Posts tagged with: Huawei
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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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    Rumor has it that HTC will be making some Nexus phones for Google in the near future. Huawei has it that the company is also make a Nexus phone for this year. The company launched its P9 series of phones in South Africa today. Like the US, China has had strong investment interests in the entire continent for a while now — but consumer tech companies like Huawei have been slow to bring fresh business over. GearBurn talked with the head of Huawei's South African unit, Charlene Munilall, about why it was the case that the country didn't see much headway for the Nexus 6P. She said, as have ...

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    While Google confirmed at the I/O developer conference last month that fall 2016 is the ETA of its “high quality mobile virtual reality” Daydream platform, the search giant didn’t say when actual supporting phones manufactured by partners Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, ZTE, Asus, Alcatel, and Xiaomi would land. And mind you, current-gen Android flagships, including the Galaxy S7, LG G5, HTC 10 and even Google’s own Nexus 6P, are pretty much guaranteed to not work with the final, consumer variant of Daydream. But the recently unveiled ZTE Axon 7 will, according to its producing company, ...

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    A quick follow-up to our story yesterday about Xiaomi topping the market share pie chart in China — apparently, one chart doesn't tell the whole story. An OPPO representative clarified to us that while Xiaomi did take a win in Sino Research's April report, OPPO got another one. Xiaomi led the market in online-based sales while OPPO had the most offline sales for the month. Here's how those numbers stack up: [table] OEM,Share (%) OPPO,13.3 Apple,11.9 vivo,11.7 Huawei,10 Samsung,6.8 Gionee,4.6 HONOR,3.9 Coolpad,3.4 MI,2.9 Meizu,2.6 [/table] Though listed, brands of western interest that ...

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    In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple's weight. Not the case anymore. In Counterpoint Research's latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino's lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. It has dropped from 46 percent last year to 33 percent this year. While it still heads the pack, Samsung is nipping at the heels with a 28 percent share, 2 percent better than 2015. LG dropped 1 percent to 15 percent, but that's after seven straight quarters of gains. ...

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    No honor among rumor mongers, they say. But who needs honor when Huawei can have its sub-brand Honor? It placed second in share of the Chinese mobile market in April. And now, there's some whispering of a smaller partner to the Honor V8. What looks to be a record of upcoming Huawei devices has been leaked and there are two model names — FRD-AL00 and FRD-AL10 — that look to be variants of the same model of something. The nomenclature points to these phones being Honor-branded phones and is being referenced as "Faraday". Chatter has talked about front and back glass panes for the phone's ...

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    Is it still fair game to call Xiaomi a startup? It's had the typical meteoric rise that successful firms have had and it's getting out of its first major rut in sales with the release of a new flagship or two. The Chinese manufacturer's CEO, Lei Jun, is thanking supporters for helping it top the home market in April. Specifically, the Sino Market Research report said that Xiaomi got 26 percent of the market. It didn't signify whether the numbers were for sales or shipments. Huawei and Honor, while technically separate, come within striking distance of Xiaomi at a combined 23.7 percent. ...

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    Huawei's suing Samsung in the US and China and the other is considering suing back. The Chinese manufacturer is looking at patents involving 4G technology, user interface and OS being infringed. It's not uncommon to see suits filed in order to force the target company to the table for licensing negotiations or get certain terms in those negotiations. Sources to The Korea Herald have said that Huawei wants a cross-licensing deal with Samsung for a some of the chaebol's 4G patents — it owns 954 of them, more than any other entity. "Huawei has some security issues in entering the US ...

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    Deemed “the new flagship to beat for battery life” after some impressive-looking endurance tests, and “the new choice for the power warrior” following our rigorous complete review process, the Huawei Mate 8 unfortunately never properly launched stateside. While we can’t say we’re surprised to see US carriers turn a cold shoulder to a China-made beast, especially one with a niche-oriented 6-inch screen in tow, it was certainly disappointing that Huawei chose to keep the phablet limited to its homeland and European shores in unlocked form as well. Leave it to specialized ...

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    "I sue you, too." It's a not terribly encouraging development in the case of Huawei's legal action against Samsung on patent licensing fees, though we're probably doing the translation injustice here. The head of the chaebol's intellectual property division reacted to the rival manufacturer's suits in China and the US. "We will take countermeasures, including a lawsuit," Ahn Seong-ho said as interpreted by The Korea Herald. Huawei alleges that Samsung used its 4G technology as well as user interface and launcher software without paying the company its dues. Source: Korea Herald Via: ...

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    Huawei subsidiary Honor is quite convinced that Europeans will definitely love its new Honor 5X or its hefty little Honor 7. And if you, a European, end up buying one and aren't absolutely in love with it, well, you can return it! Until June 8th, for either phone purchased in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands, the company is offering a 60-day money back guarantee. Honor will pick up shipping fees for those sending their phones back. Huawei and Honor have been making strong pushes in Europe, but we've yet to see a similarly aggressive campaign in its newest market, the ...

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    It's unusual to see a Chinese firm sue other companies for stealing their unique designs — partly because those other companies copy each other at rapid pace that you can't really tell who came up with what in the first place. It's mostly due to loose regulations in the country guiding intellectual property. But it's Huawei suing Korean manufacturer Samsung in both the US and China with claims that the chaebol hasn't been paying up for patents covering 4G technology, operating systems and user interfaces. Shenzhen is still willing to negotiate licensing terms if the chaebol comes to the ...

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    Kantar released its report on the state of the smartphone market last week, now it's Gartner's turn. More smartphones entered the market in this quarter than the same time last year. Fittingly in time for Google I/O, it's a victory this time around for Android at the expense of all the other major platforms. Research firm Gartner reported first quarter sales for smartphones worldwide totaled 349 million units, up 3.9 percent annually. Android sold approximately 293.8 million units representing 84 percent of the market, up more than 5 points. Apple itself reported iPhone sales, but Gartner ...

