Profits almost doubled for ZTE last year


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.

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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

ZTE Grand S3

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

ZTE announces the Blade S6 with Android Lollipop for $250


A new Blade is in town and it’s called the Blade S6. ZTE says this one is targeted for the “young and young at heart.”

It sports a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expandable storage, a Sony IMX214 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, Hi-Fi sound, LTE, 2.400 mAh battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop skinned with MiFavor 3.0. It’s 7.7 mm thick and will be available in silver and matte pink.

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ZTE Nubia Z9 leaks again, further showing thin side bezels


In 2015, a new wave of flagship devices are going to arrive. It seems that the Nubia Z9 will be the flagship device for ZTE this year. The handset leaked in November and, today, it has done the same. We see that ZTE is pushing for incredibly thin bezels on the sides; however, the top and bottom bezels are quite large. It is definitely something that ZTE should look into fixing (if this is indeed the Nubia Z9).

The debut for the ZTE Nubia Z9 is likely at MWC 2015 in February.

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AT&T will carry ZTE’s second portable hotspot projector

zte_spro_2_projectorAfter showing off the SPro 2 at CES this year, ZTE has announced that the portable projector and hotspot will be coming exclusively to AT&T’s LTE network later this year. There’s always a chance that they’ll eventually release a WiFi-only model like they did with the original, but for the time being AT&T is going to be your only option.

The SPro 2 can connect up to 10 different devices to its wireless hotspot and can stream media from Google Play or several other connectivity options. The projector will blast a 720p image up to 120 inches, and it’s a fairly small, compact device, so it’s easy to carry around. Read more

ZTE Spro 2 smart projector announced at CES 2015


Last year at CES 2014, ZTE announced the ZTE Spro, a small, smart projector that was a unique device at the time. To build upon the foundation that was laid with the Spro, ZTE announced today at CES 2015 the successor device, the ZTE Spro 2. The latest device adds features like auto focus and auto keystone to mobile hotspot and media streaming capabilities. Read more

ZTE Grand X Max+ heading to Cricket Wireless on Friday

Cricket Wireless ZTE Grand X Max

Cricket Wireless is partnering with ZTE to offer an exclusive handset to its customers. The Grand X Max+ will be available on January 9 for $199 without a contract. Alongside the low cost of the handset are low monthly payments. The carrier has plans starting at $35 per month. This makes the entire package obtainable for entry-level users.

Despite the low off-contract cost, the Grand X Max+ has decent specifications. The 6-inch display is not Full HD as the resolution is 1280×720. ZTE delivers, though, with a 13MP camera on the rear of the handset and a 5MP camera facing the user. Everything is controlled by a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 400 processor with 3200mAh battery providing the power. Android 4.4 KitKat is included, sitting behind custom software designed by ZTE.

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