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Last month, Huawei confirmed that the company will be launching its Mate 10 smartphone on October 16 but while we are still more than a month away from the aforementioned date, the leaked renders and video of the smartphone have been leaked on the Internet.

While the company’s official render for the Huawei Mate 10 already gave us the glimpse of the smartphone’s design from the rear end, the new renders and video show, shared by @onleaks and @compareraja, the front of the handset as well. The newly leaked render video suggests that the smartphone might feature glass back, which should also provide the support for wireless charging to the phone.

In the video, the USB Type-C charging port can be seen at the bottom along with the speaker grille while the 3.5mm headphone jack is placed at the top-end of the Huawei Mate 10 smartphone. The teaser image shared by the company last month confirmed that the Mate 10 will come with Leica-branded lenses. Just like the Mate 9, the upcoming Mate 10 will have a vertical dual rear camera setup on the back near the centre.

To recall, the Huawei Mate 10 has also been rumoured to come with an iris scanning feature, and is expected to be powered by Huawei’s anticipated HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, which will be based on the 10nm fabrication process. It is expected to sport a 6-inch full-HD (1080×2160 pixels) display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Huawei will likely tease more features of the Mate 10 as we approach the October 16 launch. The smartphone is expected to be priced around CNY 4,000 (roughly Rs. 38,500).

 

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As Apple prepares to launch its next flagship device – probably iPhone 8 – on September 12, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July.

With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a hat-trick for Huawei, which is now at second spot after South Korean giant Samsung, could be on the cards, said Counterpoint Research’s ‘Market Pulse for July 2017’ on Tuesday.

“This is a significant milestone for Huawei. The global scale Huawei has been able to achieve can be attributed to its consistent investment in R&D and manufacturing, coupled with aggressive marketing and sales channel expansion,” Counterpoint’s Research Director Peter Richardson said in a statement.

While this streak could be temporary, considering the annual iPhone refresh is just around the corner, it nevertheless underscores the rate at which Huawei has been growing.

“However, a weak presence in the South Asian, Indian and North American markets limits Huawei’s potential in the near-to mid-term to take a sustainable second place position behind Samsung,” Richardson added.

According to Tarun Pathak, Counterpoint’s Associate Director, the growth of Chinese brands is an important trend which no player in the mobile ecosystem can ignore.

“Chinese brands are growing swiftly thanks not only to smartphone design, manufacturing capability and rich feature sets, but also by out-smarting and out-spending rivals in sales channels, go-to-market and marketing promotion strategies,” Pathak said.

Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi have successfully gained access to key supply chain partners, which has allowed them to launch designs with bezel-free, full displays, augmented reality, in-house chipsets and advanced camera features.

“Chinese vendors have become as equally important as Samsung or Apple to the global supply chain, application developers and distribution channels, as they continue to grow in scale more rapidly than the incumbent market share leaders,” Pathak noted.

Apple continues to drive its flagship momentum with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Oppo has been one of the fastest growing brands globally thanks to the popularity of models including the flagship Oppo R11 and the mid-tier Oppo A57.

These were followed by Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

Apple’s 32GB refresh of the venerable iPhone 6 enabled it to regain momentum during the month, with popularity across prepaid markets to edge out Samsung’s Galaxy J7.

“While Huawei has trimmed its portfolio, it likely needs to further streamline its product range like Oppo and Xiaomi – putting more muscle behind fewer products.,” said Senior Analyst Pavel Naiya.

 

 

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We’re fast approaching a new age where bezel-less displays are the new norm. Xiaomi kicked it off with the Mi MIX, while LG and Samsung followed with the G6 and Galaxy S8, respectively, and Apple is expected to do the same with its upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone. Huawei is also looking to shift to ‘full-screen’ displays when it launches the Mate 10 flagship, CEO c confirms.

Bezel-less displays have been trend for smartphones in 2017, and Huawei’s CEO has confirmed rumours that began earlier this month that the successor to the Mate 9 will feature a near bezel-less display as it looks to grow mobile shipments tis year and take on the giant Apple. In an interview with Bloomberg, Richard Yu said that the Mate 10 will be unveiled right around the time Apple reveals its next iPhone, which means we’re looking at a possible September unveiling. In fact, Huawei’s CEO unabashedly revealed that the Mate 10 will have features that will trump Apple.

