T-Mobile halts ZTE ZMAX sales as consumers try removing the non-removable battery

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Would you try removing a non-removable battery? Didn’t think so. Some owners that purchased the ZTE ZMAX through T-Mobile, however, disagree. The carrier has been forced to halt sales of the handset as current owners have tried removing the non-removable battery.┬áRemoving the back panel to get to the battery is easy because ZTE opted to use clips and not clue to keep it closed. This has caused the ZMAX to be damaged because owners are prying at the battery to remove it.

So until ZTE thinks of a solution, T-Mobile will not be allow customers to purchase the ZMAX.

Source: TmoNews
Via: PCMag

ZTE Nubia Z9 confirmed to have a “borderless” design

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ZTE recently introduced a couple new devices to their Nubia line, the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max and the Nubia Z9 Mini. Oddly enough, sitting in the middle as a flagship device, ZTE did not launch the Nubia Z9. ZTE’s general manager for Nubia devices, Ni Fei, took to Weibo today to let users know the company is still working on the Nubia Z9 and it will be launched “soon.” Readers were likely interested in Fei’s statement that the Nubia Z9 will have “no border” as previously hinted at in earlier leaks.

The Nubia Z9 is expected to come with a 5.2-inch display being run by a Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM. The device should be competitive with other flagship level devices from manufacturers like Samsung and HTC. One big question though will be pricing and availability. Although the other new Nubia devices come with attractive price tags, they are only available in Asian markets.

source: Weibo
via: G for Games

Profits almost doubled for ZTE last year

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To consumers in the United States, ZTE is not nearly as recognizable as other hardware manufacturers. The company, though, sits behind Apple, Samsung, and LG as the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the United States. Its performance around the world has improved so much that the company came close to doubling its profits in 2014. So, yes, ZTE is a company that is alive and well in various markets.

ZTE’s profits rose to $423.4 million last year, up from $219 million in 2013. That is an increase of almost 100%. The company has no plans to stop here and accept its current status. Unlike other Chinese manufacturers (such as Xiaomi), ZTE has committed to North America. ZTE already sells devices in the market but plans to expand its recognition by spending more on marketing. Already having ties with the NBA helps, but ZTE really wants people to know its name.

Hit the break for the full press release.

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ZTE Nubia Z9 leaks in photos showing fingerprint scanner and all-metal body

zte nubia z9 3ZTE’s latest Zubia Z9 has appeared in some photos online, showcasing the general design of the device. The Z9 is supposed to use a 5+ inch screen, and it’s pretty clear that this is going to be a very large device when you see it next to an iPhone 6.

Aside from screen size, we can see the phone sports smoothed, rounded edges and an all-metal body. It looks very, very thin, too, which makes sense for a flagship device in 2015. Read more

ZTE lets you unlock the Grand S3’s lock-screen with eye-recognition

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There’s a variety of ways to unlock your smartphone or tablets these days. You can simply swipe away the lock screen, tap in a passcode, trace a pattern or biometric methods such as fingerprint and facial recognition. As if that isn’t enough choices, ZTE has another option for you. Eye-recognition. The function is called Eyeprint, and we have more details after the break. Read more