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Honor 9A takes a stab at the European market without Google

Honor 9A takes a stab at the European market without Google

Although Huawei is naturally in the spotlight when it comes to restrictions imposed by the US government, the effects also ripple out to its subsidiaries. Recently, even Kirin chip maker HiSilicon has become embroiled in the controversy and these two incidents will ultimately hit Honor hard. Just like its parent company, Honor is putting up a strong and brave face, pushing through with the global launch of its latest mid-range phone in Europe, bringing the Honor 9A's massive battery to a market still heavily dependent on Google apps and services.

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Honor Play 4 will be able to take someone’s temperature using infrared

Honor Play 4 will be able to take someone’s temperature using infrared

Although it's a symptom for many things, higher than normal temperatures have recently been regarded as one of the signs of a potential COVID-19 infection. That has given rise to a surge in demand and the consequent lack in supply for no-contact thermal readers and scanners. Those devices have mostly been distributed to companies and public locations but Honor is putting that tool into people's hands quite literally with its upcoming Honor Play 4 series.

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Honor to switch to MediaTek away from Huawei’s Kirin chips

Honor to switch to MediaTek away from Huawei’s Kirin chips

Honor has been aggressively pushing an image of an independent company but, looking inside its phones, no one will be able to miss Huawei's DNA in almost every aspect. That includes one of the most components in Honor's products, the HiSilicon Kirin processors that are now at the heart of the latest battle between Huawei and the US government. It seems that Honor will slowly be moving its future phones over to MediaTek chips to steer away from that controversy, or at least until Huawei also gets blocked from using those as well.

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New Honor ViewPad 6 tablet and MagicBook Pro get some smart home company

New Honor ViewPad 6 tablet and MagicBook Pro get some smart home company

Honor has revealed a new range of laptops, tablets, and smart home tech, including taking on the MacBook Pro with a powerhouse 16-inch notebook of its own. The Honor MagicBook Pro will use up to Intel's 10th generation Core i7-1051OU processor paired with NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics.

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Honor 30 Pro+ leads new 30 Series with 50MP and 50x periscope zoom

Honor 30 Pro+ leads new 30 Series with 50MP and 50x periscope zoom

Honor has revealed its new flagship Android phones, the Honor 30 series, cherry-picking high end features from Huawei's catalog but at more affordable prices. The three new handsets join the existing Honor 30S, with the Honor 30 Pro+ packing a 50-megapixel camera and 50x periscope zoom.

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Honor Magic UI 3.0 will bring Android 10 to flagship phones next week

Honor Magic UI 3.0 will bring Android 10 to flagship phones next week

The whole drama surrounding Huawei and the US government has left many wondering about the company's ability to continue its mobile business. This uncertainty naturally extends to Honor who shares the same fate as its parent company. To prove that not only is it "business as usual" but that it also has the capacity to support the smartphones it just launched, Honor is announcing the upcoming rollout of its shiny new Magic UI 3.0 which, in turn, pulls in Android 10 for five supported devices.

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Honor 9X Pro heads west without Google

Honor 9X Pro heads west without Google

Amid of flurry of product reveals today, Honor announced the 9X Pro. The phone launched in China last year, but now Honor - a budget brand that belongs to Huawei - seems ready to launch it and its pop-up selfie camera on a more global scale. From a hardware perspective, this global version of the Honor 9X Pro is very similar to its Chinese counterpart, but it'll be arriving in new regions around the world missing one key thing: Google's library of apps.

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Honor Magic Earbuds might be the best AirPods clones yet

Honor Magic Earbuds might be the best AirPods clones yet

Today we're looking at the newest and most convincing clone of the Apple AirPods yet - though Honor would never say as much. These are the Honor Magic Earbuds, made by the company that normally writes its name in all caps: HONOR. This company is associated with Huawei, based in China, and is notorious for making very good-looking products that cost a WHOLE LOT less than the competition. These earbuds are made to look the part, that's for certain.

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Honor View30 Pro released with V30 specs, without Google

Honor View30 Pro released with V30 specs, without Google

The device called Honor V30 Pro was shown in a different iteration this week for the world outside of China with the name Honor View30 Pro. This device is the first major smartphone released by Huawei / Honor with HMS, Huawei Mobile Services, the Huawei-made alternative to GMS, or Google Mobile Services. This device works with essentially the same hardware as its V30 Pro brethren.

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Google on new Huawei phones: don’t sideload Google Play apps

Google on new Huawei phones: don’t sideload Google Play apps

It has been almost a year since Huawei came under the US government's ban hammer, effectively barred from doing business or making new acquisitions from most US companies. Over the course of the months, some of its partners, like Microsoft, have either voiced support for the embattled Chinese giant while others, like ARM, have found ways to circumvent the rather encompassing but still US-only directive. Huawei's biggest partner in the mobile market has been curiously mum but Google is now breaking its silence and it isn't looking good for Huawei.

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Honor V30 to debut next week as the first with Huawei Mobile Services

Honor V30 to debut next week as the first with Huawei Mobile Services

MWC 2020 may no longer be taking place but for the companies who already hedged their bets on the annual event, the show must go on. In their own way and own venue, of course. Honor, who suffers the same fate as parent company Huawei, will be live streaming from Barcelona next week and it may be one to watch if rumors are true that the Honor V30 and V30 Pro it will announce will also be the first time we'll see Huawei's Google Play replacement out in the wild.

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Honor MagicBook, Band 5 Sport stop by CES 2020 ahead of global launch

Honor MagicBook, Band 5 Sport stop by CES 2020 ahead of global launch

Given its timing, CES is often an auspicious opportunity for companies to start the year right with their best foot forward. Sometimes, it involves revealing things yet to come while other times it revolves around strengthening existing products. At CES 2020, Honor sort of did both. It showcased the MagicWatch 2, the Band 5, and the MagicBook alongside a new Band 5 Sport, the latter two slated for a global launch really soon.

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