“We will have an even more powerful product,” Yu says. “The Mate 10, which has much longer battery life with a full-screen display, quicker charging speed, better photographing capability and many other features that will help us compete with Apple.”

The CEO’s remarks comes soon after Huawei reported a slowdown in smartphone shipments the year with an estimated 140 million-150 million smartphones expected to ship by year-end. This is only marginally better than last year’s 139 million figure. Huawei claims the reason behind this is that the company is focusing on chasing profits rather than volumes, and it plans on doing this by shifting focus towards high-end phones.

The Chinese manufacturer also plans on unveiling an “AI processor” this year that looks to make smartphones “intelligent”. Yu, however, did not clarify whether Huawei’s dedicated AI processor will be included with the upcoming Mate 10.

As for everything else that is expected to come with the Mate 10, earlier this month it was reported that the upcoming smartphone will come with facial recognition, support for AR, and could have 3D sensing as well. Additionally, the smartphone is tipped to come with iris scanning and is expected to be powered by Huawei’s HiSilcon Kirin 970 SoC based on the 10nm process.

The Huawei Mate 10 is tipped to come with a 6-inch (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, identical to the LG G6 and similar to the Galaxy S8. Cameras on the smartphone are expected to be Lieca-branded, as was the case with the Mate 9. Going by CEO Richard Yu’s statement, the Huawei Mate 10 could be unveiled some time in September.

 

 

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Huawei Terminal brand Honor is set to launch the Honor 8 Pro in India on Thursday, July 6, and ahead of the launch, the price of the smartphone has been leaked. The Honor 8 Pro price in India is tipped to be Rs. 29,999, while the smartphone has already been confirmed to be an Amazon India exclusive.

A report by the Hindustan Times tips the Honor 8 Pro price in India ahead of its launch later this week. The tipped price is said to be for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. Earlier, the company has confirmed that the Honor 8 Pro will be an Amazon India exclusive, and that it will be launched in the country this Thursday. Expect some launch offers to be announced on the day as well.

To recall, the Honor 8 Pro was launched with a price tag of EUR 549 (roughly Rs. 39,500) in Europe. Some of the highlight features of the Honor 8 Pro are dual cameras at the back, a massive 4000mAh battery, and an impressive 6GB of RAM. The smartphone will be available in Navy Blue and Midnight Black colour choices in India.

The Honor 8 Pro comes with two 12-megapixel rear camera sensors with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. One sensor takes images in RGB while the other takes them in monochrome. At front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for taking selfies as well. The dual-SIM Honor 8 Pro runs on Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1, and features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) LTPS LCD display. It is powered by Kirin 960 (4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz + 4 Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

It comes with 128GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded further by using the hybrid microSD card slot (up to 256GB). The Honor 8 Pro includes 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC.

 

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As expected, Huawei has launched the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus smartphones in China. The big highlights of the successors of the Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus are its 20-megapixel selfie camera, the dual camera setup on the back, and the latest Android software. The only differences between the two smartphones are its storage capacity, battery, and screen size. The Huawei Nova 2 is priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 23,500), while the Huawei Nova 2 Plus is priced at CNY 2,899 (roughly Rs. 27,200). Both the smartphones will be made available from June 16.

The Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus sport a metal finish with a fingerprint scanner at the back. The smartphones will be available in Green, Rose Gold, Black, Gold, and Blue colour options. The speaker grilles and the USB Type-C port are at the bottom edge, while the power and volume keys are seen on the right edge of the device. The Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus seem to be inspired by Apple, with antenna bands placed in same way as seen on the iPhone 7. There’s no Home Button in the front, and no capacitive buttons are seen as well.

