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T-Mobile suing Huawei over theft of items relating to testing robot

09/08, 6:07pm

Carrier claims Huawei built its own testing machine based on stolen information, parts

Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA has filed a lawsuit against Huawei, alleging that the Chinese phone manufacturer stole a number of trade secrets relating to the carrier's phone-testing robot. In the suit filed with a federal court on September 2, the company claims that employees of Huawei took pictures of T-Mobile's "Tappy" robot, attempted to steal components, and tried to sneak back into the testing facility in Washington after they were banned.

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Huawei CEO claims Android Wear smartwatch arriving next year

09/05, 8:06pm

Innovative and beautiful Huawei smartwatch on the way, suggests company head

Huawei will be joining the growing collection of companies creating an Android Wear-based smartwatch. CEO Richard Yu has reportedly advised that the manufacturer is working on its own wrist-based Wear device, though apparently it will not be heading to market until next year, long after other similar smartwatches become available to buy.

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Briefly: LG G Watch R in October, Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire edition

09/05, 11:31am

LG G Watch R will have October release, cost more than G Watch

The LG G Watch R, the round-faced sequel to the G Watch, will be shipping in October, the company has revealed. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, a spokesperson declined to state how much exactly the Plastic OLED-based Android Wear device will cost when it goes on sale next month, but did advise it would be more expensive than the $230 price the original launched with.

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Huawei Ascend G7 offers 5.5-inch 720p display, 13MP rear camera

09/04, 12:38pm

Second Huawei IFA smartphone launch shows Ascend G7 with metal body

Huawei's second smartphone launch at its IFA event is a more modest device in comparison to the Ascend Mate 7. The Ascend G7 is an LTE-equipped smartphone with a 5.5-inch 1280x720 display, and though it has specifications making it a mid-ranged device, Huawei has attempted to make it more attractive by using a metal body with relatively few plastic sections.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 uses six-inch 1080p display, aluminum body

09/04, 10:49am

Ascend Mate 7 catches up with other flagships, adds fingerprint scanner

Huawei has updated the Ascend Mate smartphone line, with the release of the Ascend Mate 7. The phablet, announced at IFA today, has a six-inch 1080p display packed into its 185g (6.5 ounces), 7.9mm-thick (0.31 inches) aluminum body, giving the smartphone a pixel density of 367ppi and extremely thin bezels on either side of the screen.

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Huawei CEO claims Tizen smartphones have 'no chance to be successful'

08/25, 2:18pm

Huawei has no choice but to use Android with smartphones, states CEO Yu

Tizen has "no chance to be successful" in the face of Android and iOS, the CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group has claimed. Richard Yu advised in an interview that the company has no plans to work with Tizen in the future, despite Huawei having already spent money on research and development for the operating system, one that Samsung is still hoping to have success with.

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Huawei, NTT Docomo research proposes LTE supported by Wi-Fi bands

08/22, 11:31am

Extra capacity added to LTE in tests by using 5GHz unlicensed spectrum

Carriers could use Wi-Fi spectrum to extend capacity for its LTE service in the future, if new research is adopted. Researchers from Japanese carrier NTT Docomo and Huawei have managed to use the 5GHz unlicensed spectrum, typically used for Wi-Fi, to operate an LTE network, with the extra bandwidth having the potential to enhance existing LTE cellular networks.

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Huawei launches Honor 6 in China with 5-inch 1080p display, thin bezel

06/25, 8:53am

Octa-core Kirin 920 processor used in Honor 6

Huawei has launched its rumored 'Mulan' smartphone as the Honor 6. Just as leaked previously, the Honor 6 has a five-inch 1920x1080-resolution display using thin 2.86mm bezels giving the device a screen-to-body ratio of 75.7 percent, packed into a 6.5mm-thick (0.26 inches) aluminum alloy frame with a 'spin effect' textured finish, which is said to cool the smartphone down by up to 6 degrees Celsius(42.8 degrees Fahrenheit.)

