China’s Huawei gets the green-light to manufacture handsets in India


More and more reports are appearing about Huawei‘s alleged partnership with Google to build one of the next Nexus smartphones, and how its Honor 7 handset reached 9 million pre-orders in just one week. On a less sexy note though, the company is also busy expanding its base of operations in India. The Chinese handset maker applied for a manufacturing license in India 19 months ago, and now we have news that despite national security concerns, security clearance has been awarded to Huawei.

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Here is an almost full spec sheet of Huawei’s upcoming 64-bit Kirin 950 chipset


China’s Huawei has been manufacturing and using it’s own chips in some of it’s own devices for a while now. Most notably Huawei P8 and Huawei Ascend Mate7.

We have heard some talk of them releasing a new chipset called the “Kirin 950″. The chip is said to include a 64-bit octa-core chipset that comprises four Cortex-A53 cores and another quartet of Cortex-A72 ones. The Kirin 950 will also be rated at 2.4GHz. For the graphics an ARM Mali T880 unit will be used.

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The LG Nexus 5 (2015) will not be based on the G4


We’ve known for a while now that Google is set to launch not one, but two Nexus smartphones later this year. One will be manufactured by LG and the other by Huawei. However, if a new report out is anything to go by, it would appear that the LG-built Nexus will not be based on its flagship G4 as previously thought. Instead, the South Korean company has teamed up with Google to design the upcoming device from scratch.

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