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All posts tagged "Huawei"

  • Huawei’s R26k Porsche Design Mate RS now available in South Africa

    It's not often that a smartphone retails for the same price as a second hand family car, but the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is the exception. The company today announced that the phone will be available in South Africa, and offered exclusively through MTN. "The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS represents the pinnacle of technology through features such as the world’s first dual fingerprint design including an innovative in-screen fingerprint sensor, the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) processor and Leica triple camera with 40MP image capture," the company writes in a release. "This device will surpass the performance expectations of even...

  • Huawei’s 4 Y Series phones get South African pricing

    We have the Mate series, the P series, and now Huawei's refreshed Y Series is heading for South Africa too. The company's "youth" range includes four devices, from the Huawei Y3 2018 at the lowest end to the Huawei Y7 2018 heading up the range. But don't expect these devices to cost a fortune. Pricing spans between R999 and R2999, with each of the four devices offering something a little different. Huawei Y3 2018 is the company's first Android Go device, running Android's lightweight version of Android Oreo. It's not wildly exciting otherwise, sporing a 5.0-inch 854x480 screen, a Mediatek MT6737M chipset,...

  • Huawei P20 Pro review: not the sum of its cameras

    A certain Gene Jiao, Huawei's president of MEA, once told me that it's not the number of lenses you stick on a smartphone that's important, it's how you use the cameras you have. If this were true the Huawei P20 Pro would still have two lenses, like the P10 before it. Hell, it would have a single lens like the P8. So when the Huawei P20 Pro debuted with three cameras at the back, I raised an eyebrow. When it landed on our bench for review, I was dealing with a mild bout of smartphone fatigue. Nokia just had a local launch....

  • Huawei: great smartphone photography is not about ‘the number of lenses’

    It's not about how many cameras you can shove into a smartphone's body, but rather how you use them, Huawei's Gene Jiao told Gearburn in an interview. "It's not about the number of lenses," Jiao stressed, this from a company that brought the world a three-camera smartphone, and specifically reviving the megapixel war with a 40MP sensor in one lens. "You have one camera and to focus it's very easy. You have two cameras, it's not easy to focus," Jiao notes. To solve this, in addition to exploring new camera technologies, Huawei has also dedicated an entire laboratory to its smartphone photography...

  • Here’s how much you’ll pay for the Huawei P20 Pro on contract

    After South Africa's collective tech ears pricked yesterday at the news of the Huawei P20 Pro's fairly modest prepaid pricing, retailer Cellucity is at it again this time divulging the phone's contract pricing. According to an email sent to Gearburn, Cellucity will offer all three P20 devices -- that is, the Huawei P20 Lite (feature image), the Huawei P20, and the Huawei P20 Pro -- on Vodacom contracts. The damage is as follows: Huawei P20 Lite -- from R299 per month on a uChoose Flexi 120 contract Huawei P20 -- from R579 per month on a Smart S contract Huawei P20...

  • Huawei P20 Pro will retail for R15799 in South Africa, says Cellucity

    While Huawei South Africa is still being coy regarding pricing for the newly launched P20 series, local smartphone retailer Cellucity spilled the beans for them last night. And those beans are priced extremely competitively. Read more: Huawei P20 Pro revives the megapixel war with four cameras In a tweet, the retailer detailed that the Huawei P20 Lite will retail for R5499 (including free wireless earphones). But more notable is the P20 and P20 Pro's pricing. The standard Huawei P20 -- with two cameras and a 5.8-inch LCD screen -- will retail for R11499. That slots it in the midst of previous generation flagships,...

  • Just launched: Huawei P20 Pro revives the megapixel war with four cameras

    A protracted rumour mill ground to a halt today after Huawei finally unveiled its badly-kept-secret P20 Pro. It's the company's new flagship replacing February 2017's Huawei P10 series, and features a complete aesthetic rethink. However, it's one that'll probably be familiar at this point. The Huawei P20 Pro now sports a 6.1-inch AMOLED screen with 2244x1080 pixels, and a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Why 18.5:9, you ask? It has a notch. The awkward black bulge at the phone's crest itself hosts a 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera with autofocus on the right, a clump of sensors in the middle, and a cutesy rounded speaker for...

  • Huawei P20: all major rumours before tomorrow’s big reveal

    The Huawei P20 reveal event is set to take place tomorrow (27 March), with expectations high that we'll see some interesting camera tech on show. But what will be revealed at the event? What kind of features will be in tow? Will there be headphone jacks? Here are a few major nuggets you should know... Three models on offer According to regular leaker Evan Blass, the Paris event will see three models on offer at the very least. There's the P20 Lite, standard P20 and large P20 Pro. We've also seen reports of a 512GB Huawei phone, but it's unclear whether this is a...

  • Honor 2018 flagship coming, to be based on Huawei P20?

    Huawei's Honor sub-brand saw a stealthy launch in South Africa earlier this month, offering the mid-range Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X. The brand is also known for taking flagship Huawei phones and releasing them under the Honor name, albeit with a different design and a few other tweaks. For example, we saw the Honor 9 in June 2017, essentially being a Huawei P10 in terms of chipset and camera setup. Back in 2016 we also saw the Honor 8, being a Huawei P9 with a few changes. Now, an Honor representative has confirmed to Gearburn that the sub-brand will be offering...

  • Huawei P20 Lite launched in China, called Nova 3e because Huawei

    The Huawei P20 launch is still a few days away, but the firm held an event in China for the Nova 3e. And it's pretty much the Huawei P20 Lite with a different name -- the firm isn't averse to giving different names for various markets. The Nova 3e packs an identical design to the P20 Lite that was leaked by Evan Blass earlier this month. It's also not the first time that we've seen the phone, as an Italian retailer outed the device a few days ago. But this is indeed the first official look at the Lite model. The...