ZTE Axon 9 Pro Review: Hands-On Editor's Pick

A ZTE powerful handset priced to compete against the best smartphones everyone else has to offer. See how it ranks!


Ubergizmo’s Best of IFA 2018 Editor's Pick

The past few days were intense at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany. There were tons of interesting products to look at (and try!), and after checking out everything we could, here are what we think where the most impressive products at IFA, sorted in no particular order. This year, Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Tab S4 ahead of the show, so follow the links to […]


ZTE’s 5G Smartphone Has Been Delayed To Late 2019

#IFA 18 – With carriers quickly launching 5G networks, it means that smartphone makers need to step up their game and start producing handsets that will support the new mobile connectivity standard. Earlier this year ZTE announced that they will launch 5G smartphones by 2019, but unfortunately it looks like the company’s plans might have been delayed.


ZTE Launches New Axon 9 Pro Flagship Smartphone

ZTE’s legal troubles in the United States have been well documented and now that the company has finally cleared them, it’s making a statement at IFA 2018 in Berlin. The company has launched the Axon 9 Pro at the event, its new flagship smartphone complete with a notched display.


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Huawei & ZTE Banned From Supplying 5G Hardware To Australia

While Huawei and ZTE have been around for a while, it seems that in recent times both companies have come under fire from the US government for allegedly spying for the Chinese government, so much so that US President Donald Trump has actually banned the use of devices from both companies by government officials and government contractors.


ZTE Confirms Upcoming Axon 9 Pro With Official Image

It was reported recently that ZTE may soon announce its first new smartphone after its lengthy legal troubles in the United States that led to the company ceasing core operations for several weeks. ZTE ended all speculation today by confirming that this new device is the Axon 9 Pro. It has shared an official image of the device even though it’s yet to be properly announced.


IFA 2018: What To Expect Editor's Pick

IFA 2018 #IFA18 will be upon us in a couple of weeks. The event will be kicking off from the 31st of August to the 5th of September in Berlin, Germany and it should be host to a ton of new product announcements from companies, ranging from mobile devices to smart home appliances, and more. We would like to thank our IFA 2018 main sponsor, Lenovo. They will surely have […]


ZTE’s First Smartphone After U.S. Ban To Be Launched At IFA 2018

ZTE has had a tough few months. It was banned by the United States after failing to meet the conditions of an earlier settlement in a sanctions violation case. The company had ceased core operations not long after the ban was slapped. The way was ultimately cleared for ZTE to return to business after it agreed to a fine and management shuffle. Its first new smartphone after this entire ordeal […]


President Trump Bans Government Use Of Huawei And ZTE Devices

It’s no secret that lawmakers and agencies in the United States view Huawei and ZTE products as security threats to the United States. There have been repeated calls to ensure that their products aren’t used by government officials. President Trump has now signed a law banning the U.S. government and government contractors from using devices made by these two Chinese manufacturers.


Politicians Warned Not To Use Devices Made By Huawei Or ZTE

In recent times there seems to be a lot of scrutiny on Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE, where US lawmakers have warned companies not to use their products. In fact earlier this year Huawei’s plans to make a big entrance into the US was dashed when major US carriers reportedly pulled out of the deal with them.


ZTE Reaches Deal With U.S. To Lift Ban

An export ban was imposed on China-based ZTE several weeks ago by the Department of Commerce in response to the violation of an earlier settlement in a sanctions violation matter. U.S. companies were no longer allowed to sell products to ZTE which meant that the company was no longer able to source processors from Qualcomm for its smartphones. ZTE ceased its business operations soon after and worked hard to settling […]


White House Warns ZTE Against Making One More Misstep

The past couple of months have no doubt be a very trying time for Chinese company ZTE, where they were hit with a ban from sourcing components from US companies. This almost resulted in the company being forced to shut down as it crippled its operations majorly, but as you might have heard, ZTE managed to work out a deal with the US government.


U.S. Lifts ZTE Ban For $1 Billion

The United States Department of Commerce banned ZTE from sourcing components from companies based in the country as punishment for not sticking to the terms of an earlier sanctions violation settlement. This meant that the smartphone manufacturer couldn’t source processors from Qualcomm and was thus effectively tripled. ZTE was actively involved in negotiations with the government to try and find a way around the ban. The Commerce Department has announced […]


ZTE May Pay $1.7 Billion In Penalties To The U.S.

Chinese telecommunications company ZTE was recently banned by the U.S. Department of Commerce from sourcing components from companies based in the United States as punishment for going against the terms of a sanctions violation settlement a couple of years before. This means that among other components, it can no longer source chips from Qualcomm for its smartphones. ZTE has been trying to get the ban relaxed and according to a […]