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    What’s “Nu” (read new) from Nubia at the 2016 Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin? Not much, as ZTE’s growingly ambitious sub-brand essentially follows Asus’ suit by expanding a previously domestic-exclusive product to European shores. The difference is the “bezel-less”, no-boundary-dreaming Nubia Z11 enjoyed a remarkable first few days of China availability, looking to achieve rapid global fame with a stellar quality – pricing ratio. Yes, we said global, because we expect ZTE to also take a page from arch-rival Huawei’s playbook, ultimately bringing this Full HD ...

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    With the already hugely successful Galaxy Note 7 unveiled early to get a head start on the iPhone 7 (or 6SE), LG feeling confident enough in the G5-similar sequel to the surprisingly popular V10 to give it its own special announcement event in San Francisco, and Apple of course not looking to share the spotlight with anyone else, you may view IFA 2016 as a tech sideshow of sorts. But let us assure you, that’s never been the case for one of Germany’s oldest trade fairs, and Europe’s biggest such gathering of high-profile consumer electronics exhibitors, and by no means is this ...

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    ZTE has won a second extension to its reprieve from trade sanctions in the US. The Commerce Department initially issued the sanctions back in March after its investigations found that the Chinese manufacturer was doing business with Iranian companies. Parts of ZTE's products have been sourced from American companies. The company has maintained its cooperation with the investigation and was granted a break from the sanctions at the end of March and then an extension at the end of June, lasting until August 30. The current extension allows ZTE to continue sourcing components from the US ...

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    It's another one of these pre-IFA events, huh? Just outside of the window of IFA Berlin, we have plenty of events to crash in on like ASUS's, Huawei's, Samsung's, Acer's, Sony's and now ZTE's. Specifically, its Nubia company has decided to ramp up its hype site for what Nubia will do at IFA on August 31. Cristiano Ronaldo's Facebook page also gets in on the promotion action, calling whatever's being promoted ahead a "bezel-less beauty". "...let us follow his steps and witness the bezel-less beauty this August!," vamps Nubia. And a single, solitary moth shall lay its legs upon the next ...

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    Yet another reason to lament the unwillingness of most top Chinese smartphone manufacturers to more aggressively pursue a Western audience? Well, ZTE is actually among the few also making a splash stateside, so we should probably cut it some slack. After all, the surprisingly affordable, exceptionally powerful Axon 7 is looking better and better by the day, while derivative recent Nubia releases could maybe hurt ZTE’s focus on American shores if expanded outside Asia. But we wouldn’t say the same about a device merely known by its convoluted BV0730 model number, certified by Tenaa a ...

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    It took only a minute for the Nubia site to run out of Z11 phones. Again. The second batch of devices took an estimated two hours to completely sell out at all of its e-retail locations. The flash buyout comes after Nubia co-founder Ni Fei promised more stock would be available in today's sale. 25.3 units were sold per second on a half-hourly basis. By our estimate, it seems that 180,000 devices just weren't enough for the clamoring crowd. Some Weibo commenters were concerned that if chronic shortages persist, customers might take their money and put it to the upcoming Honor 8 or another ...

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    With the pre-orders over and done with, sales have been rapid-fire fast for the Nubia Z11. A million buyers registered to buy the thing, but only 250,000 got theirs on July 6. Ni Fei, co-founder of the ZTE subsidiary, said that the company's working hard on getting its next batch of devices ready for July 13. Meanwhile on the mothership, ZTE is expecting to triple its sales in Thailand this year to 900,000 units. Not bad, considering that the name's only been known in the country since 2014. It's brought the company up to number six in sales, but still faces challenges from the typical ...

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    Well, isn’t this a nice little surprise? The timing might not feel very inspired to our American readers, but the ZTE Nubia N1 exclusively targets cash-strapped Android power users in China anyway, so what does it matter to them that today’s the Fourth of July? Priced at the equivalent of $255 (CNY 1,700), the brand-new 5.5-incher greatly resembles (on the outside) a slightly older 5.5-incher that managed to rack up a million pre-orders in a day. Granted, the almost invisible screen borders on the Nubia Z11 are a tad more visible here, and ZTE’s design team clearly reduced its ...

