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ZTE reportedly finalizing comeback deal with US government

By Timothy B. Lee

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For the last month, Chinese smartphone giant ZTE has been largely shut down after the Trump administration banned US firms from selling it technology. But now, Reuters is reporting that ZTE has signed a preliminary deal that could allow ZTE to resume operations.

Reviving ZTE has been a personal focus for President Trump, whose government is in the middle of broader trade negotiations with the Chinese government. Last month, Trump tweeted that he was looking for a way for ZTE to “get back into business, fast” because there were “too many jobs in China lost” from ZTE’s shutdown.

According to Reuters, “the preliminary deal includes a $1 billion fine against ZTE, plus $400 million in escrow to cover any future violations.”

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Tonight’s Video Worth Watching: ZTE is Dead. Smartphone Manufacturer Annouces It Will Cease Operations

By Tim

So you might be thinking, okay, why would I care? Well ZTE was the 4th largest smartphone seller in the USA last year and now due to government sanctions on the export of chips and software to them, the Chinese manufacturer has announced it will shut down operations.

Okay, you say, but I still don’t care? Ah yes grasshopper, you are failing to see the big picture here. ZTE made some really cool phones the last few years, like the Axon 7 with awesome front facing sound and a  Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor . They also recently put out the first fold-able 2 screen smartphone, the Axon M.

Both of these devices were in the $400-$700 range.

Now that they will no longer be supported, it appears that logically sellers will be looking to unload them at much lower prices! AT&T, Verizon ,Straight-talk and even T-Mobile offer ZTE phones and I expect to see them unloading them at fire sale prices.

You can read the full story on how ZTE ended up where it is today at this link.

Below you will find our latest video with a nice short, succinct explanation of this whole story.

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The Trump administration just forced smartphone maker ZTE to shut down

By Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge / New ZTE Blade V9 at a ZTE stand during the Mobile World Congress Day 2 on February 27, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (credit: Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

One of the leading Chinese smartphone makers, ZTE, is shutting down global operations in the face of crippling sanctions levied by the US government. ZTE is China’s number-two smartphone maker, and as recently as last year it was the number-four smartphone vendor in the US.

“The major operating activities of the Company have ceased,” ZTE wrote (PDF) in a Wednesday announcement to stock market traders in Hong Kong.

ZTE’s business became untenable after a US government order banned American companies from exporting technology to the Chinese smartphone maker. ZTE is heavily dependent on US-made components, especially Qualcomm chips and Google’s Android software stack.

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ZTE Axon M is Now Official: Dual Display Foldable Phone, With S821 CPU and 20 MP Camera

By Radu Iorga

After some teasers and hype, the ZTE Axon M finally became official today. Just as predicted it’s a dual display machine, with a hinge down the middle and it feels very much like a relative of the Nintendo DS and Sony Tablet P somehow, but more stylish. Let’s see what the fuss was all about.

Confirmed and leaked last month, the ZTE Axon M is a dual display device, that was previously also known as ZTE Axon Multy. It features a dual 5.2 inch screen setup with Full HD resolution. When both the screens are unfolded, opened up like a book you’ll get a 6.75 inch tablet-like display to play with. There’s also a Mirror Mode, which is ideal to use when the device is in tend mode and offers the user an extra screen to watch content on.

It’ll also duplicate whatever is on the screen on the other one to create a mirror image. There’s also a Traditional Mode, with the phone folded up and used as a standard smartphone with a single display. A Dual Mode is the most interesting one, letting the user run two apps, one on each screen, for extra productivity and multitasking. Finally, the Extended Mode combines both screens into one.

 

Specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot. There’s a 20 megapixel camera, that can be used as both the front and back cam, plus a 3180 mAh battery here. USB Type-C connectivity and Android 7.1.2 also make the cut. As far as availability is concerned, the handset comes exclusively to USA, priced at $24.17 for 30 months. You can also pay $725 outright.

Dual speakers are included and we also have an audio jack. More details about availability and debut will be published here.

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