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ZTE shut down all major operations in aftermath of US ban
ZTE shut down all major operations in aftermath of US ban By Elyse Betters

ZTE announced it has shut down operations and closed its online store following a US ban against it.ZTE is one of China's largest tech companies, and yet, it's ceased all "major operating activities," according to a new public filing. As a result, some... Read more

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want
ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want By Elyse Betters

ZTE has a new device, and it's, um, interesting.Called the ZTE Axon M, it's basically a flip phone. But not the type some of you may you remember from the early 2000s. It's a full-featured Android smartphone with two full-size displays, which are connected... Read more

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile
ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile By Elyse Betters

ZTE is officially getting into the Android Wear game.The company has unveiled the Quartz and said it will be available online from 14 April or from 21 April via T-Mobile for just $192 (about £154). It features a round 1.4-inch AMOLED display, 768MB RAM,... Read more

ZTE is making its first Android Wear watch called ZTE Quartz, reveals leak
ZTE is making its first Android Wear watch called ZTE Quartz, reveals leak By Elyse Betters

ZTE is getting into the Android Wear game.According to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, ZTE is the latest smartphone maker to develop an Android Wear device. The company is reportedly working on something called ZTE Quartz, and while many manufacturers are already... Read more

ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget
ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget By Elyse Betters

What does ZTE's latest phone have in common with the Honor 6x and Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom?Besides being unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, they each sport dual cameras, allowing you to capture photos with a a "bokeh" depth-of-field effect.... Read more

ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic
ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic By Britta O'Boyle

Chinese company ZTE announced a number of devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including a couple of new additions to its Blade series.The Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite both launched at the show, destined for Germany, Spain and Mexico. The V7... Read more

ZTE's vision of the future includes transparent smartphones
ZTE's vision of the future includes transparent smartphones By Chris Hall

ZTE took the stage at the IFA 2015 Global Press Conference, currently running in Malta, with Waiman Lam, senior director of technology and partnership, ZTE, introducing a number of recent ZTE innovations and talking about future growth.The ZTE Star 2,... Read more

Want to unlock your smartphone with your eyes? The ZTE Grand S3's retina scanning tech can do just that (hands-on)
Want to unlock your smartphone with your eyes? The ZTE Grand S3's retina scanning tech can do just that (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

Biometrics. Now that's a word we'll be hearing more of in the world of tech. Having seen plenty of fingerprint scanners on phones in recent years, the ZTE Grand S3 goes one step further: incorporating EyeVerify retina scanning technology, which can be... Read more

ZTE announces Blade Vec 3G, Blade Vec 4G and ZTE Kis 3 MAX smartphones, all under €230
ZTE announces Blade Vec 3G, Blade Vec 4G and ZTE Kis 3 MAX smartphones, all under €230 By Britta O'Boyle

ZTE has announced three new smartphones during its press conference at IFA 2014 in Berlin comprising the ZTE Blade Vec in 3G and 4G models as well as the ZTE Kis 3 MAX.The ZTE Blade Vec 3G model will support dual-SIM and will be heading for Germany... Read more

ZTE Open C Firefox OS phone available exclusively through eBay before general release
ZTE Open C Firefox OS phone available exclusively through eBay before general release By Rik Henderson

ZTE is selling its Firefox OS smartphone, the Open C, exclusively through eBay before putting it on general release next month.The handset is a cheap-as-chips device with a 4-inch 800 x 480 screen, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB... Read more

Hands-on: ZTE Grand Memo II review
Hands-on: ZTE Grand Memo II review By Stuart Miles

The Grand Memo II LTE from ZTE is the company's update to the previously launched Grand Memo and is its new flagship Phablet for 2014.It was announced at MWC in Barcelona and we hopped over to the company's stand to take a look at whether this has the... Read more

Hands-on: ZTE Grand S II is bigger, bolder and more powerful than original
Hands-on: ZTE Grand S II is bigger, bolder and more powerful than original By Mike Lowe

