Huawei may not be a household name in the West (at least not yet), but the Chinese company is quickly carving out a sizable piece of the global smartphone pie, with its flagships that combine mid-range prices with premium designs. Its latest pair, the Huawei P8 and P8max, continue that trend.
Huawei may be one of the biggest smartphone-makers in the world, but it has basically no presence in the US. The Chinese company wants to change that, and its latest attempt is a mid-ranged handset that was announced for the global market back in April.
Huawei is jumping into smartwatches in a big way, with the beautiful, Android Wear-running Huawei Watch
. Let's compare its features and specs to those of the Moto 360
Of the early Android Wear smartwatches, the round ones (Moto 360
, LG G Watch R
and soon the LG Watch Urbane
) have been the most eye-catching. You can now add Huawei to that list, as it's teasing its new Huawei Watch (you know, like an Apple Watch
... only from Huawei) ahead of its Mobile World Congress reveal.
In the unending march towards faster connection speeds, another benchmark has been surpassed. Huawei claims it has "achieved the industry’s first 10 Gbps Wi-Fi service in laboratory trials." The firm says the achievement paves the way for the next generation of commercially-available Wi-Fi.
China's Huawei has launched a new 7-inch HD alternative to the still mighty Nexus 7
or Amazon's similarly-sized Kindle Fire HDX
at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, but one with the added bonus of full mobile telephony capabilities. The flagship MediaPad X1 phablet packs high resolution cameras front and back, offers a choice of operating environments and promises a long battery life.
With all the different makes and models of smartphones available, manufacturers are always looking for something to make their handsets stand out. China’s Huawei chose size as its differentiating factor at CES in 2012 when it unveiled the Ascend P1 S
, touting it as the world’s slimmest smartphone. The company is at it again with its new Ascend P6, which it is calling, you guessed it, “the world’s slimmest smartphone.”
At CES, companies announce Ultra HD TVs, screaming new processors, and more accessories than you could imagine. You won't, however, see many new smartphones. But that didn't stop Chinese manufacturer Huawei from opening the curtain on a pair of gigantic new handsets.
Huawei sent me a review unit of the Ascend P1 smartphone to play with for a few weeks, and after spending some time with this super-thin Android 4.0 smartphone, I'm ready to render my judgment - she's beautiful, but not the kind of device worth breaking up your current smartphone marriage for. Not yet, at least.
Quad-core smartphones are stealing the show at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, Spain this week. We've already seen LG's first model
take center stage, with HTC's One X
snapping at its heels, and now China's Huawei Device is hoping to trump the competition by launching what is claimed to the be the fastest smartphone in the world - the Huawei Ascend D quad.