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    Sorry, our US-residing Android power user friends, but it doesn’t look like the Huawei Mate 8 is ready to pursue its American dream just yet, despite showing up at CES 2016 in Las Vegas to reveal global expansion plans. So far, those only cover parts of Europe, the UAE, Mexico and Australia, which must have been deemed high-end phablet-friendly markets by the powers that be over at the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer. Meanwhile, Huawei keeps increasing its domestic fanbase, with the Mate 8 already estimated to have sold in one million copies. Unveiled back in late ...

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    Thought the Huawei GX8, aka US-specific derivation of the “international” G8, provided great bang for buck at $350 with a full-metal jacket in tow, Snapdragon 615 power, fingerprint recognition, 5.5-inch Full HD screen, and 3,000 mAh battery? Wait until you hear what the Honor 5X offers in exchange for just two Benjamins. In a nutshell, everything the GX8 hides up its sleeve. Yes, literally everything. Even better, the first Honor-series device to officially launch in the US can already be pre-ordered from Amazon, with shipping underway on January 31 in three snazzy coats of paint: ...

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    It's a mouthful of a title, but it's mouthful of a tablet. And an earful. And ... well, you'll see. CES 2016 has been an interesting space for Huawei to extend its branches. It announced a couple of phones and a couple of smartwatches, but it also announced a tablet. A premium design tablet. Color us shocked. Want more premium? How about some iPad Pro-esque speakers? Four of them, with harmon/kardon enhancements. It's not a surprise Huawei's pushing this aspect center stage. And why not, throw on an digitized stylus, too: that M-Pen might just be perfect for some limited split-screen ...

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    For what we don't get from Huawei *cough*Mate8*cough* ... we get a pretty nifty metallic phone at a price for pennies not too pretty. The GX8's chassis scores a 90 percent grade in metal. There's a Snapdragon 615 — admittedly a tad bit old in the world of mid-range silicon, especially as Huawei used it in its P8 Lite — along with a 5.5-inch full HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage which you can max out with a microSD card up to 128GB in size. The back of this baby has an optically stabilized camera AND a fingerprint sensor — two features you don't typically find in ...

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    It might be in China. It might be in Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Heck, it might even coming to Mexico! It got certified by the FCC fer cryin' out loud! And yet, the Huawei Mate 8 has not been announced for sale in the United States. That's the news we got from the Chinese OEM's CES 2016 event. But while we might have to wait in suspense for this powerfully large beast — we're talking 4,000mAh of battery capcity, Sony's IMX 296 camera sensor and a six-inch IPS screen weighing in at a hefty 185 grams, here — you don't have to wait for us to give the hands-on treatment of this ...

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    While Huawei is bringing some phones to the US, what it won't bring to the US (just yet) is its Mate 8. Maybe we're not ready for that piece of work just yet. Maybe Huawei isn't ready to fully commit to the US just yet. But the GX8 might be a worthy upgrade from the P8 lite. Bad news for us, good news for some 30 territories if you're ready to shell out for it. Huawei has just announced that the Mate 8, already up for sale in China, will be pushed out to the world at large. it's the same Kirin 950 SoC, the same Sony IMX298 camera sensor and the same 4,000mAh battery coming its way, but ...

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    Chinese juggernaut Huawei has had a tough time breaking into the US market, but that didn't stop the company from becoming the world's third-largest mobile phone vendor in 2015. Buoyed by a well-received smartwatch and maybe the best Nexus phone ever, Huawei is kicking off 2016 with small revisions of each, as well as a new tablet that looks to offer a fuller, richer media experience. We just told you about those, and now we've got some news on the phone front, as Huawei prepares to bring its G8 to US shoppers. Huawei is following up its G8 global midranger with a US-specific version, ...

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    The gadgets of CES 2016 are here, and Huawei's getting us started with a flurry of product news. We just checked in with some color options for its wearable and smartphone offerings, and now we're  moving right ahead into new-device launches, as we're introduced to a tablet that sure tries to do a lot of things well, what Huawei calls an "all-around good tablet," the MediaPad M2 10. As its name suggests, this is a ten-inch device intended for media consumption, with a full HD 1920x1200 display and a 16:10 aspect ratio optimized for movie watching. While we'd like to have seen a higher ...

