FCC designates Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE as national security threats

The US war on Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE continues. The latest move comes from the Federal Communications Commission, which has designated the two companies as national security threats. As a result, US telecommunications companies will be prohibited from using some federal funding to buy equipment from Huawei or ZTE. Specifically, the FCC provides […]

Lilbits 6-01-2020: Android 11 beta leaked early, postmarketOS turns 3, and a new PC stick

A month after Liliputing reported on a $190 PC stick with a dual-core Intel Gemini Lake processor called the MINISFORUM S40, a new model call the S41 is available. And it’s got a quad-core Gemini Lake processor, which should lead to a significant performance bump when it comes to multitasking or running multi-threaded applications. The […]

Lilbits 399: Huawei’s chips, OnePlus x-ray cam, and Facebook gets GIPHY

Earlier this week the US government extended its order prohibiting US companies from using telecommunications equipment from Huawei or ZTE by another year. Now the Trump Administration has introduced a new executive order that could make things even more difficult for Huawei. US companies were already blocked from selling equipment and intellectual property to the […]

ZTE launches the Axon 11 (mid-range 5G smartphone)

ZTE’s latest flagship smartphone… is more of a mid-range device with some premium features than a flagship. And that’s probably fine. While most of this year’s flagships sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and separate Snapdragon X55 5G modem, the ZTE Axon 11 5G sports a Snapdragon 765G chip with an integrated 5G modem which results in […]

ZTE Axon 10s Pro smartphone features Snapdragon 865 and LPDDR5 memory

Chinese phone maker ZTE has confirmed that the company does plan to attend Mobile World Congress later this month, despite earlier reports suggesting the company would skip the show due to the Coronavirus affecting China. So what will ZTE announce at the show? All signs point to a new phone called the ZTE Axon 10s Pro. While […]

ZTE Axon 10 Pro with Snapdragon 855 launches for $470 and up (in select markets)

After coming perilously close to folding in 2018 after a standoff with the United States, Chinese device maker ZTE is back to making smartphones again… and the company’s latest flagship looks pretty interesting. The ZTE Axon 10 Pro has a 6.47 inch, 2340 x 1080 pixel AMOLED display with a small waterdrop-style notch, an in-display […]