Huawei P9 to have multiple variants, dual-camera setup

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When flagships are discussed, Huawei is typically left out. The most likely reason is that the company doesn’t consistently release devices for a global audience. Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola are all companies that send their flagships throughout the world; however, Huawei shies away from giving huge regions like North America a real flagship to get excited about. The P9, Huawei’s upcoming flagship that missed an expected MWC 2016 launch, could change the company’s direction, but Huawei is probably going to lean on the Honor brand to serve the United States and North America for the short-term. Regardless of Huawei’s decision, today we’re getting an in-depth look at the P9.

Evan Blass, the world’s biggest producer of information and images on unannounced products, has shared both images and specifications of the Huawei P9.

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Huawei’s U.S. footprint to grow with new Seattle R&D center

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In another sign that Huawei is continuing its march into the U.S. smartphone market, reports are out that the Chinese company is preparing to open a new engineering facility in Seattle to conduct research and development activities. Although the company is just reaching the point where they can open their own facility, Huawei already has about 40 employees working in the Seattle area and LinkedIn has several job openings listed. The new Huawei R&D center is expected to employee around 100 when fully operational in 2017. Read more

Here are the press events going down at MWC 2016

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This coming week is MWC 2016, and we’ll have a lot of stuff published on the site for you as the biggest companies in the mobile industry reveal what’s coming this year. If you’re someone who likes seeing things for yourself, select events will be streamed live from Barcelona.

Check out the list below with all of the events going down at MWC 2016.

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Huawei rolls out February security update for the Mate 8

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been making good on its promise to distribute Google’s monthly security updates for its flagship smartphones, and today has started rolling out February’s patches for the Mate 8. This upgrade’s objective is to fix a multitude of “critical bugs” present in the open-source operating system, which, if not dealt with, could have permitted devices to be remotely accessed by a simple text message. It also addresses users concerns regarding privilege escalation as it plasters over any previous holes exposing the resources that had the facility to brick a handset if tampered with.

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