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    Two weeks out from Huawei's next big smartphone reveal and it is getting bolder with its promotions campaign. There's a new splash page for the company's hashtag of choice, #OO. A countdown clock sits on the page right above a newsletter sign-up prompt. But nowhere on the page does the "P9" get mentioned in any way. The company's Instagram page gets a plug while, below that, three shots of the phone in question are plopped together. You'll notice the pinstripe detailing that the headhouse holding the dual-camera module gets. No more blurrycam, no more pre-release renders. The bottom of ...

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    Out to lunch? Or out to tease? A couple of netizens happened to be eating their midday meals when they noticed this person holding up a weird-looking phone up to his ear. It then dawned on them: People still make phone calls on phones? After the stupor rubbed off, they also realized that this phone they're quite possibly looking at the rear of a Huawei P9 in "the wild." The big tells are the two circle-encased cameras at the top and the fingerprint sensor on the upper "rule of thirds." We can also appreciate a refined "squircle" fingerprint sensor instead of the straight-up circle we saw ...

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    After winning five Ballon d’Or trophies awarded for the world’s best football (or soccer) player of the year since 2009, and four UEFA Champions League cups, you have to figure Lionel “Leo” Messi can’t easily settle for second, let alone third place. Nonetheless, the living Argentinian legend has just signed up an advertising partnership with Huawei, despite back in the day endorsing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy S5. For our hardcore football fans out there unfamiliar with the smartphone market status quo, that’s like ditching Barcelona to join Atletico Madrid. Don’t ...

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    Are HTC and Huawei using the same playbook for their latest promo campaigns? Both manufacturers have new Android hardware that's just about to launch: the HTC 10 for HTC, and the P9 family of devices for Huawei. Yesterday HTC published its latest teaser for the HTC 10, one that featured two camera lenses emerging from a black background. Now Huawei's got its own take on that same theme, with a new P9 teaser that sure looks like it confirms what we've been hearing about dual cameras. While HTC was clearly talking about both the front and the rear camera for the HTC 10, we've long heard that ...

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    Oppomart, a China-based online retailer in no way affiliated to device manufacturers OPPO or OnePlus, has made a habit of spoiling the surprises before high-profile Android product announcements. And while it’s obvious we’re once again looking at sketchy placeholder listings set up for free publicity scoring, we can’t ignore the seller’s massive Huawei P9, P9 Max, and P9 Lite exposé. Particularly as it fits with a few previous rumors, and all in all, corresponds to what we’ve been expecting from upgrades of last year’s P8 trio. Without further ado, and reiterating our ...

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    Hold onto your nostalgia. It may be all we'll ever get in place of real flip phones in the future. This warning comes as Samsung gets a major take-up in curved display orders from Chinese manufacturers — in fact, those displays can be seen on a big talker of a device, the Vivo Xplay 5. Industry sources say several manufacturers will fill out their lineups for the second half of the year with those curvy-screened phones. Two OEMs spotlighted were Huawei and Xiaomi. The latter was known to have a penchant for iPhone-like hardware design. But with the Mi 5 towing in cues from Samsung, ...

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    There are a bunch of new pictures, yet, nothing really new to see here. Huawei is expected to come out on April 6 with what we suppose is its P9 handset. From what we could tell from other beer and skittles surrounding this thing, there are dual cameras on the back, a circular fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C and a pretty straightforward design. And these new leaks show such a phone, wrapped in red bubble wrap. [gallery columns="4" ids="466799,466800,466801,466802"] Spec speculation right now is focused on the chipset: will it be a Snapdragon 820 or does Huawei have a Kirin 955 ready? We'll ...

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    Mere hours after receiving new OTA updates blending together security patches, various bug fixes and performance improvements, the two Google Nexus devices launched last fall are treated to some of their deepest discounts yet. While we’ve seen the 16GB Nexus 5X sold for $300 before, even less than that, a 32GB model priced at three Benjamins is a first-of-its-kind deal. B&H Photo Video offers $50 instant savings on both configurations through March 27, letting you shave an additional 50 bucks off the white 32 GB-er’s tag with promo code “BHNEXUS5X.” To recap, 16GB 5X units in ...

