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All posts tagged "Huawei"

  • Huawei’s quickly closing the global phone sales gap to Samsung

    Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo -- the big three Chinese smartphone makers -- just can't stop selling devices. This according to global sales data from Gartner. The research firm, in its Q3 2018 smartphone sales report, revealed that the trio helped push global smartphone sales to beyond 389-million units. While Samsung remained the world's biggest smartphone seller, pushing 73.3-million units in the quarter, its overall market share fell by 3.4% year-on-year. Huawei saw substantial growth, from owning 9.5% of the global market share in Q3 2017 to 13.4% in Q2 2018. It sold more than 15-million more units during this period than last. "The...

  • Leaked Huawei P Smart 2019 features a teardrop notch

    The Huawei P Smart has been one of the company's best performing devices in South Africa, and it looks like we might be in for a revision in the new year. Leaked by German tech site WinFuture, the Huawei P Smart 2019, as it's referred to, will feature a 6.2 inch LCD screen with a 2340x1080 resolution. This is the Huawei P Smart 2019. More official pics: https://t.co/x79ydnZ85J pic.twitter.com/61PXuuXFDb — Roland Quandt (@rquandt) 23 November 2018 There's no obscene notch on this model either as it steps away from the P10-era design language. Like the Mate 20, the P Smart 2019 will have...

  • Honor officially arrives in South Africa, debuts the swanky 8X

    Huawei has a fairly thick smartphone portfolio in South Africa, but on Tuesday night the company introduced its "e-brand" to the country. Although you could purchase its phones for a good few months already, Honor officially announced its presence in South Africa, and with it, the 8X flagship. At R5499, it's an interesting device, with a keen focus on aesthetics, entertainment, and a marketing slant that vehemently targets active, young, flat white-indulging colour-running Millennials. A vast swathe of Honor's presentation deck centres on the device's design cherry-topped by the incredibly shiny rear plate, and two-tone finish. It's available in black, blue, and...

  • 6 weird and wonderful Huawei Mate 20 Pro features that caught my eye

    It takes a lot for me to sit up and take notice of a smartphone. And no, I'm not talking about flashy events with dubstep and Channing Tatum backup dancers. I'm talking hard, innovative and actually bold features. I'm also talking about features that Apple would call "bold". You know, features that don't quite make sense but they're pushed on you anyway? Here are three of each from the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Weird: Nano SD card Companies that launch dual SIM phones in a market dominated by carriers that sneer at their consumers almost as much as their competitors are always welcome. But making...

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro gets its SA launch date and price

    The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will sell for R18 999 in South Africa, the Chinese company announced on Tuesday at its launch event in Johannesburg. When compared to its rivals, it's pricing strategy certainly seems aggressive. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 also launched at R18 999, the iPhone XS is R21 999. The iPhone XS Max is R23 999. Of the three currently available variants in the Mate 20 stable, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the only version that will be sold locally. The stock Mate 20, and the larger Mate 20X won't make it to SA shores. The Huawei Mate...

  • 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,...