Big phones are all the rage at the moment. ZTE's sequel to the Grand S, the aptly named Grand S II, pushes into phablet territory thanks to its large 5.5-inch screen. It's not only bigger than the original 5-inch model in the series, it's more powerful... Read more

ZTE smartwatch due to be shown off in 2014
ZTE smartwatch due to be shown off in 2014 By Luke Edwards

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE has revealed plans for its own smartwatch, due to be unveiled in 2014.Like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, the smartwatch - which should be available from the second quarter of 2014 - will work only with the same brand smartphones.  And... Read more

ZTE launches Nubia Z5S and Z5s mini smartphones
ZTE launches Nubia Z5S and Z5s mini smartphones By Luke Edwards

Chinese OEM manufacturer ZTE has just announced its new range of smartphones. The ZTE Nubia 5S and Nubia Z5S mini are mid to high-end handsets which will be released in China first before being unleashed on the rest of the world.The ZTE Nubia Z5S will... Read more

Initial stock of the ZTE Open Firefox OS handset sells out in three days
Initial stock of the ZTE Open Firefox OS handset sells out in three days By Jake Smith

Initial stock for the first Firefox OS smartphone - the ZTE Open - has sold out in a matter of three days, maybe to the surprise of many, given the youthfulness of the Firefox OS platform. The entry-level smartphone was first made available over the weekend... Read more

ZTE Open Firefox OS phone to be sold exclusively through eBay, for £59.99
ZTE Open Firefox OS phone to be sold exclusively through eBay, for £59.99 By Rik Henderson

ZTE has announced that it will soon start to sell its entry-level Firefox OS handset exclusively through eBay in the UK and US. The ZTE Open will be available on a "Buy it now" basis and will cost £59.99 and $79.99 respectively.Seen by Pocket-lint at... Read more

ZTE Grand X2 In: 4.5-inch Intel Android offers 24fps shooting
ZTE Grand X2 In: 4.5-inch Intel Android offers 24fps shooting By Chris Hall

The ZTE Grand X2 In is the Chinese company's latest Intel-powered Android handset, landing with a claim of 24fps shooting from the camera, with no shutter lag.Intel doesn't power a huge number of devices, the best known probably being the Motorola RAZR... Read more

ZTE Grand X Quad looking half decent from leaked pics, shame we're unlikely to ever get it
ZTE Grand X Quad looking half decent from leaked pics, shame we're unlikely to ever get it By Rik Henderson

There have been a few rumours about a midrange ZTE handset knocking about, with the sterile name V987 being touted. However, it seems to have broken cover in the form of a leaked press image of the front and rear, and it now goes by the superior name... Read more

ZTE Grand Memo pictures and hands-on
ZTE Grand Memo pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

If there is one thing that Mobile World Congress is teaching us, it's that companies believe there is a strong appetite for large phones, big enough that they are getting confused with tablets in some cases. Case in point is the ZTE Grand Memo, a phone-come-tablet... Read more

ZTE Grand Memo brings 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 800 power
ZTE Grand Memo brings 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 800 power By Chris Hall

ZTE is going big with the launch of the 5.7-inch ZTE Grand Memo, announced at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.The monster smartphone will line up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note II in terms of size, bridging the gap between smartphone... Read more

ZTE Open pictures and hands-on
ZTE Open pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

It was no secret that ZTE was going to announce a Firefox OS phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and here it is: the ZTE Open.The handset runs on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, which has been in development for a number of years and finally coming to... Read more

ZTE Blade III
4.0 stars ZTE Blade III By Ian Morris

Low-priced Android phones are a mixed bag, on the one hand, they're often better than you'd expect, but on the other there are always compromises made to get a phone out for this sort of money. It becomes even more ridiculous when you consider that Virgin... Read more

ZTE Grand S pictures and hands-on
ZTE Grand S pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

The ZTE grand S is the first truly flagship phone from the Chinese manufacturer. Boasting a big 5-inch 1080p screen, it promises to be quite a handset - but does it deliver?The first thing you notice about the Grand S is its screen. That 5-inch display... Read more