Both the smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat based on EMUI 5.1 OS. Specification wise, the Huawei Nova 2 smartphone has dual-SIM support, and sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS in-cell display with 2.5D curved glass protection. It is powered by a 2.36GHz octa-core Kirin 659 processor and is paired with ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 64GB of internal storage with the option to expand further via a microSD card slot (up to 128GB).
The big highlight of the smartphone is its dual camera setup at the back and the 20-megapixel front camera. The dual camera setup consists of one 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture for a wider-angle, and another 8-megapixel telephoto lens for more zoom. There’s also OIS support, and a Portrait mode with the ability to change focus after taking a picture. The front camera sports a 20-megapixel sensor with intelligent fill light for low light photography and beauty filters to enhance selfies further. The Huawei Nova 2 packs a 2950mAh battery with fast charging support as well, and connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, 3.5mm audio jack, and Bluetooth support.

Coming to the larger Huawei Nova 2 Plus, the smartphone sports a similar design and specifications except for a 5.5-inch full-HD display, and a larger 3340mAh battery. The inbuilt storage also sees a bump up to 128GB.

Apart from the smartphones, Huawei also launched accessories like a mobile bracelet at CNY 298 (roughly Rs. 2,800), a panoramic camera accessory at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,500), and a Bluetooth headset at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 6,500).

 
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Ahead of MWC 2017, Huawei has quietly launched its new smartphone in Finland. The Honor 8 Lite is up for pre-orders, and is priced at EUR 269 (roughly Rs. 19,600). It is set to go on sale in the country on February 17.

Finland site Suomimobiili reported of this development in the country. The Honor 8 Lite, specifications wise, is very similar to the refreshed Huawei P8 Lite (2017) launched recently, albeit with minute differences. One of the big highlights of the Honor 8 Lite is that it runs on EMUI 5.0, based on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.

As for specifications, the Honor 8 Lite features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass protection. It is powered by the company’s in-house Kirin 655 octa-core CPU paired with 3GB RAM. Just to compare, the Honor 8 sports a Kirin 950 SoC with 4GB RAM. The smartphone offers 16GB of internal storage with the option to further expand it via microSD card (up to 128GB).

As for optics, the Honor 8 Lite sports a 12-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and autofocus. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera as well with a 77-degree wide-angle lens. The smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery and comes in four colour options – Black, Blue, Gold, and White. However, the report claims that the company will make available only the Black and White variant right now and launch the Gold variant sometime in the end of the month. The Blue variant will be launched sometime in March. There’s no word yet on availability in international markets.

 

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After launching the Mate 9, Mate 9 Porsche Edition, and the Mate 9 Pro this month, Huawei obviously wasn’t done with the Mate 9 lineup as it has now announced the more affordable Mate 9 Lite. The Mate 9 Lite is now listed on the company’s website without pricing, but the name and the specifications suggest it will be the cheapest in the Mate 9 lineup. We do know that the smartphone will be available in Gold, Grey, and Silver colour options.

The Huawei Mate 9 Lite comes with typical mid-range specs. The device runs Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. A Kirin 655 SoC with an octa-core CPU means the device won’t be too big on performance compared to its Mate 9 siblings.
In terms of optics, the Mate 9 Lite comes with a dual rear camera setup much like the other Mate 9s, but unlike the 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel Leica sensors found in the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, the Mate 9 Lite comes with a lower 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras minus the Leica branding. The front sports an 8-megapixel sensor. The 12-megapixel sensor features a 0.3 second PDAF focus, while the secondary camera captures depth for bokeh shots.

According to the Huawei website, the Mate 9 Lite will be offered in two variants – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The device is fitted with a 3340mAh battery. Connectivity options include GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Huawei Mate 9 Lite measures 150.9×76.2×8.2mm and weighs 162 grams.

 

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In order to strengthen its customer service, Huawei has announced that it will roll out regular and timely software updates to all Huawei devices for 24 months – this includes its Honor brand.

After the device purchase, Huawei Device USA’s e-commerce customer acquisition manager Taylor Wimberly said that the updates would come in frequently for the first year, at least once every three months. The updates will then come with longer gaps in the second year, after which Huawei will stop supporting the device. He particularly said that all the security bugs and fixes rolled out by Google will be sent in a timely manner, in order to not compromise on security.

