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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...

ZTE’s Axon 11 is a mid-range 5G smartphone with the Snapdragon 765G

ZTE's Axon lineup is the flagship lineup from the company. Over the years, we have seen some compelling product options from the company in this segment. One of the reasons that customer reception has been lukewarm is because of the general availability and marketing for the product. Nonetheless, past devices like the Axon 10s Pro...

Critical MediaTek rootkit affecting millions of Android devices has been out in the open for months

On the first Monday of every month, Google publishes the Android Security Bulletin, a page that discloses all the security vulnerabilities and their patches submitted by Google themselves or other third-parties. Today was no exception: Google just made public the Android Security Bulletin for March 2020. One of the vulnerabilities that are documented in the...

Here are 19 announced and upcoming smartphones with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is Qualcomm's 2020 flagship system-on-chip (SoC) for smartphones. It was announced in December 2019 as the successor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This month, we are seeing the first wave of phones launching with the Snapdragon 865. Qualcomm has now made clear which announced and upcoming phones feature the Snapdragon 865....

FCC certifies a follow-up to the ZTE Quartz smartwatch with Verizon LTE support

Back in 2017, Chinese OEM ZTE launched a T-Mobile exclusive smartwatch called the ZTE Quartz. The Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch was the company's first foray into the wearables segment and it featured a 1.4-inch 400x400 display. The smartwatch was powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 2100 SoC, coupled with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage....

[Update: New Charges] Huawei’s CFO was arrested in Canada over alleged Iran sanction violations

Depending on who you ask, Huawei is either the world's second or third largest smartphone brand in the world, surpassing even Apple during some previous fiscal quarters. Their impressive growth was achieved even without releasing a smartphone on a major mobile carrier in the U.S., though not for lack of trying. While it's clear that the...

ZTE and LG cancel MWC 2020 events citing coronavirus concerns

The death toll from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China has continued to climb over the last few weeks. New cases of infection have risen by double-digit percentages and there are no signs of a slowdown. On top of that, the outbreak is wreaking havoc on the global supply chain, with several companies shutting shop...

MWC 2020 Preview: Everything we expect from this jam-packed event

MWC, short Mobile World Congress, is an annual event held by GSM Alliance in Barcelona, Spain. MWC is the world's largest event to showcase mobile technology, and that is exactly what happens every year. Every year, OEMs around the world use MWC as a platform to announce their latest consumer-ready products, giving us smartphone enthusiasts...