Dual camera ZTE Blade V8 leaked ahead of CES launch, by ZTE…

Dual camera ZTE Blade V8 leaked ahead of CES launch, by ZTE…

Dual camera ZTE Blade V8 leaked ahead of CES launch, by ZTE…

CES is just a week away, but that hasn’t shut the door on pre-release leaks. If anything, the leaks will only increase in the last minute build up to the Vegas-based tech show. The latest leak from the CES vaults is the dual camera ZTE Blade V8, which has appeared online in some kooky marketing photos on the company’s own website.

The page has since been pulled but as anyone that has ever done something embarrassing online knows: once it’s on the internet it’s not going away. Some hands-on pics have also appeared via Russian site, Hi-TechMail. The Blade V8 specs are thoroughly mid-range but that 13 MP/2 MP dual camera is the thing we’re most interested in. The 2 MP lens is for capturing depth information and there’s a second 13 MP camera on the front.

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ZTE Nubia Z11 and Nubia N1 launched in India; registrations open December 16

ZTE Nubia Z11 and Nubia N1 launched in India; registrations open December 16

ZTE Nubia Z11 and Nubia N1 launched in India; registrations open December 16

About six months ago, ZTE announced the Z11 and N1 smartphones under its Nubia sub-brand. Now, the company has said that it’s bringing both of the devices to Indian consumers. The Nubia Z11 will be available for Rs 29,999, while you’ll be able to get the Nubia N1 for Rs 11,999. Both of the devices will be sold exclusively through Amazon India, with registrations for the first sale starting on Friday, December 16.

As you’re able to tell by looking at the price, the Nubia Z11 is the more powerful of the two. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD edge-to-edge display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, and 6 GB of RAM. The device also has 64 GB of storage, a 16 MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and a front-facing selfie snapper with an 8 MP sensor. It runs Android Marshmallow and comes with a 3,000 mAh battery.

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ZTE Axon 7 Max is official, boasting a bigger battery and display

ZTE Axon 7 Max is official, boasting a bigger battery and display

ZTE Axon 7 Max is official, boasting a bigger battery and display

Not even a day has passed since the ZTE Axon 7 Max leaked in a nice detailed render, and the phone is now available to pre-order from MyZTE in China. The phone costs 2,999 Yuan ($443) and won’t ship out to consumers until November 2nd, but the page contains an almost full rundown of the handset’s tech specs and features.

Given the Max branding you might expect that this new handset builds on the top-notch hardware found inside the Axon 7, but sadly this isn’t the case. Processor, camera, and display hardware have all been paired back to some degree, despite retaining virtual the same price point as the original Axon 7. Instead, the Max features a larger display with 3D technology and a bigger battery. Here’s the hardware breakdown for the Axon 7 Max according to the promotional images:

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ZTE’s crowdsourced smartphone is going to be an ‘eye tracking, self-adhesive phone’

ZTE's crowdsourced smartphone is going to be an 'eye tracking, self-adhesive phone'

ZTE’s crowdsourced smartphone is going to be an ‘eye tracking, self-adhesive phone’

After announcing its plans to crowdsource a smartphonecollecting user ideas, and letting people vote on the designs, ZTE has announced that the user-submitted “Eye Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone” concept has won the Project CSX contest with over 36 percent of the votes.

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Here’s the winning product concept in ZTE’s crowd-voted design contest

Here’s the winning product concept in ZTE’s crowd-voted design contest

Here’s the winning product concept in ZTE’s crowd-voted design contest

The voters have spoken, and a winner has been named. ZTE‘s Project CSX, which asked the internet to pick their favorite tech product concept from a list of five choices, is now over, and the winning product is a smartphone that has eye-tracking features, along with a self-adhesive back.

Here’s ZTE’s official description of the phone concept:

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Report: ZTE likely to launch a Nubia Z11 Mini successor on October 17

Report: ZTE likely to launch a Nubia Z11 Mini successor on October 17

Report: ZTE likely to launch a Nubia Z11 Mini successor on October 17

China’s major smartphone makers are gearing up for a flare of big announcements next week, and ZTE is the latest OEM to send out press invites for an event that the company plans to hold on October 17.

As usual, the press invite is holding back details of what to expect from the event. But it’s easy to guess that the occasion is related to Nubia, which means we can expect to see the successor to ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia Z11 Mini on Monday.

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ZTE is ready to hear your ideas for its crowdsourced smartphone

ZTE is ready to hear your ideas for its crowdsourced smartphone

ZTE is ready to hear your ideas for its crowdsourced smartphone

Earlier this year at CES, Chinese smartphone maker ZTE announced that it would be crowdsourcing suggestions for a new mobile device. Today, the company takes another step towards this goal, launching a new website to collect and collate users’ ideas.

ZTE says development of the device (known as Project CSX) will take place in “two key stages,” with users able to “submit and vote for their favorite ideas” at each stage. The company is being very vague about guidelines for this process, but says that suggestions should be limited to “mobile devices,” and that they should use technology that is “affordable for the general population” and “realistically possible by 2017.” So, no asking for a smartphone that you can fold up like a piece of paper then.

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ZTE reveals 6-inch ZMAX PRO with 13MP camera, for just $99

ZTE reveals 6-inch ZMAX PRO with 13MP camera, for just $99

ZTE reveals 6-inch ZMAX PRO with 13MP camera, for just $99

ZTE’s ZMAX series has always been about offering decent specs for an affordable price, and the ZMAX PRO is no exception. For just $99, the ZMAX PRO will be available on MetroPCS with a 6” FHD screen, a 13MP rear camera, and a fingerprint reader mounted on the back.

ZMAX PRO will be available for purchase at MetroPCS in the US for just $99 after instant rebate. According to the official press release, ZMAX PRO is yet another effort from ZTE to give consumers “what they want, value, and use at a pace in which they ask for it.”

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ZTE introduces the beautiful Nubia Z11, starting from $375

ZTE introduces the beautiful Nubia Z11, starting from $375

ZTE introduces the beautiful Nubia Z11, starting from $375

Following up on the Z11 Mini and Z11 Max, ZTE-owned Nubia launched the new Z11, a high-end, “borderless” device with gorgeous styling and a starting price of $375.

The leaked render from January was only partially correct: the Nubia Z11 does feature an edge-to-edge screen, but it does not come with a dual camera or a curved glass back. Instead, the device features a more conventional, but attractive aluminum unibody available in gray, silver, and gold.

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ZTE SPro 2 first look and hands on

ZTE SPro 2 first look and hands on

ZTE SPro 2 first look and hands on

An Android powered portable projector that can also manage your emails is certainly one of the stranger sounding products on show at this year’s CES, but that’s exactly what the ZTE SPro 2 has to offer.

This little pico projector is capable of outputting a 720p image up to 120-inches in size, with a brightness of 200 lumens, double that of its predecessor. The ZTE SPro 2 doesn’t scrimp on the extra features either, as it also works as a portable 4G/LTE hotspot for up to eight devices and is powered by a high-end Snapdragon 800 processor.

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