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    Sad to hear Huawei isn’t planning any new high-end Mate-series smartphone announcements at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin after all? Fret not, as the world’s third largest handheld vendor maintains it will “defy” our expectations on September 1, most likely taking the wraps off at least three largely mysterious Android devices. CEO Richard Yu himself just took to Weibo, China’s Twitter equivalent, to build up two of these upcoming products, which should be branded as part of an entirely new mid-range family. There’s not much we can tell about them from Yu’s teaser ...

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    Our expectations for Huawei’s pre-IFA product announcement event on Thursday probably need to be taken down a notch or two for them to still be “defied”, with the Nova series likely to fly solo to the capital city of Germany after all. Granted, it was a bit of a stretch to anticipate a (very) early September Mate 9 launch, considering the Mate 8, which continues to sell like hotcakes in the OEM’s homeland of China, barely saw daylight last November. A Huawei Mate S2, meanwhile, was always a safe IFA 2016 bet, seeing as how its prequel got unveiled at the same trade fair the year ...

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    Nobody likes pre-loaded bloatware on their Android devices, especially when paying upwards of $400 for a high-end model, but some apps and services from Google, Microsoft or Facebook are so integral to a robust, smooth mobile user experience these days that very few people get annoyed at finding them installed by default. Huawei, the continuously rising world’s third largest smartphone vendor, seems to be looking to stretch the definition of a fundamental, non-crappy, non-bloating Android app, recently partnering with Deezer, and now Truecaller for “user experience redefining ...

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    With the already hugely successful Galaxy Note 7 unveiled early to get a head start on the iPhone 7 (or 6SE), LG feeling confident enough in the G5-similar sequel to the surprisingly popular V10 to give it its own special announcement event in San Francisco, and Apple of course not looking to share the spotlight with anyone else, you may view IFA 2016 as a tech sideshow of sorts. But let us assure you, that’s never been the case for one of Germany’s oldest trade fairs, and Europe’s biggest such gathering of high-profile consumer electronics exhibitors, and by no means is this ...

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    Months ago, China was introduced to one glossy, glassy phone from Honor with two eyes and a young target. The US got to learn about the Honor 8 last week. This week, it's Europe's turn. Presentations have been made in London, Madrid and other locations for the Huawei P9 in Honor's clothing and we now know that pricing will start at £369.90 or €399 for the 32GB model. Everyone will be missing out, at least initially, on the 64GB version, priced at €449. The Euro pricing is identical to US pricing. Honor's website and the Huawei-run vMall will stock the devices first. vMall is ...

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    Let's not be bashful. This camera rocks. We very much enjoyed the still photo performance on the Huawei P9, and the Honor 8 is nearly identical. Dual camera sensors mimic the way our eyes work. One sensor focuses on color, the other on light. When the output of both sensors is merged, we get photos unlike any other phone we've reviewed. We're not producing our full crazy in-depth review format as performance is so similar to the P9, but we are detailing what's new, what's different, and taking a quick look at a few features we missed in our P9 Real Camera Review. We'd recommend also ...

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    Is the Huawei Watch the greatest Android Wear device ever made? Many seem to think so, but it’s likely about to get even better at IFA 2016. Then again, if you don’t relish the prospect of a presumably expensive sequel, and were still on the fence regarding the original models due precisely to their above-average prices, B&H Photo Video has a Black Friday-level sale in full swing on a wide array of first-gen Huawei Watch configurations. The “entry-level” variant, with a 42mm stainless steel frame and black leather band, sets you back an unprecedented $150 for the next 17 hours ...

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    Way before the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was a (real) thing, Huawei rushed to be the first mobile device manufacturer with a launch event slated on the eve of IFA 2016’s start. In the meantime, of course, the highly anticipated Note 7 saw daylight thousands of miles away from Berlin, leaving the Mate 9 or Mate S2 in a pretty good position to capture the German trade show spotlight next week. That’s September 1, beginning at 10:30am CEST, in case you were wondering, which equates to 1:30am PDT, or 4:30 EDT. Clearly, Huawei has something in store aimed primarily at European and Asian ...