ZTE Kis White
3.5 stars ZTE Kis White By Mike Lowe

Phones don't have to be expensive. The ZTE Kis - reviewed here in its festive white, veneer-like finish - is proof enough of that. Available via Virgin Media as a contract-free Pay As You Go (PAYG) purchase for a mere £49.99, plus a £10 top-up at purchase,... Read more

ZTE Grand X
3.0 stars ZTE Grand X By Ian Morris

You might not have heard of ZTE - its full name is Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment - but like so many companies such as Ericsson and Huawei, ZTE was originally a telecommunications equipment supplier, but like the other companies it's also had its... Read more

ZTE Grand X pictures and hands-on
ZTE Grand X pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

The new ZTE Grand X is the first genuinely powerful phone we have seen from the traditionally budget manufacturer. Priced at £189 handset only, or £32 a month from Virgin media, it is an affordable way of getting hold of Ice Cream Sandwich. In the... Read more

ZTE Grand X unleashed with Ice Cream Sandwich on board
ZTE Grand X unleashed with Ice Cream Sandwich on board By Danny Brogan

ZTE has unveiled a powerful Ice Cream Sandwich phone complete with Tegra 2 dual-core chipset that marks the phone as the manufacturer's 2012 flagship device.Sporting a 4.3-inch screen, the ZTE Grand X has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and can display... Read more

ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on
ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Okay, let's start with the obvious. The ZTE PF100 is a fugly tablet. There, we've said it. Its faux-metallic edges look more rusty than sharp and the back panel makes it look like a 1980s' calculator.The build quality is pretty cheap looking and feeling... Read more

ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on
ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Chinese manufacturer ZTE unleashed a barrage of new smartphones and tablets; a signal of its clear intention to take its business model global.The company - which grew by 50 per cent in 2011 and achieved a 400... Read more

ZTE Skate Acqua pictures and hands-on
ZTE Skate Acqua pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Chinese company ZTE unveiled around 52 new handsets* over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, the first steps in fulfilling its ambitions for global domination.Devices such as the flagship Tegra 3 boasting ZTE Era and its quad-core Ice Cream Sandwich... Read more

ZTE Era quad-core smartphone pictures and hands-on
ZTE Era quad-core smartphone pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Finding a powered-up, fully-functioning ZTE Era at Mobile World Congress is about as likely as scoring some much needed bandwith on the expo's creaking press Wi-Fi connection - ie, slim to none.After getting on first-name terms with the "booth babes"... Read more

ZTE Orbit Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on
ZTE Orbit Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Another juicy Mango has fallen from the Windows Phone 7 tree, courtesy of the ZTE Orbit that has debuted over in Spain at Mobile World Congress.Well, we say juicy. It's definitely not as ripe as the succulent Nokia Lumia 800 or 900 - the picks of the... Read more

ZTE Mimosa X pictures and hands-on
ZTE Mimosa X pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Over in Barcelona at MWC 2012, Chinese manufacturer ZTE signalled its intent to become a key player in the smartphone arena by unleashing a total of eight new handsets, including the ZTE Mimosa X Android smartphone, which it is claiming is a breakthrough... Read more

ZTE expands in Android: PF112 HD, Kis, Acqua announced
ZTE expands in Android: PF112 HD, Kis, Acqua announced By Chris Hall

ZTE has announced an onslaught of Android devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While the ZTE Era and the ZTE Mimosa X take the top spots, the company has also launched entry and mid-range devices, including the ZTE PF112 HD, ZTE Kis, and ZTE... Read more

ZTE Orbit expands Windows Phone 7 offering
ZTE Orbit expands Windows Phone 7 offering By Chris Hall

ZTE has announced it is expanding its portfolio of Windows Phone 7 handsets with the introduction of the ZTE Orbit. The ZTE Orbit joins the ZTE Tania, previously announced, to make a WP7 pairing for the Chinese phone manufacturer.ZTE Orbit will offer... Read more

ZTE Era quad-core smartphone unleashed at MWC
ZTE Era quad-core smartphone unleashed at MWC By Paul Lamkin