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    We're digging into our coverage of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but while our first impressions are positive, we're seeing slower pre-sales than last year's Galaxy S6. At the same time, Apple is lowering expectations for future smartphone sales. At least detachable screen PC sales are looking up as tablet sales are falling flat. Huawei has a big announcement in store for their first phone collaboration with Leica, and LG finally reveals when the G5 will start shipping. We've been hard at work covering news stories and prepping for the next generation of phone reviews. We ...

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    Pretty much unanimously hailed as the most beautiful Android Wear device in the world, the Huawei Watch is by no means affordable. Typically, it starts at $350, but we’ve occasionally seen it go for as little as $300. Today only, it reaches a new all-time low price on Amazon, setting you back $280 in a stainless steel configuration with an elegant black suture leather strap attached. That’s down from an MSRP of $350, yet believe it or not, there’s a costlier model that nets you even higher savings by midnight PST. Namely, a whopping $130, which is the difference between what Huawei ...

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    Who said the few months after a jam-packed event like MWC have to be barren of high-profile mobile hardware announcements? That doesn’t seem to be the case at all this year, with OPPO just about ready to unveil the R9 and R9 Plus, followed by the Huawei P9 on April 6, and HTC 10 roughly two weeks later. Wait, so is it April 6 or 5 for Huawei’s next-gen flagship phone in the end? Apparently, renowned Twitter tipster and tech journo Evan Blass was right in the first place, having no more reason to doubt his perennially trustworthy sources as formal press invitations are being sent to ...

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    We recently reviewed the Huawei Honor 5X, and found it to be a stylish solution for its $199 price. However, Huawei is bringing more phones to North America, providing shoppers more options at a wider variety of price tiers. The GX8 is an unlocked variation of the international G8, and it sells for $100 more than the Honor 5X.What might we expect for that price difference? We know this internal hardware really well by now. The performance we should expect from a Qualcomm 616, 2GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery shouldn't be much of a surprise. There are other ways to refine a phone though. ...

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    Since we're dealing with a bunch of fuzzy numbers with HTC, we might as well toss the Huawei P9 into the pot. Evan Blass, within the day he thumbed an April 19 launch of the brand spankin' new HTC 10 smartphone, also may have bagged a calendar spot for the dual-camera-wielding Huawei P9. Huawei P9 launches Wednesday, April 6th. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 6, 2016 Not our March 9 launch in Berlin that we were looking forward to, but hey, get this: within the past half-hour, he's had to walk back the bet as another leaker replied to Blass with an earlier date. UPDATE: I was told a number ...

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    We’ll be the first to admit it was pretty unrealistic to root for a January 2016 announcement of the high-end Huawei P9 lineup when the top-notch Mate 8 phablet barely saw daylight a couple of months earlier, and the P8 trio will only turn one in April. But we’re definitely close now, so close in fact that we can almost taste the oft-rumored P9, P9 Enhanced, P9max and P9lite. And the dual rear camera-sporting Android phones apparently taste of… beer. Wait, what? To be honest, we’re as confused as yourselves regarding the meaning of Huawei’s March 9 Berlin event teaser. But at ...

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    How long have we been waiting for Huawei to bring us its P9? Rumors dating all the way back to last year have been describing a phone (or rather, a set of phones) with some pretty capable hardware – including a few real stand-out features like a pair of 12MP rear cameras for some extra imaging prowess. The last few weeks have kept us busy with the publication of new P9 renders, though leaked pictures of actual hardware have helped create just a bit of uncertainty as to exactly how Huawei is planning to equip the phone. As we wait for word of formal launch plans, we've got one more new ...

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    After a cascade of leaks a couple of weeks ago, we now have another volley of images showing off Huawei's spring flagship for 2016, the P9. One source on Weibo shows off the back of the phone, though excluding much of the surface area with a black case and labeling. We do see the circular fingerprint sensor, a dual-LED flash module with some sort of focus unit below it and a dual-camera setup. No, the trend of two is not over just yet. Another source on Chinese forum Code Mart has blasted out several pictures of the aluminium frame of what is supposedly the P9. Composite images show that ...

