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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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    After unboxing, and sharing our second impressions, we thought it would be fun to pit the Huawei Honor 5X against our favorite budget phone from last year, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. On paper these two handsets are surprisingly similar. We've got the same screen size (five and a half inches) and resolution (1080p). We've got the same RAM (2GB) and storage (16GB with MicroSD card expansion). We've got the same camera specs (13MP on a one third inch sensor). Plus each phone has its own "niche feature": a fingerprint scanner on the Huawei and front facing speakers on the Alcatel. Moving ...

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    Huawei's done with the Nexus 6P, but it's not done building in its characteristic top visor. This time around for its newest flagship, the P9, it's a little more crowded. Leaks have come in from Weibo on the P9, showing off a face plate with some heavily-beveled edges and a very interesting rear: it's packed with a fingerprint sensor, two 12-megapixel cameras with dual-LED flash and a mystery module under the diodes — possibly for infared beaming or laser autofocus. USB Type-C looks to also jump in on the bottom edge. We're looking at the next iteration of Huawei's house-made Kirin ...

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    We've reported on it. We've unboxed it, and while we're reviewing it, we're checking in with some early impressions on the Huawei Honor 5X. On paper it's an impressive collection of specs for the wallet friendly $199 price unlocked. We've got a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, Qualcomm 616, 13MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, and 2GB of RAM. Huawei is also addressing style by packing that tech hardware into an aluminum casing. Budget phones are hot right now, so we'll be continuing the discussion as we spend some more time with the Honor 5X. Over two days, were there any flaws in this ...

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    Of all the high-profile Mobile World Congress exhibitors that confirmed their presence at the Barcelona trade fair lately, Huawei was probably the most secretive, supplying us with a date and merely teasing the global coming of a “new device.” Okay, but what kind of new device? Smartphone? Smartwatch? Fitness tracker? Tablet? Convertible laptop? Virtual reality headset? Something with a business angle, it turns out, and capable of pen input, according to a preview image posted on Twitter by Huawei’s very own CEO. The “product launch” will take place in Zone 6 of the Montjuic ...

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    The world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer continues to build global brand awareness for the Honor family, recently launching the impressively cheap 5X stateside and on European shores, and now setting the stage for a rather early Honor 7 Android 6.0 promotion. Granted, it may not feel very early compared to updates for Nexus products or a handful of Motorolas, but you have to keep in mind the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are barely starting their official rollouts today. The same goes for the Huawei Honor 7, but only as far as beta testers are concerned, with OTAs sent to them “in ...

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    Budget phones are hot right now. You can buy a lot of phone for less than $300, and there's a sweet spot around $200 where average consumers might be hard pressed to tell the difference between entry level and upper mid-range fare. Huawei is looking to take entry level phones one step further by adding a premium aluminum finish to the Honor 5X, with specs that easily would have competed against flagship phones from three years ago, and a killer fingerprint scanner. Before we can review this budget buster though, we have to get it out of the box. Here are my first impressions of the Huawei ...

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