The Huawei P40 Pro flagship smartphone may not have access to the Google Play Store, but does it make up for that in features? For starters, it boasts a 6.58-inch OLED (2640 x 1200 resolution) display with a 90Hz refresh rate, Kirin 990 processor, 8GB of RAM, 5G connectivity, a 4,200mAh battery, and 40W fast-charging / 27W wireless charging. Read more for two videos, including a camera comparison between the Galaxy S20 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Huawei has just launched the Mate Xs, the company’s new flagship foldable 5G smartphone, running Android 10 with the EMUI 10 custom skin on top. Featuring an 8-inch FHD+ (2200 x 2480 pixels) foldable OLED display, a Kirin 990 5G SoC, 8GB RAM, 512GB of internal storage, a quad rear camera setup (40-megapixel (f/1.8) main + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) wide-angle + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) telephoto + ToF camera), and a 4,500mAh battery with 55W Huawei SuperCharge support. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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LG Electronics filed a design patent with The Hague International Design System back in May 2019. and it was just recently published on November 29, 2019 under the name “Mobile phone.” The design sketches reveal a foldable smartphone that looks somewhat similar to the Huawei Mate X, complete with a flexible OLED display. The near bezel-less flexible screen covers both the front and rear of the device. Read more for the design sketches and a hands-on with the Huawei Mate X.
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Huawei is currently developing a tablet, allegedly called MatePad Pro, with a punch-hole display, and it will support the company’s smart magnetic keyboard as well as the M-Pen stylus. Unlike its predecessors, this model has slimmer bezels around the display, minus the fingerprint sensor, and in the back, there’s a pill-shaped camera module with dual sensors and an LED flash. At the bottom, you’ll find a USB Type-C port and speaker grilles on either side. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Huawei unveiled the Mate X prototype at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress back in February as a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, and unlike the latter, this foldable smartphone has a wraparound outside display that’s accessible even when the device is closed. Priced at an eye-watering $2400, the Mate X is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor with 8GB of RAM and 512 GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. The main highlight is its 8-inch OLED display that folds outwards to form a 6.6-inch main display and a 6.38-inch rear display. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Huawei is set to release its first foldable smartphone, the Mate X, in China next month. Even before its official launch, the company is already working on the second-generation Mate X 2, and this one may include a stylus pen, or at least according to a recent patent filing. Huawei Technologies filed the patent earlier this year with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) and it was published on September 26, 2019, showing a foldable mobile phone. Read more for the patent and additional information.
If you’re seeking an alternative to the Apple Watch or Wear OS, there’s the all-new Huawei Watch GT2, running LiteOS. Available in two sizes, the 42mm with a more rounded case sporting curved glass, along with a 1.39-inch OLED (454 x 454) and then the 46mm, which comes equipped with a laser-etched bezel around the flat, 1.2-inch OLED (390 x 390) round display. Both are powered by the Kirin A1 chip and feature Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, along with optical heart rate sensors. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has been officially unveiled, and it no longer has access to Google Play services. On the bright side, it’s powered by the new Kirin 990 chipset, 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage (expandable with Huawei NM card), and a high-capacity 4,500mAh battery, complete with 40W charging as well as superfast 27W wireless charging support. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Apple AirPods, or at least the current generation, will have some major competition this holiday season in the form of Huawei’s FreeBuds 3. They’re claimed to be the world’s first open-fit active noise cancelling headphones, powered by the all-new Kirin A1 chipset. Yes, even with its open-fit design, these headphones make use of ambient noise cancellation technology rather than passive. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Huawei HarmonyOs is the company’s official Android replacement, unveiled at a press conference in the southern city of Dongguan, China. The operating system is known as HongMengOS in Chinese, which translates to “bring more harmony and convenience to the world”. This software is crucial if the White House tightens the ban on US companies selling technology products to Huawei, which would include Google’s Android operating system. Read more for a video and additional information.