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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...
If you think the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (or the upcoming Galaxy Note 7) is about the limit of what you can handle when it comes to modern smartphones, rest assured that OEMs are content with delivering even larger devices. We’ve seen the new HP Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone with its 5.96-inch display, and even the aged Nexus 6, with its 6-inch display. Recently, Xiaomi dropped a 6.44-inch bombshell on us with the Mi Max. And today, Huawei is one-upping the Xiaomi Mi Max with the Honor Note 8 Series. The flagship model features a 6.6-inch QHD display (the Mi Max “only” has a FHD... Read more...
Truth in advertising. You never know what to expect when it comes to the depths that manufacturers will go to make their products look better than they actually are. From photoshopped images of products to retouched photos captured from smartphone cameras, you have to be careful that you aren’t duped by marketing geniuses. For the folks over at Chinese devices-OEM Huawei, it appears that the company got caught red handed trying to pass off a rather exquisite photo of a woman with her hair catching a few rays of sunlight. The caption for the photo (the Google+ posting has since been removed) read:... Read more...
Does the world need another mobile operating system to compete with Android and iOS, the two of which account for all but around 1 percent of the smartphone market? Probably not but Huawei, now the world's third largest producer of smartphones, is building an alternative OS anyway, though you may never see it.Just as Samsung attempted to lessen its dependence on Google by developing Tizen, Huawei wants to do the same, essentially buying itself some insurance in case things take a turn for the worse for whatever reason. Huawei isn't necessarily interested in storming the OS market with an option... Read more...
Huawei’s Microsoft Surface competitor finally has an arrival date for consumers in the United States. The 2-in-1 convertible will ship July 11th, and will be priced from $699 as we previously reported. “Huawei MateBook has generated incredible excitement since its launch at Mobile World Congress and attracted rave reviews from technology enthusiasts around the world,” claimed Yanyan Ji, Vice President of Marketing for Huawei Device USA. “MateBook combines the best of a tablet and laptop, and demonstrates the type of premium experience Huawei customers expect and Huawei is known for.” The dominating... Read more...
Huawei is one of the largest smartphone players in China, though perhaps more importantly, the company has propelled itself into the number three spot overall in the entire world, behind only a pair of juggernauts in Apple and Samsung. In time, Huawei CEO Richard Yu believes his company can leapfrog both of them.That's what a confident Yu told The Wall Street Journal in an interview. In no uncertain terms, Yu said the goal is to be the top smartphone supplier on the planet, not number two or number three. And to reach that goal, Yu said it will take "maybe four or five years." Within that time... Read more...
It turns out that Huawei had something more up its sleeve than a pair of smartphone launches. In addition to recently unveiling its P9 and P9 Plus handsets, Huawei decided to formally throw its hat in the virtual reality ring by unveiling its own VR headset, one that will go up against Samsung's Gear VR gadget.Similar to the Gear VR, Huawei's headset requires a smartphone. Specifically, it's designed to work with the company's two aforementioned handsets, along with its larger Mate 8 device, any of which slide into the viewer and connect using a USB cable. All three phones feature Full HD 1080p... Read more...
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