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ZTE is a Chinese electronics manufacturer. ZTE is one of the largest mobile phone vendors in the world. The company produces many low-cost Android devices. Nubia was at one time a subsidiary of ZTE, but they are now an independent company. Visit the ZTE forums.

The ZTE Blade A3Y is an ultra-affordable budget smartphone for Verizon’s Yahoo Mobile

ZTE today announced a new entry-level Android smartphone in the U.S.: the Blade A3Y.  The smartphone will be exclusive to Verizon’s Yahoo Mobile prepaid carrier service, which was introduced earlier this year in March as a rebranded version of Visible. The ZTE Blade A3Y is a basic smartphone with equally unexciting hardware. It’s a perfect choice...

Forums for Realme 7 series and ZTE Axon 20 are now open

There has been a significant uptick in the smartphone launches in the last few weeks, with the likes of Realme, ZTE, Xiaomi, and Samsung bringing their latest offerings to the market. Last month, we opened forums for the ASUS ZenFone 7, Moto G9, Realme C12/15, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Tab S7. Today we...

ZTE announces the first smartphone with a camera under the display: the Axon 20 5G

ZTE has been teasing the Axon 20 5G for a few weeks now. It's understandable for the company to heavily push this new device because it's the first commercial smartphone that brings under-display camera technology to consumers. While we already had a fair idea of what to expect from the device, ZTE has finally officially...

[Update 4: More colors] ZTE Axon 20 5G will be the first smartphone with an under-screen camera

In the quest to create a completely bezel-less smartphone, manufacturers have been working on under-screen camera tech for the last couple of years. While we've already seen prototypes from Samsung Display, OPPO, and Xiaomi, the under-screen camera tech is yet to make its way to consumers. But that might change soon. In a recent post...

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G, and ZTE Axon 11 5G/4G forums are open

Phone launches typically slow down in the summer months, but there have still been plenty of new phones as of late. Samsung, unsurprisingly, has announced a couple of new devices and ZTE has joined in as well. We've opened up forums for the Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G, and both variants of the ZTE...

ZTE Axon 11 5G and 4G go on sale in Germany and may launch in the U.S. next year

ZTE’s Axon lineup is the flagship lineup from the Chinese OEM, giving us some competitive "flagship killers" over the years like the ZTE Axon 7 and innovative products like the ZTE Axon M dual-screen foldable. But the company had always underperformed in terms of general availability and marketing for otherwise-good products, which is the reason...

ZTE’s budget Blade A3 Prime smartphone launches on Verizon-owned Visible and Yahoo Mobile for $99

The budget smartphone market is different for every region across the world, as this segment is fine-tuned to the region on the basis of the local laws and regulations, local consumer needs and wants, and the actual cost of releasing and selling products. So while markets like India have no dearth of options at the...

ZTE quietly announced a 4G version of the Axon 11 with the MediaTek Helio P70 processor

Back in March, ZTE launched the Axon 11 as a mid-range 5G smartphone. It featured the Snapdragon 765G processor and a very affordable price for a 5G-equipped smartphone. ZTE also launched the Axon 11 SE in China with a MediaTek Dimensity 800. The company is back with another version of the Axon 11, this time...

ZTE Axon 11 SE launches in China with the MediaTek Dimensity 800, sold in Europe as the A1 Alpha 20+ and Blade V2020 4G

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE is known for its Axon series of flagships that offer top-of-the-line specifications at a very competitive price. However, despite offering some compelling products in the past, the company's flagships haven't received the same reception as some other affordable flagships from manufacturers like Xiaomi and OnePlus. For this reason, ZTE transitioned its...

Dozens of old ZTE phones with Qualcomm processors can now be bootloader unlocked

The regular boot sequence of a typical Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset-powered Android device is initiated with the Primary Bootloader (PBL), although there exists an alternative boot mode called Emergency Download Mode (EDL). The latter is strictly intended for OEM servicing and can be used to 'unbrick' a device with appropriate software binaries via a protocol named...

LG Velvet, Nubia Red Magic 5G, and ZTE Axon 11 kernel source code are now available

By the virtue of the General Public License v2, Android smartphone manufacturers are bound to provide the source code of any Linux kernel binaries they have shipped on devices they sell upon request. Kernel source releases also help developers cook up custom ROMs and enhanced third party kernels which, in turn, boosts the aftermarket modding...

OEMs have been getting better at rolling out Android Security Patches

Back in 2018, researchers from Security Research Labs (SRLabs) published a paper highlighting how several Android OEMs were declaring Android Security Patch levels but weren't actually incorporating all the necessary patches on their devices. The paper caused quite a stir in the Android community and Google subsequently launched an investigation into each device with a...