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Xiaomi fails to reach 80M target, ships over 70M phones only

Xiaomi fails to reach 80M target, ships over 70M phones only

Xiaomi set up a very ambitious goal for itself in 2015. It would ship 80 million phones in that year, a big jump from 2014's 61 million. That, however, might have been too high a jump even for the wildly popular Chinese manufacturer. It only reported "over 70 million" devices shipped, which is still good considering the global smartphone market. That said, it does raise questions on whether Xiaomi's rising star has finally started to fall and whether it can still do its magic for the years to come and in other, more competitive markets.

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Huawei announces Honor 5X, this time for the US

Huawei announces Honor 5X, this time for the US

Huawei was a bit sneaky at CES 2016 yesterday. It did unveil the Mate 8 phablet for international markets but disappointingly left out the US. Now it's announcing something for the US but it isn't that high-end flagship. As earlier leaks hinted, it is indeed the Honor 5X that will be the forerunner of Huawei's Honor brand in the US. All is not lost, however, as the Honor 5X does sound, and especially look, like a formidable mid-range but classy contender in the very competitive US smartphone market.

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Huawei Mate 8 Global edition release date and hands-on

Huawei Mate 8 Global edition release date and hands-on

This week we're having a peek at the global version of the Huawei Mate 8. This device takes all the good bits from the Huawei-made Nexus 6P and puts them into a case that's large - or larger, rather. This device works with an octa-core Kirin 950 processor with four Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 CPU cores and a 6-inch, 1080p display. And it has a very, very good fingerprint scanner on its back. Too bad it's not coming to the USA - yet.

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Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 tablet boasts surround sound

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 tablet boasts surround sound

Huawei has introduced its’ new MediaPad M2 10.0 tablet as part of its’ CES 2016 lineup. This is the maker’s latest tablet, and it is promised to bring with it a “fantastic audio and visual experience” thanks in part to an aluminum alloy full-metal body and surround sound. Huawei plans to launch a couple different models in the U.S. soon, including a gold version with a bundled stylus.

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The Huawei GX8 release brings hero specs in mid-range package

The Huawei GX8 release brings hero specs in mid-range package

The real big push from Huawei to expand their USA presence with hero smartphones continues with the Huawei GX8. This device has a 5.5-inch display (1080p) and Android inside, working with a 13-megapixel camera at its back and a 5-megapixel camera up front. There's also a fingerprint scanner around back so you can use Android Pay in the USA. This is just about as simple as it gets with specifications that are ready to roll with the average citizen.

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Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant detailed with plenty of shine

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant detailed with plenty of shine

Huawei Watch has been expanded to a couple new models this week, one called the Jewel, the other called Elegant. If you're thinking about rolling with Swarovski crystals in your smartwatch this upcoming fashion season, you're in luck. Huawei suggests that these smartwatches are the first in the world designed specifically for women - though we're sure Motorola would not agree. Huawei's newest watches are the fanciest of female-aimed smartwatches, that much is certain.

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Huawei to put its best foot forward in the US with Mate 8 launch

Huawei to put its best foot forward in the US with Mate 8 launch

Huawei might not be so insane after all. Initial rumors have hinted that Huawei will make a big announcement next month at CES 2016 where it will outline its plans for a US expansion. At the same time, it will launch the mid-range Honor 5X, the first from its Honor brand to go to the US. Now others sources are saying that Huawei will have another smartphone to woo US consumers next year, the high end Mate 8, the metal-clad flagship the company just unveiled last month.

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Huawei to bring its Honor brand to the US at CES 2016

Huawei to bring its Honor brand to the US at CES 2016

It seems that Huawei is finally ready to strike it big and make its formal entry into the US market. At lesat that's what the hints and rumors are saying about the company upcoming big announcement at CES 2016 in just a few weeks. Honor president George Zhao hinted as much, saying that it has something big to reveal about its US plans at the week-long event. What those plans will be are, of course, still a mystery, though there are some whispers that it will start with a certain Honor 5X.

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Apple A9, A8X top AnTuTu’s CPU performance chart

Apple A9, A8X top AnTuTu’s CPU performance chart

In just a few weeks, 2015 will be over. Naturally, it will be time to take a look back at everything that has happened this year, including the arrival of new processors that power our favorite mobile devices, some of which have proven themselves more capable than others. When it comes to benchmarking that kind of performance, one of the most popular names is AnTuTu, who has just released the top performing CPUs for this year. It might be surprising for some but not for others to find Apple's chips at the very top.

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Huawei Mate 8 phablet rocks full metal body, Kirin 950

Huawei Mate 8 phablet rocks full metal body, Kirin 950

Gone are the days when Chinese smartphones will be accused of being cheap and plastic. At least not the flagships from major OEMs these days. As the West moves towards metal, so do China's finest. The Huawei Mate 8, which was just partially revealed, joins that new trend as well. But more than just the metallic body, the smartphone also rocks what might be one of the most performant hardware in the region. The one drawback? The Mate 8 is huge. Good thing then, that it's almost all screen.

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Huawei Mate 8 pics leak highlighting very thin bezels

Huawei Mate 8 pics leak highlighting very thin bezels

Renderings of a coming Huawei smartphone have leaked and the device is called the Mate 8. What can be gleaned from the renderings is that the device is wrapped in metal all around and will come in several colors. Under the rear camera appears to be a fingerprint reader.

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Huawei unveils rose gold smartwatch and Black Friday deals

Huawei unveils rose gold smartwatch and Black Friday deals

We are only a week from the biggest shopping day of the year with hoards of people descending on stores to get some good deals for holiday shopping. Ahead of Black Friday, Huawei has announced the deals that it will be offering and has unveiled a new version of its Huawei Watch.

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