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Huawei, Vodafone Spain team up for dynamic spectrum-sharing trial

06/17, 10:39pm

Single radio controller brings improvements in LTE capacity through GSM management

Communications company Huawei and cellular carrier Vodafone have come together to test a technology that could combat the growing congestion in the LTE spectrum. The pair were able to successfully implement what is being called GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (GL DSS) on Vodafone's network in Spain. Using Huawei's Single Radio Controller (SRC), the companies have found a way for GSM and LTE to share the same frequency.

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Huawei 'Mulan' with octa-core processor, 13MP rear camera surfaces

06/16, 11:29am

First smartphone using eight-core Huawei Kirin 920 leaks in images

The first device to use Huawei's first octa-core processor has leaked in photographs on the Chinese social network Weibo. Codenamed 'Mulan,' the smartphone is thought to be called either the Glory 6 or the Honor 6, and takes the form of a device with a five-inch 1080x1920-resolution display, with what appears to be some form of fingerprint sensor or extra button on the back below the camera.

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Huawei unveils octa-core Kirin 920 processor with Category 6 LTE modem

06/06, 12:39pm

New Huawei processor claimed to beat Qualcomm Snapdragon 805

Huawei is catching up with Samsung and MediaTek, by producing its first octa-core processor. The Kirin 920 28nm system on chip will use a total of eight cores, consisting of four Cortex-A15 cores, clocked between 1.7GHz and 2.0GHz, and a second set of four Cortex-A7 cores, running between 1.3GHz and 1.6GHz, with the processor said to be more powerful than Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805.

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Huawei takes first steps in developing 802.11ax 10Gbs Wi-Fi standard

05/30, 10:29am

10.53Gbps achieved on the 5Ghz frequency

Global technology company Huawei today announced that it has successfully achieved the industry's first 10Gbps Wi-Fi service in laboratory trials at Huawei's campus in Shenzhen. The new protocol, likely to be adopted as the 802.11ax standard, achieved a transmission data rate of 10.53Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands in a controlled environment.

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Huawei launches Ascend P7 with 5-inch 1080p screen, 13MP camera

05/07, 11:22am

Ascend P6 has 8-megapixel front camera, 6.5mm thickness

Huawei has unveiled its latest iteration in the Ascend P series of flagship Android smartphones, at a launch event in Paris, France. The Ascend P7 follows on from the thin profile of earlier models by having a thickness of just 6.5mm, while still increasing the size of the display to five inches with a resolution of 1080x1920 and a pixel density of 445 pixels per inch.

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iPhone's growth relatively slow, but closing in on Nokia numbers

04/30, 11:11am

Lenovo, Huawei outperform smartphone market

Although Apple broke its own records in the first quarter by shipping 43.7 million iPhones, its rate of growth was below that of the smartphone industry as a whole and any of its biggest competitors, according to new IDC data. Year-over-year, Apple's units were up 16.8 percent. The smartphone industry grew 28.6 percent; Apple's biggest rival, Samsung, advanced 22 percent to 85 million units. While only managing 13.7 million and 12.9 million units, respectively, Huawei and Lenovo outperformed in terms of growth, with rates of 47.3 and 63.3 percent.

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New York Times: NSA involved in ongoing hack against Huawei

03/24, 9:46am

Huawei servers allegedly penetrated by NSA, possibility of hardware compromise

In an interesting reversal, Snowden-leaked documents are pointing to a pervasive infiltration of Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei's servers. The NSA's "Operation Shotgiant" allegedly probed connections between Huawei and the Chinese army, but also aimed to attack technology manufactured by the company and use the compromised technology for worldwide surveillance.

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Huawei changes stance, will not ship dual-booting smartphones

03/20, 7:48am

New statement reverses Huawei CMO comments about dual-OS devices

Huawei will not be producing a smartphone that is capable of booting to two operating systems, the company has revealed. Responding to reports about comments made by Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang, the manufacturer advised it is not currently planning the release of a device that will boot to Windows Phone as well as Android.

