays, enabling it to fold like a clamshell phone. ZTE calls this a folding phone, though it doesn't quite meet the folding definition -- it has two displays, not one flexible folding display, which is the primary goal for some phone makers. The Axon M, ZTE has said, is only the first among the company's folding handsets.

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US bill proposal seeks fed ban on working with firms using ZTE and Huawei tech

US bill proposal seeks fed ban on working with firms using ZTE and Huawei tech

Huawei and ZTE, both Chinese companies, are once again receiving negative attention from the US government, which a new bill proposal wants to ban from working with firms that use equipment from either company. Though both ZTE and Huawei are popularly known for their mobile phone equipment, both offer hardware outside of that category, such as Huawei with its enterprise routers. The bill is called the "Defending US Government Communications Act."

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ZTE Blade V9 finally makes the jump to 18:9 screens

ZTE Blade V9 finally makes the jump to 18:9 screens

Almost every major, and some minor, OEM has some nearly bezel-less phone with an 18:9 screen, varying in resolution, size, and the amount of bezels around it. One hold out is ZTE, but that changes with the revelation of the new ZTE Blade V9. But while this phones does indeed make the transition to that new aspect ratio, it seems that ZTE might have shaved off other aspects of the device to keep costs down.

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