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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...
Huawei is kicking off its 2016 flagship refresh with a bang; well, two bangs to be accurate. The company today unveiled the 5.2-inch P9 and the 5.5-inch P9 Plus, both of which come standard will dual cameras on the rear of the device – a trend that Huawei says will shortly spread to other flagship smartphones from competing OEMs. Those dual cameras are the stars of the show, as Huawei teamed up with Leica for their development. Well, we should clarify by saying the the cameras have received “Leica certification”, whatever that means. The bottom line is that you’ll receive one traditional 12MP camera... Read more...
Competition is heating up in the high-end handset market thanks to some compelling options by Chinese manufacturers. Just last week, Xiaomi made a splash with its Mi 5, a decked out phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and a starting price of just $300. Now Huawei is answering the call for a flagship with its forthcoming P9, which has been spotted in the wild.An anonymous source provided VentureBeat with a series of photographs and a full list of specs for the P9, one of several devices the company is working on. The P9, also known by its codename Eva, is expected to launch sometime in... Read more...
Chinese manufacturer Huawei trotted out a 2-in-1 device at Mobile World Congress 2016, one that looks like a less expensive alternative to Microsoft's Surface Pro line. Called the MateBook, pricing starts at a comparatively affordable $699/€799 for a configuration that's similar to an entry-level Surface Pro 4. All MateBook configurations sport a 12-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) multi-touch display with a 2160x1440 resolution. It has an ultra-narrow frame and an advertised screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. According to Huawei, the display's color gamut reaches 85 percent—not top of the line,... Read more...
Huawei may not be a household name here in the US, nor does the brand name roll off the tongue easily for many Americans, but you might be surprised to learn that the Chinese networking and telecommunications manufacturer is the 3rd largest smartphone supplier in the world, behind Apple and Samsung. Much of that global market share comes from China, but the company has been making significant inroads here in the US with devices like Google's Nexus 6P, which is a Huawei private labeled device.  Further, like Samsung and Apple, Huawei has access to significant manufacturing capabilities, including... Read more...
Huawei really hit it big with the American populous last year with the introduction of the Nexus 6P, the flagship smartphone that helped kick off Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow push. Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 5.7-inch QHD display and sleek aluminum unibody design, the Nexus 6P deservedly received a lot of praise (including from us here at HotHardware). Huawei is looking to build on the welcome reception that the Nexus 6P received stateside with launch of something decidedly more mainstream: the GX8. The GX8, which was first announced at this year’s CES, features an aluminum... Read more...
HTC has found itself under attack from all sides in the smartphone sector, and it really shows. The company has taken fire from Samsung and Apple at the high-end and is under immense pressure at the low-end from Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. The company's earnings have plummeted and some analyst suggest that the brand has no value.  HTC is now looking to fight Xiaomi and Huawei on their home turf with a fresh smartphone entry: the One X9. While the One X9 isn’t likely to get the blood pumping of an American audience, HTC is hoping that the device, which will retail for 2,399 yuan... Read more...
If you were in the market for a Nexus 6P, Google has given you a big reason to go ahead and take the plunge. Google has cut the price on its flagship Marshmallow smartphone by $50, making the entry-level 32GB model $449. The 64GB and 128GB models as a result fall to $499 and $599 respectively. As if the lower pricing wasn’t enough, Google is also offering free overnight shipping for the Huawei-manufactured smartphone starting today. And since we’re in the holiday shopping season, Google is offering an extended return window for the Nexus 6P. Purchases made between now and December 25th can be returned... Read more...
Today we're going take a look at Google's latest Nexus-branded phablet, the Nexus 6P. Arriving just under a year after the Motorola-built, 5.96-inch Nexus 6, the Nexus 6P is actually a hair smaller, thinner and indeed, slightly more manageable. The 6P also marks Huawei's first foray into Google's Nexus family of products, which may allow the company to make a larger impact on the U.S. market -- a market which has been hesitant to embrace the brand on its own to this point. The Nexus 6P is the big brother to the Nexus 5X (review forthcoming), which launched alongside it, but there's a lot more to... Read more...
While most of us get ready to carve into turkeys and dive into fixings, Chinese phone maker Huawei was busy unwrapping its latest mobile device, the Mate 8, a premium phablet with a 6-inch Full HD 1080p display. As is vogue right now, the Mate 8 features a seamless aluminum design with a gold (is best!) color option.The Mate 8 is the first handset to rock Huawei's new Kirin 950 System-on-Chip. That gives the phone an octa-core foundation consisting of four ARM Cortex-A72 cores running at 2.3GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.. There's also an "i5" intelligent coprocessor inside (not... Read more...
Today's mobile electronic gadgets run on batteries of one kind or another, and when they run out, you either have to swap the battery for a fresh one (if that's an option) or find an outlet to start the tedious process of recharging. Luckily, quick charging is a thing, and Chinese phone maker Huawei just took things to a whole new level. Huawei recently demonstrated a prototype smartphone battery that's capable of going from a fully drained state to nearly half-capacity with a mere five minutes of charging. In the demo, Huawei plugs the drained battery into a charger, which itself is connected... Read more...
One of the sharpest, classiest, most alluring Android Wear smartwatches yet has arrived, and it's manufactured by a company that many American consumers may not be familiar with. The Huawei Watch is just about as good as it gets for a smartwatch currently. The reason? It's a watch first, and a smartwatch second. For those clamoring for a timepiece that looks like a tried-and-true premium wristwatch, look no further. Huawei has made phones, tablets, and other gizmos for years, though it has had more success in Asia than in the U.S. Standing out in the U.S. marketplace is difficult. A company typically... Read more...
A new video casts doubt on the durability of Google's shiny flagship handset, the Nexus 6P, and even elicits a comparison to Jar Jar Binks from the video's creator. Is the phone actually so badly constructed that it actually warrants a Jar Jar Binks mention? That's debatable, depending on what you make of the testing methodology. The video was posted by YouTube user JerryRigsEverything, a self-proclaimed fix it guy who works on jeeps, motorcycles, cell phones, and pretty much everything (hence the name). In this instance, he got his hands on Google's Nexus 6P, built by Huawei, and ran a series... Read more...
Google is prepping a new flagship phone for pre-order sale, the Nexus 6P, and it looks every bit a top-end device. Naturally the only logical thing to do with a high-tech handset loaded to the brim with cutting edge components is tear into the sucker and get a close-up look at its guts. Ah, but save yourself the cost and stress and disassembling a $500 device, it's already been done.Fresh off a teardown analysis of the Surface Pro 4, the gutty geeks at iFixIt turned their attention from tablets to smartphones by prying open the Nexus 6P. The teardown actually represents a first for the website... Read more...
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