Google IO 2016 Coverage

Honor 5X review: A budget-friendly handset with a premium mindset


Besides launching handsets such as the P9 and P9 Plus that are aimed squarely at the premium segment, Huawei (pronounced “Wah-Way“)  also has a sub-brand called Honor offering smartphones at reasonable prices without too many compromises. The Honor 5X is its latest budget-friendly smartphone, featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a first-rate fingerprint scanner, and a premium, metallic finish for $199 in the U.S. and £189/€229 in Europe.

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Huawei expects the P9 and P9 Plus to rake in more than 10 million sales

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By now, you’ve probably heard and read a fair bit about Huawei‘s newest flagship devices, the P9, and P9 Plus, that launched at an event in London a couple of weeks back. While the presentation focussed heavily on Huawei’s collaboration with Leica in developing the P9’s dual-camera setup, the handset’s part in Huawei’s ambitious plan to sell 140 million handsets in 2016 was also mentioned, as well as a hint as to when the company’s next flagship will be announced. Read more

Trademark shows up for Huawei 7P


A new trademark application has surfaced in the U.S. government’s database in which Chinese manufacturer Huawei has filed for protection on the name “Huawei 7P”. This has triggered considerable conjecture about what Huawei may have in store for the U.S. market, especially since it is a market the company is keenly interested in. Read more

Huawei’s Honor 5C is spotted at TENAA, could launch April 28th

Huawei_Honor-5C (2)Huawei has certainly raised its profile in recent times with the Nexus 6P that it developed in partnership with Google, and its latest flagships, the P9 and P9 Plus that launched in London last week. And let’s not forget about its budget friendly sub-brand, Honor, that launched the 5X to great acclaim earlier in the year. It seems that there may be another device being launched in the coming weeks, with the Honor 5C going through the certification process in China (TENAA).  Read more