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    Today might just be the big day for owners of the two latest (and greatest, until Marlin and Sailfish swim up to shore) Nexus devices, at least according to one of Canada’s three leading mobile network operators. But Australia’s number two wireless carrier doesn’t entirely share Telus’ position or confirm its very specific Android Nougat release date, while the third largest telco down under even more clearly suggests a delay could be in store due to a mysterious “issue found during testing.” Not Vodafone’s own “optimization” process, mind you, as said bug is apparently ...

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    Juan is back from the Honor launch event in San Francisco, we've spent two days with the sexy Honor 8, a sister phone to the Huawei P9 which we enjoyed reviewing. The P9 scored a small victory in our Pocketnow Fireworks Challenge against the Lumia 1020. That Leica inspired dual sensor camera system delivers some of the best still photos we've ever seen from a phone. The Honor 8 first impressions after the launch we're glowing, but has that glow remained after 48 hours? Let's check in while we wrap up our full review! 48 Hours with the Huawei Honor 8: A familiar fun phone! Related Video ...

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    T-Mobile and Sprint are delivering "optimized" unlimited data plans. What does this mean for your phone bill? We've spent some time with Google's Duo video chat. Will this pull people from Facetime? Plus we went hands on with the new Honor 8 at the launch even in San Francisco, and it seems we have yet another premium budget phone to compete against Oneplus, ZTE, and Alcatel. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 214 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 18th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio ...

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    So, you don't like EMUI's home screen? That's fine. Just throw on a launcher. But you can't do much about anything else from the drop down shade to the power prompts to all the little iOS-like interfaces. It's everything you can't get rid of without some rooting and flashing and shucking and jiving. And there hasn't been a reason not to — software support has traditionally been scant for Huawei and Honor phones, save for the major updates. Even then, it's been a hit or miss deal. Well, Taylor Wimberly, one of Honor US's web marketers, has given us a reason to stick to EMUI 4 (maybe going ...

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    The HTC Rhyme was targeted toward women. Women. Like, females. As in, we had to get help from YouTuber Stevie Boebi to figure out what was going on with HTC. Huawei has also been setting its sights on women with a couple of smartwatches — called "Elegant" and "Jewel". Those two hulking wrist chunks that didn't fit some men's and most women's wrists may have garnered enough traction, though, to warrant a new smartphone for women. Prepare to cheer or wince for the Huawei Nova. Its existence was first leaked by Xiang Ligang on Weibo, though the analyst replaced an initial post calling out ...

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    While leaving the dust to settle on the spectacular US launch of the upper mid-range Honor 8, and expecting a number of premium Huawei-branded phones to break cover, Mate 9 and Mate S2 included, our always pampered China-based friends can grab another 9-series Android with a solid quality – pricing ratio. This one’s called the Huawei G9 Plus, obviously improving on the specifications of the 5.2-inch standard G9, aka P9 Lite, but falling short of the raw processing power, smooth multitasking or photography prowess of the P9 Plus. Yes, there’s only one camera slapped on the back of the ...

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    A shell and three renders later, we have a pretty good idea of Huwaei Mate 9 looks like. Too bad we probably won't see it at IFA. The renders are part of a late leak from the Baidu side of Chinese social media (though the images have been deleted at the source). It still has that Mate 8-ish look, though with that modified dual-camera module with a different orientation than the P9 and a first eye on the front side — though it's nothing too fresh. The Honor 8 shares in common the Huawei P9's sensors, but it doesn't have the Leica branding that the latter has. We're not sure what will go ...

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    Honor made a little noise earlier in the year with the 5X, a $200 budget option which was really well received. To wrap up 2016, this offshoot of Huawei is pushing into the hyper-competitive mid-range with some interesting hardware. The Honor 8 is strikingly similar to the Huawei P9 we reviewed earlier this year, just swapping a metal back for a new sapphire blue glass one. Most notably, you might remember our coverage of the Huawei P9 camera, featuring dual sensors influenced by Leica design. That same camera system is available here on the Honor 8, alongside the rest of the P9 hardware. ...

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    Remember the Galaxy Note 7? From that Korean company? Well, wash your mind from that and just look at this jewel of a phone that will bring your "eyes to the world." It also brings Huawei and its affiliate, Honor, back to the US for another product launch. The Honor 8 was launched from an event in San Francisco and with a move in markets from China — where it sold 280,000 units in the first four hours of sales — to the US, the smartphone is definitely getting targeted toward the Samsung crowd. The company reminded us of how hip and young it is, — Honor's Global President George ...

