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Samsung may be headed towards a record quarterly profit, as its recent third quarter guidance indicates, but its smartphone shipments are down. According to data released by International Data Corporation (IDC), Samsung had a "challenging" quarter in which its smartphone shipments declined 13.4 percent to 72.2 million units. The good news for Samsung is that even though smartphone shipments saw a noticeable dip, it still leads the way. Those 72.2 million shipments were more than any other phone maker, and enough to hold onto the top spot in market share, with Samsung controlling 20.3 percent of... Read more...
Smartphone makers Samsung and Huawei have both aimed to be the first to market with a folding screen smartphone. However, a company called Royole has stepped around both of those major manufacturers and has launched a folding screen smartphone that is called the FlexPai. It looks more like a tablet than a smartphone and doesn’t appear to be very pocketable. Royole has published a video that makes the FlexPai look very interesting. However, the hands-on video of the tablet in the real world makes the device look decidedly less sexy. FlexPai appears in the hands-on video to be very bulky when... Read more...
Huawei just recently launched the Mate 20 Pro, a burly Android phone that is a high-end device from top to bottom, but good luck buying one if you live in the United States. The Chinese smartphone maker is not planning to sell its newest flagship phone in the US, and the same goes for the non-Pro variant (Mate 20), simple as that. Actually, it's not a simple decision, but one that is likely rooted in the US government putting pressure on companies and consumers not to do business with Huawei. US intelligence agencies have warned on more than one occasion of security concerns with Huawei (and also... Read more...
The next big battle in the smartphone world is shaping up to be which manufacturer is first to market with a smartphone that folds. Samsung was first to start talking about a device with a folding screen and has promised that the folding screen device will launch by the end of 2018. Samsung has said that the big benefit of this folding screen smartphone would be a device with a tablet-like screen in an easily pocketable form factor. The catch is that the price of Samsung's device is expected to be high due to limited screen suppliers. A person allegedly familiar with Huawei's plans claims it isn’t... Read more...
With its revamped Wear OS and the announcement of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform, Google is looking for a resurgence in the wearables market. However, top smartphone OEM Huawei has other things on its mind with its newly announced Watch GT, which ditches Wear OS in favor of its homegrown LiteOS. Announced alongside the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20, the Watch GT features a 1.39-inch circular OLED display (454 x 454), a ceramic bezel and a 316L stainless steel casing. The smartwatch has a TruSeen 3.0 heart rate sensor which can measure active and resting heart rates. Thanks to its... Read more...
Huawei is looking to close out 2018 with a beast-like flagship Android smartphone that throws in everything but the kitchen sink. Watch out, Galaxy Note 9, because the new Mate 20 Pro has its laser sights aimed on you. As expected, Huawei has fitted the Mate 20 Pro with its brand-new, 7nm Kirin 980 processor paired with 6GB of RAM. Huawei is claiming performance dominance over the garden variety Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor used in 2018's flagship Android smartphone and says that it includes a Category 21 modem that is capable of delivering download speeds of up to 1.4Gbps. As is becoming... Read more...
Huawei is set to unveil its Mate 20 Pro at an even in London on October 16th, but we've already heard quite a bit about the new flagship smartphone courtesy of leaks. A new report, however, is giving us a broad overview of what to expect, and by all account the Mate 20 Pro will be an absolute beast. For starters, the smartphone will be powered by Huawei's brand new 7nm Kirin 980 processor, which is manufactured by TSMC. The 8-core mobile chip is said to have a maximum clock speed of 2.6GHz and can will be paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. There will be plenty of storage at your disposal,... Read more...
Smartphones have typically fallen into one of three categories, those being entry-level, mid-range, and high-end or flagship. There is a blurring of the lines between categories, but for the most part, handsets makers have taken a three-tier approach. More recently, however, gaming smartphones have become a legitimate thing, and Huawei might be the joining the fray. The company teased what looks to be a gaming smartphone on Twitter. It's a short 10-second clip showing a smartphone shrouded in a block of ice, revealed to be the Mate 20X by one of the hashtags. "In the heat of battle, stay cool with... Read more...
Huawei is bringing its big and budget-minded Honor 8X smartphone to the United States after having launched the handset in China a few weeks ago. The pitch from Huawei is that the Honor 8X offers "all-around flagship features at an unrivaled price," and that begins with a premium 6.5-inch FullView display with a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. As is a growing trend, the Honor 8X is another device to adopt a notched design. Not all smartphones have a notch, though until smartphone makers figure out a way to embed the front camera into the display itself (or have it pop up from the top of the phone),... Read more...
Once again, Apple saw long lines at some of its stores by customers wanting to snag a new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. Don't worry yourself about buyers standing out in the sunlight for too long, though, because Huawei was kind enough to bring some shade. No, we're not talking about umbrellas or makeshift tents, but a different kind of shade. Huawei was spotted giving away free power banks to customers in line for a new iPhone model at Apple's store on Orchard Road in Singapore. That particularly location is Apple's first store in Southeast Asia, which opened for business around a year and a half... Read more...
Huawei's CEO is making some bold claims about its upcoming folding smartphone, which he is hoping will be able to beat Samsung's Galaxy X to market. But it's not just Samsung that Huawei is targeting; Microsoft could also be in the company's crosshairs with its folding smartphone. In fact, Huawei CEO Richard Yu says that the device could end up replacing your Windows 10 desktop or notebook computer thanks to its versatility. “Why are you still using a computer?” said Yu, according to the German publication Die Welt. “Probably because the smartphone display is too... Read more...
Yesterday afternoon, we reported on Huawei's rather suspect "optimizations" when it comes to its smartphones running 3DMark. The company was caught red-handed cheating by AnandTech, and UL took the drastic move to delist benchmark results for the P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3 and Honor Play. At the time, UL stated, "We found that the scores from the public 3DMark app were up to 47% higher than the scores from the private app, even though the tests are identical... This kind of detection and optimization is forbidden by our rules for manufacturers."  Following the news story blowing up... Read more...
Just when we thought that smartphone manufacturers had ditched efforts to mislead reviewers and the public with "juiced" benchmark numbers, the latest actions by Huawei prove that the practice is still alive and well. This week, AnandTech discovered that Chinese OEM Huawei has been installing software on some of its smartphones that detects when certain benchmarks are being run. As you might expect, when the software detects a popular benchmark, it ratchets up system performance beyond what the device would normally be capable of in its stock configuration. In essence, the company is... Read more...
There is a new smart speaker in town. Huawei just unveiled its AI Cube, a smart speaker and 4G router with Amazon's Alexa onboard. The AI Cube is meant to provide “seamless connectivity” in smart homes. But don’t let the name fool you -- the Huawei AI Cube is a cylinder, not an actual cube. Its diameter measures 116mm, its height is 218mm, and the device weighs roughly 900 grams. Its measurements and design are similar to the Amazon Echo Plus. Image courtesy Android Central The Huawei AI Cube features 4 microphones, a 15-watt Mono Speaker, and Far Field Voice Recognition.... Read more...
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