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    A new year means an opportunity for a new start, and what better way to prepare yourself for what lies ahead than a fresh makeover? Maybe for you that means new clothes, or losing that holiday-season weight, but for Huawei it means bringing some new looks to last year's hardware, and it's doing just that with both the Nexus 6P and its Huawei Watch wearable. A couple weeks back we mentioned some rumors that the gold Nexus 6P, heretofore only available as an incredibly limited edition in Japan, could soon spread to other markets - and in particular, the US. Originally announced alongside its ...

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    Normally, we wouldn’t bother with rumors of prospective CES protagonists so close to the show’s formal opener and just as the deluge of product announcements begins, thanks to a few eager attendees. But we’re still more than 24 hours away from Huawei’s January 5 press event in Las Vegas, and the P9 sounds too big to ignore. Mostly figuratively, as the display is tipped at 5.2 inches, which seems nearly Lilliputian compared to the recently unveiled 6-inch Mate 8. Speaking of, yes, we also feel the Mate 8 and April 2015-introduced P8 make the P9’s imminence unlikely, yet we simply ...

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    Oh, sure, everyone's got their personal pick for best smartphone of 2015. Maybe it's for this reason, that reason, all the reasons. As demonstrated with our daily driver editorial last month, however, we all have our personal desires and requirements. To say that we should put down one another's wants and needs would be rude at best. But when we take ourselves out of the equation ... whew. Forums and comment sections become prothletising auction blocks. "Haaaave ...

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    Audio output on smartwatches is a pretty contentious point. Some users are more than happy with the level of notifications they enjoy now, and aren't particularly looking forward to a future where every app on your watch is constantly beeping at you. Others welcome the possibilities audio output affords, and manufacturers sure seem to be on their side. Earlier this year, we saw Android Wear manufacturers start building speakers into their wearables, even if support wasn't yet present on the software side. We've already seen progress in that direction on the platform level, and now the ...

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    In just a few short days, Pocketnow's CES crew will pack up their bags, hop on their flights, and start converging upon Las Vegas. We won't be the only ones headed out to the American Southwest, and companies from all over the world will similarly be flocking to Nevada to show off their latest hardware, services, and everything that goes with that. As we look forward to soaking it all in for ourselves, we thought we'd take a quick look around at the early announcements, the hottest rumors, and maybe even a long-shot or two as we share with you what's worth looking forward to from CES 2016. ...

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    In case it wasn’t already crystal clear the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer plans to perk up the Honor sub-brand’s visibility and mainstream acclaim, the Marshmallow update promised for the head of the family in February has dropped much sooner. Technically however, we’re not dealing with your standard, wide-scale, official, fully polished rollout, as Honor 7 owners in India have to first sign up for the Android 6.0 beta build. Within a maximum of 48 hours of your program submission, you’ll get a prompt message to leave Lollipop behind, hopefully for good. As far as ...

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    In theory, the sooner Samsung unveils its “next big thing”, the better, seeing as how competition continues to mount in the high-end Android handheld space, and iPhones are as prosperous as always around the holidays. Of course, developing a new mobile powerhouse with sufficient compelling selling points mere months after the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 can’t be easy, so it might be best to hold off until February, when the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor should be all cool and ready for primetime. If the Galaxy S7 is indeed set to break cover during or just before the ...

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    Google’s newest stock Android-running phablet is likely outselling the smaller, lower-end, plastic-made Nexus 5X, but that hasn’t stopped the search giant from taking $50 off both devices for Christmas, also throwing in free overnight shipping until December 22. Even better, the Nexus 6P can now be purchased stateside through Best Buy as well, following a far too lengthy period of Google and Huawei exclusivity. And believe it or not, the Marshmallow-powered 5.7-incher is marked down at Best Buy right off the bat. Unfortunately, we’re only talking the 64GB “aluminum” (read silver) ...

