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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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nubia Red Magic Mars available now in the US

nubia Red Magic Mars available now in the US

After a brief flash of popularity, it almost seems like gaming smartphones have become silent, pushed into the background by foldable phones and quadruple cameras. To prove that isn't the case, nubia's Red Magic brand has just announced the global availability of the Red Magic Mars gaming smartphone. Previously available only in China, you can now grab a hot gaming device in the US, Canada, and Europe at a price that would put even last year's flagships to shame.

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US considers executive order to ban Huawei, ZTE telecom hardware

US considers executive order to ban Huawei, ZTE telecom hardware

The Trump administration is considering an executive order that would ban US companies from buying telecommunications hardware from ZTE and Huawei. Both Chinese companies have been the focus of potential security concerns in multiple countries, including the US and Australia, the latter of which has already passed multiple restrictions on the companies. The news follows a recent report claiming the US government interfered with Huawei's plan to install WiFi in a Washington DC stadium.

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ZTE nubia X teardown is unexciting in a good way

ZTE nubia X teardown is unexciting in a good way

Dual screen smartphones present as many puzzles as they solve. How do you effectively use it without accidentally trigger the other screen? How do you easily switch between the two screens? And more importantly, how easy would it be to open up the phone with out breaking anything. OK, maybe that last one isn’t something most of us will ask but those interested in repairing the ZTE nubia X definitely will. Good thing Zack Nelson has the answer.

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ZTE nubia X durability test has surprising results

ZTE nubia X durability test has surprising results

Just when you thought everyone has agreed to flatter Apple by copying its notch, along came a few manufacturers who dared to find other ways to solve that design problem. Though the idea is not exactly new, tested first by the odd Meizu Pro 7, the ZTE nubia X is definitely the first to take that to the extreme. But as with any new and unconventional design, the question has always been “will it bend”. Fortunately for those interested in buying it one way or another, JerryRigEverything answered that question and more.

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