Huawei Google Edition Ascend P6

Huawei to launch a Google Edition smartphone

By on June 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM.

Huawei to launch a Google Edition smartphone

Huawei has confirmed that it is collaborating with Google to join the likes of Samsung and HTC and produce a stock Android smartphone that will be sold in the Google Play store. Kevin Ho, president of the Huawei’s handset product division, revealed in an interview with Pocket-lint that the company is “working with Google to analyse the possibility” of producing a Google Edition version of its incredibly thin Ascend P6 smartphone. The device measures a mere 6.2 millimeters thick and is equipped with a 4.7-inch 720p display, an in-house 1.5GHz quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The P6 also includes 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 2,000 mAh battery.

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Huawei CEO Interview Apple

Huawei CEO: Apple is ‘slipping,’ Galaxy S4 is a ‘so-so’ phone

By on June 25, 2013 at 10:15 AM.

Huawei CEO: Apple is ‘slipping,’ Galaxy S4 is a ‘so-so’ phone

Huawei’s chief executive Richard Yu apparently isn’t afraid to call out larger rivals as he dealt jabs to both Apple and Samsung in a recent interview with The Telegraph. While speaking about his company’s new Ascend P6, the world’s slimmest smartphone, Yu made sure to note the new handset’s superior build quality compared to the Galaxy S4. “We’re not made of plastic,” the CEO said. He continued, “Samsung, they have such huge money – if you invest in marketing and branding then people will always buy no matter how good the products are. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is just a so-so smartphone.” And when it came to Apple, the Huawei chief didn’t pull any punches there either. “In its latest update, Apple makes the phone extremely simple to use,” Yu said. “But if we are just learning from them we can’t catch up, because they are now slipping. We want to go higher than them.”

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Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue Release Date Specs

Huawei brings the phablet craze to absurd new heights with 7-inch phone

By on June 25, 2013 at 12:30 AM.

Huawei brings the phablet craze to absurd new heights with 7-inch phone

In its latest attempt to blur the lines between smartphones and tablets, Huawei on Monday announced a new 7-inch Android device that can make phone calls. The MediaPad 7 Vogue is equipped with a 7-inch 1,024 x 600-pixel display, an in-house 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 3-megapixel rear camera. The tablet also includes 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a 4,100 mAh battery and Huawei’s Emotion user interface atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The MediaPad 7 will be available in a Wi-Fi only model or an HSPA+ model that is capable of making phone calls, a feature that similarly puzzled us in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. The slate will arrive in China later this month with expanded availability scheduled for the coming months. Huawei’s press release follows below. More →

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Smartphone Display Shootout

Underdog trounces major brands in full HD smartphone display shootout

By on June 19, 2013 at 1:05 PM.

Underdog trounces major brands in full HD smartphone display shootout

While Sony’s smartphone business has been struggling for some time now, it is a company known for building HDTVs and mobile devices with stunning displays that are among the best on the market. HTC is struggling as well, but its smartphone hardware is always among the best in the world and that includes its stunning HD displays. With that in mind, it’s quite surprising that up-and-comer Huawei trounced flagship smartphone models from both major brands in DisplayMate’s latest full HD smartphone display shootout, which was published this week. The site says Huawei’s Ascend D2 “delivers superior picture quality with accurate colors and images” compared to the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z, but that’s just a small part of the story. The full exhaustive shootout can be read on DisplayMate’s site, which is linked below.

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Huawei Ascend P6 Specs Release Date

New phone from an unlikely vendor steals title of world’s thinnest smartphone

By on June 18, 2013 at 2:55 PM.

New phone from an unlikely vendor steals title of world’s thinnest smartphone

Huawei on Tuesday announced the Ascend P6, the world’s thinnest smartphone. The handset measures a mere 6.18 millimeters thick and weighs 120 grams, eight grams more than Apple’s iPhone 5 despite the fact that the phone is much larger. The Ascend P6 is equipped with a 4.7-inch 720p display, an in-house 1.5GHz quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The smartphone also includes a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a 2,000 mAh battery, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and Huawei’s Emotion user interface atop Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Ascend P6 will be available in black, white and pink in China later this month and it will launch on Vodafone, O2 and Orange in Europe in July. Huawei’s press release follows below. More →

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Nokia Huawei Merger Report

Huawei might consider buying Nokia if it dumps Windows Phone

By on June 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM.