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Unwired Planet sues Google, HTC, Samsung, Huawei in the UK and Germany

03/11, 3:12pm

European 2G, 3G, 4G patents from Ericsson used by Unwired Planet in lawsuit

Huawei, Google, HTC, and Samsung have become the targets for two patent infringement lawsuits, filed simultaneously in the United Kingdom and Germany. Unwired Planet, the owner of 2,400 wireless patents it acquired from Ericsson last year, claims a total of six patents have been infringed by the technology company group. Although Unwired Planet has not estimated the possible value of the UK action, the company is seeking at least 30 million euro ($42 million) from the German case.

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Hands on: Huawei MediaPad M1

02/26, 2:58am

Large 8-inch display, LTE in mid-range Huawei tablet

Huawei is using Mobile World Congress to demonstrate more than just smartphones, such as the Ascend G6 4G, by also announcing the launch of the MediaPad M1. The eight-inch tablet, which can be used to make phone calls like others in the MediaPad range, is a mid-ranged device that the company hopes will sell thanks to its LTE connectivity. Electronista spent some time with the tablet, and found it to be a little underwhelming.

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Apple, Samsung, others lobby EU for measures against patent trolls

02/25, 10:28am

Industry seeks to limit potential for injunctions

Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and Google are among a group of 19 businesses and associations that have submitted a letter to the European Union, asking it to implement measures designed to fight patent trolls, Bloomberg reports. In particular, the companies are asking for limitations on product injunctions and/or court proceedings when the validity of a related patent is still in contention. Patent trolls are companies that make no products of their own, but instead generate income through licensing fees and/or lawsuits.

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Hands on: Huawei TalkBand B1

02/25, 9:57am

Fitness tracker combines wrist-worn device with Bluetooth earpiece

Huawei has entered the wearable devices market with an accessory that provides users more options beyond just fitness tracking. The TalkBand B1 is a wearable fitness tracker that incorporates a detachable Bluetooth earpiece as part of the design, allowing the wearer to make and receive phone calls when not monitoring fitness. Electronista took a closer look at the device at the company's Mobile World Congress display.

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Hands on: Huawei Ascend G6 4G

02/25, 9:32am

LTE-equipped mid-range device 8MP, 5MP cameras

Huawei has launched its Ascend G6 4G smartphone at Mobile World Congress, among other devices. The mid-range smartphone, said to be based on the Ascend P6 in some aspects, offers LTE connectivity in a device measuring 7.85mm (0.31 inches) thick. Electronista briefly put the Ascend G6 through its paces at the trade show, and found it to be a pretty useful mobile device, albeit with some reservations.

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Huawei launches Ascend Y530 in Germany with two-tone casing

02/02, 2:31pm

4.5-inch display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor in Ascend Y530

Huawei has launched a brightly-colored addition to its smartphone range in Europe, with the two-tone casing and physical design said by Huawei to be aimed at a younger audience. The Ascend Y530 is an entry-level Android smartphone with a 4.5-inch, 480x854-resolution display, with the restrained internal specifications matching its low launch price tag.

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Huawei launches Ascend P6S amid flagship Ascend SX rumors

01/20, 5:31am

Ascend P6S thickens casing, upgrades processor of Ascend P6

Huawei has launched its update to the Ascend P6, at the same time as new rumors surface mentioning a new flagship device. Launched quietly in China, the Ascend P6S features a number of minor improvements from the Ascend P6, while the Ascend SX will apparently merge together the design of the P-series devices with the performance of D-series smartphones.

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Huawei unveils 5.5-inch B199 smartphone in China with 3,000mAh battery

01/14, 2:32pm

Large battery on Huawei B199 could be used to charge other devices

Huawei has launched a successor to last year's A199 smartphone in China. The B199 sports a similar external design to the original, though the back is made of metal and the 720p display has been increased to 5.5-inches compared to the 5-inch version used in the A199, with Huawei's numerous internal improvements including an upgrade from a 2,150mAh battery to a 3,000mAh model capable of charging another device using an accompanying cable

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Hands on: Huawei Ascend Mate2

01/06, 3:18pm

Second-gen phone supports all networks

Huawei has introduced its second-generation Ascend Mate2, bringing a long list of upgrades as the company continues to promote its brand in the US and elsewhere. The gigantic 6.1-inch smartphone is claimed to reach two full days of heave use, and even integrates an extra USB port so other devices can be charged from its 4,050mAh battery. We checked out the new device at the company's CES press conference today in Las Vegas.

