Some Nexus 6P users have reported on Reddit and Twitter that the rear glass panel that covers the camera, flash and laser autofocus module of the device spontaneously cracked during normal usage. The users have reported that the panel would just break on its own, without any impact. Read more
The newly introduced Kirin 950 processor shows off a major improvement in GPU. Here are the results from the chipset’s benchmark results.
Not to be outdone by HTC, Huawei has launched the G7 Plus with a high resolution 5.5-inch screen and a design that’s strikingly similar to a certain fruity competitor’s flagship phone. While the G7 Plus doesn’t completely look like an iPhone, it definitely does take some serious design inspiration from Apple. Not that it’s a bad thing, but it’s hard not to see it. Read more
The Huawei-made Nexus 6P is now available to purchase through Carphone Warehouse in the UK. Those of you that are interested can pick up the latest and greatest from Google, starting at £34.99 per month in addition to an up-front fee of £29, administered both in-store and online.
It’s always a great feeling finding out that your handset has an update waiting for it, meaning that Honor 4X owners in the UK are in for a treat. @UKHonor has just announced via Twitter that the Lollipop update is now available for the Honor 4X, which means that the handset will no longer have to languish on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Read more
At a press briefing in Beijing today, Huawei officially unveiled their next high-end chipset, the Kirin 950. Huawei has gone with a big.LITTLE architecture using four ARM Cortex-A72 chips and four ARM Cortex A53 chips, along with a Mali-T880 gpu, to step up the performance of the processor compared to previous generation chips resulting in a processor speed of 2.53 GHz, which is better than previous reports had suggested. Although Huawei did not provide specifics as to which device may be the first to get the new Kirin 950, many believe the Huawei Mate 8 is in line for the distinction. Read more
Huawei’s new Android Wear-powered smartwatch, the Huawei Watch, has been creating a lot of buzz with its premium design, but unfortunately, it hasn’t been available for our friends over in the UK. That changes today, as the Huawei Watch will be available to buy at vMall and Selfridges starting at £289.
YouTuber JerryRigEverything earlier posted a video of him doing a scratch, burn, and bend test on the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. It wasn’t received very well, particularly because of users questioning the legitimacy of the video. Some claimed it was “fake” because they couldn’t see any logos on the back as well as other reasons. As a result, JerryRigEverything is back with yet another bend test video to clear the air.
UK dwellers in the market for an affordable, no-nonsense handset might be interested in the country’s lowest priced smartphone; the Huawei Y3 which is available from Carphone Warehouse. The handset is available on CPW’s iD network from just £5 per month with no upfront charge on a 2-year contract or £59 SIM-free. While for many it won’t be suitable as their main handset, the Huawei Y3 could do a job as a secondary, backup device. Read more
To celebrate selling 1 million smartphones in India over the last 12 months, Honor will now be teaming up with Snapdeal.com to sell devices. With this new partnership, Honor plans on furthering their online presence.