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    With a device name that rhymes and a great vibe going into the largest trade show on earth, Huawei only needs to sort its paper affairs before it can start selling the Mate 8 in the United States. All neon lights are pointing to Las Vegas and to CES for an announcement to happen and this development gives that thought a nudge. The Huawei Mate 8 has passed its certifications FCC. The model number, as suggested by the FCC ID tag, seems to be NXT-L09, which differs from the international version's NXT AL-10. Other than antennas, we're not certain of what changes lie ahead of us, though the ...

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    You may have thought Huawei overestimated its growth potential when forecasting 100 million smartphone unit shipments this year several months back, seeing as how the Chinese giant already posted a remarkable 75M score for 2014. But as it turns out, the world’s third largest handheld manufacturer had no problem joining the exclusive 100 million sales club, with the ambitious target officially reached as of December 18. Last-minute holiday shopping is still in full swing, and the Nexus 6P has recently seen its first ever Google Store discount, so 2015’s final couple of weeks could well ...

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    It’s no big secret Samsung continues to dominate global smartphone sales despite recent profit dips, and Apple follows in second as far as shipments go, with the lion’s share of net financial gains. Meanwhile, Huawei has reportedly consolidated its last spot on the podium even before the Nexus 6P launched, and according to Digitimes Research, Lenovo and LG wrapped up the top five between July and September. Typically, that’s where most quarterly market reports end, only some occasionally going until the tenth position. But things often get mighty interesting as you descend down the ...

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    Huawei took a big gamble when it chose a “premium” design path for its first ever smartwatch, pricing the super-stylish Android wearable device on-par with the Apple Watch, at $350 and up. But while Black Friday brought some obligatory discounts to the table, there was nothing too drastic to signal the Huawei Watch failed to catch on. Now, rumor has it a couple of variants designed specifically for ladies will land at CES 2016 in January, followed by an all-new, cellular-enabled generation in the summer, which is yet another sign the Huawei Watch is doing well at the box-office… ...

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    Forget the Honor line, forget the Huawei Watch. Huawei might be able to blow some socks off in its own name come next month. After a litany of mid-range phones, the Chinese manufacturer has started to look beyond its home market to seed roots in the United States. It's the largest market for smartphones priced above $500, after all. Well, let it be known that the Wall Street Journal is claiming "people familiar with the matter" are saying that the Huawei Mate 8 will be shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year. The Mate 8 came up in China just last week for the ...

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    The Huawei Watch took a unique corner of the smartwatch market: luxury fit-and-finish with Android Wear inside. It's not a Tag Heuer watch, but it seemed fitting for it to go at the Apple Watch, at least so far as the Apple Watch Sport goes. Women have had to dread smart wristwear — including the Huawei Watch — for the longest time as designers seemed to have completely ignored their sizing needs and styling wants. According to some sources, it seems that Huawei may have finally listened and is ready to go at CES with some Huawei Watches that have a little more femme flair in mind. New ...

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    Google's Nexus phones have always been appealing to a certain class of smartphone buyer, but with this year's Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, is it finally time for Nexus to go mainstream? Affordable pricing is back, the hardware is pretty darn attractive, and with two phones to choose from, offering shoppers a choice of size and style, it's easier than ever to find a Nexus you like. If there's still room on your list for a new smartphone this holiday season, Google's giving you a better reason than ever to pick up one of the new Nexus phones, as it cuts prices and offers an attractive shipping ...

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    The Huawei-made Nexus 6P is a pretty darn attractive smartphone, pairing some powerful hardware, pure Android software, and a price that while it doesn't make for the most affordable Nexus ever, still represents a solid value. Sure the phone lacks luxuries like wireless charging and expandable storage, but we liked what we saw well enough to give the phone a glowing review. If you've been thinking about picking one up for yourself, you could be about to get a new option for how you do so. In the days leading up to the Nexus 6P's launch, we saw leaked renders showing off the phone in four ...

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    While a number of Huawei phones, the Nexus 6P, P8 lite, Ascend Mate 2 and SnapTo included, can be purchased stateside nowadays directly from the manufacturer or retailers like Google and Amazon, you’d probably expect the world’s third largest device seller to take its local ambitions more seriously. After all, China remains the biggest handheld market, and Huawei’s doing great there, but America holds the silver medal, at least until India reaches its full potential. If we are to trust the man in charge of the Honor sub-brand however, something’s being cooked up for the Consumer ...

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