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    Samsung finds itself in an enviable position in the smartphone industry, large enough a company to develop a number of its own hardware components, while secure enough in its standing to not just hold its most desirable parts back for exclusive use in its own devices. In addition to Exynos chips, the curved-screen displays Samsung first used on its own Edge-series hardware have subsequently begun to appear in third-party phones, like BlackBerry Priv. Last year we heard that the Priv could just be the start of that expansion, with manufacturers like Huawei reportedly interested in using ...

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    This was a big show. Rolling 360° video bots roamed the crowded grounds of Barcelona. Windows had a blitz of new products and they all didn't come from Microsoft. Alcatel loses its (One)Touch while Sony puts the Xperia Z line to snooze. Oh yeah, there are those two big phones we're talking about in the headline. You read it, didn't you? Or have you been hiding under a rock from the rumor surge leading up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. Well, whatever the case, prepare to learn a lot more than you've already found in hands-on videos and develop a sense of cynicism ...

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    Huawei seems to already have a good idea on how to make a great stills camera. See our Mate 8 review for our latest impressions. Thing is, the Chinese manufacturer wants to get better than great and it's using its growing brand power to hitch up with Leica, an old-fashioned, high-class camera company from Germany that has slowly integrated more flashy features found on competitors' products. The two companies have entered into a "long-term commitment" to "a strategic partnership" that "will span research and development, design, co-engineering, user experience, marketing and retail ...

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    There’s no more denying Huawei was the absolute top performer of the global smartphone landscape in 2015, boosting its sales units to exceed 100 million for the first time, as essentially all the other big brands either reached a stagnation point or saw their shipments decline after many years of constant growth. In 2016, the Nexus 6P, P8, Mate 8 and Honor 5X producers are again expected to defy all trends, eyeing 120 million handheld copies distributed around the world. Check that, 140 mil, according to new forecasts revealed by CEO Richard Yu at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. ...

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    What's the hottest mobile form factor these days? Phones may have given way to phablets, and while tablet sales themselves may be seeing a slump, there's been a rush of new interest on the higher end of things, as users get to know a growing family of tablets that really manage to hold their own against traditional laptops, both in terms of the sheer processing power they offer, as well as offering a convenient, comfortable user experience. This year at MWC, Huawei delivers its own response to the likes of the Surface Pro 4 and the iPad Pro, with the debut of its 12-inch MateBook. The ...

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    The latest global smartphone sales numbers are in, and according to market research firm Gartner, you can forget about Windows posing any sort of threat for the Android – iOS duopoly. Not this century, based on how things are going, with only 4 million Microsoft-endorsed handhelds shipped to end users between October and December 2015, tallying a lousy 1.1 percent share of the total. Needless to highlight BlackBerry OS did even worse at the worldwide box-office, falling below the one-million sales mark, as was the case for “other” platforms. Meanwhile, Android rose from 279 million ...

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    If you had hoped Android Pay would bring harmony and ubiquity in an otherwise deeply fragmented mobile ecosystem, there’s bad news to report out of China, with the nation’s leading smartphone manufacturers purportedly intent on taking Apple and Samsung on as far as digital wallet platforms are concerned. It’s unclear whether the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and ZTE will join forces to provide a single alternative for rapidly rising Apple Pay and Samsung Pay services, as well as established local solutions from WeChat and Alibaba, or each go their own way and flood the market with a bunch ...

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    We asked recently if 2016 will be the year of the mid-range phone. With flagship phone sales maturing, the competition at the mid-range and entry level is heating up. The most visceral battle for smartphone sales happening around the $200 threshold. Encouragingly, these devices are now packing tech which would have been bleeding edge three years ago, but often they can't elicit the same desirability as more expensive options. Huawei is aiming to change that with the Honor 5X, clad in aluminum, and bringing some nifty tech features to the party. Using this budget friendly solution for the ...

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    Prolific Twitter tipster Evan Blass, best known by his @evleaks social media handle, strikes again in advance of MWC 2016’s start, although the dirt spilled on Huawei’s upcoming mid-range Android tablet is arguably less glamorous than all those exclusive Samsung Galaxy S7 renders. The MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro looks an awful lot like the MediaPad M2 10 introduced last month at CES in Las Vegas, minus a Harman Kardon logo and resulting premium sound, as well as physical home button. The screen bezels appear much thinner this time around, which is always a good thing, and the Qualcomm ...

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