Huawei held a launch event in Beijing this afternoon. And sadly, there isn’t a 6.1-inch giant phone to be found. But the good news is, Huawei Honor II has been announced. Honor II is a 4.5-inch quad-core phone with an amazingly low price tag at 1,888 yuan ($305). We’re totally stunned! It’s even cheaper than Xiaomi’s quad-core phone. Check out the launch event and a review of Huawei Honor II after the break.
Samsung Galaxy Note II may have sparked new wave of rise in “phablet”. Huawei seems to have intention of stepping into this niche market. The chairman of Huawei Yu Chengdong recently disclosed on his official Sina Weibo that the company will hold a launch event in Beijing on the 29th of October (next Monday). The giant phone is rumored to be dubbed as “Ascend Mate”, which will come with a 6.1-inch Full HD display, a 1.8GHz Huawei’s homegrown quad-core processor (Hisilicon K3V3), 2GB of RAM, a 4000 mAh battery and run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. More info after the break.
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news we have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on Xiaomi new handset, Microsoft Chinese online store, unmanned cars on Beijng streets, iPhone 5 shortage and so on, you can check them out after the break. Video for this week: an American living in Beijing perform his own Gangnam Style … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and look forward to another Apple (less-exciting) keynote event.
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on Lenovo becomes world’s top PC maker, China Mobile not willing to carry the iPhone 5, Windows 8 tablet from Taiwanese vendors and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: a gorgeous tilt-shift video that turns Shanghai into a giant model playset … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and stay tune on the upcoming Asia largest Apple store in Beijing.
Huawei has launched its first 4G smartphone in Japan, compliant with the enhanced communication LTE with a maximum downstream speed of 76 Mbps for Softbank Mobile. The new Stream 201HW comes with 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU and equipped with a 4.3-inch Super Amoled display at QHD resolution. Onboard storage 4GB ROM and memory go with 1GB RAM. Its 8 megapixel camera comes with a high-speed continuous photo shooting function that allows 10 photos in 1.8 seconds. The 5-second phone activation when the device is turned off also allows for a smooth experience when launching multiple apps. The phone comes with a 1,930mAh battery and power-saving technology. By looking at the exterior design of Stream 201HW, Huawei has favorably produced a Chinese smartphone with Japanese style. More photo after the break.
Still remember the quad-core tablet Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD? It was revealed to the world at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona way back in February. The Chinese-branded tablet has a high-res screen (1,920×1,200-pixel resolution) and powerful 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Some people say it could be an iPad killer, and recently a Chinese tried to slice an apple on the 10-inch FHD. Yup, the MediaPad 10 FHD acts as a cutting board, and somehow we think this could be Huawei’s viral ad campaign against Apple. Watch the video after the break.
A new rumor suggests that Huawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment maker, might be the chosen manufacturer to produce the rumored Microsoft Surface Phone. The info comes from a Twitter user who proved to offer quite accurate details on Microsoft’s plans for the Windows Phone platform before. Mediatek, the Taiwan company which specialize on system-on-chip solutions, is another Chinese manufacturer where Microsoft is interested in. The news suggest that the Surface phone may not be high-end after all, since Mediatek’s chips are widely used on very low end smartphones mainly in China and Huawei’s main distribution is also in China, which is a price sensitive market. It would not come as a surprise if the Surface phone, provided that this is the device Microsoft is working on, would be launched as an affordable smartphone for wider market reach. We might actually seeing a second-gen of KIN being brought to shelves. Anyone get excited ?
[UPDATE: CBS News video added] According to a U.S. congressional report, Huawei and ZTE, China’s two largest phone-equipment makers, are providing opportunities for Chinese intelligence services to tamper with U.S. telecommunications networks for spying. The report says the two companies failed to cooperate with a yearlong investigation and to adequately explain their U.S. business interests and relationship with the Chinese government. The House investigation found “credible” reports of illegal behavior by Huawei, including immigration violations, bribery and corruption, based on statements from current and former employees. Internal Huawei documents supplied by a former employee showed the company provides “special network services” to an entity the former employee believes is an “elite cyber-warfare unit” within the Chinese army …
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that we have left behind last week because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on China’s hacking, Huawei vs. Cisco, cheap second-hand iPhone 4sand so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: Animation on famous people from around the world joined the Gangnam style frenzy … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and keep tracking your orders of iPhone 5.
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy on Apple new iPhone’s launch, or just too lazy and tiring to post. There are stories on sex discrimination in Samsung’s China factory, the ban of Google’s Nexus 7, Japan HTC’s waterproof phone, soon arrival of 4G network and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: watch how a Beijing master roasts the world’s tastiest poultry … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and prepare to recieve your iPhone 5 this weekend.
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