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Huawei to charge Apple, Samsung for 5G patent royalties

Huawei to charge Apple, Samsung for 5G patent royalties

Although it has so far managed to keep operating, it's hard to deny that Huawei's business has taken a significant hit in the past years. In addition to sanctions imposed by the US government over allegations of its role in Chinese espionage, Huawei has also seen its networking technologies and equipment pushed out of other countries' 5G plans. To recoup losses and perhaps to indirectly show how critical it is to 5G's development, Huawei will soon make smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung pay for patent royalties, the majority of which revolve around 5G technologies.

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Huawei P50 renders won’t save you from the new design

Huawei P50 renders won’t save you from the new design

Huawei might be aiming for a shock factor in order to get its first flagships noticed this year. Although it has always been highly praised for its mobile photography output, its prominence might soon be threatened by brands that might become more available, not to mention more affordable, as its own numbers dwindle due to the US ban. The Huawei P50 Pro leaked earlier with a rather surprising new camera design and it seems that the vanilla Huawei P50 will be following closely in its footsteps, too.

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Huawei P50 Pro renders show an unsettling design

Huawei P50 Pro renders show an unsettling design

Huawei has arguably been at the forefront of smartphone cameras for years, at least until it got slapped with US sanctions that may soon bring its mobile business to its knees. Its flagship phones top benchmarks and reviews, though some naturally debate those results, and its designs have started some trends, like circular and square camera bumps. It seems that Huawei might be aiming for the latter again this year with the P50 Pro, at least if these unofficial renders truly represent the phone's design.

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OPPO beats Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi to top smartphone market in China

OPPO beats Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi to top smartphone market in China

This January, 2021, OPPO held the largest smartphone market share in China for the first time in history. They also became the #2 5G manufacturer in China. OPPO's smartphone market share in China reached 21% in January of 2021, beating Vivo, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and the rest.

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Huawei Mate X2 vs Galaxy Z Fold2: Head-to-head comparison

Huawei Mate X2 vs Galaxy Z Fold2: Head-to-head comparison

You’d have come to realize by now that foldable smartphones come for a premium. They are a luxury not meant for everyone. That said, the market of foldable phones is fiercely poised with Huawei introducing its third-generation handset in the Mate X2 that delivers a different, sleeker form factor than its predecessor. This new device unfolds an expensive rivalry by knocking at the door of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 which, after a head start of five odd months, finally has a competitor.

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Smartphone sales in Q4 put Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei in a blender

Smartphone sales in Q4 put Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei in a blender

Smartphone sales numbers in the fourth quarter of the year 2020 look like the top brands were playing musical chairs. As Gartner shows, All five of the top brands in smartphone sales worldwide changed places year-over-year. Back in Q4 2019, Samsung was the leader, followed by Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and OPPO. At the tail end of 2020, Huawei fell to 5th place, and Apple moved to first, followed by Samsung, Xiaomi, and OPPO in-between.

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Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone goes supersized with the same big issue

Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone goes supersized with the same big issue

Huawei has revealed its newest foldable phone, with the Huawei Mate X2 promising a bigger display in a sleeker form-factor, with all the eye-catching promise of the next-generation design. Gone is the old Mate X's outer display design, which wrapped around the exterior of the handset. In its place is an internally-folding 8-inch panel.

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This is just how bad Huawei’s phone situation apparently is now

This is just how bad Huawei’s phone situation apparently is now

Huawei has reportedly slashed its smartphone production targets for 2021, stung by US sanctions that show no sign of alleviating even with the change in American President. The Chinese behemoth had been on a rising trajectory, both with flagship handsets in the Mate and Pro series and much more affordable fare for the budget market, but the US entity list put a stop to that.

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Huawei Mate X2 foldable smartphone, as we know it so far

Huawei Mate X2 foldable smartphone, as we know it so far

It’s been a while since the launch of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 - arguably the best foldable smartphone yet – therefore there is a void in the foldable phone market which Huawei is planning to fill up soon. There is a confirmation that Huawei is going to announce its new flagship foldable smartphone on February 22. The information was made public through a teaser poster on the company’s official Weibo page.

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Huawei files lawsuit against FCC’s national security threat label

Huawei files lawsuit against FCC’s national security threat label

The transition to the Biden administration may have sparked some hope in Huawei but, if recent news is any indication, it might still be fighting a losing battle. Biden's pick to lead the Commerce Department already indicated her stance on keeping the status quo. Huawei is now picking up another fight in a different arena, this time challenging once more the constitutionality of the FCC's recent decision to label Huawei as a threat to the national security of the US.

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Huawei’s fate won’t change yet under Biden administration

Huawei’s fate won’t change yet under Biden administration

The change in the US political landscape will naturally send ripples through all aspects of the country's life and business, especially those more contentious policies and views that Donald Trump left behind. Some of those have already been reversed while others remained. Naturally, that also gave some companies recently added to the country's dreaded Entity List a bit of hope for a reprieve. Unfortunately for Huawei and other Chinese company's on that list, President Joe Biden's pick for the Commerce Department isn't that keen on changing the status quo.

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Huawei Mate X2 leak suggests it could surpass the Galaxy Z Fold 2

Huawei Mate X2 leak suggests it could surpass the Galaxy Z Fold 2

Huawei will be launching another foldable phone this month, that much is already established. Whether there will be a market to receive it warmly is, however, still uncertain. Few details about the Huawei Mate X2 are available and those that are disappointingly point to what may be a Galaxy Z Fold 2 clone. The latest piece of the unofficial puzzle to fall in place, however, turns the table on Samsung, making the Mate X2 foldable phone potentially more interesting if not better than Samsung's take.

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