Posts tagged with: Huawei
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    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 ...

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    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    "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 ...

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    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, ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Huawei's press conference launching their new MateBook 2-in-1 tablet PC sounded a lot like the press conference where Samsung launched their 2-in-1 Galaxy Tab Pro S tablet PC, so we think these two non-Microsoft-made Windows 10 tablets deserve a little comparison. Both are very close to the same size, both are very thin at less than 7mm, and both are very light. Both use Intel Core m processors with HD 515 GPU chips. Both have only a USB-C port and 3.5 mm headset jack for peripherals... except for a proprietary keyboard connector on the bottom edge for the detachable keyboards... which ...

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    As if the subtle differences between the low to mid-end Honor 5X, 5C and 5A weren’t confusing enough for Huawei’s growing fan base both domestically and internationally, the premium Honor V8 will soon get a diminutive, slightly downgraded derivation to further dilute the company’s surprisingly successful sub-brand. The Honor 8 (no V prefix this time around) is essentially confirmed to land on Chinese shores in a few weeks tops, with certification agency Tenaa gracious enough to reveal all of the 5.2-incher’s secrets early. Despite a robust metal frame sandwiched between snazzy ...

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    It was undoubtedly smart of Samsung to commercially release the Galaxy S7 in early March, when the LG G5 and HTC 10 were still several weeks away, while the iPhone 6s had lost almost all its mojo. But now that the iPhone 7 looms large, even without a radical redesign or substantial upgrades in tow, it’s Sammy’s turn to prepare for the worst. At least until the Galaxy Note 7 also enters the scene, with Q3 shipments expected to take a bit of a dive compared to both previous forecasts and possibly record-setting Q2 numbers. According to Digitimes, and the Taiwanese publication’s ...

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    When Sundar Pichai said to Walt Mossberg that Google was looking for "more thought" in the design of smartphones, the chief executive officer explicitly referred to the Nexus line of smartphones. If The Telegraph's reporting can be trusted, it seems that at the very least Google is going in a different direction. The paper is citing from a "senior source" that the Alphabet subsidiary is manufacturing its own smartphone that will be out before the end of the year. It is negotiating on device carriage agreements with networks. The device will apparently be released separate from the Nexus ...

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    Huawei may be hedging its bets if A-Googlypse happens. The Chinese manufacturer was rumored to be developing its own operating system in case Android becomes untenable to work on. Paired with suggestions that Samsung may be converting its future mobile products to Tizen, it would seem that companies are checking their confidence in Google. Well, Huawei CEO Richard Yu decided to come out on microblogging site Weibo and reaffirm the company's commitment to Android. Yu said that Google has a great, expanding ecosystem that users can benefit from. As long as Google keeps the system's ...

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    What if instead of going straight to the forums whenever something cracks up in your phone you went to the manufacturer's customer support line? Well, it's a half-hour on hold, 10 minutes of telling someone at a call center all your information and then complaining about the problem and then they'll ask you to go to this settings menu and press buttons and ... Yeah. Not cool. Well, a source to Android Police is saying that with a Google Support app, new Nexus smartphone owners can share their screens and point out where the problem spots are. It's likely that we'd be dealing with ...

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    Huawei's been chomping up the food chain as the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer by annual shipments. It was originally looking forward to a 40 percent jump in shipments this year to further its ambitions to be the world's largest OEM. Nope. Not the case it seems, as told from Taiwanese industry. Huawei may cut back from a forecast 140 million smartphones to 120 million smartphones. That's still a 20 percent improvement from last year, but with the higher-end phones — like the P9 and its cohorts — not garnering enough demand as hoped for. The Honor V8, though, has topped ...

