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Huawei today trotted out a couple of new flagship smartphones for photography buffs at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. They include the P10 and P10+ (or P10 Plus), both of which the company says it co-engineered with Leica to bring studio-like effects to enhance portrait photography. It's not that Leica actually had a hand in building these devices, but it did provide the cameras. To that end, both phones feature a front-facing 8-megapixel shooter with an f/1.9 aperture made by Leica. It's the first time that Leica's sensors have been used for a phone's front camera. And just as... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which takes place in Las Vegas every January, is one of the prime spots for unveiling hot new hardware. In fact, manufacturers often keep tight-lipped about the new gear that they'll have on display, in order to deliver an unveil spectacle at the show. The show is the birthplace of big, expensive amazing machines, as well as more practical devices that hope to deliver worthy features at prices mere mortals can afford. We managed to get some hands-on time with one of the the latter at the show: Huawei’s Android-powered Honor 6X smartphone.  The Honor 6X... Read more...
Mobile World Congress kicks off in about a week and a half in Barcelona. While there are sure to be plenty of surprise announcements, some companies have revealed plans ahead of time. For example, Samsung confirmed it will not be launching its Galaxy S8 at MWC, as it needs some additional time to test the phone's batteries to avoid another Galaxy Note 7 scenario. But while Samsung will not be launching a flagship handset, Chinese rival Huawei will. Huawei is planning to unveil its P10 smartphone at MWC. There is not a lot we know about the device at this point, other than it being Huawei's next... Read more...
A pair of spiffy Android handsets are about to be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. One of them is the stunningly beautify and affordable Honor 8 by Huawei (check out our full review here), a phone with a 15-layer glass backside construction that captures light and creates unique looking effects. The other is the HTC 10, a flagship smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 System-on-Chip (we also have a full review of that one). Huawei teased the Android 7.0 Nougat update a few days and today made it official. The over-the-air (OTA) update is being rolled out "sequentially," according to a... Read more...
Americans, get your wallets ready. Huawei just revealed that its Mate 9 smartphone will be available in the United States starting tomorrow, January 6th. The Mate 9 is the first smartphone to directly include Amazon’s Alexa. Users can ask Alexa questions or control smart home features with just their voice. Existing Mate 9 users will receive an over-the-air update with the functionality.  The Mate 9 features a Kirin 960 SoC, the first to include a ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU. The CPU supposedly consumes 15 percent less power than its competitors while the... Read more...
Although some people are content with paying $600+ for a flagship Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone, there are scores of buyers that would be content paying a fraction of that price. Luckily, Chinese OEM Huawei (via its Honor subsidiary) is willing to load as many features into its smartphones as possible, while not depleting your wallet in the process. Such is the case with the new Honor 6X, which manages to cram in an incredibly amount of functionality for an amazingly low $250 price tag unlocked (we’ll get to that in a moment). What you’ll receive is a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a swanky... Read more...
Electronics manufacturer, Huawei (pronounced "wah-WAY"), has been around for a very long time. It's the largest telecommunications company in the world, actually, though it doesn't have the same brand recognition in the US versus competitors like Apple, Samsung, or Motorola. We won't delve into all of the politics surrounding the situation, but will note that part of the reason Huawei's consumer footprint in the U.S. isn't more significant is because buyers have been caught in the crosshairs of a strained relationship between the U.S. and China in the tech sector. There's even a ban in place preventing... Read more...
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck, right? Not necessarily. Chinese giant Huawei has a new wearable for the U.S. market, the Huawei Fit, and while it's certainly shaped like a smartwatch and can tell time like a smartwatch, Huawei is pitching its latest wearable as a fitness tracker with a rated six day battery life (or 30 days if left on standby). "Huawei Fit is the next evolution of Huawei wearables, combining learnings from products including the Huawei Watch," said Zhengdong Zhu, president of Huawei Device USA. "We designed Huawei Fit to be the perfect fitness... Read more...
Earlier this month, we brought you a report on two new flagship Huawei smartphones that just so happen to be arriving at a time when Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is going down in flames. Huawei’s upcoming Mate 9 series will be available with 5.9-inch displays, and will come in both standard and dual-edge display variants. The more premium of the two, codenamed “Long Island”, has just been leaked by notorious gadget fiend Evan Blass. The official name of the device is the Mate 9 Pro, and as you can see from this image below, it’s quite a fetching smartphone. It also bares more than a passing resemblance... Read more...
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 went down in flames, which means that there’s an excellent opportunity for other Android OEMs to step up to fill the void. Google’s newly launched Pixel XL is likely to grab a few defectors from the Samsung camp, and Huawei is looking to seal the deal with its upcoming Mate 9. Huawei’s latest Android flagship was developed under the codenames Manhattan and Long Island. Both smartphones feature an octa-core 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC, 6GB RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. It’s also said that the Mate 9 will feature a dual-lens, dual-sensor main camera setup — both cameras... Read more...
Politicians are not the only ones mudslinging this season. Huawei’s Matebook and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 have teamed up to continue to try and humiliate the iPad Pro and its various shortcomings. In Huawei’s latest commercial, the iPad Pro is being pushed out of the cool kid’s table. The advertisement battle all started when Apple released its initial iPad Pro commercial. The iPad Pro ad is titled “What’s a computer?” and starts with “Just when you think you know what a computer is, you see a keyboard that can just get out of the way...and a screen you can touch and even write on.” The commercial... Read more...
[Image Source: Houang Stephen/flickr]If you were a fan of the ASUS-made Nexus 7 tablet, which was released way back in 2013, then it looks as though Google finally has a worthy successor in the pipeline. According to famed (and usually right on point) gadget leaker Evan Blass, the tablet will arrive later this year. Blass posted the following in a tweet: Google's Huawei-built 7-inch tablet, with 4GB RAM, on track for release before the end of the year.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 5, 2016 Huawei is no stranger to Nexus-esque Google hardware, as the company built last year’s Nexus 6P, which... Read more...
If you have been eyeing the recently-introduced Honor 8 smartphone, you are in luck. Huawei is now guaranteeing two years of software and security updates for Honor devices. Huawei is the third largest telecommunications manufacturer in the world. Most of its business comes from China, however, Google’s Nexus 6P (check out our review here) and the Huawei Mate 8 (check out our review here) have both made successful inroads in the United States. Huawei will give customers access to new features for up to 24 months following each product's launch. The company will continue to provide safety updates... Read more...
Huawei already has its foot in the door to the U.S. market, and now it is looking to thrust its whole body inside. The Chinese OEM announced that its Honor 8, which was introduced in China earlier this year, is now on its way to battle it out in the States. The Honor 8 has all the trappings of a flagship smartphone thanks to its premium metal and 2.5D glass construction, and 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display. Powering the device is a Kirin 950 octa-core processor that is backed by 4GB RAM. You’ll also find either 32GB or 64GB of storage onboard, although you can save a few bucks by getting the entry-level... Read more...
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