Google announced Project Fi last week, which will bring down your cell phone costs considerably. The only catch is that it only works with one phone, the Nexus 6. A decent phone, but it’s too big for a lot of people.
We can only assume that future Nexus phones will also support it too. It has already been rumored that Google will offer not one, but two Nexus phones this year. Huawei and LG seem to be the likely suspects. It’s also likely that Google will end up calling these devices the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 since there is nowhere to go with the current naming scheme. The Nexus 5 refers to a 5-inch display, while the Nexus 6 refers to a 6-inch display. And they can’t call either device a Nexus 7 for obvious reasons.
Huawei has just unveiled two new tablets along with a midrange smartphone under its Honor lineup. The 4C is a midrange device with a budget friendly price tag and should make its way to the global markets sometime soon. Read more
Huawei launched its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Honor 4C, in China, today. The handset is available in either Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, or White colorways, and carries a price tag of CNY 799 ($129).
Huawei is going after the wearable market with full force. They announced the Huawei Watch and TalkBand B2 last month at Mobile World Congress, which has created a tremendous amount of excitement in the smartwatch and wearable community. Huwaei was generous enough to give us not one, but five TalkBand B2 wearable fitness bands to give away before it’s actually released.
Today, the scaled-down variant of Huawei’s flagship smartphone of 2015, the P8, popped up for pre-order in Germany. The P8 Lite is available in either black or silver, and carries a price tag of €249 ($270).
Earlier today, a tetrad of leaked images appeared online, revealing the design of Huawei’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2015, the Honor 7.
A new report says Huawei is preparing a new VIP Service for the UK market when the Huawei P8 is available. The primary benefit of the VIP Service will be the potential for buyers of the Huawei P8 to get a same day replacement for their device if a warranty issue is determined to exist. The new service appears to be an attempt by Huawei to compete against Apple in providing replacements, something Apple is able to do rather easily through their retail locations. For Huawei, reports indicate they will provide replacements via a courier service. Read more
Earlier today, an unannounced Huawei smartphone made a pitstop at the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we are probably looking at a US variant of the company’s recently-announced flagship device, the P8.
Although it was not part of their big event today to launch the Huawei P8 and Huawei P8max, the company also launched a third device aimed at the mid-tier market. The Huawei P8 Lite comes with a 5-inch display running at 1280 x 720 resolution and is powered by a Kirin 620 octa-core processor. Despite being a mid-tier device, the P8 Lite will support 4G LTE service and comes equipped with a reasonably capable 13 MP rear camera. The hardware also includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
Huawei has not yet announced pricing or availability for the P8 Lite, although seeing it hit the same 30 markets as the P8 and P8max would not be surprising. Sources believe pricing should be consistent with something like the Motorola Moto G, which would be a competing device.
Today Huawei officially launched their new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8, and its larger companion device the Huawei P8max. With a focus on design, some user interface innovations, and new camera features, Huawei hopes the device will continue the success they have achieved with the last couple devices in their P series line of devices. Read more