Posts tagged with: Huawei
  • by |

    Let's face it: you probably most dreaded three words in that headline. "Back to School". Back to torture. Back to long hours sitting at letting numbers and passages hit your skull. Back to making yourself just a bit smarter with the process getting all the more harder. Fortunately, technology can help dull the pain and the Google Store has an array of deals for you. Save $30 off either the Acer Chromebook R11 ($249.99) or 14 ($269.99) through August 7. Save $50 off the Huawei Watch ($349) and the Elegant ($449) and Jewel ($549) models through August 1. Save $100 off the Nexus 6P (from ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    If you’re still wondering how it might be possible for an Android handheld manufacturer to realistically predict 100 million unit global shipments without much of a presence in many key European markets or the US, Counterpoint Research should give you a solid clue. According to the firm’s latest “Monthly Market Pulse”, OPPO claimed a big domestic win for the month of June not only in offline sales, but overall China demand, including both physical stores and online smartphone orders. This is the fast-rising OEM’s first ever victory of such a magnitude, although Huawei ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    While it may or may not get the opportunity to follow up the Nexus 6P with another Google-co-branded phablet this year, Huawei will definitely launch a few more Android high-enders over the next months after the recent introductions of the Honor 8, V8, as well as the non-Honor-named P9 and P9 Plus. Both the Mate S and Mate 8 could be due sequels before long, and the Honor 8 is most likely to expand to US shores three weeks from tomorrow. But first, the Tenaa-revealed Honor V8 Max is certainly going official in China on August 1, only under a slightly different moniker. The gargantuan ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    It's said that HTC is making the two Nexus phones this year. It's also being said that Huawei is making another Nexus device in 2016 as well. While something has to give, there's a whole ton of slack to get through before Google schedules its hardware launch event sometime later this quarter. Media reports are pointing to a recent FCC equipment entry as a bolster to Huawei's sequel to its Nexus 6P. Two identical phones have been logged, one likely an unlocked phone and another marked for prepaid carrier Tracfone. The device's US codenames, as designated by Huawei in FCC documents, are the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    If it’s legal war Huawei wants, that’s exactly what the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer will get from the industry’s overall ruler, which we know to never back down in a court of law, whether it’s fighting Apple, Nvidia or Ericsson a while ago. Oftentimes, being right or wrong, as well as having grounds to sue and countersue, are mostly irrelevant, with companies like Samsung instead focused on making headlines and/or forcing the other guys to settle and ultimately enter cross-licensing agreements. No way to tell if that’s going to be the case here, or how long it ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Mere days ahead of official financial reports coming from most of the mobile industry’s heavyweights, research firm TrendForce has issued its own worldwide smartphone market analysis for the year’s second quarter, with overall production volume sitting at a solid 315 million units, up 8.9 percent sequentially and 3.2 percent compared to the same timeframe back in 2015. No big surprises ranking the top six global brands, as Samsung holds on to a comfortable lead, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO, LG, and Vivo. But even though Galaxy S7 sales are deemed “brisk”, both the Korean ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Before you go there, let us clarify we’re not referring to the actual Google/HTC-co-manufactured device as a disappointment. It’s too early for anything remotely resembling such assessments, and we have too little factual information to go on. We mean that this being the “first real image”, allegedly, we were expecting to see more than just the About Screen. Maybe a little bit of the device itself? Here’s hoping for the next round of leaks. To be honest, we probably wouldn’t have tackled the latest Marlin “leak” to begin with if the publication that just allegedly ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    While it hasn’t exactly grown at a corresponding pace to domestic rivals Huawei, Xiaomi or even Vivo and OPPO, China-based Meizu still feels like a smartphone manufacturer to look out for. Wary of a proper US expansion, possibly due to ensuing risks and distribution costs, as well as physical device resemblances to much bigger names in the industry which could always be exploited, Meizu may have no problem branching out into high-end VR hardware before long. For the most part though, this slowly rising company will reportedly take a page from another local adversary’s playbook, ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Missed the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pay just $404 on Amazon Prime Day for a brand-new 64GB Nexus 6P? Believe