ZTE's Nubia Z9 Boasts Bezel-less Design, Hand Gestures
ZTE today announced the Nubia Z9, a flagship handset that will be sold in the U.S. The Z9's stand-out feature is the 5.2-inch full HD display, which doesn't have a bezel along the side edges. ZTE claims its arc Refractive Conduction Technology makes "dazzling visual effects" possible on the display. The side edges support ZTE's gesture controls, which it calls Frame interactive Technology, such as taking a selfie by squeezing the handset. Other features of the Nubia Z9 include a Snapdragon 810 processor, 16-megapixel camera with OIS, 2,900mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Z9 will be sold in three versions. The Classic includes 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage for $564; the Elite includes 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage for $645; and the Exclusive includes a fingerprint reader for $725. ZTE said the Nubia Z9 will be available to U.S. consumers online during the third quarter.
ZTE Hopes High-End Phones Will Increase Sales
ZTE today said it plans to push into the high-end smartphone market controlled by the likes of Apple, HTC, LG, Samsung, and Sony. According to Reuters, sales of ZTE's mid-range and entry-level handsets are strong, but margins are too thin.
ZTE to Sell Nubia Z11 Unlocked In US
ZTE's sub-brand, Nubia, plans to bring its Z11 flagship handset to the U.S. in September.
ZTE's Blade V8 Phone Goes On Sale Today
ZTE today said the Blade V8 smartphone announced earlier this month is now available online. U.S.
ZTE Brings Warp Elite to Boost Mobile
ZTE today announced the Warp Elite, a big-screened Android handset for Boost Mobile. ZTE calls the Warp Elite an update to the Warp Sync, which is also sold by Boost Mobile.