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    We've been watching some of these partnerships for years, and other collaborations are new territory for consumers. Phone manufacturers can generate a lot of buzz and generate some healthy headlines when announcing a partnership with a camera company. It's exciting to see a fancy new label printed on the back of our phones, highlighting a photography reputation designed to impress us. A logo is slapped on the side of the box. Companies deliver press releases, but when actually using the fruits of those partnerships, do consumers actually benefit from these licensing deals? Do we really get ...

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    Perhaps fearing the pretty impressive sequels to the beloved third-gen Moto G unveiled yesterday in India would enter the US scene earlier than July, as the “mid-summer” ETA appears to suggest, Huawei and Newegg joined forces for the best Honor 5X deal to date. That’s if you don’t count last month’s one-dollar promo, which was more a raffle type of publicity stunt, and the occasional bundle affair where you can score free accessories like earphones and cases. Just how much more affordable can the $200 Honor 5X get? Well, if you hurry, the all-metal 5.5-incher is yours at a measly ...

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    CEO Tim Cook may try to shine a bright light on Apple’s recent financial numbers, spinning them in such a way that sales decline signals forthcoming growth, and weak China penetration beats yesteryear’s even lousier box-office scores in the world’s largest smartphone market. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch is still considered a hit, and future generations will only make naysayers realize how they can’t live without an iPhone-compatible wearable. Then again, it’s impossible to deny the massive sequential drop in global demand, despite discounts seizing the timepiece its fair share of ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    ***Winner Update*** Thank you everyone for participating! We have selected two winners for this contest. Austin and Fata will be receiving a Nextbit Robin and Galaxy S7 respectively! Many thanks to Nextbit and Clove.co.uk for supplying these prizes! *** Is Apple Music deleting your downloaded music? What does Lenovo have up its sleeve for the next generation of Motorola devices? What are we looking forward to at this Google I/O? Plus, we're giving away TWO phones to celebrate TWO hundred episodes! We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone ...

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    Most of the discussion on Huawei's latest phone has focused on photography and video performance. No surprise there, as the dual camera experiment, a joint collaboration with boutique manufacturer Leica, is an interesting development. We're a bit guilty of that too, as our first video after unboxing, was to take that camera for a spin. The P9 is more than just a pair of camera sensors however. Our review unit arrived with a 5.2" 1080p LCD, 3GB, 32GB of storage, a Kirin 955 octa-core chipset, and a 3,000mAh battery. This processor was something of an unknown, as this is the first time we've ...

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    Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s smartphone numbers for the three months ending March 2016 are in, and it’s the same old story over again. Android keeps surging, Windows Phone moves one step closer to obsolescence, while iOS posts more worrying losses. Wait, that’s not exactly what Apple came to expect from a timeframe in which the latest iPhone release wasn’t quite out-of-date. But after underwhelming holiday sales, and a recent financial report causing panic among investors, we’re not at all shocked to hear the global mobile OS duopoly is slowly heading towards a monopoly. ...

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    Although it technically moved out of a two-year-long beta test back in the fall of 2013, “hybrid” mobile operator Republic Wireless continued to offer services that felt experimental and unripe for the mainstream segment. Until today, when a critical T-Mobile collaboration is officially announced, alongside network compatibility for seven of the most popular Android smartphones available stateside. Well, more like six, plus the entry-level Galaxy J3 (2016). The seven handhelds are manufactured by four of the top five US industry brands, and will range in price from $180 to $800. The ...

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    Exactly like Xiaomi, Huawei gave priority and put the spotlight first on its newest remarkably affordable phablet before also talking entry-level wearable releases at a Beijing press event yesterday. But unlike its domestic arch-rival, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer was ultimately open about the full specs and capabilities of the Honor Band A1, which will begin shipping on Chinese shores in exactly two weeks. As the name suggests, the A1 isn’t a series pioneer, though it really looks nothing like the Honor Band Zero fitness watch. The new guy is an extremely ...

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    While we won’t pretend to understand Huawei’s dual-brand release strategy, with many of its phones rehashed as lower-priced Honor-series models, it’s sure nice to see a jumbo-sized P9 sold for the equivalent of $350. That’s right, the Honor V8 is official at last, and its “entry-level” configuration, with 32GB internal storage, a Full HD 5.7-inch screen and no NFC, will set you back 2,300 Yuan in China. NFC support oddly fetches an extra RMB 200 ($30) by itself, whereas digital hoarders and spec junkies can get a 64GB ROM/2K display resolution variant at 2,800 Yuan, or $430. ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we pride ourselves on producing some of the most in depth lifestyle examinations of smartphone performance available online. Recently we've taken to reviewing phone cameras in the same way we might examine a standalone camera. Our Real Camera Reviews are deep-dive videos for folks who want to know as much about photo and video performance as we can demonstrate while shooting in real world conditions. The major phone releases for the first half of 2016 have all been reviewed. Looking at Samsungs, HTCs, LGs, Huaweis, and iPhones, which phone cameras rise to the top for the ...

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    We recently produced a full, in depth review focusing on the camera performance of the Huawei P9, where in that review we made the following statement: While we might be concerned to see the smaller f/2.2 apertures over competing phones, on sensors this small, the difference in depth of field blur between f/1.8 and f/2.2 is fairly minimal. We still achieve a nice shallow blur to backgrounds... We got a few comments on that review regarding the above statement about aperture size and how it affects depth of field. Several people felt we were too nice on the Huawei, or were oversimplifying ...

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