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ZTE is still a security threat according to FCC decision

ZTE is still a security threat according to FCC decision

Some might presume that recent political changes in the US government might weaken the campaign against certain US companies but it is far too early to count those eggs. The current government still holds the power and, as far as the Trump administration is concerned, nothing has really changed. Huawei is still on its entity list and TikTok still risks getting banned next month. And according to a recent FCC order, ZTE remains a national security threat because of its potential to be used for state-sanctioned espionage.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G under-display camera trick revealed in macro shot

ZTE Axon 20 5G under-display camera trick revealed in macro shot

ZTE claims to have successfully pulled off what other companies like Samsung are taking forever to do. Of course, we're still waiting for hard, real-world evidence that the Axon 20 5G's under-display camera is all that it's advertised to be. ZTE is wasting no time trying to prove that it's theory is sound but one pair of photos may reveal just exactly what the ZTE Axon 20 5G's under-display camera looks like, up-close, personal, and with a flat color background.

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The FCC did the math on ousting Huawei and ZTE from US carriers. Spoiler – it’s a LOT

The FCC did the math on ousting Huawei and ZTE from US carriers. Spoiler – it’s a LOT

The FCC has done the math on just how much it might cost to remove Huawei and ZTE equipment and services from US carriers, and it's bad news if you thought it might be as simple and cheap as unplugging a few routers and switches. Last year, the FCC warned carriers getting government funding that they would no longer be able to order network tech from the two Chinese companies.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G revealed with under-display tech: camera, fingerprint reader, speakers

ZTE Axon 20 5G revealed with under-display tech: camera, fingerprint reader, speakers

Today we're taking a peek at the newly-revealed ZTE Axon 20 5G, otherwise known as the "world's first under-display camera smartphone." This device might not look particularly extraordinary at first - it's not really meant to be particularly striking in outward appearance. Instead, it's meant to do what any other smartphone does, without the drawback of having a space up front for a camera - be it a wide bezel, a notch, or a hole in the phone's display.

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Xiaomi under-display camera phones are coming next year

Xiaomi under-display camera phones are coming next year

Samsung was expected to have been researching it first but Xiaomi and OPPO were the first to flaunt working prototypes of under-screen front cameras. Both, however, are being upstaged by ZTE who has pre-announced its upcoming Axon 20 5G as the world's first commercially available phone with that technology. Xiaomi doesn't seem to be worried at all because come 2021, it boasts it will have the best version thanks to its third-gen under-display camera technology.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G official render confirms intriguing design

ZTE Axon 20 5G official render confirms intriguing design

Some companies, like Sony, try hard to keep upcoming products from leaking, even if those attempts have become futile in this Internet age. Others like OnePlus, on the other hand, have accepted that reality and even learned to use that to their advantage. ZTE seems to be taking a page from that book with its next Axon flagship that was leaked last week. Not only has it announced what the Axon 20 5G will bring next month, it is now even revealing what it will look like as well.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G with under-display camera is coming next month

ZTE Axon 20 5G with under-display camera is coming next month

Perhaps trying to beat leaks that have all but revealed its existence, ZTE if formally confirming that, yes, the Axon 20 5G, or A20 5G in China, does exist. In fact, in a little over two weeks, the phone will actually be launching, at least in China. And, yes, ZTE is boasting the fact that it will be the world's first mass-produced 5G phone with that under-display camera that even the bigger OEMs have been trying to pull off for years.

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ZTE Axon A20 5G with under-screen camera passes by China’s TENAA

ZTE Axon A20 5G with under-screen camera passes by China’s TENAA

Some may think that innovation in the smartphone market has almost plateaued but there are still a few dreams that have yet to be fulfilled that don't involve foldable or rollable screens. One such dream is having a camera that hides underneath the screen, unseen until it is needed. Many manufacturers, including Samsung and Apple, have reportedly been trying to achieve it but ZTE might be the first one to actually come out with an under-screen camera in this Axon A20 5G.

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ZTE claims first under-screen camera phone release

ZTE claims first under-screen camera phone release

This week the folks at ZTE revealed that they'd be the first company to release a smartphone with an under-screen camera. That'll be the sort of front-facing camera on a smartphone that you cannot see with the naked eye! Or at least not without a very, very analytical eye and a thirst for looking very, very close.

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Nubia Watch puts a new angle on the bendable smartphone for your wrist

Nubia Watch puts a new angle on the bendable smartphone for your wrist

We've seen quite a few mobile devices designed around the idea of a flexible screen but nubia's Alpha probably took the cake last year. Pretty much a smartphone you could wrap around your wrist, the device utilized a flexible screen that curved gently to offer a futuristic-looking smartwatch. This year, nubia has taken that idea and pulled it down to earth just a bit, introducing angles that make it look more like a regular smartwatch and an option for swappable straps, just like a regular smartwatch.

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Nubia Red Magic 5S gaming phone promises to be better at keeping cool

Nubia Red Magic 5S gaming phone promises to be better at keeping cool

Just when you thought gaming smartphones have gone silent this year, along comes not one, not even two, but three new ones. Then again, ZTE sub-brand nubia has never been silent in this niche market, pushing out model after model and variant after variant of its Red Magic gaming smartphones. The latest to join its band is the Red Magic 5S which, if its name wasn't a dead giveaway already, builds upon it earlier Red Magic 5G, this time with more cooling options both inside and out.

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FCC declares Huawei and ZTE national security threats: What that means

FCC declares Huawei and ZTE national security threats: What that means

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has dealt a new blow to Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, alleging that they are both national security threats. With an official proclamation established, the FCC says that its Universal Service Fund cannot be used to purchase or otherwise support any services or hardware from either company. The move follows years of US government concern over potential espionage and security issues related to hardware from Chinese companies.

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