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    The Nubia Z11 was only just announced yesterday and already the ZTE company is gloating about a milestone with its fandom. It announced one million "registrations" made in 24 hours with more to come before the July 5 deadline. It's not a OPPO-busting number, nor is it even up to Xiaomi's levels, but for ZTE, it could do plenty worse. Nubia's own webstore, Tmall.com, JD.com and Suning.com will open up sales the following day at 10am local time. If you're decidedly outside the Great Firewall of China, you can also get your standard Nubia Z11 at oppomart for $499. If you want 6GB of RAM and ...

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    It’s highly unusual to see both a flagship Android phone’s diminutive and jumbo-sized derivations announced ahead of the actual standard model, but in Nubia Z11’s case, the waiting has sure paid off. As expected, ZTE kept the best for last here, joining the growing ranks of 6GB RAM powerhouse manufacturers. And of course, only one ultra-high-end processor goes well with the record-matching memory count, namely a Snapdragon 820 to replace the 617 inside the Z11 mini and 652 under Max’s hood. In order to keep the starting price as low as possible, the 5.5-inch ZTE Nubia Z11 also ...

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    ZTE's Nubia sub-brand has been counting down the days until the Nubia Z11 finally gets presented to the public as a shiny new phone that doesn't already have two other phones of its ilk released. Might as well be surprised with an update to the specs of this phone. We've been watching promotional posters counting down the days until the Nubia Z11's launch — just for fun, really. But on a serious note, we took another visit to the TENAA listing of what's supposedly the Nubia Z11 (model number NX531J). There were a few things that were not there since our original specifications post. ...

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    There are three Nubia Z11 variants we know of and there could soon be a forth. It depends on whether or not it gets announced on June 28. Chinese regulatory agency TENAA has this interesting take on a device that has been iterated on over and over again. The major spec here is the 4.9Ah battery on this thing. It keeps thickness to a respectable 8.95mm, but includes some hardware compromise to keep it from flagship status. The octa-core 1.95GHz chipset doesn't offer much of a tell of what it could be, but it gets 3GB of RAM for backup. The LCD keeps to 5.5 inches at full HD. Both cameras on ...

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    Okay ZTE, this one took a while. And it frankly makes little sense when we've already saw the Nubia Z11 Max launch a week ago. Worse yet, the Z11 Mini has had a two-month headstart on the Max. Whatever the reason, we now know that the Nubia Z11 will be introduced in Beijing on June 28. The company even booked the National Conventional Center, not a small task. TENAA lists the phone with a pair of 13-megapixel cameras, though it's only one on each side of the phone. There's an octa-core processor running at 2.15GHz with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Oddly, while there's a microSD slot, ...

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    For some reason, ZTE unveiled the diminutive variant of the Nubia Z11 in China nearly two months before going official with the Max model today, while still keeping the “standard” configuration under wraps. As suggested not long ago, the Nubia Z11 Max is amazingly almost all screen, squeezing a gigantic 6-inch Full HD AMOLED panel into a 159.2-tall chassis also measuring just 7.4mm in thickness. Don’t worry about battery endurance either, as a 4,000 mAh cell should be capable of getting you through the day without hugging a wall. The tank can even be filled to 80 percent capacity in ...

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    All screen, no phone? Well, that's a monitor. But if you're looking for something mobile that does away with as much bezel as possible, we might be coming in close on the Nubia Z11 Max, a phone that didn't get released with its Mini sibling last month. The ZTE subsidiary's senior vice president Ni Fei posted a big fat teaser on Weibo today touting that the phone will be arriving with an 83.27 percent screen-to-body ratio. Not too bad for Nubia — its Z9 phone was pretty comparable. Pictures from Chinese regulatory agency TENAA show the phone off in more detail with a fingerprint sensor ...

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    In case you haven’t checked your calendar… apps lately, April 19 came and went without so much as a hint regarding the rumored ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Max announcements. The Nubia Z11 and Z11 Max are themselves oddly kept on the sidelines, with just the diminutive derivation unveiled, plus two new low-key Blade-series mid-rangers. But perhaps the X8 "delays" are for the best, allowing ZTE to polish and perfect at least three 6.4-inch models, including one that sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie. Yes, we’re hearing whispers of a Nubia X8 or X8 Max “Ultimate” configuration now, ...

