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All posts tagged "Huawei"

  • MWC 2016 preview: the numbers, the launches, the rumours

    It's February, and that for techies means Mobile World Congress. Sunny Barcelona hosts the 30th edition of what is arguably the world's most important mobile device showcase, where some of the biggest names in the smartphone manufacturing market announce and launch new products. So what's in store this year? Well, we like to have our readers covered for all eventualities, so welcome to our MWC 2016 cheat sheet, where all you need to know about the conference is covered, explained and then covered again. MWC's history Born in Cannes, France in 1987, it's safe to say that MWC is the largest exhibition of...

  • Huawei Mate S review: touch made irrelevant

    As far as 2015 flagship releases go, we've seen a great many excellent additions. The Samsung Galaxy S6, the LG G4, the iPhone 6S and Huawei's own P8 have all left a marked impression on the space in one way or another. The Huawei P8 especially so, thanks to its stellar build quality and comparatively cheap price. But the Huawei P8 wasn't the company's only 2015 addition. At IFA 2015, the company unveiled its next flagship; a phone that makes "touch powerful" according to its marketing material, a line that creeps me out somewhat too. While the initial experience with the...

  • A Cape Town summer through the Huawei Mate S camera [Gallery]

    Read the full Huawei Mate S review here. You'd be a fool to not celebrate Summer's arrival indoors. In Cape Town at least, it's the month that brings the most activity, from bathers baking on the beach, to start ups itching to get their new years underway. It's also a time that we at Creative Spark and Burn Media hold dear. So how better to test the Huawei Mate S's camera than at our annual year-end party? The phone at least packs a 13MP camera, with OIS and autofocus, so it tends to smooth out gentle jitters. Moreover, it also features a...

  • CES 2016: Huawei Honor 5X heading to US, reports suggest

    For all CES 2016 rumours, breaking news and analysis, follow Gearburn on Twitter and Facebook, and don't forget to bookmark and regularly visit our CES 2016 portal. It's been a long time coming, but Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei will finally being its Honor brand to United States' soil in 2016. The premium brand, largely pegged to Asian markets, will host a press event at Las Vegas' CES 2016 (the Consumer Electronics Show), where many other manufacturers will also show off its wares. 9To5Google has also suggested, thanks to "one source familiar with the company’s plans" that the Huawei Honor 5X will be...

  • Huawei Mate 8 launched with kickass specs, gorgeous body

    Sneaky, sneaky Huawei. The comapany has today announced the launch of its new 6.0-inch flagship phablet, the Huawei Mate 8, which it dubs the "most advanced flaship smartphone" in its history. While this might be the case, there is a school of thought that believes larger phablet smartphones are slowly thinning in popularity. But that doesn't seem to be Huawei's thinking at all. On the exterior front, Huawei has definitely made the phone a lot more visually appealing than the Mate 7, sharing a similar design language with the Huawei Mate S and the P8 smartphones. The fingerprint reader is retained below...

  • Huawei P9, P9 Max being readied with monstrous Kirin 950 chipset

    We thought Huawei was all but done launching smartphones this year after the Huawei Mate S was unveiled at IFA 2015, but we were wrong. After rumours popped up of the imminent launch of the Huawei Mate 8 on 26 November, new leaks have surfaced suggesting that there's a new P model in the lineup as well. It's being called the Huawei P9, and comes with an even larger bigger brother, the Huawei P9 Max. If you remember the Huawei P8, it was easily one of the best phones we've used this year, featuring a 5.5-inch screen and pocket-friendly design. The...

  • Huawei Mate S hands-on preview: middle child syndrome

    When we first gained word of the Huawei Mate S at IFA 2015, it definitely sounded like the Chinese company was leaping bounds beyond the Mate 7 and the P8 -- two fabulous phones in their own right. Generally, that's what an S version of your product should be: a step above and beyond its predecessor in generally every way. But the Huawei Mate S doesn't force me to ignore its two stablemates, or the the iPhone 6S, for that matter, what is arguably the best example of an "S" phone. Recently we got our paws on the Huawei Mate S...

  • Huawei Mate 8 phablet reportedly debuting 5 November

    Huawei's a smartphone brand on the up and up. The company, relatively unknown in South Africa just a few months ago, now can claim sales figures of over a million devices for 2014, and we imagine 2015 will be a stronger campaign. But the company's not about to simply sit back and let its rivals have all the fun. Hot on the heels of Microsoft's, Samsung's and Apple's phablets, the Huawei Mate 8 will try to carry the burden the Mate 7 (feature image) carried for so long. Read more: Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review: beautifully balanced Specs would suggest that the...

  • Huawei Mate S now available in South Africa for R11k

    South African cellular provider Vodacom has announced it will be offering the Huawei Mate S phablet through its physical and online stores for R11 969 from today, undercutting the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in the process. The phablet, launched at IFA 2015, was Huawei's first device to feature a Force Touch-like touchscreen which competes against the iPhone 6S's 3D Touch system. Other internal specifications include a HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor, 3GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. Read more: iPhone 6S Plus vs. Huawei Mate S: which is the better phablet? The phone will be offered in...

  • Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P: the critical numbers and specs

    The launch itself was ruined somewhat by the rumours that preceded it, but nevertheless, LG and Huawei's hard work has culminated in the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P: Google's two latest plays in the smartphone market. Traditionally, Nexus devices were outed to display the prowess of the company's Android operating system, but this has generally fallen by the wayside, as non developers get their hands on the devices like eager Apple fans. So, the two devices pretty much had to be winners from the get go. But are they? Nexus 5X For starters, the LG Nexus 5X definitely seems like an adequate little...