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    Sources in China reported that ZTE was planning on launching the Axon 7 at the same price it did so for the Axon Pro last year — $450. Well, it's been a day over two months since we learned of this quite impressive phone. The pre-order period is over and done with in the US and sales have officially begun at the price of $399.98. Yep, the phone is keeping its pre-order pricing which means that it's only 98 cents more expensive than a OnePlus 3 and the Alcatel Idol 4S. It's still available at the places you'll find below. Newegg is attaching free headphones with a pre-order through ...

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    To be cheap is to prosper as a smartphone consumer. And it's also to live. And if you've caught wind of the ZTE ZMAX PRO last week, you might've thought to switch over to MetroPCS to get that exclusive $99 phone with a fingerprint sensor. Well, if you want a little more freedom in which carrier you want to hitch up with, check out BLU's new Studio Touch. Like the ZMAX PRO, it has a fingerprint reader (though on the front). But as the phone comes direct from BLU and the price is not subsidized, there are some compromises. The MediaTek MT6725 processor is a quad-core unit running at 1GHz. ...

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    With all the attention given to the fast-rising Huawei, OPPO, Vivo and even LeEco of late, it feels another promising Chinese smartphone manufacturer isn’t quite getting the buzz it perhaps deserves. Unlike three of its four aforementioned domestic rivals, ZTE already caters to an American audience in addition to Asian and European budget-conscious mobile consumers with both entry-level devices and premium models. But if the Axon 7 is too rich for your blood, freebies included, you’ll be happy to hear a diminutive, watered-down version will probably break cover soon. The ZTE Axon 7 ...

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    From solid deal to sweet bargain to outlandishly awesome value for your money. It doesn’t look like a matter of whether or not you should pre-order the ZTE Axon 7 as soon as you get a chance, but where to buy it from? Amazon and the manufacturer’s own e-store would probably lead the pack, since they’re likely to ship the premium yet inexpensive Daydream-supporting phone ahead of all other authorized retailers. Newegg is a great choice if you’re into powerful DJ-style headphones… and free stuff, while B&H Photo Video offers more leeway in terms of what types of gifts you’re ...

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    The hard grade of disbelief we give to budget phones out of China these days has to do with the fact that they have fingerprint sensors. Yeah, we know, kinda crazy. It takes a bit more than a few dollars, though, to not only get the component, but get it to work properly and in a decent fashion. Nevertheless, phone after phone in China has made it happen. ZTE is making it happen in the US with the debut of the spiritual successor to the ZMax 2, the ZMax Pro for MetroPCS. There's a six-inch, full HD display with a Snapdragon 617 and 2GB of RAM. The main camera has 13 megapixels of ...

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    It was at "3" last year, as far as we know. Now, ZTE is moving this weirdly-branded line of budget phone to "4". The company has launched the Small Fresh 4 in China. It has a MediaTek MT6753 (eight cores running at 1.3GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable with a microSD card by up to 64GB) and a 5.2-inch full HD LCD with 2.5D pooling glass on the front. The 5-megapixel selfie cam supposedly has some crazy glass in front of it, giving it a 160-degree field of view. There's a 13-megapixel rear camera, too. All of this and a fingerprint sensor on Android Marshmallow with MiFavor 3.5 ...

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    ZTE has been focusing on an unusual selling point in its efforts to prove the Axon 7 can stand out from the high-end Android smartphone pack, surprisingly downplaying the 5.5-incher’s super-sharp screen, powerful processor and even Daydream VR compatibility to talk up “superb HiFi audio.” The front-facing dual speakers are said to deliver “America’s Premier” sound experience, completed by other top-notch add-ons like dual microphones, HiFi recording capabilities, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Surround. But to truly appreciate everything ZTE worked on to delight your ears, you ...

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    Pokémon Go is already huge and it's getting huger! LG is whittling back expectations for the G5, but can a V20 pull the company out of its doldrums. Plus this week our viewers take the wheel. Ask us anything (tech related), and we're going to answer it! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 209 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 14th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your ...

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    Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg and, of course, ZTE’s own US e-store are finally accepting pre-orders for the self-described “first Android smartphone to break away from other flagships with specs that outperform rivals at an unbeatable price.” Said price is $400 after all, not $450, as previously believed, which is indeed pretty amazing for a 5.5-incher that “looks and feels premium at every angle”, supporting Google’s Daydream mobile VR platform off the bat (well, technically, starting in the fall), and packing the best internals currently available. Maybe not a Snapdragon ...

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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 Un-carrier is going insane for Samsung for the fourth. And, yes, it starts off with the Galaxy S6 edge and its starting price of $329.99, a mere $350 off the list price for today, July 1. And believe it or not, both the 64GB and 128GB versions top out at $349.99. But if you're not interested in the rush to get an edgy flagship of yesteryear, you could save $50 on the Galaxy S7 ($629.99) or S7 edge ($739.99). And even if you decide to buy any Samsung flagship as old as the Galaxy S6 (though, minus the Galaxy S6 edge), you get half-off of the Tab E or $200 off a Tab S2. If you're a lover ...

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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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    After crossing the Commerce Department's sanctions against Iran, ZTE is continuing to cooperate with the government's investigation. As such, the department has extended a reprieve that allows for the manufacturer to continue to source parts and software from the US. The reprieve that was supposed to end on Thursday will now end on August 30. ZTE Chairman Zhao Xianming said in a statement that the company can continue to benefit from its "relationships with hundreds of American companies and our continued investment in the U.S." Those companies make up about 43 percent of ZTE's business ...

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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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    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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