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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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    ZTE’s quirky Spro line of 2-in-1 Android projectors has come a long way from a clunky, unfocused first generation, but for some reason, the “professional-grade” 8.4-inch Plus model unveiled back in February isn’t ready for primetime yet. At least not on T-Mobile, the third major US carrier to sell the 5-inch ZTE Spro 2, a little late and a little expensive. Then again, you can always choose to split the hybrid device’s $500 MSRP at Magenta in 24 affordable monthly payments of $20.84 each. Meanwhile, as long as Verizon and AT&T don’t launch the larger, slimmer, more capable ...

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    America might be widely regarded as the land of opportunity and endless possibilities, but when it comes to ridiculously affordable mobile hardware, China is without a doubt the global leader and trend-setter. Local veteran and worldwide fame seeker ZTE today throws its hat in the ultra-low-cost Android smartphone ring again, going after Xiaomi or Meizu’s best entry-level models with everything you could realistically hope for at around $100… and then some. The Blade A2, which follows in the footsteps of the modest A1, is similarly no powerhouse, packing an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 ...

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    Every so often you'll find Chinese manufacturer ZTE come up with some neat Android-powered projectors. We've played with the Spro 2 all the way back last year. It got picked up by AT&T and everyone went along their merry little ways. Fast forward more than a year and we find that T-Mobile has a product listing for the Snapdragon 801-toting pico projector in its support column. Sources to TmoNews say that band support has been tweaked for the Un-carrier's HSPA and LTE bands (including band 12). We might see this device launch Tuesday, June 7. No word on pricing, but AT&T charged ...

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    In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple's weight. Not the case anymore. In Counterpoint Research's latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino's lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. It has dropped from 46 percent last year to 33 percent this year. While it still heads the pack, Samsung is nipping at the heels with a 28 percent share, 2 percent better than 2015. LG dropped 1 percent to 15 percent, but that's after seven straight quarters of gains. ...

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    Following the launch of the Axon 7, ZTE announced that it will be building 23 retail stores for consumers to go hands on with products. Most of these stores will be in China, but we're expecting to see an outlet in Mexico, and some presence in Europe. For all of our high tech shopping options, is the future of technology retail a return to "brick and mortar" retail? Tech purchases are often fairly emotional. Our gadgets need to satisfy daily tasks, but our gadgets also need to tickle our brains in some way. Whether it's design, color options, style, status, or some other intangible, a ...

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    ZTE is clearly moving up through the Android OEM ranks, not just in its homeland, but stateside and in international markets like Germany, Russia and Mexico also. The Chinese device manufacturer seeks global fame in the high-end segment, as well as the low-cost, entry-level scene, with a diversified product portfolio including Axon, Nubia, Blade and Zmax families, among others. Of course, you can’t really call a phone like the Zmax 2 entry-level, although it’s super-low-cost right now, setting you back a measly 60 bucks at Best Buy. Originally launched at $150, the 5.5-incher still ...

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    With a new flagship comes a new attitude for ZTE. Its Mobile Device CEO, Adam Zeng, said that it will set up 23 brick-and-mortar stores to sell its smartphones and consumer networking and communication products. Twenty of them will be in China while the remaining ones will be placed in Germany, Russia and Mexico. The manufacturer had shipped the sixth-most number of phones in the first quarter for 3.6 percent share of the market. Source: Digitimes

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    So, we know what we're getting with the Axon 7 and we figured that ZTE would finally come around and just say that the phone's going global. As we have discussed on this week's podcast, we'd hope that the company would do its flagship phone a favor in marketing the thing. Well, we're learning now that the base model Axon 7 — the one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage — will go on sale in China for ¥2,899. Funnily enough, the phone will retail for €409 in Europe and $449 in the US. That's the same price the original Axon Pro launched with last year. There's a higher-end version of ...

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    Samsung might skip the naming of its next phablet, jumping to the Note 7. Pebble smashes Kickstarter goals. Should companies be allowed to use Kickstarter as a "pre-sale" platform? We get a better look at the OnePlus 3, and our own Jaime Rivera went to China to check out the ZTE Axon 7! Of course we'll also be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 202 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on May 27th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version starting this weekend. ...

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    You probably didn’t pay much attention to ZTE’s secondary announcement of a basic VR headset with Daydream support alongside the exquisite-looking new Axon 7 phone yesterday, but it turns out that might well have been the absolute highlight of the company’s Beijing event. It’s a pretty big deal that the ZTE Axon 7 and its head-strapped partner will be fully compatible with Daydream virtual reality experiences, presumably once the former gets updated to Android N, because according to Clay Bavor, “there will most likely not be any retroactively Daydream-ready phones.” That’s ...

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    As part of its Axon 7 launch, ZTE also decided to throw along its new ZTE VR headset. Like most other basic headsets — ahem, Gear VR — you just plug your Axon 7 into the headset and you get up and running. The ZTE VR headset has a nine-axis gyroscope for a refined viewing experience. It also has a few buttons, a capacitive touch pad and all of this is supposedly Daydream-compatible, too. Perhaps as manufacturers are able to create a UI skin on top of Android, those same manufacturers are able to create their own experiences on top of Daydream. But that's just speculation on our part. ...

