Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE's top-secret headquarters

We cross the border into Shenzhen for a grand tour of ZTE territory
Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE's top-secret headquarters

When we were in Hong Kong for ZTE's Blade S6 launch, we took the chance to slip over the border for a tour of their facilities including their museum, product line, as well as their secret cave of research and development.

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ZTE's reputation precedes itself

Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE's top-secret headquarters

In case you were wondering, ZTE's first phone was launched in 1998. But their real marker was when they launched the ZTE802 in 2001, the first-ever CDMA phone with a detachable SIM card.

Friends in high places

Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE's top-secret headquarters

Who's that? Oh, nobody, just China's First Lady Peng Liyuan, snapped in the wild using a Nubia Z5 Mini. If it's good enough for her...

Simon says

Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE's top-secret headquarters

ZTE's real proud of their voice recognition system, and we must say it works real swell, when it could recognise even heavily Chinese-accented English. That's more than what some of us can say... 

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