“From this year we are making a commitment to provide customers with access to new features (at least once every three months during the first 12 months) for up to 24 months following each product launch. We will keep providing access to security and software updates to fix bugs and enhance user experience in a timely manner. Beyond this period we will continue to provide updates in response to any threats to user safety and security. Our goal is to ensure customers have the best and safest possible experience on their Honor device,” Wimberly explained.

After the 24 months are over, Huawei will not give those devices access to any new features added to the Emotion UI, but will continue to send ‘updates in response to any threats to user safety and security’.
Huawei recently announced the G9 Plus in China for CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs. 24,200) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. The dual-SIM Huawei G9 Plus runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LCD display, is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front facing camera, and a 3340mAh battery.

 

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Huawei on Wednesday launched the its P9 flagship smartphone in India. While the company was anticipated to bring the larger P9 Plus variant to India as well, it hasn’t done so. The P9 has been priced at Rs. 39,999, and will be available exclusively via Flipkart at 3pm IST from Wednesday itself.

To recall, the he Huawei P9 had been unveiled alongside the Huawei P9 Plus back in April, and the two smartphones feature a dual rear camera setup that was ‘co-engineered with Leica’. The smartphones sport two 12-megapixel rear camera with with f/2.2 apertures – one camera captures colour images, while the other captures monochrome images. The smartphones come with 8-megapixel front-facing cameras.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Huawei P9 features the company’s EMUI 4.1 skin on top, and sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LCD display. It is powered by a Hi-Silicon Kirin 955 octa-core processor (2.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A72 + 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 cores) that’s coupled with 3GB of RAM.

The Huawei P9 variant launched in India bears 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). To recall, a 4GB of RAM/ 64GB of inbuilt storage variant was also unveiled at the global launch, but has not been brought to India.

Connectivity options on board the Huawei P9 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, Infrared, and USB Type-C. The company has launched the smartphone in its Ceramic White, Prestige Gold, and Titanium Grey colour variants in India. The smartphone features a 3000mAh battery. The company is also touting a VIP service with 2-year warranty, 3-month screen replacement warranty, and a pickup and drop service.

As for those wondering what they’re missing out on with the Huawei P9 Plus, which for now hasn’t been brought to the country, there isn’t too much of a difference. It sports a larger 5.5-inch full-HD Super Amoled display (with Pressure Touch technology), comes in only a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, and bears a 3400mAh battery.

At the event, the company also announced the Stainless Steel edition of the Huawei Watch will go on sale in India via Flipkart at 3pm IST in India, at the same Rs. 22,999 price of the original.

 

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Huawei has expanded its portfolio by launching the Maimang 5 smartphone in China. The Huawei Maimang 5 is priced starting at CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs. 24,100), and will be sold on the company’s own store in China from July 21.

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The Huawei Maimang 4 was launched in China last year, and the company went on to call it the Huawei G8 when it was launched in other countries. Following that naming scheme, the Huawei Maimang 5 may be called the Huawei G9 when it launches globally. The smartphone has a fingerprint scanner at the back, and comes with a metal unibody with rounded corners. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 401ppi. The display is further protected by a 2.5D glass. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, and comes in two storage/ RAM bundles – 3GB of RAM/ 32GB of inbuilt storage, 4GB of RAM/ 64GB of inbuilt storage. The Huawei Maimang 5 supports expandable storage via microSD slot.

Optics include a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS, PDAF, and the ability to record 4K video with 30fps. There is an adjacent 8-megapixel selfie camera with a wide-angle lens and beauty filters. The Huawei Maimang 5 is packed with a 3340mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 22 hours of talk time and 800 hours of standby time. In China, Huawei will begin with selling the 4GB RAM variant only for now, in Champagne Gold and Rose Gold colour options. The 3GB Ram variant will soon be available in Champagne Gold, and Moonlight Silver colour variants.

The Huawei Maimang 5 offers dual-SIM dual standby support (hybrid dual-SIM slot), and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EMUI 4.1 on top. Connectivity options include 4G LTE (with VoLTE for China Mobile), Wi-FI, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/A-GPS, USB OTG, and USB 2.0 Type-C port. The 3GB variant is priced at CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs. 24,100), and the 4GB variant is priced at CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 26,100). The company has not disclosed when its plans to sell the smartphone as the Huawei G9 in foreign markets.

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