Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE all want to overshadow OnePlus One launch next week
Apr17

Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE all want to overshadow OnePlus One launch next week

On April 23, China-based smartphone manufacturing startup OnePlus is due to unveil its first ever device, the One. It has so far been teased extensively by its maker, and we basically already know everything about it save for one detail: what it looks like. On that front, all we’ve been led to believe is that it will come with insanely small bezels. Otherwise, the OnePlus One should sport a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a...

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ZTE Nubia X6 phablet announced in China with top notch specs, 13 MP front camera, 4,250 mAh battery
Mar25

ZTE Nubia X6 phablet announced in China with top notch specs, 13 MP front camera, 4,250 mAh battery

Right on schedule, ZTE has announced the Nubia X6 phablet today. It’s actually more of a tablet than even a phablet, coming with a gigantic 6.44-inch touchscreen. It’s got 1080p Full HD resolution, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and optical image stabilization, a 13 MP front camera, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32, 64, or 128 GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 4G LTE,...

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ZTE Nubia X6 certified in China, pictures and specs now out
Mar20

ZTE Nubia X6 certified in China, pictures and specs now out

ZTE has chosen to unveil its next Nubia-branded smartphone on March 25, which is the same day on which HTC will finally make the new One official (coincidence or not). So far the Chinese company itself has teased the Nubia X6 once or twice, and we’ve heard that it would be a phablet – maybe even a pretty big one. That turns out to have been true, apparently. TENAA, which is the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, has just...

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ZTE chooses to announce the Nubia X6 on the same day as the new HTC One
Mar14

ZTE chooses to announce the Nubia X6 on the same day as the new HTC One

In a pretty odd move, ZTE decided that the only day of the year in which it could officially unveil the Nubia X6 was the same day in which HTC will have its big event for the all new One: March 25. Generally, smartphone makers want to make sure that no other big events are scheduled on the same day in which they want to introduce a new device, but there have been exceptions to this rule. Notably, when big shows such as CES, MWC, or...

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ZTE Grand S Ext appears in leaked renders
Mar11

ZTE Grand S Ext appears in leaked renders

What comes next in ZTE’s Grand S line, after the original Grand S from last year and the Grand S II that was announced this January? Well, it may be the Grand S Ext. No, really, that’s its name – and if we ‘eat’ one space, it becomes the Grand Sext. ZTE sure likes to put stupid names on some of its phones – see the Iconic Phablet, which so far has thankfully only been launched as the Boost Max. So...

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ZTE Nubia X6 coming soon, official teaser reveals
Mar04

ZTE Nubia X6 coming soon, official teaser reveals

ZTE is clearly working on at least one new device to add to its Nubia line. That much is certain. Everything else about it or them, though, is confusing because of multiple conflicting rumors we’ve heard in the past. See, we’ve been led to believe that there was a Nubia Z7 coming. Then a Nubia X. Are those the same handset, though? It’s impossible to tell right now. To complicate things even further, ZTE itself has...

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ZTE Nubia X 6-inch phablet supposedly leaked via spy shot
Feb25

ZTE Nubia X 6-inch phablet supposedly leaked via spy shot

ZTE’s Nubia sub-brand currently maxes out at the 5-inch Z5S that was unveiled back in November. That may soon change, though. In these times in which phablets seem to be all the rage (and especially in Asia), ZTE can’t afford to miss out. So, on one hand, there’s the upcoming Grand Memo II that we talked about yesterday, but something big is cooking for Nubia too. Last year we thought that the first Nubia phablet...

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ZTE Grand Memo II LTE announced as a midrange phablet coming with Android 4.4 KitKat
Feb24

ZTE Grand Memo II LTE announced as a midrange phablet coming with Android 4.4 KitKat

ZTE is obviously at MWC too, and it’s announcing a new device too, unsurprisingly. We’re talking about the Grand Memo II LTE, the successor to the ZTE Grand Memo that was unveiled at last year’s MWC. This is a midrange phablet, that nicely comes running Android 4.4 KitKat from day one, however. It has a 6-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm...

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ZTE’s Iconic Phablet becomes Boost Mobile’s first phablet, now out as the Boost Max
Jan28

ZTE’s Iconic Phablet becomes Boost Mobile’s first phablet, now out as the Boost Max

Remember the ZTE Iconic Phablet from CES? The most award-worthy handset at the well known electronics shindig has already become available. At Boost Mobile, no less. Sans contract, yes. And, thankfully, with a different name. Apparently “Iconic Phablet” may have been a “placeholder name” according to Engadget, which is very, very good to hear. How such a stupid name made it to even “placeholder”...

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Sprint launches ZTE Optik 2 tablet for just $29.99
Jan24

Sprint launches ZTE Optik 2 tablet for just $29.99

Sprint has launched the ZTE Optik 2 Android tablet today. This is the successor to the easily forgotten original Optik from two years ago. Interestingly, while it is thankfully cheaper than the first Optik, the Optik 2 doesn’t come with much improved specs. So it seems like the two years that have passed in between these releases have only served to take down the price of Sprint’s cheapest tablet (both now and then) from...

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