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    Unlike Samsung, which is rumored to only skip a digit in branding this year’s Galaxy Note, ZTE leaped over a whole bunch of them and decided to confusingly follow up the Axon with an Axon 7 that doesn’t even measure 7 inches in screen diagonal. But the number 7 is considered to bring good luck in both Chinese and many Western cultures, and ZTE wants its latest 5.5-inch flagship to conquer the world with an arguably gorgeous design, super-loud speakers, and overall, the best possible 2016 specifications. This device manufacturer is certainly moving up the Android OEM ranks, so we ...

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    Chinese manufacturer ZTE is turning up the dial to seven. After last year's US-launched Axon, it has taken things back home to reboot the stratified series. The Axon 7 was revealed at a Beijing event and it is about as strong a phone as its spring compatriots and at least just as strong as a possible fall release. For one, you can purchase a variant of the phone with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. Some of the other major features of the phone include the return of Hi-Fi in a big way: the Axon 7 has two audio chipsets from AKM, one providing the DAC function and the other as an ...

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    ZTE has a pretty decent mid-range smartphone that's just made it to AT&T's prepaid service, but are we getting a capoeira lesson here? And what's with this long name? Well, the blog post at Cricket Wireless's site play cute with the marketing of the phone with references to Motorola's heavily 'ol chugger, the DynaTAC, and the whole bit about how smartphone screen sizes blew up so fast. But then we get this series of GIFs (which we can't place here because of our filesize restrictions ... darn them) that show off a bunch of people running around a huge park in Atlanta, showing off ...

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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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    ZTE is back in the US with a full-page advert on today's Wall Street Journal giving thanks to "The 30 Million Savviest Mobile Users For Choosing Performance Without Price". Which is all fine and well if the ad were placed in isolation, but this comes at about a year after the original Axon Pro appeared in the US and days before a launch event in Beijing for the Axon 7. In fact, we might even be seeing the top portion of that new, golden phone in the ad. It's certainly looking unlike any prior Axon model that's been released. A visit to the Axon site didn't garner any clues for an Axon 7 US ...

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    Did ZTE pull a Huawei or are they just good friends? We've seen the Ascend Mate 2 turn into the Ascend Mate 7, now we're hearing about the sequel to the Axon coming into view as the Axon 7. GizmoChina has an invitation for a May 26 event in Beijing and it's teasing some loud speakers. In addition, we're expecting the typical internals for the space year 2016: quad HD resolution spread over 5.5 inches, a Snapdragon 820, a single 20-megapixel main camera and 64GB of native storage. Odd that we're hearing about a Beijing event as we saw ZTE launch the first device in the line, the Axon Pro, ...

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    Leaks don't have to be all about iPhones, Galaxys, Huawei, Xiaomi, Nexus, any real flagships, really, etc. etc. Take ZTE  — it's said to be planning a device called the Zmax Pro, according to a source to VentureBeat's Evan Blass. While previous Zmax devices have stuck to 720p displays on large canvasses with Snapdragon 400-series processors, the Pro is said to be packing in a Snapdragon 617 (eight cores running at 1.5GHz) right under a six-inch full HD screen. 2GB of RAM may same a little weak for 2016, but there is 32GB of flash storage for the suffering. The rear camera looks to have ...

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    Following a Tenaa regulatory visit that practically etched all of Axon 2’s specifications in stone, as well as exhibiting its front, rear and lateral design in excellent quality, ZTE was left scraping the bottom of the barrel for things it could still surprise us with in the build up to a formal announcement. The company’s CEO, Zeng Xuezhong, ultimately chose a bold side-by-side comparison of the “all new Axon”, iPhone 6s and Huawei P9, pitting the three against one another in a battle of… screws and speaker grills. Wait, what? It’s true, ZTE seems to think one of the reasons ...

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    Apple's apocalypse/demise/plateau has firmed up enough for the time being to give Samsung the biggest portion of the US smartphone market. At least, it was the case back in March. Counterpoint Research reports that Apple had 23 percent market share, short of Samsung's 28.8 percent. It's the first monthly win for Samsung in 11 months and signals that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge did indeed have great first-month results, especially when pitting them against the Galaxy S6's sales. Rounding the top five are LG (17.1 percent), ZTE (6.6 percent) and Alcatel (4.5 percent). Global ...

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    It’s hard enough to tell the difference between first-generation ZTE Axon, Axon Pro, Elite and Max editions without a sequel thrown in the mix, but by the looks of things, there’s only one second-gen model decidedly around the corner. While this is hardly a revolutionary device in terms of design, smoothening the original’s lines out, picking up a circular rear-fitted fingerprint scanner, and replacing the gimmicky 13 + 2MP Dual camera arrangement with a single 20-megapixel shooter, it also touts a major under-the-hood upgrade. Namely, a Snapdragon 820 SoC with a quad-core Kryo CPU ...

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