Huawei is a name that a lot of users in US will know as either “that Chinese brand” or the maker of the Nexus 6P. But Huawei is a much bigger deal in Europe than many will realize, and as such, it should come as no surprise that they held an event in Munich today to announce the new Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro. It’s the company’s sleekest, most powerful phone to date, and the first to run the brand new Kirin 960 processor, which features a boatload of powerful cores and ARM’s new Mali-G71 GPU, alongside Huawei’s own i6 co-processor. Continue reading “Huawei Mate 9 comes with a Porsche Design version”
We’ve heard a lot about the Huawei Mate 9, but so far images of it have been limited to renders and prototypes, at least until today. On November 3rd, the Huawei Mate 9 will be unveiled, and as we get closer, the device as should be expected would remain on the front burner of discussions till it is finally launched.
The latest we have got on the Mate 9 are a couple of live images and a picture that emanated from Weibo and is said to be a pre-launch page by China Mobile. Pictured below is the flat-screened Manhattan version of the Mate 9 in a gold body color.
Huawei Mate 9 and Lenovo Moto M are two devices that have seen several leaks over the past months and so many things have happened in between I almost forgot about them both. But new leaks seem to have surfaced for both of them and the Lenovo Vibe P2 which is now expected to launch alongside the Lenovo Moto M. Continue reading “News Brief :Huawei Mate 9 may include dual 20MP & 12MP Cameras, more Moto M leaks along with Lenovo Vibe P2”
As is the case every three months, IDC (International Data Corporation) releases quarterly figures for top smartphone manufacturers in the world (along with some additional info). IDC is back with it’s numbers for Q3 2016 and all one can say is that the Galaxy Note 7 did indeed damage Samsung a lot. It had a serious impact on the company’s profits in the third quarter of this year, as Samsung managed to produce the worst results in the last 8 years.
But still, that wasn’t enough to bring Samsung down from the number one spot. Although, it previously out-shipped the next two smartphone makers — Apple and Huawei — combined, that lead did not hold this time around. Because of the iPhone 7 doing well, and the Note 7 not, Apple has closed in on the gap a whole lot. That doesn’t necessarily mean Apple’s declining iPhone sales have started showing signs of recovery though because Huawei, is now closer than ever to Apple.
Continue reading “Samsung still leading but Apple closes in while Huawei closes in on Apple”
The Huawei Mate 9 has definitely been one of the most leaked devices this year. The company’s upcoming flagship phablet has been leaking for a long time now, and the leaks have intensified in the last couple of weeks. There’s a good reason for that, this phablet is expected to arrive either this or next month, and it will be the most powerful smartphone Huawei had ever manufactured.
Two variants of the phone have so far been reported, the regular Mate 9 will ship with a flat display and without a home button below the display, while the Mate 9 Pro model will sport a separate home button below the display, and its display will be curved. Needless to say, the Mate 9 Pro variant is also expected to be more powerful in terms of specs. Continue reading “Huawei Mate 9 has 4x Optical zoom and the Pro has a $1300 price tag”
The Huawei Mate 9 is scheduled to be announced on November 3 – less than two weeks from now, and with the big day coming closer, we’ve been witness more and more leaks on the high-end phablet. Here’s another. The new renders shows several sides of the upcoming flagship from Huawei, including the same dual-lens Leica Summarit H 1:2.2/27 ASPH camera array found on the Huawei P9. That means one lens for capturing grayscale and the other for RGB. Continue reading “Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro renders reveal a flat and a curved screen variant”
Chinese manufacturer Huawei and Google’s relationship has been a roller coaster ride. While both of the organizations partnered for Nexus 6P devices, Huawei’s expectations ended in despair when their manufactured smartphone was not made available on the four most prominent carriers in the United States.
But that wasn’t the only reason Huawei passed on the chance to build the Google Pixel phones scheduled to be announced tomorrow, according to a report. Continue reading “Huawei could’ve made the Google Pixel smartphones”
We’ve had previous reports that Huawei did not plan to release an Android wear smartwatch anytime soon. Huawei and Samsung have also been reportedly planning to move away from Android on their smartphones as well, while Huawei does not have a back up plan yet, Samsung is actively developing Tizen.
Amidst this if a new intel out of South Korea emerges claiming that Huawei may be ditching Android Wear that shouldn’t be very surprising. But the fact that Huawei might be going for Tizen OS is a bit surprising.
We’ve all seen those nokia memes of its phones surviving bullets, explosions, being thrown out of tall buildings. While the Huawei P8 Lite did not survive, it managed to save it’s owner from a bullet which is impressive considering it’s plastic build.