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    T-Mobile had a heck of week with streaming and special offer issues. Is Google somehow upsetting manufacturing partners? Why are companies threatening to leave Android? We're wrapping up our OnePlus 3 coverage, and you can get a sneak peek of our full review. Lastly, we just can't seem to shake all of these conflicting iPhone 7 rumors. These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 206 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 23rd (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    Google may be too big for its own good. It has an easy time of making friends, but a hard time keeping them. Samsung has its own operating system almost ready to go if and when Android seems too heavy an option to keep pursuing. According to three sources tipping off The Information, it seems that Huawei has its plans, too. Besides developing EMUI 5.0 on top of Android with the talents of designer Abigail Brody, formerly of Apple, it has been working on its own organic software with a team from Scandinavia that includes former Nokia employees. This is all just in case Google decided to ...

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    Fingerprint sensors have had their time as the innovation of the month for most manufacturers. In fact, we think that we're closing in on the saturation point. But there's a contingent in China that knows what they like in their smartphones and one of the things they like is a fingerprint sensor on the front side. Huawei and Honor have been making devices with fingerprint sensors on the back side, but that could change next year with the Huawei P10. According to at least one Weibo rumorer, it looks like the reader will make its move to the front, just like how OPPO, Xiaomi, Lenovo, ...

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    Want a different take on the Microsoft Surface 3? Huawei introduced one earlier this year with its MateBook. Since February, the products made its trek around the world. It's only now crawled back around to the US for a launch here. Hardware-wise, Huawei's crafted an 6.9mm thick aluminium chassis to hold in a 12-inch IPS LCD at 2160 x 1440 display with viewable angles through 160 degrees of rotation. Windows Hello takes advantange of dual array of microphpones and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. A 33.7Wh battery should get you through a nine-hour day. Intel's 6th generation Core M ...

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    How serious and dangerous is China’s offensive on Korean and Western mobile hardware brands? Extremely, according to research conducted between January and March by IC Insights, which predictably positioned Samsung and Apple atop the smartphone manufacturer hierarchy, only followed by a flurry of handheld vendors based in the Middle Kingdom. Huawei naturally won bronze during Q1 2016, with 28.9 million units sold, still considerably behind the gold and silver medalists’ 81.5 and 51.6 mil scores respectively. But OPPO exceeded its most optimistic expectations, leaping from eight place ...

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    One of the world’s costliest, glitziest Android Wear timepieces has been treated to so many discounts lately that we almost forgot both a revised Apple Watch and increasingly independent new wave of Google-endorsed wearables are likely right around the corner. Of course, that’s precisely why the first-generation Huawei Watch is starting to feel quite reasonably priced all of a sudden, at $250 and up instead of $350 across various US retailers. But only one can shave as much as $220 off the MSRP of a premium model, namely Amazon, which currently sells the Huawei Watch in a gold plated ...

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    Ever since it’s become the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, as well as one of the very few to report sales growth last year and anticipate further progress in 2016, Huawei has hogged the headlines not only with many interesting product launches, but also plenty of noise about various box-office achievements. In total, around 140 million unit shipments are projected for the entirety of this year, of which the P9 and P9 Plus could grab 10 mil. Meanwhile, the P8 Lite alone racked up 10 million orders from May 2015 to February 2016, and the Mate 8 somehow posted 1M sales in less ...

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    You probably thought the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer (and rising) couldn’t do better than the $140 Honor 5C and Honor 5X, recently discounted to $160, didn’t you? By “better” we mean, of course, even cheaper, with respectable features in tow. Proving everyone wrong, the Honor 5A enters the ultra-low-cost China scene today, at a recommended retail price of 700 Yuan ($105), somehow packing an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB RAM, and a 3,100 mAh battery that’s ironically a smidge heftier than the cells inside the 5C and 5X. Granted, that also means the ...

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    Huawei is making a Nexus phone this year that will, in almost all certainty, best its Nexus 6P in the numbers that matter. But the number that matters right now is this one: $80. Best Buy, B&H and Newegg all have sales on the Nexus 6P for you to consider. The 32GB and 64GB at all outlets are getting $80 discounts down to just below $420 and $470 respectively. Best Buy and B&H is also taking $80 off the 128GB version down to $570 while Newegg has a $50 discount, putting it at $599. B&H is bundling $50 store credit and two screen protectors for the phone. Newegg is also offering ...

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