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Honor Play 4 and Honor Play 4 Pro with IR temperature sensor launched in China

The Honor Play series is a smartphone series from Huawei's sub-brand. The focus of this series has been to provide a value offering to consumers within markets such as China, addressing their local needs and expectations. Honor recently teased that the upcoming launches in this series will feature a special infrared temperature sensor. The Honor...

Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro and Honor 30 Pro+ launched in China

Just a few days ago, Honor launched the Honor 30S in China, making it the first device in the new 30-series. Now, the company has launched the Honor 30, 30 Pro and 30 Pro+ in China, fully unveiling its latest flagship lineup for China. With the flagship HiSilicon Kirin 990 SoC across the board, the...

Huawei Mate Xs First Impressions – A different take on Foldable Smartphones

It's the year of foldable smartphones, it seems. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 in the works, the Motorola RAZR, and now the Huawei Mate Xs want a slice of the pie. Huawei is no stranger to foldable smartphones, though their first device, the Huawei Mate X, only ever launched in...

Huawei announces the foldable Mate XS and MatePad Pro 5G tablet for global markets

MWC 2020 has been canceled, but that isn't stopping companies from making announcements this week. We didn't quite know what to expect from Huawei and it turns out they have announced their next foldable, the Mate XS, and the MatePad Pro 5G tablet. Both devices have been known for some time, but they have seen...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Benchmarks: Comparing CPU and GPU Performance with the Kirin 990, Snapdragon 855, and Snapdragon 845

Nearly two weeks ago, Qualcomm invited tech journalists to Maui for the 2019 Snapdragon Tech Summit. At the event, the company unveiled its latest high-end SoC for mobile devices: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. Qualcomm says the new Snapdragon 865 boasts a 25% CPU performance increase and a 20% GPU performance increase over the...

Huawei Nova 6 5G, Nova 6, Nova 6 SE with punch-hole displays launched in China

While the rest of the world watches with bated breath on Huawei's future releases beyond the Huawei Mate 30, China gets to enjoy the goodies. The US trade ban does not affect Huawei's operations in its domestic Chinese market, as phones sold in China already ship without GMS, leveraging the HMS ecosystem instead. Huawei had...

Huawei MatePad Pro tablet launched in China with slim bezels and the Kirin 990

Android tablets are a dying breed, but some OEMs are trying to keep them alive by spinning innovations of their own. Among these OEMs is Samsung, with its Galaxy Tab line, and Huawei, which is still putting out new flagship devices despite the hardships they're going through. Earlier this year, we saw Huawei launch their...

Huawei unveils the Kirin 990 with integrated 5G for the Mate 30

Most of the major announcements so far in 2019 have centered around 5G, the next advancement in network technology. Most semiconductor companies have jumped onto the 5G bandwagon, facilitating smartphone OEMs to produce devices that can take advantage of the improvements in network infrastructure. However, most 5G-enabled SoCs released so far have basically been 4G...