ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets Android 7.1.1 and T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling

ZTE’s Axon 7 Mini, a 5.2-inch mid-ranger which broke cover in late 2016, is getting updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The software upgrade comes a couple of months after ZTE launched a dedicated preview program in order to collect data and ensure that the transition would be as bug-free as possible.

As the Axon 7 Mini is jumping straight from Android Marshmallow to 7.1.1, owners of the device will have access to some key new features. Some of them include split-screen multitasking, dual-language support, updated emojis, as well as performance …


ZTE's super-affordable Max XL now available at Sprint alongside other ZTE goodies

A bit more than a month ago, ZTE launched the sales of the Max XL over at Boost Mobile stores — an affordable smartphone with hardware that matches its sub-$200 price tag. The phone rocks a 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Its cameras have a 13 MP sensor on the back and a 5 MP one for selfies, while the battery in the trunk is quite large at 3,990 mAh. Despite being a lower tier device, it still rocks a fingerprint scanner on its back and comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

The company …

Deal: ZTE Axon Pro 32GB on sale for just $180 at Newegg

Once ZTE’s flagship smartphone, the Axon Pro is now on sale at Newegg for under $200. It’s the second time in two months that the Axon Pro is on sale in the United States, but this time the phone has been heavily discounted.

Usually, the Axon Pro sells in the U.S. for around $400 outright, but Amazon and Newegg are running promotions on the smartphone. However, Amazon offers the smartphone for $199.98, while Newegg gives customers the chance to buy the Axon Pro for just $179.99.

Although the price on Newegg’s online store indicates the ZTE Axon Pro 32GB is …

Deal: ZTE Axon 7 Mini is nearly half price ($170) at Newegg

ZTE Axon 7 Mini is a pure mid-range Android smartphone that’s not even a year old but already costs half its original price. If you’re not yet convinced that the Axon 7 Mini is one of the best deals if you’re looking for a mid-end handset, then you’ll want to know ZTE plans to update it to Android 7.0 Nougat very soon.

Although the Axon 7 Mini was launched in the U.S. last year for $300, it soon got discounted to just $200. However, Newegg offers an even better deal to those who’d buy such a phone.

For a limited time (read until Thursday night), the Axon …

Deal: Snapdragon 820-powered ZTE Axon 7 drops down to $329 in the U.S.

If you’re in the market for a powerful, flagship-level phone but would rather not spend the big bucks, you may be interested in a deal on the ZTE Axon 7. For the time being, the handset is down to just $329.99 in the United States, directly from Newegg’s website. 

While the ZTE Axon 7 may not have gotten the same recognition as the more popularly-branded models gracing the U.S. market, the Axon 7’s specs are almost a like-for-like with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Under the hood, you get Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC along with 4 gigs of RAM, while the 20-megapixel …

ZTE readying new flagship with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, dual-camera setup

ZTE’s Axon series of smartphones is everything that the Chinese company has to offer regarding high-end, premium products. The lineup of Axon smartphones is pretty impressive, which is one of the reasons ZTE managed to remain representative in the US market.

So, it’s not surprising that ZTE will continue to pump up new flagships each year, and since there haven’t been any major announcements coming from the Chinese company in 2017, we’re now turning our attention to the East.

An unannounced ZTE device with codename A2018 has been recently listed at TENAA, …

Deal: ZTE Axon Pro 64GB with Snapdragon 810 CPU on sale at Newegg for just $200

It’s been almost two years since ZTE launched the Axon Pro on the market. Once the Chinese company’s flagship, the smartphone may still sell well in the United States considering the low price and more than decent hardware specification.

If you happen to want a two-year-old flagship smartphone like the ZTE Axon Pro, Newegg has a great deal on it for a limited time. Retailers in the United States still sell the device for around $380-$400, but Newegg offers the 64GB model for just $200.

Although the ZTE Axon Pro is listed for $239.98, customers can apply a …

ZTE Axon 7 getting new update in the US that adds support for 256GB microSD cards

The Axon 7 is one of the few high-end smartphones launched by ZTE in the United States. The smartphone recently received an upgrade to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the Chinese handset maker continues to improve the software on the phone to make it even more appealing to customers.

The latest update for ZTE Axon 7 brings a couple of interesting new features and improvements like support for large 256GB microSD cards to make room for even more storage space. In addition, ZTE added a new setting that allows Axon 7 users to enable “Night Mode.”

More importantly, …

ZTE Blade X Max coming soon to the US via Cricket

There are at least a couple of affordable ZTE smartphone coming to the United States these days. We’ve already reported about the ZTE Max XL and ZTE Blade Max 3, which made their debut at Boost Mobile ( Sprint, Virgin Mobile) and U.S. Cellular, respectively.

Now, we’ve learned that there’s a third ZTE handset that will be introduced in the US in less than a week, the Blade X Max. The smartphone will be carried by Cricket, but details about its exact release date and price are unknown at the moment.

The good news is we know what’s under the smartphone’s hood. The most appealing piece …

$130 ZTE Max XL launched on Boost Mobile, packing surprisingly generous specs in places

ZTE is on a roll this week, attacking the budget sector with reasonably well thought-out phones. After releasing the $199 Blade Max 3, the Chinese brand is going to launch a new prepaid phone on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile – the ZTE Max XL. Embargoed information leaked online, describing a $130 phone with some surprisingly solid hardware for the price. The device features a 6-inch 1080p-resolution screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.

There’s a 13MP main camera and 5MP front camera, along with a 3390mAh battery. The ZTE Max …