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Alleged Huawei Ascend Mate 2 images show similar style to original

12/27, 7:39am

Successor to Huawei Ascend Mate claimed to have same screen

An update to the Huawei Ascend Mate phablet has allegedly been spotted on the Sina Weibo Chinese microblogging site. The new images appear to show it as having a relatively similar appearance to the original, retaining the 6.1-inch 720x1280 display, but the smooth and pronounced curve on the back of the brushed metal frame appears to have been slightly flattened, possibly to minimize rolling when laid on a surface.

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Huawei plans to leave United States market to help US-China relations

12/03, 6:22am

Persistent security claims by US officials behind market exit

Huawei is planning to pull out of the United States, according to an interview with CEO Ren Zhengfei. The head of the company is effectively giving up on the US market, following two years of criticism and intense scrutiny by the US government, along with accusations that the telecommunications company is helping the Chinese government spy on US citizens and businesses.

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Huawei Glory 4 for China claimed to use octa-core processor

11/26, 6:31am

Second smartphone from Huawei with eight-core chip teased this week

More details about another Huawei smartphone with eight-core chip have surfaced, including an image showing part of the device. Teased by Huawei CEO Richard Yu last week as forming part of the Ascend P6S, the same MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor will apparently be appearing in the Huawei Glory 4 sometime in the future.

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Huawei president confirms eight-core Ascend P6S on the way

11/18, 7:58am

Octa-core processor to appear in updated Huawei smartphone

An updated version of the Huawei Ascend P6 is on the horizon, one which will see it having an octa-core processor. Huawei president Xu Xun Quan revealed that the Ascend P6S smartphone will be getting the eight-core treatment in the future, though refrained from hinting at exactly when the device will be coming on the market.

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Huawei pledging $600 million over five years for 5G research

11/06, 12:22pm

Chinese telecom giant aims at speeds 100x faster than 4G

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has announced that it will invest more than half a billion dollars over the next five years to develop 5G mobile network technologies. The firm, one of the largest mobile phone manufacturers in the world and an important developer of wireless technologies, revealed its research and development intentions on Wednesday in a statement on the Huawei website, according to Reuters. The development of 5G technologies could boost wireless transmission speeds multiple orders of magnitude beyond their current levels with 4G LTE technology.

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Samsung, Broadcom, others form MobileBench benchmarking standard

09/27, 3:43pm

Group seeking new members; Apple, Nvidia, Qualcomm not members

Cellphone manufacturers Broadcom, Huawei, Oppo, Samsung Electronics and Spreadtrum today announced the formation of MobileBench, a new industry consortium formed to provide more effective hardware and system-level performance assessment of mobile devices. The consortium will initially focus on addressing the need of developers to better understand every element within the mobile platform and deliver optimal system-level performance to enhance the user experience.

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Chinese government evaluating IBM, Oracle, EMC for security risks

08/15, 11:58pm

Move by Ministry of Public Security response to PRISM, Huawei allegations

In what is likely retribution for both the US government investigating Huawei and the recent PRISM surveillance program leaks, China's Ministry of Public Security are looking into US firms IBM, Oracle, and EMC for potential security problems, reports the state-run Shanghai Securities News. The three companies are the latest in a series of investigations by various agencies within China looking at how both Chinese-national and international businesses act within the country.

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Huawei management of adult content filter for UK ISP a security risk?

07/26, 7:44am

Chinese firm under more espionage-related scrutiny in UK government proposal

One of the adult content filtering systems being used at a large Internet service provider (ISP) in the UK has come under fire in reports, due to close ties with the Chinese government. Homesafe, the filtering system used by TalkTalk and praised by Prime Minister David Cameron in his online child protection proposal speech earlier this week, is being managed by Huawei, a company that has been accused of being a security risk by authorities in both the United Kingdom and the United states.

