It wasn’t that long ago that ZTE opened its first store in our motherland and the move was followed by a promise that the company would bring more phones to US customers. The Chinese manufacturer sure didn’t waste words. A couple of months ago we were treated to the Grand S Pro and now an unlocked ZTE Nubia 5S Mini 4G LTE is available in the US via Amazon online store.
Back-to-school promotions are popping up like mushrooms across carriers and retailers who use this powerful tool to woo potential customers to buy a new phone. If indeed you need one but your budget won’t allow you to go crazy with high-end specification, Cricket Wireless might have something you will like. The ZTE Grand X has just been added to the portfolio and is now available in carrier’s store and online. The phone costs just $99 with a $50 mail-in rebate and obviously doesn’t require a contract.
Just last Friday at the organized in Hong Kong event, the Chinese ZTE officially added two more smartphones, Blade Vec 4G and Grand S II LTE, to its offer. Both devices are said to have been designed to supply their prospective users with different kinds of smartphone experiences. The first one is equipped with pre-installed Google Now Launcher, the latter will surprise the future owners with outstanding processing speed.
Three days ago first snaps showing the new T-Mobile connected phablet leaked out. But until now, the device’s look and design was something of an enigma, since the leaks didn’t’ say a word on the specs and design, they just announced new device being added to the T-Mobile’s offer. Today we can say more about the device since some of its specification details come to the light. The leaks report that ZTE’s phablet, nick-named “Olympia”, appears to be mid-range device.
In the US, ZTE is known mostly for making entry-level and mid-range smartphones, but in its home market the Chinese manufacturer is not shy about showing off. Along with affordable mid-tier devices, the company also produces real masterpieces, though you might not know that, since very few of them make it outside of Asia. One of such lineups is the Nubia series which just gained three new members after ZTE unveiled Nubia Z7, Nubia Z7 Max and Nubia Z7 Mini.
If you still haven’t found that perfect gift for your dad that would show him in a manly way how much you love him, be sure to check out US Cellular’s new offer. The carrier teamed up with ZTE to launch a large, Android smartphone – the 5-inch ZTE Grand S Pro, just in time for Father’s Day. Packed to the fullest with powerful components, the Grand S Pro is available in US Cellular store starting today for $99.99 with a new two-year contract. If long-term agreements are not your thing, you can grab the phone for $249.99 outright.
It’s certainly not an understatement to say that Nokia pretty much monopolizes the Windows Phone sector of smartphone market. Every now and then another manufacturer makes a phone running Microsoft’s platform, but on these rare occasions were are treated to mid-rangers at best. If you are after a truly high-end Windows Phone handset, Nokia is your best and only shot at the moment. And let us repeat, at the moment, because it may change in the not so distant future. According to the latest rumors, ZTE is working on a Windows Phone 8.1 device called Nubia W5 which is tipped to pack Snapdragon 801 processor.
Howdy T-Mobile fans! The magenta network has just added to its portfolio a new smartphone for budget-conscious users, the ZTE Concord II. The phone is now for sale at carrier’s store for a price of $150 without contract. If T-Mobile is not your choice for a carrier, you will be happy to know that the Concord II also will be coming to Metro PCS, though you will have to wait until May 19th to get your hands on it.
In 2013 Mozilla announced that would be bringing its Firefox platform to the mobile industry and soon after teamed up with ZTE to make the first Firefox-powered smartphone, the ZTE Open. Now both companies are back with a new and improved handset, the ZTE Open C. The phone is available in the US exclusively from eBay for a budget-friendly price of just $99.99 without a contract. The phone is unlocked meaning that can be used with any GSM carrier of your choice, such as AT&T or T-Mobile.
The HTC One M8 is going to be on everyone’s mind for the next few days, at least on our side of the globe. Users in China, however, have one more reason to feel happy. On the same day that the One was being officially introduced to the world, ZTE announced its latest phablet – the ZTE Nubia X6. With a 6.44-inch display the device is almost as big as a small tablet and packs an amazing duo of 13-megapixel cameras on both back and front panel.
ZTE has pretty rich history of giving their phones weird names. Remember the Iconic Phablet announced at CES two months ago? The device received a lot of harsh words not because of its specs but rather due to its ‘iconic’ name. However, it seems that the company didn’t learn much and is about to repeat the same mistake again with its upcoming curved phone called ZTE Grand S EXT. Well, you have to admit that the name doesn’t sound quite right.
ZTE has big plans concerning phones running Firefox OS. The company revealed that it’s goal is to sell “over 1 million” Firefox OS smartphones by the end of this year. Among those device will be the recently announced at World Mobile Congress the Open C and the Open II, which according to company should deliver great experience and highly affordable price. The ZTE Open C is set for release in the second quarter of 2014 on Telefónica in Venezuela and Uruguay at unknown price yet. The ZTE Open II, we guess that it should go on sale around the same time.
As of today, the phablet market is richer by one more member of the big phones family. The 6-inch ZTE Grand Memo II LTE was just unveiled at Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona. The device is a successor to the original Grand Memo, which debuted also at MWC last year. The Grand Memo II LTE is expected to cost about $300 at launch and starting in April will be available first in China and later on in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific.
Last year at CES, ZTE announced the original Grand S. Despite being the thinnest 5-inch 1080p smartphone in the world and offering typical high-end features of that time, the Grand S disappointed many users with its incredibly low capacity battery. Fast-forward one year and ZTE is back in Las Vegas with a sequel, the Grand S II. Will the phone live up to expectations? It appears that the answer will be “yes”.
There is no doubt that being one of the leaders of the smartphone market is a dream of most smartphone manufacturers. ZTE may be popular with Asian customers but yet there is still a long way to go to the top in global scale. However, with the announcement of its latest two phones we believe the company took a step or two forward in that direction. As expected, ZTE unveiled today the ZTE Nubia Z5S and Nubia Z5S Mini.
A new phone from ZTE has debuted last week in a number of European markets and soon will be made available in more regions. Spotted earlier in June, the ZTE Grand S Flex, the phone is already up for grabs in Spain, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Users in Germany, Finland and Poland will be able to get their hands on the device in the weeks to come. The phone’s price is set at €299.99, which according to today’s rate of exchange is around $405.
Size is one of the key factors that customers take into account while choosing a phone. That is why more and more manufacturers are offering certain models in several sizes. These versions are usually close to identical in terms of specs, save for the measurements, obviously. ZTE is no different. The Chinese smartphone maker unveiled this week a new family of Blade Q affordable smartphones. The series consists of three devices: the Blade Q, Blade Q Mini and Blade Q Maxi. All three handsets are destined for European market. Details on pricing and availability are yet to be announced.
Are you one of those unlucky folks who always struggle to find a perfect gift for Christmas, birthday or other occasion? This holiday season Cricket may help you in this respect. The carrier has just added a new Android smartphone to its expanding portfolio of 4G LTE devices. Priced at just $189.99, the ZTE Source offers near-stock Android experience and an interesting set of specs at a reasonable price and with no long-term obligations that come with a contract.
ZTE is a big name in Asia, however, in the US the manufacturer somehow failed to make it to the premium ranks. This may change as soon as this month, when ZTE’s two mid to higher-end offerings, the ZTE Grand S and Nubia 5, will be made available to the US customers. Both phones will arrive in unlocked form and will be up for grabs from Amazon and “other channels.” Pre-orders for both, the Grand S and Nubia 5, will start on October 5th and the devices will start shipping on October 16th. Considering the specs, the phones are priced pretty reasonably. The ZTE Grand S will set you back $399.99 and the ZTE Nubia 5 will retail for $449.99.