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Huawei Honor 8 launches in Europe

Huawei Honor 8 launches in Europe

A bit more than a week ago the Huawei Honor 8 launched in the US. The smartphone didn't land at the same time in Europe making fans of the device a bit miffed at being left out. Luckily, the Honor 8 has now launched in Europe so fans looking for a moderately priced device that has flagship features can now get their mitts on one.

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Huawei honor 8 promised to get 2 years of software updates

Huawei honor 8 promised to get 2 years of software updates

Huawei sub-brand honor is clearly piling up the treats to entice US customers to switch over from more popular, mainstream, carrier subsidized smartphones they've become used to. In addition to releasing the near flagship but definitely more affordable honor 8 smartphone, the company is now promising that said device is guaranteed to receive continuous software updates over two years, and a wee bit more afterwards. That's almost as good as the Nexus promise, except in a branded, and customized, Android experience.

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8 things to know about the $399 Honor 8

8 things to know about the $399 Honor 8

Honor might not be a name you're familiar with in smartphones, but the upstart handset maker is hoping to change all that with the Honor 8 - particularly if you're a Millennial. Huawei's sub-brand may have a tendency to over-use the phrase "digital native" but for Android buyers on a budget its strategy of selling direct and cutting out the middle-man makes the Honor 8 almost disturbingly good value for money.

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Huawei Mate S2 may have just hit TENAA

Huawei Mate S2 may have just hit TENAA

There is a bit of debate going on right now as to what Huawei device you might be looking at in these photos. Early on, a device was spied in a GFXbench listing that was thought to be the Huawei Mate 9. Later a rumor suggested that the device seen in the benchmark was actually the Huawei S2. Fast forward to today and some images of a new Huawei device have landed on TENAA.

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Huawei honor 8 finally brings flagship quality to the US

Huawei honor 8 finally brings flagship quality to the US

This isn't honor's first dance in the US. The Huawei sub-brand has made a couple of smartphones available in this primary market, but they all have one thing in common. They are all mid-range models. honor's higher end, but not exorbitantly more expensive, devices were reserved for its home market and a few others. That changes today with the launch of the honor 8 in the US, which ups honor's game in the Western hemisphere. The honor 8 offers almost flagship specs with that intriguing camera from the Huawei P9, at the price tag that honor is known for.

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IDC: Worldwide tablet shipments continued to decline in Q2 2016

IDC: Worldwide tablet shipments continued to decline in Q2 2016

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released a new report with preliminary data that shows tablet shipments around the world continuing to fall. This continues a trend we've seen in quite a few previous quarters, with tablet shipments dropping year-over-year as prospective buyers continue to either opt for detachable form factors over the more traditional slate form or wait on their tablet purchase altogether.

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Huawei Honor Note 8 launches packing 6.6-inch screen with 2k resolution

Huawei Honor Note 8 launches packing 6.6-inch screen with 2k resolution

Rumors have been flying about the Huawei Honor Note 8 smartphone for a while now and only a few days back we heard that it could have a massive 6.6-inch screen. The smartphone has now gone official and it turns out that the rumor about screen size was accurate. The Note 8 has a 6.6-inch screen with 2560 x 1440 2k resolution and pixel density of 443ppi.

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Huawei seeks to overtake Apple in smartphone shipments

Huawei seeks to overtake Apple in smartphone shipments

IDC's most recent smartphone shipment report suggests that as Apple's smartphone unit shipments decline, Huawei rises, and Samsung pulls further away from the pack. In the second quarter of the year 2016, Samsung is well ahead of the smartphone-selling group with an estimated 77-million units shipped over the past three months. Next is Apple with an estimated 40.4-million units shipped, then Huawei with 32.1-million units shipped. Huawei was in third place this past quarter as well according to IDC.

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DxOMark shows how the Huawei P9 stepped up its camera game

DxOMark shows how the Huawei P9 stepped up its camera game

Huawei is quite proud of its Huawei P9 flagship. Proud enough to hire high profile actors Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson to, just for a few minutes, root for the smartphone. Of course, the highlight of the device is it camera. Or cameras rather, one in full color and one in monochrome, certified by famed German camera maker Leica. Fortunately for Huawei, its investment paid off. At least that's what DxOMark is showing with its side by side comparison of the Huawei P9 and its predecessor, the P8, demonstrating how far the Chinese OEM has come in taking digital photography seriously.

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Samsung hits Huawei with patent infringement lawsuits

Samsung hits Huawei with patent infringement lawsuits

Samsung has filed patent infringement lawsuits against Huawei in China, claiming the latter company has violated half a dozen of its patents. The exact patents allegedly infringement upon haven’t been revealed at this time, nor it is clear how many courts received documents from Samsung, though it reportedly sued the company in multiple Chinese courts. The lawsuits were filed a couple weeks ago.

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Huawei honor Note 8 could sport a 6.6-inch QHD screen

Huawei honor Note 8 could sport a 6.6-inch QHD screen

Huawei's honor sub-brand is commonly seen as the Chinese OEM's budget level smartphones. It shattered that stereotype with the honor 8, which practically rivaled Huawei's own P9 flagship. It's next smartphone might make yet another paradigm shift. For the first time, honor is climbing the Quad HD mountain. But that comes at a price. Spotted at TENAA is what is names as the honor Note 8 comes with a ginormous 6.6-inch screen, less than an inch away from becoming a tablet with phone functionality.

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Huawei honor 8 US launch event taking place in San Francisco

Huawei honor 8 US launch event taking place in San Francisco

Just last week, Huawei's sub-brand honor unveiled its new honor 8 flagship that can probably be best described as a more affordable version of the Huawei P9 in a glass body, complete with a dual camera setup. But while the P9 has yet to make an official entry into the US, it seems that honor will be beating it to the punch next month. It has sent out invites for an even in San Francisco described simply as a "product lunch". But with the honor 8's infinity logo blazoned across it, there is little doubt what the launch will be about.

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