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Huawei vice president orders spying critics to 'put up or shut up'

07/19, 9:22am

Statement from executive follows claims from ex CIA boss, UK government

Huawei has fought back against security risk accusations by authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Huawei vice president of external affairs William Plummer has said in a statement that it is time for those accusing the company of helping state-sponsored hackers in China to provide proof of their claims.

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Briefly: AT&T teases mystery launch, Huawei Ascend Mate reaches UK

07/10, 11:32am

AT&T to hold event for 'what's next in wireless' on July 16th

AT&T has teased that it will be launching something on July 16th at a special event. An e-mail sent to media asking to "Get ready for what's next in wireless," and while it provides little in the way of clues as to what it could be for, Slashgear suggests it could be the launch of a number of smartphones and other mobile devices on the carrier, such as the new Nokia Lumia phone with a 41-megapixel camera expected to be revealed by the manufacturer tomorrow.

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Huawei Prism II budget smartphone goes on sale through T-Mobile

06/27, 7:28am

Uses 3.5-inch 480x320 display, Android 4.1

T-Mobile has introduced a new budget smartphone from Huawei to its ranks. The unfortunately-named Prism II builds upon the first Prism release in May last year with an improved specifications list, including a 1GHz single-core processor with 512MB of RAM, and a larger expandable 4GB of internal storage compared to the 2GB in the original.

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Huawei confirms Ascend W2 with Windows Phone 8, 4.3-inch screen

06/26, 9:54am

Ascend W2 shown at Mobile Asia Expo with China Mobile TD-LTE

The rumored Huawei Ascend W2 has been confirmed by the company, after making an appearance at the Mobile Asia Expo. Appearing on the Huawei stand, the Ascend W2 is a low-cost Windows Phone 8 device, complete with a 4.3-inch WVGA IPS display, a range of three colors, and a styling reminiscent of the Nokia Lumia range.

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Huawei launches MediaPad 7 Vogue tablet with voice calling option

06/24, 1:16pm

Budget-ranged tablet adds voice calls over 3G, Wi-Fi option

Huawei has unveiled a new seven-inch tablet in the MediaPad range with optional voice calling capabilities. The MediaPad 7 Vogue will launch in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi with 3G flavors, and while the second offers the ability to make calls, the size of the device may ensure it is an occasionally-used feature rather than a complete smartphone replacement.

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Briefly: Huawei Ascend P6 priced in UK, Finland, LoveFilm Walking Dead

06/20, 12:39pm

Huawei Ascend Mate priced by UK retailer, Finish carrier

The Huawei Ascend P6 has opened up for pre-orders in the United Kingdom and Finland. The 6.18mm (0.24-inch) thick smartphone with a 4.7-inch 720p display has appeared on the British retail chain Carphone Warehouse website for 330 ($510) and shipping on July 4th, while carrier Elisa in Finland are offering it for 359 euro ($475) in mid-July.

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Report: Huawei considering 'synergies' in Nokia purchase

06/18, 6:46pm

Nokia chair notes thoughts on merger to press in London

According to reports, the chairman of Huawei's consumer business group has given some thought to a Nokia acquisition. At the launch of the Ascend P6 smartphone in London, Chairman Richard Yu noted that the topic may have been discussed internally, but there were a lot of factors to consider.

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Huawei launches Ascend P6 with thin 6.18mm profile, 5MP front camera

06/18, 9:58am

Ascend P6 uses 4.7-inch, 1280x720 display, metallic case

Huawei has launched its Ascend P6 smartphone at its London event. Measuring just 6.18mm (0.24 inches) thick, just as earlier rumored, the Ascend P6 has a 1280x720-resolution, 4.7-inch in-cell display housed inside a metallic case, and in a break from the norm, provides a five-megapixel camera on the front of the device.

