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All posts tagged "Huawei"

  • The Huawei Mate 20 Pro can be unlocked by your doppelganger

    The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is arguably the phone to beat in 2018, at least on paper. Beyond its underscreen fingerprint reader and machine learning chipset, it also features a 3D face unlock system. Yep, that's the reason for that notch too. But it seems that it may not be as secure as one would like, at least not if you have a doppelganger at your workplace. German publication AndroidPit experienced this phenomenon this week. Author Steffen Herget reportedly locked the phone using his biometrics, that is, his face. Passing the phone around the office, it remained locked until it arrived at his...

  • Huawei Mate 20, 20 Pro and 20X are now official

    Huawei unveiled three devices at a swanky event in London last night, including two familar devices with the Mate moniker, and another slightly different. For starters, the company pulled the curtain on the Huawei Mate 20, arguably the least interesting of the three devices. Huawei Mate 20 It sports a 6.5 inch LCD waterdrop-notch screen with a 2244x1080 resolution, the Kirin 980 chipset at its heart, internal storage of 128GB and a RAM figure of 6GB. The triple rear camera setup features a 12MP primary snapper, a 16MP wide angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Up front, you'll also find a 24MP...

  • Huawei Y9 (2019) debuts with huge 6.5 inch notched screen

    Huawei's Y series now has a big new member. The budget range of the Chinese phone maker hasn't really had any exciting prospects on paper thus far, but the Huawei Y9 (2019) is set to change that. "The Huawei Y9 2019 is the newest device tailor-made for the young generation, introducing stylish colours and featuring the latest technology trends," the company wrote in its release. "It caters to the generation of gamers who will benefit from state of the art gaming, audio-visual and entertainment experiences." This claim's backed up by Huawei's focus in the 2019 phone's screen size and resolution. The 6.5 inch notch-screen...

  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite will cost R8999 in South Africa

    The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is heading to South Africa, the company officially announced on Friday. The phone -- the smallest member of the Mate 20 line -- was launched last month at IFA 2018. It largely adopts the aesthetics of current Huawei devices, featuring a notch and the central rear camera array similar to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. But it's not exactly small though. Keeping with the trend of larger screens, the Mate 20 Lite has a 6.3 inch screen with 2340x1080 resolution. Headlining the features is the phone's 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera, alongside a 2MP depth sensor. The rear...

  • Pixel 3s, V40s and Mate 20s: October’s a busy month for smartphone lovers

    Welcome to smartphone launch silly season. Now that Apple has paraded its three new iPhone X devices for the world and its competitors to see earlier this month, the latter now have their chance to claim the spotlight. Yes. October is going to be a busy month for smartphone fanatics. Whip out those diaries, because here's what you can expect from the likes of LG, Samsung, Google and Huawei. LG V40 ThinQ 3 October The first contender is a new LG flagship. The company's V series has been known as a poster for its new tech ideas. Who can forget the second screen,...

  • Snapdragon 855 benchmarks leak: is it faster than the Kirin 980?

    The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has reportedly been profiled and benchmarked on Geekbench. Scores published to the benchmark site earlier this week allegedly parades some of the chipset's hard performance numbers. The American chipmaker's new silicon outpaces the current Snapdragon 845 by around 50%, scoring 3697 on its single-core performance run. The 845 scores around 2400. Additionally, the 855's multi-core performance numbers is now pushing 10000 points. 10469 to be exact. How does this compare to its rivals? The 855 will be quicker than the HiSilicon Kirin 970, which powers the Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro. The latter is considerably slower, scoring...

  • Huawei’s phones are now more popular than Apple’s

    Huawei now sells more smartphones globally than Apple, this according to data released by research firm Gartner. The firm's Q2 2018 reports suggests that the Chinese manufacturer sold in excess of 49-million devices within the quarter, around 13.3% of total market share. For Huawei, that's a gain or more than 13-million units year-over-year. Apple in comparison sold 44.7-million units, just over 400 000 more than the same quarter last year. Samsung remains the biggest selling smartphone manufacturer with 72.3-million units. Notably, that's a drop of some 10-million year-over-year. The Chinese onslaught continues further down the table. Xiaomi cements its place in fourth position, reclaiming it...

  • Huawei Mate 20’s Kirin 980 chipset detailed in official release

    Although Huawei's Kirin 970 system on chip -- the power unit that commands pixels on the P20 and Mate 10 series -- is just a few months old, the company's developing a new chip for its Mate 20 series. Called the Kirin 980, the Chinese manufacturer detailed the chip more closely in an official release issued to South African media on Tuesday. And yes, the company also confirmed that "the Kirin 980 will power the Mate 20 Series". "Rumors say that the Kirin 980 will feature an octa-core CPU comprising four A76 cores and four A55 cores, with the larger cores running...

  • Huawei overthrows Apple as second most popular smartphone maker

    Huawei is now the second-most popular smartphone manufacturer after it shipped 54.2-million smartphones worldwide in Q2 2018. As a result, Apple is relegated to third place after shipping 41.3-million units. "Huawei is shifting to more value-added models, by launching new flagship smartphones with the latest features," IHS Markit noted in a report. "Increasing brand recognition in Europe and Asia is enabling the company to challenge Samsung in many price segments." Samsung remained the world's biggest smartphone maker in Q2 2018, despite its device shipments falling to 70.8-million units. As for other manufacturers, Motorola was placed eighth with 10-million units shipped, growing by 41.5%, while...

  • Huawei Nova 3 ‘debuts’ with two 24MP cameras and Kirin 970

    Be it a mistake or a marketing stunt, the Huawei Nova 3 has been launched before its launch. Listed on Chinese ecommerce site VMall, the latest phone from the Chinese manufacturer has been revealed in all its mid-range glory. At its heart, the device will sport a HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, featuring four A73 cores running at 2.4GHz, and four 1.8GHz A53 cores. You'll also get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while a 3750mAh battery keeps the lights on. Notably, the phone features a massive 6.3-inch display (with a notch), and a middle-rear fingerprint reader. Above it and slightly to the...