Huawei might consider buying Nokia if it dumps Windows Phone

Shares of Nokia surged on Tuesday, mostly because Chinese electronics giant Huawei expressed interest in buying the struggling Finnish smartphone manufacturer. Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei’s consumer business group, told The Financial Times that his company would be open to buying Nokia if it showed a “willingness” to merge. One aspect of Nokia’s current business plan that it will certainly have to rethink if it wants to merge with Huawei is its exclusive use of Windows Phone as its platform of choice. Yu said that Windows Phone was still a risky bet because its market share has not significantly grown in the eight months since the launch of Windows Phone 8. More →

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Huawei: U.S. spying allegations

Huawei CEO breaks silence, claims company isn’t a threat to U.S. security

By on May 9, 2013 at 9:30 PM.

Huawei CEO breaks silence, claims company isn’t a threat to U.S. security

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei made a rare public appearance on Thursday to deny allegations that his company’s telecommunications equipment poses a threat to U.S. national security. According to Reuters, it was the first time in more than 25 years that the executive has spoken with the media. It has been alleged that Huawei is in cahoots with the Chinese government, which has left countries such as the U.S., Canada and Australia hesitant to use the company’s equipment. More →

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Huawei metal smartphone leak

Huawei is betting big with a new metal smartphone

By on May 8, 2013 at 8:20 PM.

Huawei is betting big with a new metal smartphone

A new leak suggests that Huawei is planning to release a super thin flagship smartphone with a metal frame. Images published by Engadget reveal that the handset, code-named P6-U06, features a metal chassis similar to the iPhone and an ultra-thin 6.18mm body. The device is said to be equipped with a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera. Huawei is expected to announce its latest flagship smartphone at a press event on June 18th in London. Additional images follow below. More →

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Huawei Security Concerns

Huawei doesn’t expect to gain any ground in the U.S. this year

By on April 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM.

Huawei doesn’t expect to gain any ground in the U.S. this year

A Huawei executive has admitted that the company doesn’t expect to see any individual growth in the U.S. market this year. The statement comes following the U.S. government’s increased pressure for wireless providers to drop the company’s telecom equipment. It has been alleged that Huawei and ZTE are in cahoots with the Chinese government and pose a potential threat to national security. More →

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Sprint Softbank Merger Huawei Equipment

Sprint, Softbank agree to ditch Huawei over spy concerns

By on March 29, 2013 at 9:33 AM.

Sprint, Softbank agree to ditch Huawei over spy concerns

Sprint (S) and Japanese carrier Softbank (SFTBY) have confirmed to U.S. lawmakers they won’t use equipment from Huawei following their upcoming merger, Bloomberg reported. Softbank announced plans last October to pay more than $20 billion to acquire a 70% stake in Sprint. The deal was approved by the board of directors at both companies and was awaiting the green light from the Federal Communications Commission. More →

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Preview
Huawei Ascend Mate

Huawei Ascend Mate preview: A giant phablet whose size dwarfs even the Galaxy Note II

By on February 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM.

Huawei Ascend Mate preview: A giant phablet whose size dwarfs even the Galaxy Note II

Taking a hands-on look at Huawei’s (002502) new Ascend Mate “phablet” really does require you to use both hands, because the thing is absolutely enormous. Boasting a 6.1-inch display, the Ascend Mate first made its debut at Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, but it still deserves special notice more than a month later because it’s a hulking beast of a phone that simply commands your attention from the moment you try to lay your hands on it. More →

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Smartphone Market Share Q4 2012

Huawei is now the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, but still far behind Samsung and Apple

By on January 25, 2013 at 4:16 PM.

Huawei is now the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, but still far behind Samsung and Apple

Research firm IDC released the latest numbers from its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker this week and found that a total of 482.5 million mobile phones were shipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase from 473.4 million in 2011. Smartphones accounted for nearly half, or 45.5%, of all mobile phone shipments, the highest percentage ever. Samsung (005930) and Apple (AAPL) remained the two top vendors with market shares of 29% and 21.8% respectively. The report did include some surprises, however. More →

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Huawei Ascend Mate Ascend D2 Specs

Huawei unveils two new quad-core Android phablets

By on January 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

Huawei unveils two new quad-core Android phablets

Huawei (002502) on Monday took the wraps off its colossal Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 smartphones at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ascend Mate is the larger of the two and is equipped with a 6.1-inch 720p display, a 1.5GHz in-house quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a massive 4,050 mAh battery. The smaller Ascend D2 features a 5-inch 1080p display with a class leading pixel density of 443 pixels-per-inch. The smartphone is equipped with the same 1.5GHz quad-core processor as its larger sibling, and includes a 3,000 mAh battery and a 13-megapixel rear camera. More →

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