Huawei confirms sapphire display Huawei Ascend P7 on the way to market

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Earlier this month Huawei Device Chairman and Consumer BG CEO Yu Chengdong suggested a variant of the Huawei Ascend P7 equipped with a sapphire display could be on the way to market. This is part of the company’s intent to release “shocking products” that will push the boundaries of the market. That suggestions seems to have moved from suggestion to certainty after Yu posted a new image of the Ascend P7 on Chinese social site Weibo and indicated the company is adding a Sapphire line to their portfolio.

Aside from the addition of a Sapphire display to the device, no other information was shared indicating other hardware will change. Yu also did not say anything about pricing or a release date. However, Huawei may want to reveal the new variant at IFA 2014 next week when they can get a jump on other major industry players by being first to market with a sapphire display.

source: Weibo
via: G for Games

Huawei’s Ascend G7 makes an appearance in pictures online

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Huawei’s upcoming Ascend Mate 7 has been making rounds online lately, but we haven’t seen much of its midrange little brother, the Ascend G7.

The G7, which is expected to have only a 720p display, 1GB RAM, has been teased by company officials in recent days, and now we get to take a look at a few leaked pictures of the phone.

The G7 should be announced officially at IFA 2014 in Berlin next month, but we expect more information on not only this device before then, but on the Ascend Mate 7 as well.


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Huawei schedules event for September 4

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It looks like Motorola won’t be the only ones having a big day on September 4th because Huawei is looking to steal some of the spotlight. Invitations have been sent out for an event that will most likely be the unveiling of the Ascend Mate 7.

As per normal practice, the invitation only reveals just a little bit of info. In this case, it’s a fingerprint, which has to mean a fingerprint scanner will be present on the phone. The Ascend Mate 7 is expected to have a 6-inch display and have two variants for resolution, a QHD (2560 x 1440) and Full HD (1920 x 1080). Expect Huawei’s own Kirin 920 octa-core processor, a 13 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facer for your selfies.

source: GSMArena

Huawei teases its Honor 3C Play while jabbing Apple

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A budget device with a quad-core processor is on its way from Huawei. The company is choosing to approach its marketing of the Honor 3C Play by focusing on the device’s low price along with its solid specifications. Because of this, Huawei is looking directly at Apple with its teasers for the Honor 3C Play.

While the specifications for the Honor 3C Play are not cutting edge, they remain pretty good for a budget device. The 5-inch display is 720p. The quad-core processor comes from MediaTek, put together with 1GB of RAM, in the form of its MT6582 SoC. It is four Cortex-A7s clocked at 1.3GHz. The internal storage sits at just 4GB, but there is a microSD card slot to make room. The biggest disappointment is that the Honor 3C Play will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and not KitKat.

Hit the break to see the teaser images from Huawei.
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Spin-off of the Huawei Ascend P7 could sport a Sapphire display

Huawei_Ascend_P7_Official_01As Huawei continues its push into the international market, the company has said it will continue to push boundaries with “shocking products.” To bolster this claim Huawei Device Chairman and Consumer BG CEO Yu Chengdong, pulled out a variant of the Ascend P7 sporting a Sapphire Display. For those who don’t know, sapphire displays have made waves in the media for their strength and ability to take a beating.


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Huawei Ascend D3 could sport a fingerprint scanner

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The metal shell for the upcoming Huawei Ascend D3 has leaked online and it has a mysterious cutout. As you can clearly see, it’s below the main camera lens so it could very well be a fingerprint scanner or it could even be a secondary camera lens, similarly to what is on the HTC One (M8). It’s also possible that it could be some sort of rear power and/or volume controls.

The Ascend D3 will most likely be unveiled next month at IFA, and is rumored to feature a 6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a homegrown Huawei octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 920 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat.


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