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Huawei’s new Kirin 950 gets an unbelievable 83,000 on AnTuTu

Huawei’s new Kirin 950 gets an unbelievable 83,000 on AnTuTu

Huawei has just unveiled its new high-end processor, the Kirin 950, and it is already boasting quite a few firsts and bests. While some of those might not exactly be new to our ears, Huawei's Kirin chips aren't exactly as mainstream as, say, a Snapdragon, an Exynos, or even a MediaTek. If Huawei manages to deliver on all the promises of this chip without the expected side effects, it could very well have a formidable competitor that could further push the Chinese OEM into the international mobile market.

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Huawei Mate 8 could be overpowered, coming November 26

Huawei Mate 8 could be overpowered, coming November 26

Chinese OEM Huawei is definitely stepping up its role in the smartphone market. It helps that it has been chosen by Google to make one of the new Nexus smartphones. It helps even more when the Nexus 6P turns out to be quite the masterpiece. So now the mobile industry has its eyes on Huawei, ready to watch its every move. Like its upcoming Huawei Mate 8 flagship, which it is teasing for a 26th November unveiling. And according to leaked specs, this could yet be another winner for the OEM.

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Nexus 6P destroyed, then accused of bend-test fail

Nexus 6P destroyed, then accused of bend-test fail

A so-called "bend-test" has been performed on Google's Nexus 6P this week, but only after the device's structural integrity had been compromised. You'll find "JerryRigEverything" taking to the Nexus 6P with a set of metal picks of increasing hardness, gouging in to the front of the device. After essentially destroying the glass, he makes certain of its destruction by pressing said glass, breaking it in two. Then he does some "heat tests." These tests include literally taking a flame to the device to see how its display reacts. Only AFTER all of this - and a few scratches to the back of the device to see the scratch resistance of the metal, he does a "bend test."

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Nexus 6P gets iFixit teardown, scores a painful 2 in repairability

Nexus 6P gets iFixit teardown, scores a painful 2 in repairability

Last week saw the repair experts at iFixit tear into the new Nexus 5X smartphone, giving it a mostly positive score when it comes to repairability, but now they've subjected the Nexus 6P to their teardown process as well. While the new Android flagship definitely has a premium feel thanks to its aluminum unibody, that build design makes the Nexus 6P difficult to disassemble, and in turn, repair. This unfortunately means the device received a score far below the Nexus 5X's 7 out of 10.

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Huawei Watch Review

Huawei Watch Review

This device has been a long time coming - and anticipated by round-faced smartwatch hopefuls. This is Huawei's first fully round display-toting wearable device, and indeed one of the first smartwatches with a fully round panel to have been shown to the world, as well. The Huawei Watch is relatively affordable (especially compared to its biggest competitors) and looks generally unassuming or otherwise low-key in design. Is that enough to take on the likes of Apple and Motorola?

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Nexus 6P Review

Nexus 6P Review

Past experience has told us not to expect a top-tier smartphone from the Huawei-made Nexus 6P sold by Google. It's been a surprise, as a result, to find a high quality hardware experience in this smartphone - one with a body and a camera just as well made as its software. In the past, the Nexus line has been Google's standard for developers and an expectation of a baseline for manufacturers of the future. In the Nexus 6P, Google and Huawei have made a device to lust after.

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Huawei dethrones Xiaomi in China in smartphone shipments

Huawei dethrones Xiaomi in China in smartphone shipments

For the first time in known history, Xiaomi is no longer China's top smartphone dog, at least as far as shipment numbers are concerned. And it has been unseated by an unexpected rival. Not Samsung, not Apple. Research firm Canalys revealed that Huawei has overtaken Xiaomi in shipment numbers for the third quarter of 2015. While it's is undoubtedly good news for Huawei, who has been trying to make a name for itself in both local and global markets, it does not bode well for Xiaomi's plans to expand outside China.

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You can pre-order the 128GB Nexus 6P directly from Huawei

You can pre-order the 128GB Nexus 6P directly from Huawei

Perhaps one of the less known details about the Nexus 6P is that it is the first Nexus device to offer a whopping 128 GB of internal storage, which is pretty good considering Google is averse to putting microSD cards on its devices. Now that rare specie of an Android smartphone can finally be yours, with a bit of waiting and no small amount of cash. Huawei has opened up pre-orders for the 128 GB model of its Nexus 6P ahead of other sources, but you'll have to wait in line, of course.

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Nexus 6P 240fps video camera test: impressive, most impressive

Nexus 6P 240fps video camera test: impressive, most impressive

With the Nexus 6P users have access to the slowest slow-motion ever delivered to an Android smartphone. Inside you'll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 with an Adreno 430 GPU, but no mention of a separate processor for the camera. If indeed the entire load is being handled by Qualcomm's SoC, color us impressed. What you're about to see are a couple of brief examples of how this slow motion system works - slick - on the Nexus 6P right out of the box.

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Nexus 6P camera testing: our first real-world results

Nexus 6P camera testing: our first real-world results

This week we're reviewing the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P, starting with its camera - today you're going to see our first results. This part of the test is extremely simple - it's mostly to gauge how well the device can capture everyday objects out in the wild. This presentation comes before our comparisons with other smartphones and before our comparisons with a DSLR camera. This walk takes what might be Google's most powerful smartphone camera on a walk outside and through a set of low-light shots indoors, as well.

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Nexus 6P first impressions: Huawei may’ve made a knockout

Nexus 6P first impressions: Huawei may’ve made a knockout

On Friday I received the Nexus 6P in the mail, and over the past couple of days I've used it non-stop. The Nexus 6P is not the device I expected it to be. The first couple of Huawei devices I've used over the past couple of years have been extremely high quality - but they haven't been working with a brand of Android that I recognized or could use fully. With this Huawei-made Nexus 6P, this largely-China-based device manufacturer gets its chance to really show the US market what they're capable of.

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5 Nexus 6P/5X features Google didn’t tell you about

5 Nexus 6P/5X features Google didn’t tell you about

Yesterday Google showed the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P for the first time - today they've come to the internet to share a few tidbits. While we learned most of the details about the Nexus smartphone lineup for 2015 just about 24 hours ago, today we're finding out the details that hardcore Android addicts will want to know. The Android addict is not just your average consumer - they want to know things like: are the camera arrays in both devices exactly the same?

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