After Huawei announced that 49 of its devices would be receiving EMUI 9.1 in the coming months, we’re now already seeing the EMUI 9.1 beta rollout to a few select handsets.EXPAND FULL STORY
Huawei comes up again with a phone which has everything inside it, super fast performance, marathon battery life, a screen without many bezels and a camera which competes with the Google Pixel.EXPAND FULL STORY
Samsung’s new foldable phone isn’t a week old yet and we already have a competitor, who has a bigger screen, better fold and it’s thinner. The Huawei Mate X is launching at MWC 2019 right now and has an 8-inch OLED display, a folded thickness of 11mm and a 5G support, a 4,500mAh battery and Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor.EXPAND FULL STORY
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We told you a few days ago that Honor, a brand of primarily low-end smartphones owned by Huawei, sent out invites for an event early next year at CES.
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has a powerful new weapon in its competition for the global Android market: phone batteries that can recharge in less time than it takes to power down a latte.
It’s taken a while, but companies are finally getting better at smartwatch design. Following the original Moto 360, we’re starting to see some stylish Android Wear devices, like the long-awaited Huawei Watch. We first clapped eyes on this circular timepiece at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, more than eight months ago. Why it’s taken so long to arrive in the UK is anyone’s guess, but anyway — starting today, you can order one from vMall and select Selfridges stores. That premium design will cost you though — the Huawei Watch starts at £289 for a silver model with a leather band. You’ll pay extra for the ceramic black model and the price climbs higher if you prefer a dressier link or mesh strap. Finally, Wareable reports that the rose gold model will set you back an eye-watering £599.
While it’s no impulse purchase, spending such a large amount of cash will reward you with some top-tier Android Wear specs. It starts with a 1.4-inch circular AMOLED display, which has a 400 x 400 resolution and no black bar running along the bottom (sorry, Moto 360). It runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor and 512MB of RAM, which should be plenty for Google’s wearable OS and a smattering of third-party apps. A 300mAh battery keeps the device ticking over and there’s even a heart-rate sensor, should you want to take it out on a run. Android Wear isn’t perfect, but if money is no object and you’re desperate to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon, this is certainly one to consider.
Huawei is now Europe’s second largest Android brand, according to Kantar, but there’s just no time for celebration. Not too long after launching the Huawei Mate S and the Nexus 6P, the Chinese telecom giant is already teasing the launch of the Mate 8 on November 26. Little is known about this new smartphone so far, but it’ll likely be using Huawei’s upcoming Kirin 950 chipset announced today, which joins the Apple A9 chip to be one of the first to use TSMC’s 16nm FinFET Plus process for improved efficiency. Like its predecessor, the Kirin 950 has an octa-core processor but with much improved performance: 4 x Cortex-A72 and 4 x Cortex-A53 instead of the old mid-range offering of just eight Cortex-A53 cores. It also uses ARM’s flagship Mali-T880 GPU so gaming should be blast on the phone.
Other goodies include the faster LPDDR4 RAM, the new i5 sensor hub that’s apparently 90 percent more efficient, a powerful image signal processor that’s developed in house, and a more efficient single-chip radio solution that still supports LTE Cat 6 carrier aggregation (300 Mbps downlink, 50 Mbps uplink) and global bands. Perhaps more importantly for users like us is that the Kirin 950 will maintain a 60fps UI rendering in most scenarios, yet at the same time, we’re told to expect a realistic battery life of up to two days which is quite impressive. Ultimately, it’ll depend on the rest of the phone’s hardware as well as its software, so come back later this month and we’ll let y’all know if the chip lives up to its promise.