Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE all want to overshadow OnePlus One launch next week
Apr17

Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE all want to overshadow OnePlus One launch next week

On April 23, China-based smartphone manufacturing startup OnePlus is due to unveil its first ever device, the One. It has so far been teased extensively by its maker, and we basically already know everything about it save for one detail: what it looks like. On that front, all we’ve been led to believe is that it will come with insanely small bezels. Otherwise, the OnePlus One should sport a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a...

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Huawei Ascend P7 gets certified in China ahead of May 7 unveiling
Apr10

Huawei Ascend P7 gets certified in China ahead of May 7 unveiling

The saga of the Huawei Ascend P7 goes on and on. The leaks aren’t stopping, even though we already know to expect it to become official on May 7 in Paris. Still, we’re almost a month away from that point, and in the meantime more things about the Ascend P7 will leak, undoubtedly. For now, we have the official confirmation of the fact that the Ascend P7 is real – and what it looks like. This comes from none other than...

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Huawei Ascend P7 caught in the wild, the company’s next flagship’s metal casing leaked
Apr02

Huawei Ascend P7 caught in the wild, the company’s next flagship’s metal casing leaked

Huawei still hasn’t made the Ascend P7 official, so it just keeps on leaking, as it has been doing since last year. The handset will obviously be the successor to the well received Ascend P6 from last year, and this is a product line that focuses on design and slimness. It’s not Huawei’s most high-end series, that being the Ascend D, but it’s pretty close. The Ascend P7 has now been photographed while in the...

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Huawei-made EE Kestrel announced as the UK’s most affordable 4G LTE capable smartphone
Mar26

Huawei-made EE Kestrel announced as the UK’s most affordable 4G LTE capable smartphone

In the UK, Orange has had some experience with launching own-brand smartphones, so perhaps it’s natural then that EE would go that route sooner or later too – since EE is part Orange, part T-Mobile. The UK’s first 4G operator, EE has now announced the Kestrel, an Android-powered smartphone made by Huawei. It will be out around the end of April, and it will be the cheapest 4G handset offered on Pay as you go. In such...

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Huawei responds to the Xiaomi Redmi Note with a cheaper version of the Honor 3X
Mar20

Huawei responds to the Xiaomi Redmi Note with a cheaper version of the Honor 3X

There’s an interesting fight currently going on in China, between Xiaomi and Huawei. Both companies want to sell as many affordable smartphones as possible, and their competition is driving prices down for consumers. Case in point: Huawei already has an answer for the Xiaomi Hongmi Note (or Redmi Note) that was just unveiled yesterday. Before we go into details, though, let’s have a brief history lesson. In July of last...

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Huawei’s upcoming octa-core processor gets benchmarked, tops the Snapdragon 801
Mar06

Huawei’s upcoming octa-core processor gets benchmarked, tops the Snapdragon 801

Huawei is working on its very own octa-core chipset solution, that much has been clear ever since we first got word about the upcoming Ascend D3′s specs. This CPU has been a mystery up until now, and it’s expected to go head to head against Samsung’s Exynos Octa solutions as well as MediaTek’s MT6592. Now though, someone at Huawei has used a device powered by this processor to run the AnTuTu benchmark. The...

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Huawei is working on its own 2K smartphone. Ascend P7 out in May, Ascend D3 coming in June
Mar03

Huawei is working on its own 2K smartphone. Ascend P7 out in May, Ascend D3 coming in June

2K smartphones are probably going to be all the rage this year, at least for niche players (we say that since the Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn’t come with a display with 2,560×1,440 resolution, or “2K”, and chances are neither will the new HTC One). The first company to get one of these out the door is Vivo, with its Xplay 3S, and Oppo will follow suit not long from now. But Huawei is also working on a 2K smartphone...

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Huawei MediaPad X1 with 4G LTE costs $326 in China, $548 elsewhere
Feb26

Huawei MediaPad X1 with 4G LTE costs $326 in China, $548 elsewhere

On the eve of MWC this year, Huawei took the wraps off of the MediaPad X1, an intriguing 7-inch tablet that’s both the thinnest and the lightest such device ever built. Plus, it comes with some pretty high-end specs. And a great looking build. If you’re in China, though, there’s one more reason to get this tablet that doubles as a phone (yes, really) – it will be dirt cheap. Well, at least compared to what it...

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Huawei Ascend G6 gets official alongside MediaPad X1 and M1 tablets, TalkBand B1 smartband
Feb23

Huawei Ascend G6 gets official alongside MediaPad X1 and M1 tablets, TalkBand B1 smartband

Huawei’s held its now-traditional annual pre-MWC event in Barcelona, and a bunch of new devices have been announced. Not the oft-rumored Ascend P7 successor to the P6 from last year, though. Nor the Ascend D3, what should have been the next in the company’s high-end line. Instead we get the Ascend G6, two tablets, and a smartband (not a smartwatch, but not simply a wristband either – something in between, rather)....

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Huawei Ascend G6 press renders leaked showing it will come in many colors
Feb21

Huawei Ascend G6 press renders leaked showing it will come in many colors

For a while there’s been a debate as to what smartphone Huawei will announce at its MWC press conference this Sunday. So far the options seemed to be either the Ascend P7 or the Ascend D3, but what if it will be neither of those? It just could be that the Chinese company will unveil the Ascend G6 instead (or alongside one of those, at least). The Ascend G6 first leaked in January when it got certified for sale in China by the...

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