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All posts tagged "Huawei"

  • 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...

  • Watch these 5 smartphone brands in 2018

    2017 was a year for tall screens and itsy bitsy borders, delivering high-end smartphones with a distinctive look compared to years prior. Apple, Samsung, LG and others got on this bandwagon, offering a host of other features as well. But what could we expect from these players next year? We look at a few mobile brands you should be watching in 2018. Apple Let's start with the juggernaut. The company enjoyed both a tick and a tock year, offering the otherwise safe iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (review) devices. But it was the iPhone X that really stood out, serving up that...

  • 4 battery benchmarks that prove the Mate 10 Pro is king [Sponsored]

    The Huawei Mate series has always been an endurance champion, as almost every device delivered a large battery. The Mate 10 Pro is no different then, sporting a 4000mAh battery that's bigger than most high-end phones out there. In conjunction with the phone's AI chipset, you can expect two days of battery life from the Mate 10 Pro. Don't believe us? Here's what some of the leading websites reported after testing. GSMArena One of the most popular tech websites on the internet also runs a comprehensive battery test on major smartphones, the Mate 10 Pro being no exception. This benchmark sees a phone...

  • 7 reasons why the Mate 10 Pro has the best mobile camera ever [Sponsored]

    The Huawei Mate 10 Pro pushes mobile technology to new boundaries, owing to a variety of innovations in its sleek design. But it's perhaps the camera department that's seen the most attention, making the phone a strong contender for 2017's best device for photos. Record-equalling aperture in a smartphone A smartphone camera's aperture is an important factor, most notably for low-light shots. Think of the aperture as the pupil if the camera is the eye. A larger aperture (expressed as a lower number) means that more light enters the camera and hits the sensor, resulting in brighter images than a phone with a...

  • Huawei confirms store closures, disputes claims [Update]

    Huawei has confirmed a recent TechCentral report that it has closed five of its retail stores in South Africa, following a dispute with a partner. In the report, Nisaar Ally of Fantastic 1 Mobile, claims that he was owed R22-million after building five Huawei stores in the country. The executive says the company was forced into business rescue and had to retrench 50 staff as a result of the dispute. "They were supposed to pay on presentation of invoices. Last November, they said they were sorting it out, but I've had no support whatsoever from Huawei. They haven't been forthcoming and...

  • Spec comparison: Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs iPhone X [Sponsored]

    Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is the definitive Huawei phablet in many ways, offering the same large battery and screen that the Mate series is known for. But Huawei's biggest contender is arguably Apple's iPhone X, packing a number of interesting technologies as well. So how does Huawei's phablet stack up to Apple's device? We take a look. Horsepower Say what you will about Apple, but the company is at the cutting edge of chip manufacturing right now. The firm's A11 Bionic chip is a hexacore design that features two high-powered cores and four lightweight cores. In terms of benchmark scores, the A11 is the...

  • 5 good 2017 smartphones that just missed out on greatness

    We've already looked at a few smartphones that you should certainly avoid, but what about solid or good smartphones that just miss out on greatness? Whether it's a significant flaw or a few missteps in an otherwise solid package, here are a few good smartphones that don't quite reach giddy heights. LG G6 I really enjoyed using the LG G6, representing a return to form of sorts for the company. The improved wide-angle camera, water-resistant design and tall screen all came together to make a lovely package. The phone felt rather durable too, while endurance was solid enough for a full day of...

  • Honor V10 is official, a taste of what to expect with P11?

    The Honor V10 leaked a few days ago, but the London event finally took place last night. So what's there to know about the new smartphone? For one, the phone indeed packs the same Kirin 970 chipset used in the Mate 10. And it's most likely the same chipset that will appear in the P11, as we reported earlier this month. The chipset, which consists of four high-powered A73 cores and four lightweight A53 cores, also packs a Neural Processing Unit for AI calculations. So what's the Honor V10 doing with the machine learning grunt? Well, Huawei's Honor website lists AI voice...

  • Honor V10 to launch tomorrow, should you expect cheaper Mate 10?

    Huawei's Honor phones are renowned for basically being cheaper versions of Huawei's current flagships. For instance, the Honor V8 featured the same specs as the Huawei P9 (review), but had a more palatable price tag. We're expecting the Honor V10 to be revealed in London on 28 November, but a recent listing on China's TENAA (basically their version of the FCC or Icasa) has revealed some details. The listing, spotted by GizChina among several other publications, shows a phone with thin borders and a tall display (TENAA lists a 5.93-inch 2160x1080 display). Other noteworthy features include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a...