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    It’s not exactly customary for a diminutive derivation of a new flagship phone to go official before the “full-sized” model does, and several major Android OEMs have altogether renounced mini-hero devices. Not ZTE, though, or rather the Chinese company’s Nubia sub-brand, which proves big things can indeed come in small packages today, as promised. The Z11 mini foreshadows both the standard Z11 and Z11 max, unfortunately rehashing a number of Z9 mini specifications it couldn’t possibly upgrade at its sub-$250 price point. Nor can you justifiably show discontent over upper ...

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    While ZTE’s precise product release plans for the next few months remain decidedly under wraps, we know for sure at least a couple Nubia-branded Android phones are slated to go official in Beijing in exactly five days. One of these is likely a mini-flagship, which made us assume sequels for last year’s standard and diminutive Z9 were coming. But it’s also possible long overdue follow-ups for the 2014-launched Nubia X6 are in the works, with 5.5 and 6-inch screens in tow. Given the Tenaa-revealed footprints and display diagonals, we’re guessing the names will be ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 ...

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    ZTE seems to be doing with its Nubia sub-brand basically what Huawei’s been doing for Honor-labeled devices, as we patiently await the oft-rumored announcement and subsequent global launch of a Z11 trio. You may notice the most recent hint regarding an approaching Nubia Z11 presentation in Beijing contains no reference to the ZTE name, just a date, venue and tagline that roughly translates “Small world, big wonders.” Clearly, Nubia is alluding to the April 19 unveiling of both a small and big phone, as well as an even bigger one, we presume, dubbed Z11 Max. Or perhaps it’s only the ...

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    ZTE-subsidiary Nubia has a brand new global website featuring a very puzzling smartphone called "My Prague." It was imaged upon the Czech capital's preponderance of creativity that's renowned throughout circles of high culture. Nubia is introducing its sequel to its My Prague handset, but this time around, there's no Prague for you. It's just the Prague S now. While the Prague S can be pegged as one of the mid-ranger class in 2016 with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, it does sport a 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. Storage comes in at 64GB with 3GB of RAM. The small 2,200mAh ...

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    It'll take a bit of time before we see that Nubia Z11 that everyone seems to be looking forward to this year. But until we get a little more something something than just the front panel, we're not really up for it just yet. But as ZTE subsidiary Nubia wants to keep the counter up on devices, it'll be doing just that next week. Specifically, we're looking forward to what might be known in English as the My Prague S, a step up from last August's My Prague phone. The capital of the Czech Republic, being one of the art capitals of the world, has been exploited for branding the My Prague as a ...

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    CES this year didn't bring us the big ZTE Nubia news we were hoping for, and rather than seeing the high-end Nubia Z11 launch, the best we got was a look at some pics of the phone's front panel. When might we see this guy actually go official? It looks like the wait might not be too much longer, after all, and today we check out some new renders of the Z11, some pics of the rumored Nubia X8 phablet, and learn when both these smartphones could be gearing up to launch. Those renders appear to be a good match for the front panel we already saw, while the back reveals the presence of a dual ...

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    The Nubia Z11 didn't launch at CES 2016, even though we were so hyped on making it just appear in front of our eyes. Turns out, you can't rush successors over predecessors. But just because the hype has faded from the Z9 and the Nubia brand's global expansion, there's still some fun to be had with a hardware leak on the Z11. [gallery columns="4" ids="460252,460253,460254,460255"] At least, part of the Z11 — that part is the front panel. Would anyone want to own such a thin, brittle object anyways? Anyways, the beveled panel will supposedly ride on top of a major feature carried over ...

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    ZTE is looking to blend into the background as far as its own brand goes and let its stars shine — it's somewhat the case with the Axon and Nubia brands already. The latter, by the way, is a full-blown subsidiary of ZTE that wants to expand its label into markets focused on premium handsets at a premium price (and thus, premium margins). Thanks in part to a recent infusion of about $300 million, Nubia shall try. The brand now has its own international website where it will soon sell its products direct to consumers. The site's in Chinese, English and Spanish right now with other ...

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    Likely encouraged by the warm reception of US mobile consumers for the Axon line, China-based device maker ZTE is reportedly looking to further perk up its presence in the all-important, super-competitive Western market. Remember the recently rendered Nubia Z11? Of course you do, as it’s not every day that you get to check out such a handsome slab in pre-release form, complete with Samsung-style edges, and what seems like an aluminum unibody construction. This should follow in the footsteps of the Nubia Z9 and Z7, both of which targeted primarily Asian audiences. But ZTE’s very own ...

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