it or not, Best Buy can now hook you up with a deal that’s even sweeter… in a way. Granted, this is the 32GB variant of the Google and Huawei-co-manufactured 5.7-incher you’re looking at, and since there’s no external microSD storage expansion option, you’ll need to keep your digital hoarding in check. Also, the all-time low price of $319 is only good on the aluminium flavor, with the graphite setting you back an extra 55 bucks, and the matte gold a grand total of ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    From left field of Candlestick Park — rest in pieces — comes a surprise from Honor. The Huawei sub-brand is continuing its campaign in the US as it has promised to. It has invited press to an event in San Francisco on August 16 "for an exciting product launch, following the success of the Honor 5X in the U.S." The accompanying teaser picture features a modified infinity sign — also known as a sideways "8". Odds are on the Honor 8 launching and it would be a marked step up in hardware from what the 5X offered — a dual-camera module on the back, glassy design that looks like a cross ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Project Fi is at it again. And we're not just talking about the Nexus 5X like we usually do. That phone, as offered Google's MVNO service, has been discounted once again by $150 to $199 for the base model. But Project Fi is also taking $150 off the Nexus 6P, now starting at $349 with activation. The sale goes on for about a week starting at 1pm Eastern today. But the biggest deal in this story doesn't just hit home, it hits worldwide, too. Project Fi now has the Three network as its partner, bringing data at rates 10 to 20 times faster than before to 12 more countries at the same global ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    If you haven’t signed up for an Amazon Prime subscription yet, today’s the day to earn instant exclusive access to Netflix-rivaling video streaming, all the ad-free music you can listen to, unlimited photo storage, Kindle ebooks, and most importantly, an assortment of impressive tech deals no one else is allowed to get in on. That’s right, Prime Day is finally here, and if you thought early $50 discounts on the Moto G4 and G4 Plus were sweet, wait until you hear about the 24-hour-limited Huawei Honor 5X and Nexus 6P markdowns. The Honor 5X, already one of the world’s most appealing ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Android is a great open source operating platform for mobile, but let's face it: it's not the most secure thing out there. Then again, you want secure? You want BlackPhone's PrivatOS, based off of Android? Be prepared for lockdown. Tinkerer's hell. One or the other. Pick one poison over the other. It's how it has been for a while. But Canada-based Copperhead Security has been trying to seal the deal between security and openness with its own Android-based operating system called — what else? — CopperheadOS. And it's selling modified Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P phones with CopperheadOS on ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The Huawei Honor 8 has earlier today gone official in China, and the question on everyone’s lips is how does it differ from the high-end Honor V8 that the company first unveiled in its homeland and best market a couple of months back? Well, for one thing, the newer flagship features a smaller 5.2-inch display, with no Quad HD option. The pixel count therefore caps off at 1,920 x 1,080, aka Full HD, while a Kirin 950 processor flies solo to run the hardware show, with no 955 upgrade possibility. The battery inside the Honor 8 is understandably lighter too, at 3,000 mAh, and you can either ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    We've been teasing our new series for the last couple weeks, and now it's time for a showdown! Welcome to the Pocketnow Challenge, where we test real world smartphone usage by pitting two Pocketnow editors against each other. Our first major challenge is a photography battle between long time editor and professional photographer Adam Lein, facing off against the newest video producer on the site Juan Carlos Bagnell. To celebrate the Fourth of July, these two photogs are battling to see who can deliver the best photo of celebratory fireworks. It's a classic showdown. Senior editor, ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Is Google working on a Nexus smartwatch? Brexit is already causing tech prices to climb in the UK! Can Apple maintain high profit margins in an increasingly competitive industry? These stories, plus we'll be tackling your questions and comments, and get ready to vote for your favorite Pocketnow photog! