Posts tagged with: Huawei
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    To paraphrase the end of one of the most uplifting, hilarious and least effective presidential speeches in Hollywood history, why can’t all superheroes just get along? That’s especially rich coming from the original Tim Burton Joker, and it’s truer than ever these days, as the Man of Steel and Caped Crusader battle each other instead of Lex Luthor, Zod or Doomsday, while Captain America and the Iron Man are themselves gearing up for an epic face-off. Ironically, in a world where the central characters of the same cinematic universe get split in two camps, Huawei pulls off a historic ...

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    Although Huawei’s newest flagship Android phone roster was well documented and often leaked ahead of its recent official announcement, the fast-rising Chinese OEM still caught us off guard by branding the larger P9 variant as Plus instead of Max, and especially by “forgetting” to unveil the P9 Lite. But the mid-ranger has likely not been canceled. In fact, the Russian media somehow managed to enter into possession of a fully working Huawei P9 Lite prototype already, snapping a few pics alongside hands-on shots of the “standard” P9. As expected, this doesn’t cut quite as many ...

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    Honor, firmly under Huawei's wing, has seen new land over the past several months as the 5X finally came to American shores. However, if you're on that chunk of land looking forward to some more Honor action anytime soon, forget it. At least, for now. It seems that another Honor phone will be coming China's way on April 13, at least according to this leaked poster. Other sources are floating April 28 as another event date and there's a belief that it won't just be China getting some new hardware. Speculation's been wafting that Honor has two phones on the way soon — the Honor 8 and the ...

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    The Huawei P9 has had a full day to stand out on its own. You might still be intrigued about those two Leica cameras and how they perform. But it's about time that the phone got compared with its kindred on a different scale of performance. In this case, we're talking about a bucket of benchmarks. As GSMArena has put down, we're picking up on some unimpressively good performance. Unimpressive in that we didn't see much change between the Kirin 955 featured on the Huawei P9 and the Kirin 950 that was on the Huawei Mate 8. The major clock speed change between the two octa-core chipsets ...

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    Update: Welcome to the weekend! The full podcast is streamable just below the YouTube video. We'll have the podcast on the iTunes and RSS feeds starting from 3pm on April 8. Enjoy! We finally have the full scoop on those dual Leica cameras found on the Huawei P9! We'll try to figure out if LG's build quality criticisms will sink the G5, and is the end near for the Blackberry brand? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and comparing mid range phones, ...

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    Gone are the days you needed to wait for months on end to see premium new Android smartphones discounted by a pithy $50 or $100, as 2016 appears to be the year of launch-coinciding deals. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and its Gear VR freebie got the ball rolling, and LG had little choice but to offer the G5 bundled with gratis accessories off the bat too. And now Huawei takes a buyer-incentivizing page from the playbooks of its rivals, partnering with Vodafone to treat future UK-based P9 owners to a mind-blowing promotion. Not only does the Huawei P9 require no upfront payment from Vodafone ...

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    The iPhone SE has been a tricky phone to classify. After unboxing it, and reviewing it, many comments were shared debating what the SE really was. Is it an "entry level" device? Is it a "mini-flagship"? How should we draw the lines on the smartphone market map? We're sticking with "mid-range" for the iPhone SE, but that's not to say there isn't a lot of overlap between these various tiers. To see where the iPhone might belong, we're comparing it against two Android devices. These two phones are specifically built to be less expensive than the manufacturer's current flagship devices. The ...

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    Huawei just introduced its latest flagship smartphones, the P9 and P9 Plus, each armed with a pair of 12MP Leica cameras. Their debut would make today a big enough occasion for Huawei alone, but they're not the only new devices taking the stage at the company's London launch event. Alongside these handsets, Huawei's also showing off its latest wearable, as it draws the curtains back on the TalkBand B3. In previous years we saw Huawei's TalkBand launch at MWC, first with the B1 back in 2014, and following up with the B2 last year. For 2016, Huawei held back its new TalkBand for this April ...

