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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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RedMagic 5G Review : More gamer now than phone

RedMagic 5G Review : More gamer now than phone

The gaming phone RedMagic 5G is effectively a collection of the most interesting gaming technology yet offered on a phone, jammed in the body of a very optimistic handset. This device feels like it was made by a company that had the opportunity to take chances. Unlike other devices I'd classify as niche, the Red Magic 5G includes features that I would not expect on a device that's priced this (relatively) low.

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Nubia 5G 144Hz phone costs under $350: Why so cheap?

Nubia 5G 144Hz phone costs under $350: Why so cheap?

The company Nubia created a smartphone that works with 5G connectivity and costs significantly less than its closest competitor. The only bad news - it's only scheduled to be released in China, for now. This device is called the Nubia Play, and it looks a whole lot like a device currently on SlashGear's review bench - a gaming phone with the brand Red Magic.

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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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