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All posts tagged "Huawei"

  • Huawei Honor V9 brings great specs at cheap price

    Huawei's Honor sub-brand is known for delivering flagship specifications at a more affordable price than the parent company's own high-end products. So we're glad to see the Honor V9 make an appearance in China. The device was officially revealed yesterday, being equipped with the same powerful Kirin 960 chip as the Mate 9 as well as a large 4000mAh battery. The Honor V9 also has a 5.7-inch 1440p display and comes in 4GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/64GB storage or 6GB RAM/128GB storage flavours. In the camera department, you're looking at a similar layout to last year's Huawei P9 and Honor V8, in the...

  • Huawei P10 will be showcased at MWC on 26 February

    It's smartphone release season, and with it comes a slew of new flagship devices. We've already mentioned that HMD Global is readying a Nokia 3310 successor, while LG is preparing its LG G6 handset. But what of Huawei? The Chinese company is also preparing to debut its Huawei P10 smartphone at MWC 2017, which will be one of the bigger launches of the conference. There's no firm word on the smartphones stats or specs just yet, but the name is practically confirmed. This thanks to a teaser video published by the Chinese company. Also thanks to the video, we can guess what...

  • Huawei Mate 9: check these sample photos

    We quite liked the Huawei P9 (review), offering a great dual-camera setup and a sleek design. So we're glad to see the Huawei Mate 9 arrive on our doorstep. The Mate 9 takes a similar approach to the 2016 flagship, but ups the ante with a 20-megapixel black and white camera, in addition to its 12-megapixel traditional shooter (the P9 has two 12MP shooters). This means you can take 20-megapixel black and white snaps, while 20-megapixel colour snaps are also possible (with the help of some software trickery). Otherwise, the addition of optical image stabilisation is another feather in the Mate 9's...

  • Huawei who? Apple what? Oppo tops China shipments in 2016

    It wasn't that long ago that Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi were duking it out for the number one spot in China. But the latest figures show that Oppo has surged to the top. The mobile brand has always had a strong presence in its home market, but the IDC's statistics for Q4 2016 show that it claimed 18.1% of the market. This translates to 24.5 million devices shipped. In fact, the IDC claims that this represents year-on-year growth of 109.2% for Oppo. Meanwhile, Huawei claims second place, with 16.9% marketshare -- equivalent to 22.9 million devices shipped. And in third place? Another local...

  • Huawei Nova launched in SA, but what about Plus?

    Huawei's Nova was launched last year, coming as an upper-mid range handset of sorts. But the company has finally brought the phone to South Africa, coming in at R6999. The Nova packs a battery-sipping but not quite flagship Snapdragon 625 processor (seen in the power-efficient Moto Z Play), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and 5-inch full HD screen. The device also stands out thanks to its solid 12-megapixel main camera, with 1.25 micron pixels for better low-light shots on paper. Otherwise, the device packs an 8MP selfie shooter on the front. Other notable specs include a 3080mAh battery and a rear-mounted...

  • MWC 2017: the smartphones to expect?

    We're just under a month away from this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), being the world's biggest smartphone exhibition. Whether it's the biggest brands around or upstart manufacturers, the expo usually brings a ton of intriguing devices. Last year saw the likes of LG, Samsung, Sony and Xiaomi all launch high-end smartphones, but what does this year bring? Here's what you should expect at MWC 2017. Apple If there's one brand guaranteed to be missing at MWC, it's the Cupertino company, with the firm launching devices at dedicated events instead. The company generally launches its iPhones later in the year too, with the...

  • Honor 6X: P9’s dual camera trickery goes budget

    Huawei's Honor sub-brand held a major launch at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, revealing the rather interesting Honor 6X smartphone. At a suggested price of US$250, the Honor 6X is squarely aimed at the mid-range market. There's a capable if unspectacular Kirin 655 octacore chip, 3GB of RAM (32GB storage) or 4GB of RAM (64GB model), a relatively large 3340mAh battery and 5.5-inch full HD display. But what really makes the phone stand out is the presence of two cameras, in the form of a 12MP and 2MP shooter. The setup apes a few other budget dual-camera offerings like the...

  • Huawei’s Honor Magic is basically a sexier P9

    We've already seen Xiaomi's Mi Mix make its debut, but now it's time for Huawei's Honor sub-brand to reveal a gorgeous handset. To that end, we've got the Huawei Honor Magic. The Honor Magic packs the same capable Kirin 950 octacore processor as the P9 and Mate 8 (four A72 cores and four A53 cores), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 2900mAh battery and dual 12MP f/2.2 main cameras. It's a pity it's not using the Kirin 960 then, but it's still a powerful handset on paper. There is one major downside to using the Kirin 950 though (less capable GPU...

  • Global smartphone sales spike as Samsung, Apple lose ground

    China's smartphone makers are slowly eating into Samsung and Apple's global market share, this according to a new report by Gartner. Globally, smartphone sales increased by 5.4% year-on-year, with 373.2-million devices sold. Leading this charge was Huawei, Oppo and BBK (the company that owns the likes of Oppo, OnePlus and Vivo). The three manufacturers claimed 21% of the global smartphone sales market in Q3 2016, compared to Samsung's 23.6% and Apple's 13%. Samsung had its worst smartphone sales quarters ever, thanks in part to the Note 7 Notably though, most of these smartphone sales from Oppo and BBK were in China. The fall of...

  • Huawei reveals its South African smartphone lineup for 2017

    Huawei has confirmed that the Nova smartphone, which launched globally at IFA earlier this year, will be coming to the South Africa on 2 February 2017. Hawa Hyath, Huawei marketing director for sub-Saharan Africa, told reporters at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town that the handset would be coming in the R4000-R6000 price window. As for the Nova Plus, Hyath said that the smaller Nova would be their focus but added that MTN was considering to range the Plus-sized handset. The Huawei representative said the Mate 9 would be coming to the country in Q1 2017, clarifying that they were "looking at having...