After seeing itself slapped with restrictions on being able to buy components produced in the U.S., ZTE has earned a bit of a reprieve as the U.S. Commerce Department has announced they are temporarily lifting the sanctions that were put in place earlier this month. The Commerce Department indicates the move comes in response to ZTE’s cooperation with the U.S. government in dealing with the original trade issue, although Commerce reserves the right to re-institute the restrictions at a later time if deemed necessary. Read more
ZTE may have a new device up their sleeve. The ZTE A2017 just took a run on mobile-benchmarking site GFXBench and leaked some specifications.
With new restrictions on exports to China’s ZTE by U.S. companies set to go into effect tomorrow, the Chinese government is expressing their anger at the move by the Commerce Department. A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry stated, “China is opposed to the U.S. citing domestic laws to place sanctions on Chinese enterprises.” Read more
ZTE has a new budget-friendly device called the Blade D2. The device has launched in Thailand and Vietnam.
ZTE is in hot water with the US Commerce Department after agreeing to sell parts and components from major US companies to Iran’s biggest telecom, and the company will likely have a hard time securing any US-made parts in the near future. A new export restriction will be placed on Tuesday that will effectively eliminate any other company’s ability to sell to ZTE. Read more
ZTE issued an announcement indicating they have started the process of rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the ZTE Axon Pro smartphone. This update is consistent with a commitment ZTE made when the device was launched last summer to keep it up to date with the latest versions of the Android operating system. Read more
ZTE today at Mobile World Congress announced two new smartphones, the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite.
The Spro Plus projector has been unveiled, arriving with a host of handy features including a 2K screen, a 12,100 mAh battery, autofocus and more.
This Sunday, Samsung and LG will headline one of the biggest days of the year as the two companies prepare to introduce their 2016 flagships — the Galaxy S7 and G5, respectively. But they won’t be the only ones hosting events on February 21. ZTE has announced its MWC 2016 event will also be held on the week before the trade show actually begins.
ZTE says the theme for the event will be “the Enabler of mobile internet (M-ICT).” The company will introduce 5G-ready products, smart devices, and phones and tablets from the ZTE and Axon brands.
The event will be held at 10:30AM ET on Sunday, February 21.