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Honor 60 leaks hint at a forgettable upgrade

Honor 60 leaks hint at a forgettable upgrade

There was a point in time when Honor had quite the presence in the mobile market. While it still stood under the shadow of its former parent company Huawei, it was, in fact, responsible for almost half of the shipments that pushed the embattled Chinese company to second place. It nearly suffered the same fate as Huawei but managed to escape by being sold off to a consortium. While US authorities are still pushing to have Honor blacklisted as well, it's business as usual for the company. Unfortunately, that "as usual" also means putting out flagship phones that you can't buy, like the upcoming Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro.

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Huawei strategy to evade US ban won’t do it favors

Huawei strategy to evade US ban won’t do it favors

The US government is slowly but very surely tightening the noose around Huawei and even ZTE. Its latest move was to make sure that the embattled Chinese company's products will not be granted any exception from the FCC when it comes to the country's Internet infrastructure and industry. Before that, however, Huawei had already been having trouble keeping its consumer mobile business afloat because it had no access to most of the components needed to make smartphones. Now there are reports that the company will be employing a new strategy to get around at least one ban, but it might end up causing it more trouble in the long run.

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Honor 50 and 50 Lite launch globally with Google Play inside

Honor 50 and 50 Lite launch globally with Google Play inside

There was a point in time when Huawei seemed poised to take over as the world's number one smartphone vendor and, with it, its sub-brand Honor. Almost like a distant past, Huawei's fall from grace threatened to also take Honor down with it, but not before the two decided to part ways for the latter's benefit. While Honor's fate still hangs in the balance, it is pushing through with its own business, launching the Honor 50 that brings Google back to its fold.

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Honor Magic X foldable phone is coming with Huawei Mate X2 DNA

Honor Magic X foldable phone is coming with Huawei Mate X2 DNA

If reports are to be believed, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are doing quite well in the market, but Samsung is hardly the only game in town. At least as far as the non-clamshell style goes, there's Huawei's Mate X2 and Xiaomi's MIX Fold trying to vie for attention, even if only in China. That could change in the coming months, though, as Huawei's former subsidiary might also be making its move. Dubbed the Honor Magic X, this foldable could pose a slight challenge for Samsung, at least in markets where Honor's phones are available.

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Honor could still be sanctioned if US agencies can actually agree on it

Honor could still be sanctioned if US agencies can actually agree on it

It isn't surprising to hear about Huawei's attempts to circumvent US sanctions that prevent it from buying products, technologies, and even software from former partners like Qualcomm and Google. For example, it ordered some 4G-only Snapdragon chips to bypass its ban from touching anything related to 5G. Some lawmakers and government officials in the US see its sale of Honor to a consortium as one of those evasive maneuvers and want the former subsidiary to be put on the same Entity List. Unfortunately for them, their own colleagues have placed the decision in a deadlock.

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Honor Magic 3 series serves up three post-Huawei flagships with big camera tech

Honor Magic 3 series serves up three post-Huawei flagships with big camera tech

Today, Honor announced a new lineup of flagship phones with the Magic 3 series, which comprises three devices in all. These new phones are arriving at a time where Honor is trying to pull in more Chinese market share for itself as an independent company, and these are the first flagships Honor has delivered since Huawei sold it off last year.

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Honor is still in danger of being added to the US Entity List

Honor is still in danger of being added to the US Entity List

Huawei was almost on the verge of toppling smartphone giant Samsung when its fate quickly turned upside down after it was added to the notorious US' Entity List. No longer even part of the world's top five biggest smartphone brands, Huawei saw many of its businesses and subsidiaries banned from buying or licensing US products, including software. It also had to sell of Honor to save it from the same fate, but that might all be for naught as far as some US lawmakers are concerned.

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Honor 50 series launches with Google good news

Honor 50 series launches with Google good news

Honor has revealed its Honor 50 smartphones and, more importantly, that Google's apps and services will be supported on the new handsets. The announcement today - which confirmed availability and pricing for the Honor 50 and Honor 50 Pro in China - came with the news that the former Huawei subsidiary has achieved its big goal in spinning out.

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Honor 50 Series teased and you may feel deja-vu

Honor 50 Series teased and you may feel deja-vu

Honor has begun teasing its newest flagship smartphone, the Honor 50 Series, ahead of its full reveal later this month, and you'd be forgiven for feeling a sense of deja-vu right about now. The new handset has a distinctive double-circle camera system on the rear, strongly reminiscent of the aesthetic Huawei teased us with last week of its own P50 Series phone.

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Honor 50 Google apps support is still uncertain

Honor 50 Google apps support is still uncertain

When Huawei got slapped with severe US sanctions, it took down its many subsidiaries and business with it. That included Honor, which was expected to be a rising star before that fate befell its parent company. Late last year, Honor officially and legally cut its ties with Huawei, which freed it to make partnerships that the larger company couldn't. That seems to be true with Qualcomm, whose Snapdragon chip will power the upcoming Honor 50 series. Whether that phone will also see the return of Google Play apps and services, however, is still up in the air.

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Honor marks independence by inking the supplier deals Huawei couldn’t

Honor marks independence by inking the supplier deals Huawei couldn’t

Honor is going it alone, cutting ties with Huawei as it spins out as an independent business, and inking the deals that the US government blocked its former parent company from making. The Chinese phone-maker launched its first device as a standalone company today, the Honor View40, a 5G smartphone with aggressive pricing.

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HONOR View40 launched with waterfall display, 5G, super-fast charging

HONOR View40 launched with waterfall display, 5G, super-fast charging

This week the folks at HONOR revealed the HONOR View40 at a live streamed event in China. This device is the first major release of the year for HONOR, and one of the most extravagant devices released by the brand thus far. The HONOR View40 works with a waterfall cured 7.72-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2676 x 1236 pixels.

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