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    Our Juan Carlos Bagnell is on the ground in San Francisco at Honor's latest smartphone launch for the US market. We strongly believe it to be the Honor 8 that was launched in China last month, based on visual teasers and the use of a modified infinity insignia that's been integral to the Chinese-side marketing of the Honor 8. Of course, we can't confirm anything before the event happens. Better yet, some other devices might make the cut. Huawei's primary sub-brand will bring its "Eyes to the world" tonight with a livestream starting at 8pm Pacific, 11pm Pacific and 3:00 GMT. Catch it right ...

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    China's largest card issuer, UnionPay, has crossed the Pacific to spread its mobile payments system, QuickPass, to the Great White North. Over 70,000 Canadian merchants take UnionPay cards as well as over 85 percent of ATMs. While Chinese students and other contingents continue to flock east to not just Vancouver, but most of Canada, the move is good news for tech-enabled immigrants to tap-and-go with their chip-equipped cards or phones (brands mentioned in the press release include Huawei, [Xiao]MI, ZTE and Lenovo), paying online and in stores — though we're not sure how many merchants ...

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    Huawei MateBook sales have kicked off in the UK at a slight premium from the scheduled US pricing. Now, the Microsoft Store is moving to up the ante stateside. In addition to selling the Huawei MateBook at its suggested prices with a free Portfolio Keyboard in either black or a tan (brown) color — a $129 value. That and — this is probably the most important part — you get three months of Hulu for free. It's interesting to note that the tan Portfolio Keyboard is in the box with the UK units. Update: Huawei is taking $100 off Amazon purchases of MateBooks and keyboards. Both promotions ...

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    While OPPO and Vivo are proving to be the insurgent forces — technically separate, but under one umbrella — in China, we still see Huawei lead the pack for total shipments. Digitimes is reporting some room for growth on what's thought to be a super-saturated market for smartphones this past Q2 — a 2.7 percent sequential increase and a 14.3 percent annual jump to 149 million phones. Local vendors seem to be packing in more deliveries of mid-range and budget models. Huawei logged a 14 percent share of the pie or about 20.9 million shipments. OPPO came second with 12.7 percent, ...

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    A Weibo leaker claims to have some another smartphone metal shell in their hands, this one not being the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In fact, we can be thankful that it's not a working prototype at this point. These pictures show us what the back side of the Huawei Mate 9 may look like. As the Mate series has gone on, we've found this device to be an evolutionary result in design, though the orientation of what may be a dual-camera unit differs from the Huawei P9's setup. We don't know if one will sensor will shoot in color and the other in monochrome as the P9 did. The flanking of what we ...

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    If you want something sleek, very portable and a treat to run Windows 10 on, you've got a few options. A new one has just arrived at in the United Kingdom and it's called the Huawei Matebook. Unfortunately, as with most of these new-fangled convertible tablets, you're going to need to pay up. Currys sells two models: the first runs on an Intel Core m3 processor, has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage and costs £749.99. The other model doubles the size of both memory bays and upgrades the processor to a Core m5. This one's fetching £999.99. As usual, these prices are large markups from ...

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    Samsung has adaptive fast charging, OnePlus calls its take on a technology mostly pioneered by Qualcomm Dash Charge, OPPO will be switching from VOOC to Super VOOC before long, some Moto phones are TurboPower-enabled, and MediaTek recently unveiled Pump Express 3.0 for devices packing Helio P20 processors. They’re more or less the same thing, i.e. pretty great workarounds for the perennial issue of tiny batteries inside way too powerful, slim and lightweight Android handhelds. Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, is predictably looking to join the party soon enough, ...

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    Huawei was not done when it released the P9 earlier this year. Supposedly, it still has plans for a Mate S sequel, a "Nexus" 7P and a Mate 9, too. All that pressure has us wondering more and more about this GFXBench log that we've picked up, thanks to Telefoonabonnement. The specs are pretty ordinary for a Huawei Mate phone: a nearly-six-inch full HD screen with a HiSilicon Kirin chipset of some sort, — GFXBench was only able to detect a set of Cortex-A53 cores — perhaps either a tweaked Kirin 955 or an all-new 960. There may be 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage along with a ...

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