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 208 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    A sleeper hit like few other, the ultra-low-cost, upper mid-range Honor 5X seems to get better with age, like a fine French wine, thanks to amazing discounts and relatively timely software updates. Hopefully, you were wise and quick to snap up the metal-clad 5.5-incher at $160 a couple of months back, as it’s nowadays available again for around $40 more. Even at $200 though, this is basically a steal, especially after leaving Android 5.1 Lollipop behind to jump on the 6.0 Marshmallow bandwagon. That’s going down as we speak in the US, only a couple of weeks on the heels of an ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Back in 2014, T-Mobile claimed in court that Huawei stole some trade secrets about its phone testing robot Tappy. How? By trying to sneak into the Un-carrier's Bellvue, Washington, headquarters to take pictures of said robot, named Tappy. Since then, Huawei has made its own testing aid and T-Mobile wanted to call legal foul on its play. Fast forward two years and now Huawei is going after T-Mobile on the same grounds that it did against Samsung. Little Magenta has for the past two years been using 14 4G patents it refuses to license from Huawei, at least so the Chinese manufacturer claims. ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    With iPhone popularity reaching an inherent peak stateside, as well as in many other Western territories, where there’s simply no more room for growth, Apple continues to struggle finding its footing on the all-important Chinese and Indian shores. Among the trouble encountered by the world’s most profitable corporation in the two largest smartphone markets, the refusal of the latter’s government to permit refurbished handheld commercialization and the SE’s prohibitive pricing nowadays headline the list. It’s also not helping that the 6s has rapidly lost its charm with the recent ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    "The Chinese market is ever-changing," said Avril Wu, an analyst. No, really. If you see the breadth of what an eCommerce store offers for smartphones from companies with names ranging from Lovme and Onefive, you'd be pulling your hair out, too. But it seems that, at least for now, we have some of the biggest names in China making bigger steps than its "established" competition. Research firm TrendForce expects OPPO and vivo — both owned by BBK Electronics — will ship a combined 144 million phones to market this year, up more than 40 percent from the previous year and assumed to beat ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    While Huawei and Leica’s partnership on the P9 and P9 Plus has already come under fire for perhaps claiming to be more than it actually is, there’s no contesting the high quality of the dual rear camera arrangement featured by the two phones. What the mobile shooters aren't capable of however is snapping pics quite as sharp and detailed as a professional DSLR system costing several thousands of dollars. That’s perfectly fine by most Android enthusiasts who understand a handheld has to make calls too, play videos and games, all while staying breezy, slender and portable. But still, ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    One of the busiest bees in the Chinese if not global smartphone landscape has flooded the market lately with various models ranging from ultra-low-cost and low-end to mid-range to premium, still cooking up a high-end (-ish) Honor 8, as well as Note 7-rivaling Mate S and Mate 8 sequels. You can also add a jumbo-sized Kirin 950 powerhouse to the list of upcoming Huawei devices now, which Tenaa refers to by a cryptic EDI-DL00 model number. There’s every reason to believe this big guy will have a very close family connection to the Honor V8 (emphasize on V), likely adjoining a Max or Plus ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    This year we started producing Real Camera Reviews. Today it's not uncommon that the only camera a person might own is the one bolted to the back of their phone. As such, we're trying to treat smartphone camera reviews the same way we might try to examine all of the pros and cons of a standalone camera. We've tackled some of the best shooters released this year. We're about to see another batch of smartphones released in the second half of 2016. Before we get to reviewing Notes and iPhones, let's take a quick look at some of the phones we've run through the most brutal camera review ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The International Funkausstellung Berlin comes our way starting September 2 and it will be a jam-packed week of tech business. But Huawei is kicking it off just a bit earlier. It has invited press outlets to an event in Berlin at which the company will release at least one new smartphone on September 1. Given Huawei's release pattern of last year, we may see the sequel to the Mate S at this event. The fabled follow-up to the Nexus 6P, the 7P could also get an appearance here, especially if Google decides to pull-up its Nexus event before September — a scenario that isn't looking likely ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    I know what you're thinking, "Huawei made a Windows 10 tablet PC?" It's true, the brand isn't well known for making Windows PCs, but apparently the burgeoning 2-in-1 tablet PC market is too attractive to avoid grabbing for a piece of that pie. The Android and iOS tablet market has gone into decline and there really isn't much of an opportunity for growth in those segments anymore. However, the tablet PC 2-in-1 market... especially those devices running the full Windows desktop operating system has seen a 73% year over year increase. That's the fastest growing tech device market right now ...

    Share
    Read On
Mobile Version