New images of Huawei MediaPad X1 pop up just ahead of MWC 2014

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A couple days ago we reported on some images of Huawei’s MediaPad X1 7-inch tablet as it made its way through the Chinese regulatory process. Huawei appears to be targeting the Nexus 7 tablet with this new device, although it is still not clear which markets will have access to the device. Ahead of MWC 2014, some more images have surfaced of the device giving us a better look.
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Could this be a picture of Huawei’s upcoming wearable device?

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Huawei is set to release a number of products at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, including a couple smartphones and tablets, as well as a wearable device.

2014 is set to be a big year for wearables. Already we know that the Galaxy Gear might switch over to Tizen, and that a number of manufacturers are set to release new devices. Recently an image leaked of what could be (although we hope not!) Huawei’s new wearable device.


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Huawei Ascend P7 specs leaked, will include front facing stereo speakers

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Huawei is expected to release their newest flagship device at Mobile World Congress next week. That device is the Ascend P7, and it has recently leaked in a press image along with confirmation of some of the hardware specs of the device.

The leaked image shows that the device will be released in a number of different colors: black, white, pink, and beige. The specs that have been revealed show that the phone will have a 5-inch full HD display, a 13MP rear facing camera, a 5MP front facing camera, and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor.


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Huawei MediaPad X1 7-inch tablet images, specs revealed

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If you are looking for a new 7-inch tablet device and want to consider something other than the Nexus 7, Huawei is hoping they can entice you with their new MediaPad X1 tablet. According to a teaser video the company released, the new tablet is one of several devices that Huawei will announce at MWC 2014 next week. Leading up to that event though, some press renders and detailed specifications surfaced on the TENAA site, the Chinese version of the FCC. Hit the break for more details and images.
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Huawei teases new devices for MWC with iPhone and Siri clones

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Yup, not all teaser videos are supposed to make sense. Take Huawei’s latest offering, which uses a phone that resembles an iPhone along with a Siri clone. The narrator asks her, “What’s new at this year’s Mobile World Congress?” Then of course, you get the usual visuals that you find in any teaser along with certain bits of information. However, the visuals take place in the “iPhone” and is narrated by “Siri.” She talks about a tablet, a smartphone, and a new multimedia tablet.

Does the “iPhone” and “Siri” software have anything to do with the new announcements? Probably not, but Huawei sure got our attention this morning didn’t they? Hit the break for the video.


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Huawei to unveil smartwatch and smartphone at Mobile World Congress later this month

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We thought Huawei would be unveiling the successor to the Ascend P6, the Ascend P7, later this month at Mobile World Congress— instead, they’ll be launching another phone, alongside a brand new smartwatch.

Details aren’t yet available on either device, and we’d expect that most would be more interested in the smartwatch of the two. It looks as though Huawei, Apple’s main Asian competitor, will be beating Apple to the wearable market, at least in Asia.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted on all of this, especially because, as always, leaked specs and photos should be coming relatively soon.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Photos of Huawei Ascend P7 appear online

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Judging by how nice the design of the Ascend P6 was, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that the device’s successor, the P7, will look just as nice, or even better.

Thankfully, in a series of leaked photos, we got a nice look at the back panel of the phone, which should be released at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.

In terms of specs, here’s what we have so far:

A 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear shooter, a 1.6GHz HiSilicon chipset.a 2,460mAH battery and Huawei’s EmotionUI 2.0 Android skin.

Hit the break for a  larger photo of the device’s back panel.


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Image surfaces showing supersized 7-inch smartphone from Huawei

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A new image has surfaced showing a new device from Huawei which indicates they are not content to stop at 6.1 inches for the size of a smartphone. The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 was announced last month at CES 2014 with a massive 6.1-inch screen. The new device supposedly has a 7-inch screen that will run at 1920×1200 resolution. Other hardware reportedly included in the device includes a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Sources also report that Huawei considers the device, despite its size, a smartphone and not a tablet. Early pricing rumors suggest the device will sell for 1,200 yuan ($198 USD).

If this were to ever find its way outside of the Asian markets, is it something you would be interested in buying?

source: Weibo
via: G for Games

Huawei P7 “Sophia” shell and design leak, shows extremely small bezels and some sharp corners

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Huawei has been hard at work developing a follow-up to their Ascend P6, and today we’re getting a pretty good look at the design of the Ascend P7, code named “Sophia.” This early render shows a device with some very, very thin bezels, no capacative buttons, and a pretty angular design.

A second leak at Phone Arena shows off the backside shell of the device in person, and it pretty closely resembles the render. The corners aren’t quite as sharp as the render leads on, but the overall angular design is still present in the physical model.

As far as we can tell, the specs of the device are still the same as what we’ve heard previously. 5-inch screen, 1080p resolution, 13 megapixel camera, and a customer quad-core CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz. So far, it looks like Huawei is going to continue making solid, well-designed devices into 2014, although it’s still not likely we’ll ever see this make its way to US markets.

source: Phone Arena 1

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Samsung’s lead over Apple in market share grows, other OEMs start to show substantial growth

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The final quarter of 2013 was very good for Samsung. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung’s market share grew to more than 29.6%, compared to 29.0% for the same quarter in 2012. In looking at the entire year, Samsung’s share increased to 32.4%, up from 30.4%. Apple’s market share, however, fell in both the final quarter and overall in 2013. Huawei pulled into third and LG sits in fourth. These numbers should be interesting to see in a few months as both Samsung and Apple are slated to announce their latest flagship devices within the next few months.

It is great to see Lenovo joining the mix (in fifth). Hopefully they finally make their way to the United States this year. After all, I don’t think an HTC acquisition is happening just yet; therefore, Lenovo needs to think about doing it on their own.

Hit the break for smartphone shipment numbers.
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