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.
ZTE announced earlier today that it will launch its brand new Falcon 4G Mobile Hotspot on T-Mobile starting Friday, February 12. While the market for dedicated Mobile Hotspot’s is declining as a result of every Android smartphone having the feature on board, there are some people who need to connect multiple devices when they’re on the road — so they plumb for a standalone LTE tethering unit.
Apple fans will soon have a new “innovation” to crow about according to new reports coming out of China. Sources are reporting that Apple has requested their largest camera supplier, Largan Technology, to provide dual-lens camera samples. Reportedly Apple is asking other camera manufacturers in Japan and China to also provide dual-lens camera samples. The dual-lens setup is believed to be targeted at a version of the next-generation iPhone Plus. Android fans will quickly recognize that use of dual-lens cameras was pushed heavily by HTC in the past and more recently companies like Lenovo, ZTE and Huawei are adopting the technology. Read more
ZTE may have only announced the Grand X 3 earlier this month at CES 2016, but the smartphone is now available at Cricket Wireless.
At CES 2016, ZTE took the wraps off their new Nubia business unit along with plans to expand into more markets with new devices in the upcoming year. Today the company took another step on that path with the official release of the Nubia Prague S smartphone in the Chinese market. The Prague S is a mid-range phone that is part of Nubia’s Prague series and follows the My Prague model although it is not really a successor. Read more
On January 18, ZTE is scheduled to hold an event of its own where it will announce the Nubia Z11. Interestingly, we just discovered a leak containing images of a new device, most likely the Nubia X8.