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Huawei Ascend P6 specs, Emotion UI leak before launch next week

06/12, 1:13pm

Retains 6.18mm thickness, 4.7-inch 720p display

The user interface for the Huawei Ascend P6 has allegedly leaked, along with an updated specifications list. The new Emotion UI, last seen by Electronista in the Ascend Mate, makes a reappearance with some slight tweaks that takes it a bit further away from stock Android, with the new leak appearing online just a week before the company's media event on the 18th of June.

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Second Huawei Ascend W2 render appears, shows flatter design

05/30, 10:05am

Huawei Ascend W2 Windows Phone smartphone claimed out this year

An image said to be a new Windows Phone from Huawei has appeared online, shown running Windows Phone 8. The Ascend W2, rumored last month but with a different press render, comes one day after Huawei started selling the Ascend W1, rebranded Huawei W1, through Walmart stores in the United States.

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Huawei Ascend P6 leak claims $330 price tag, larger 6.3mm thickness

05/28, 7:59am

Rear camera boosted to 8MP, front to 5MP, same Hass processor

The price of the impending Huawei Ascend P6 has reportedly leaked, weeks before a launch event expected to occur on June 18th in London. The Ascend P6, complete with its metallic casing and 6.3mm (0.25-inch) thickness, is claimed will cost 1999 Yuan ($330) at launch, though it appears to be marginally thicker than the 6.18mm (0.24-inch) that was previously rumored.

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Analysts downgrade Apple to sixth in China sales, Samsung still leads

05/28, 3:12am

Second China research report this month suggests 6.1M iOS sales

Samsung has sold more than 10 million smartphones in China within a single quarter for the first time, according to a research firm. The same report based on data from US research firm Strategy Analytics also claims that Apple resides in sixth place in the country's smartphone marketplace, one place below a similar report earlier this month that placed the iPhone in fifth place.

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Huawei Ascend P6 shown in range of colors, launch date leaked

05/24, 12:26pm

Huawei Device chairman reveals London launch event for P6

More images of the Huawei Ascend P6 have leaked, showing the thin smartphone in a range of colors. The Ascend P6, previously said to have a thickness of just 6.18mm (0.24-inches), has also had a potential launch date mistakenly revealed by Huawei Device chairman Richard Yu to readers of his Sina Weibo account.

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Apple retakes fifth place in Chinese smartphone market during Q1

05/09, 4:02pm

Samsung still overwhelmingly in control

Apple retook fifth place in the Chinese smartphone market during the first quarter of the year with an 8 percent share, according to Canalys data obtained by IDG News. Previously, during the third and fourth quarters of 2012, Apple had been relegated to sixth place. Samsung remained in control during Q1 2013, managing a 20 percent share. Local firms Yulong, Huawei, and Lenovo completed the top five.

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First Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Huawei hits US this month

05/09, 1:53pm

Walmart to be exclusive retailer, selling W1 as prepaid smartphone

Huawei will be putting its first Windows Phone 8 device on sale in the United States as a prepaid device in the near future. The Huawei Ascend W1, renamed the Huawei W1 for the US market, will be made available in Walmart stores and Walmart.com later this month, and retains the same specifications and feature set that Electronista saw at Mobile World Congress in February.

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Huawei founder refutes US security claims in rare public appearance

05/09, 10:06am

Founder Ren Zhengfei claims Huawei not connected to US security issues

The founder and president of Huawei has made a rare appearance in front of reporters to defend his company. Ren Zhengfei spoke out against claims made by the US government that it is a national security risk, due to apparent close ties with the Chinese government, and allegations that Huawei equipment could have allowed sensitive details to be passed to Chinese agencies.

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Leak: Huawei P6-U06 photographs show 6.18mm thickness, metal trim

05/07, 10:03am

Device in images matches photos in Chinese regulator filing

Huawei is preparing an extremely thin smartphone for release, according to recently-surfaced photographs. Three shots of a device alleged to be the Huawei P6-U06 have appeared, showing a minimalist front display without physical buttons, and a metal edging on the sides that bears a passing resemblance to that of the iPhone 5.

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