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    Following last year's success of the Nexus 6P, Huawei's a brand a lot more smartphone shoppers have started paying attention to. And for 2016, the manufacturer seems plenty up to the task of delivering some hardware worthy of our attention, most recently with today's launch of the P9 and P9 Plus. In a world where rumors of a dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus suggest that only the larger of Apple's next flagships will end up with an extra shooter, it's refreshing to see that Huawei's making no such distinction here: you can choose the smaller, more affordable P9 or the larger, somewhat more premium ...

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    Dual-camera smartphones are no longer quite the novelty they once were, pairing multiple sensors to capture additional image data. That data can be used to produce higher-res pics, allow for some fancy editing tricks, or just snap shots with enhanced fidelity. But while we've seen this sort of thing before, manufacturers have been refining their designs to build dual-camera systems that are more substance than gimmick, and for the past several weeks now we've been looking forward to Huawei kicking of the spring season of smartphone launches with a dual-camera model of its own: the P9. ...

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    Is it sexist to design and market gadgets specifically for women? Is it sexist not to? There’s no winning with something like that, though more and more smartwatch manufacturers seem to be casting political correctness aside, applying a form of positive discrimination in their attempts to get ladies interested in wearable technology. Motorola has a second-gen Moto 360 “style” for women, the Samsung Gear S2 is available in 18k rose gold and platinum plated variants that don’t really appeal to the everyday tech-loving male, while the two Huawei Watch for Women flavors unveiled back ...

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    We've been continually disappointed by Huawei's reticence in terms of deploying its big guns in the US. Sure, there's that Nexus 6P, but it's a Nexus phone — it's not exactly a mass-market product. However, mere hours before we officially learn of the Huawei P9 that has those fancy Leica-enhanced sensors and glass on the back, consumer branch CEO Richard Yu said to the Wall Street Journal that the US should expect a flagship launch later on this year. No details were mentioned beyond that, but with the late-year timeframe in mind, we could be seeing a potential Huawei Mate S2 or Mate 9 ...

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    Close your eyes and try to imagine how the upcoming Huawei P9 flagship phone might look. That should be difficult, since its formal London introduction is still roughly 48 hours away, but in broad strokes, you already know what to expect. A few details remained under wraps even after countless recent leaks though, including a high-profile camera production and optimization alliance. Not only is Huawei prepping a rather unique dual rear-facing snapper with 12MP or so sensors in tow, but it appears this top-shelf imaging arrangement will be put together by Leica. The involvement of the ...

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    In building up its looming trio of P-series Android phones, Huawei hasn’t shied away from conceding possibly their main selling point. Add a bunch of leaked live pics and renders showing every P9 angle and curve to the dual rear camera equation, as well as an April 6 announcement date etched in stone a while back, and there’s essentially nothing we don’t know at this point. Or is there? Well, the specifications remain somewhat unclear, at least as far as distribution across the three variants goes. Rumor was the standard Huawei P9 would offer Kirin 950 processing power and 3GB RAM, ...

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    Huawei was the hustler of the smartphone industry in 2015. It had four poles holding up a tent that spread across the world, not just its home country. And if the company's pomp and circumstance didn't put the Mate S up in the product ranks of the P8, the Nexus 6P and the Mate 8, surely a sequel will. We're hearing from a supply chain source via Weibo analyst Sun Changxu that Huawei will take on a phone with a double-curved screen in the second half of the year — but it will not be like Samsung's implementation in its edge variants of the latest Galaxy S phones. Given Huawei's monster ...

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    The Huawei P8 Lite was a pretty mediocre machine that tailed a parent phone that was actually pretty decent. It's not a surprise that we're going to see the Chinese manufacturer take the same tack to its P9 launch on April 6, preparing both "Premium" and "Lite" variants of the device. It's at least what we're expecting according to Evan Blass of VentureBeat. A source inside the company says that the phone goes by the name "Venus" and will keep a lower price tag while still making "strategic changes and omissions." Not compromised from the main phone are the 5.2-inch full HD display and ...

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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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