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All posts tagged "Huawei"

  • Huawei P20 is official name, triple camera confirmed

    Huawei may have introduced the Matebook X Pro at its event a day before MWC, but the company also had news regarding its next flagship phone, launching on 27 March. Huawei revealed that the new device would skip the P11 moniker in favour of the P20 name. The phone has been heavily rumoured to feature a triple-camera setup, but what does the company say? Jim Xu, Huawei vice-president of consumer business group, told Gearburn that the phone would indeed pack a triple camera setup. "Three cameras, for sure," Xu answered, but declined to confirm how the three cameras would be used. "...We're bringing a...

  • Huawei Matebook X Pro has one unique webcam, neat design

    Huawei used MWC 2018 to reveal the next entry in its Matebook lineup, dubbed the Matebook X Pro. The two-in-one device stands out from the pack by offering a 13.9-inch "FullView" display, featuring a roughly 90% screen/body ratio and 3000x2000 resolution. Huawei also elicited a reaction from the audience when it showed off its solution for a webcam (there's little space for webcams on these bezels), in the form of a button in between the F/function keys. The Matebook X Pro is powered by an eighth generation Core i5 or i7 processor, 8GB/16GB RAM as well as GeForce MX150 graphics. The MX150...

  • 5 tall-screen smartphones you can get in SA (that are not flagships)

    Tall screens have joined dual cameras as being one of the most popular smartphone trends right now. And much like two cameras, we're seeing these screens filter down to cheaper devices. Which lesser known devices with tall displays are available in South Africa though? Let's take a look. LG Q6 Probably the first budget smartphone with a tall display in the country, the LG Q6 features a rather slick, pocket-friendly design. And it still packs a 5.5-inch, 18:9 display (2160x1080). The device is solid in terms of basic specs, offering a budget-minded Snapdragon 435 chip, 3GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery and 32GB of expandable...

  • Huawei P Smart now official in SA, but how does it compare to rivals?

    Last week, we got wind of the Huawei P Smart coming to the country this month, essentially being a P10 Lite with a dual-camera setup and high screen/body ratio. Now, Huawei has made it official, launching the device in the country. MTN's catalogue, which was the basis for our earlier story, revealed that it would be launching at a price of R5239. This would put it squarely in the sights of the P10 Lite and Xiaomi Mi A1. But Huawei's official release reveals a suggested price tag of R3999, making it substantially cheaper than the P10 Lite and Xiaomi's dual-camera handset. Read...

  • Huawei press invite suggests triple-camera flagship phone

    Rumours have been floating around since December that Huawei is switching from dual-camera technology to triple cameras. Now, the Chinese company has hinted at this switch... Yep, press invites have gone out for a 27 March event (h/t: Pocket Lint) in Paris, with the invite's background clearly featuring three circles. "SEE MOOORE WITH AI," reads the tagline, featuring three Os as well... For those keeping track, the Huawei P9 press invites featured two circles, hinting at what turned out to be a dual-camera setup. Is the next Huawei P-series going to be an imaging powerhouse? A digital artist at one of the company's...

  • 6 of the most innovative Chinese smartphones ever made

    Many people tend to think of Apple and Samsung when it comes to innovation in the smartphone industry. But the landscape has changed massively in the past few years, as Chinese manufacturers achieve greater levels of popularity. Sure, there are a few brands that are content to copy existing wares, but many Chinese brands have brought innovative devices to the table. We take a look at six of the most innovative smartphones released by Chinese companies. Oppo N1, N3 - a camera on a rotating swivel 2013's Oppo N1 and 2014's N3 have both been featured on Gearburn before, but how can you not...

  • Mid-range Huawei P Smart coming to SA, touting dual cameras

    Huawei's got a pretty diverse portfolio of smartphones in the country, ranging from its low-end Y series to its ever-popular Lite devices and the P and Mate series. Those wanting a budget-priced dual-camera smartphone have been left in the lurch until now though. Fortunately, MTN's latest catalogue (thanks to Sumen for the tip!) shows that the Huawei P Smart is coming to fill the gap. Coming in at R249 a month on a Made for Me S package, the P Smart is also listed as having a prepaid price of R5239. This puts it squarely in P10 Lite range, the older...

  • Now Verizon drops plans to sell Huawei phones in USA

    CES 2018 was supposed to mark Huawei's proper entry into the US market, teaming up with major networks to sell phones on contract. Unfortunately, AT&T pulled out of the deal in the days before CES, apparently due to US government pressure. It all made for a rather awkward speech by Huawei's Richard Yu. Now, Bloomberg reports that fellow US network Verizon has also decided to drop Huawei phones. The publication, citing "people familiar with the matter", said this was due to pressure from the US government as well. The network decisions come as the US government continues to grapple with Huawei, making vague...

  • RCS: move to replace SMS gets major boost with Huawei

    The RCS messaging protocol is seen by many as the successor to SMS, offering a variety of advantages over the legacy technology. Google has been a major driver here, rolling out the RCS-compatible Android Messages app and the Jibe RCS platform for network partners to get up to speed. It's been quiet on this front for a while now, but Google has just announced a major partner in the form of Huawei. In fact, the Chinese brand will be integrating Android Messages across its Android phone portfolio "in the coming months". Huawei will also be working with Google to offer the Jibe RCS...

  • The USA is still afraid of Huawei, despite hacking the company years ago [Opinion]

    News of Huawei's last-minute failed deal with AT&T in the United States has made headlines across the tech world. After all, the Chinese brand was going to use CES to announce a massive push into the market via carriers. According to reports, AT&T cited security concerns as the reason for the deal being cancelled, after it received a letter signed by lawmakers. The letter noted concerns "about Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular", Reuters reported. These concerns are nothing new, having been floated about for years now. In fact, Huawei's network equipment division has been...