We already knew about a trio of the eight handsets that ZTE had promised to unleash at Mobile World Congress and, at the company's press conference on Monday morning, the covers were taken off the Chinese company's flagship device - the ZTE Era.The ZTE... Read more

ZTE Mimosa X first phone to offer Tegra 2 and Icera Modem
ZTE Mimosa X first phone to offer Tegra 2 and Icera Modem By Chris Hall

With Mobile World Congress 2012 just around the corner, Nvidia and ZTE have stepped forward to announce the ZTE Mimosa X Android smartphone, which they are claiming is a breakthrough handset.The important part about the announcement of the Mimosa X is... Read more

ZTE Android Ice Cream Sandwich duo set for MWC launch
ZTE Android Ice Cream Sandwich duo set for MWC launch By Paul Lamkin

The MWC launch news is certainly heating up as we get closer and closer to the big Barcelona expo. We recently saw LG playing its opening hand by going official with the Optimus Vu and the Optimus LTE Tag and now ZTE has got in early with a duo of its... Read more

ZTE Light II tablet launched - 7-incher UK bound
ZTE Light II tablet launched - 7-incher UK bound By Hunter Skipworth

ZTE has announced the 7-inch Light II Android tablet. Running Android 2.3 and packing a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, it isn't exactly leading the way in specs terms. ZTE has never really been about pushing the boundaries of power however, more... Read more

ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 Android fun coming February
ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 Android fun coming February By Paul Lamkin

Over in Las Vegas at CES we thought that ZTE might have shuffled off the shackles of its "budget brand" tag by showing off the Tegra 3 packing ZTE T98.But a couple of new 7-inch efforts from the Chinese company have indicated that it still has eyes for... Read more

ZTE Tania pictures and hands-on
ZTE Tania pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

ZTE has announced the Tania, its first Windows Phone 7 powered handset. The manufacturer is known for its value for money Android phones and the Tania is the beginning of attempts at cheap WP7 offerings. Inside the Tania is a Qualcomm MSM 8255 1GHz Snapdragon... Read more

ZTE Tania brings budget Windows Phone 7 to UK
ZTE Tania brings budget Windows Phone 7 to UK By Chris Hall

ZTE is launching its ZTE Tania Windows Phone 7 handset in the UK, looking to appeal to those who want to go Windows Phone without spending a packet.The ZTE Tania was announced in China back in September 2011, but now joins the likes of Nokia, Samsung,... Read more

ZTE Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet pictures and hands-on
ZTE Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

We all thought that the first sighting of an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, aka Kal-El, would be inside a tablet from Samsung, Motorola, Acer or one of the other big guns but, back in September at a trade show in China, it was ZTE who nabbed the début quad-core... Read more

HTC, Sharp, and ZTE planning NFC smartphones
HTC, Sharp, and ZTE planning NFC smartphones By Stuart Miles

HTC has been coy about adding NFC to its smartphones to date, but that could all be about to change after the company, along with Sharp and ZTE, announced that it is joining the NFC forum.The NFC Forum, the non-profit industry association that advances... Read more

ZTE Skate hitting UK in summer 2011
ZTE Skate hitting UK in summer 2011 By Chris Hall

ZTE have updated us on their plans to launch their new Android smartphone - the 4.3-inch ZTE Skate - at a briefing session with Pocket-lint in London. Wu Sa, Director of mobile device operations for ZTE (UK), confirmed that the ZTE Skate will be available... Read more

Sprint ZTE Peel review
3.0 stars Sprint ZTE Peel review By Lydia Leavitt

The Sprint ZTE Peel, $79.99, is an accessory that ends the fruitless search for Wi-Fi by turning an Apple iPod touch into its own mobile hotspot on Sprint’s 3G network. Each gigabyte of data will cost $29.99 per month, with additional charges incurred... Read more

ZTE Racer
3.0 stars ZTE Racer By Libby Plummer

As Android continues to grow in popularity at a whirlwind pace, we can expect to see more and more affordable Android phones hitting the shops. This sub-£100 handset from ZTE is not only the company's first foray into Android phones, it's also one of... Read more