Tag: Huawei

Huawei delays Mate X folding 5G phone until end of 2019

Huawei originally expected its folding smartphone-tablet hybrid, Mate X, to ship in June, but delayed the device until September for “extra” tests. Now the 5G phone is being pushed back again, with a promised release by the end of 2019, potentially but not certainly November. Mate X was the star of a glitzy Huawei event […]

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Teardowns reveal Qualcomm 5G chips beat Huawei’s on size and efficiency

While an iFixit teardown of Huawei’s Mate 20X suggested that the company’s first 5G smartphone was using fairly large, hot-running components to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, the engineering differences between the 5G rivals are now becoming clearer thanks to teardowns performed by IHS Markit. In a report released today, the research firm says it […]

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Huawei plans ‘invincible’ overhaul after ban, says U.S. lags in 5G

With no deal to resume normal U.S. business operations on the horizon, embattled Chinese mobile supplier Huawei is reportedly embarking on a major overhaul that will “help [it] achieve victory,” with a planned completion date within the next three to five years. The company plans an “invincible iron army” to avoid crumbling under a U.S. […]

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Huawei’s cross-platform HarmonyOS will ship in China in 2019, globally in 2020

In response to the U.S. government’s decision to effectively ban Huawei equipment from stateside cellular networks, the Beijing-based company asserted in May that it was readying an in-house operating system (OS) for launch on devices in China by year-end 2019. Today at its developer conference in Dongguan, China, Huawei formally announced the OS — HongmengOS, […]

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OpenSignal: Samsung phones often beat latest iPhones in download speed

As countries around the world begin transitioning from 4G to 5G cellular technologies, Samsung has a decided advantage over its top rivals: Its high-end phones commonly outperform Apple’s top iPhones and Huawei’s flagship phones in download speeds, including in the United States. That’s the key finding from a new OpenSignal study today covering 73 countries, illustrating […]

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Huawei tests a smartphone with its Hongmeng OS, possibly for sale this year

(Reuters) — Huawei is testing a smartphone equipped with Hongmeng, the company’s self-developed operating system, which could potentially go on sale by the end of this year, Chinese state-media outlet Global Times reported. The release of a Hongmeng-powered smartphone would mark a major step for China’s Huawei, the world’s second-biggest maker of smartphones, as U.S. […]

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IDC: Smartphone shipments declined 2.3% in Q2 2019, Huawei beats Apple again

Huawei has now beaten Apple in smartphone shipments for four out of the last five quarters. In Q2 2018, Huawei overtook Apple, marking the first time in seven years that Samsung and Apple were not the top two smartphone makers. Huawei maintained second place in Q3 2018, Apple regained its silver spot in Q4 2018, […]

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Huawei smartphone sales surge 31% in China as Apple loses ground

Chinese mobile giant Huawei’s smartphone business may be benefiting from a swell of patriotism in its home market, thanks to a U.S. campaign to block sales of its products abroad. According to market research firm Canalys, Huawei’s Q2 smartphone sales in China rose 31% compared to the same three months last year. The Chinese company […]

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Google And Huawei Were Working On A Smart Speaker Together

Google has a couple of smart speakers under its belt in the form of the Google Home series. However, it seems that Google had another smart speaker in the works that they were allegedly developing together with Huawei, but it seems that those plans have since been scrapped following Huawei being placed on the US […]

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Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build and support cellular network

(Reuters) — Huawei, the Chinese company put on a U.S. black list because of national security concerns, secretly helped North Korea build and maintain its commercial wireless network, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing sources and internal documents. The Chinese telecommunications giant partnered with a state-owned Chinese firm, Panda International Information Technology, on a […]

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TSMC speeds up 5-nanometer chip manufacturing process due to 5G demand

Overall demand for semiconductors may be dropping somewhat in 2019, but key chip manufacturer TSMC is seeing increased demand for cutting-edge processors thanks to sales of early 5G devices, and is preparing to roll out more advanced technology “a little” earlier than expected. That’s the news from the company’s latest quarterly earnings conference (via DigiTimes), where […]

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Poland plans tighter 5G security standards, may curtail Huawei

(Reuters) — Poland has proposed tightening its cyber security standards and could ban certain products or suppliers from key parts of a future 5G network, the country’s digital ministry said in a document published on Wednesday. The proposals, sent to the European Commission on July 15, come after assessments conducted by European states amid an […]

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