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Huawei Honor 8 Lite launched to take on premium sibling

Huawei Honor 8 Lite launched to take on premium sibling

It hasn't even been a year since Huawei sub-brand Honor launched the glass-toting Honor 8 in Europe and, later, in the US as well. Now, however, Honor is already giving it some competition. It has just launched the Honor 8 Lite in Finland and, as the name so clearly says, it's designed to be a mid-range alternative to the premium model. But given how little it deviates from the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Lite is pretty much a more affordable rival to Honor's own flagship.

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Smartphone shipments top 1.5b in 2016 with Apple leading in Q4

Smartphone shipments top 1.5b in 2016 with Apple leading in Q4

It appears that 2016 was a pretty good year for the smartphone industry, at least according to new data from Strategy Analytics. The analytics firm announced that smartphone shipments managed to hit an impressive 1.49 billion last year. That's a new record for the industry, and it represents a 3% year-over-year rise in total smartphone shipments from 2015.

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Here’s when Huawei will push out Nougat to models in China

Here’s when Huawei will push out Nougat to models in China

When your smartphone, be it a fresh new release or a one-year old model, will get the latest and greatest Android release has always been a guessing game for the Android faithful. Some, like LG, seem to take pride in how fast at least one of its phones gets the update. Others, like Samsung, have developed a notoriety for taking ages, sometimes never. Huawei, who is arduously climbing up the Android ladder, isn’t yet the fastest, but, if this leaked timetable is to be believed, it is at least trying to finish before the second half of 2017.

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Google Daydream adds ASUS, ZTE, Huawei phones, new headset

Google Daydream adds ASUS, ZTE, Huawei phones, new headset

Cardboard, Google’s first attempt at smartphone-powered virtual reality, was immediately available to almost every Android phone, and even some iPhones. In contrast, Daydream felt more like an exclusive club, with only the Pixel, and later on the Moto Z, as members. That club has just gotten a bit bigger, though not by much. Following announcements made at CES 2017, Google is formally welcoming four new smartphones into the Daydream fold. What’s even better is that it’s also announcing the first ever third-party Daydream headset to make it easier to, well, daydream.

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Huawei Mate 9 makes US debut with Amazon Alexa

Huawei Mate 9 makes US debut with Amazon Alexa

Huawei's Mate 9 originally launched back in November, but has only been available in parts of Europe and Asia until now. That changes on Friday, January 6th, as the 5.9-inch phablet is finally launching in the US. Not only that, but it will come pre-installed with an app that lets users access Amazon Alexa, marking the first smartphone partnership for the cloud-based voice assistant.

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This Honor Magic should’ve been Honor’s big CES 2017 launch

This Honor Magic should’ve been Honor’s big CES 2017 launch

Honor brought its Millennial-bait 6X to CES 2017 complete with a startlingly low price tag, but it hid its magic - literally - in the corner of a demo booth. The Honor Magic was announced for China some months ago, but had until now avoided American shores, despite no shortage of interest. It's undoubtedly the company's most interesting device right now.

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Honor 6X hands-on: Bokeh on a budget

Honor 6X hands-on: Bokeh on a budget

Honor may be obsessed with Millennials and youth, but its ambitions of cornering the affordable Android smartphone market aren't just good news for the young. Joining the team on Huawei's offshoot is the new Honor 6X, originally announced in China back in October, but given its North American and European pricing at CES 2017 today. The price is certainly enough to catch the eye, at $250 unlocked and SIM-free in the US.

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Honor 6X targets Millennial photo-addicts on an Android budget

Honor 6X targets Millennial photo-addicts on an Android budget

Honor, Huawei's brand obsessed with Millennials and selling them smartphones, has brought its latest model at CES 2017, the Honor 6X. Boasting two cameras on the back, for a surprisingly broad aperture range of f/0.95 through to f/16 - albeit digitally aided - the Honor 6X could very well turn out to be a favorite of the shutterbug on a budget. As well as the dual lenses, there's phase detection autofocus for 0.3-second locks.

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LG V20, Huawei Mate 9 tied in DxOMark ranking

LG V20, Huawei Mate 9 tied in DxOMark ranking

Don't worry, Google. The Pixel remains the top dog in DxOMark's list. The LG V20 and Huawei Mate 9, despite their impressive specs and improved performance, don't even come close. Under DxOMark's usual battery of tests, the two scored the exact same 85, differing only in the details. While both sported dual lens cameras, they each interpreted the feature differently. Sadly, neither was able to achieve the pinnacle of mobile photography that itS peers are trying just as hard to grab.

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Huawei Honor 8 to get Android 7.0 Nougat via EMUI 5.0

Huawei Honor 8 to get Android 7.0 Nougat via EMUI 5.0

The Honor 8, from Huawei’s sub-brand, might not be the super premium, not to mention super expensive, Huawei Mate 9, but that doesn’t mean it’s an underdog. In addition to flagship specs packed into a somewhat mid-range price, the Honor 8 has also been promised at least two years’ worth of software updates. Making good on its promise, Honor will be rolling out the smartphone’s first major update in two months. While EMUI 5.0, Huawei’s latest custom Android experience, is big news already for Huawei/Honor fans, even better news is the fact that it comes with Android 7.0 Nougat in tow.

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Honor Magic launched with 5.09-inch WQHD AMOLED dual curve display

Honor Magic launched with 5.09-inch WQHD AMOLED dual curve display

Honor has launched a new smartphone to celebrate its third anniversary and the device is called the Honor Magic. A couple of the big features of the Magic smartphone are the Kirin 950 processor and the 5.09-inch WQHD AMOLED display. That scene has curved glass over the top that wraps around the edges of the device giving it a curved look.

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Huawei “Honor Magic” leak hints at phone with thin bezels

Huawei “Honor Magic” leak hints at phone with thin bezels

Chinese OEMs like Vivo were some of the first to start the mad race towards ultra thin smartphones. And now it seems that Chinese brands will also be blazing the trail towards smartphones with barely any bezels. Following Xiaomi’s admittedly impressive nearly bezel-free Mi Mix, Huawei sub-brand honor might be on the verge of putting out its own spin. Nicknamed the “Honor Magic”, this smartphone takes a slightly different take from the Mi Mix and has a bit more bezel top and bottom in order to deliver a still familiar design.

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