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ZTE’s Foldable Smartphone Pops Up in Patents and Renders, is a Clamshell

By Radu Iorga

After Huawei and Samsung, ZTE is also throwing its hat in the foldable smartphone ring. The company recently patented a folding phone with a clamshell vertical design. Once you fold it, a small part of the screen will remain usable at the bottom.

ZTE was actually a pioneer of foldables, as they unveiled the Axon M back in October 2017. Back then it flopped, because the world wasn’t ready for such a format, but maybe now is the time for it. The renders made by Letsgodigital show us a device that’s rather long vertically and it bends down the middle. It’s not very far from the rumored Moto RAZR 2019 model, to be honest.

This clamshell seems to have a metal case, unless my eyes are mistaking me. ZTE filed the design patent for this screen in April last year, over at the World Intellectual Property Office. It was only on March 5th 2019 that it got published. Interestingly, this ZTE device has two back cameras on the bulkier part of the body and two other cameras at the top side of the slimmer folding part.

 

TCL was also making a phone like this at some point. ZTE already launched a 5G phone already, so it will be a formality to get that feature here. The company isn’t doing great right now, between the $900 million fine last year in USA and the lack of a real groundbreaking product.

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ZTE Patents Foldable Smartphone That Looks Like a Samsung Galaxy Fold

By Radu Iorga

Huawei isn’t the only Chinese outfit preparing a foldable phone, as ZTE also patented one. It’s detailed below and feels a bit like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. We’re dealing with a foldable phone with a flexible display, that comes with a screen that can be split in two upfront.

The unified screen upfront feels pretty seamless and the back side features a fingerprint scanner and a dual camera. Earlier thisyera, ZTE filed a patent with the Chinese CNIPA authority, formerly known as SIPO. It was published a few days ago and describes this new product with a flexible screen. It’s a foldable phone that unfolds into a tablet.

Upfront we see a pretty large display with a small bezel for the speaker, sensors and selfie camera. the back side feels a lot like the ZTE Axon 9, that came this year. When unfolded, this device feels more like a tablet, but a compact one, closer to 7 inches. ZTE was actually a pioneer of the whole foldable thing, since it debuted the ZTE Axon M last year.

ZTE also patented a dual sided smartphone this month, with a design similar to the Nubia X. Expect a new ZTE Axon M at CES 2019 or maybe MWC 2019, hopefully with a slimmer design.

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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: Feds Dropped the Hammer on Huawei and ZTE, Will This Have Any Real Effect?

By Tim

Yesterday the U.S. Federal government pass a new appropriations bill for Nation Defense and included it it was the banning of federal employees, contractors, etc, for using ZTE or Huawei devices or components in government equipment.

Obviously the first thought is how will this affect these 2 Chinese tech giants?

In truth, this will have little to no effect on Huawei since without a direct USA carrier supplier they are still the number 2 smartphone selling mfg on earth!

ZTE may have a few issues figuring out ways to get its Axon9 into the US market. Time will tell, but neither of these companies will be hurting much due to the new legislation.

Below is a short video explaining the situation…

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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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