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Looks like Huawei is gearing up for a new addition to its Nova 5 series, the Nova 5T. The device is scheduled for a grand debut in an exclusive event in Malaysia, happening on August 25, 2019. While not much is actually known about this device, what’s confirmed is that it will have a 5.5-inch (as listed) punch hole display. It may also come with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. Sources 1, 2

Ever since the announcement of Harmony OS, a lot of speculations and questions have risen as to what role it will play in the Huawei’s roadmap. As part of its campaign to introduce this technological breakthrough, the company has invited Product Marketing Senior Manager, James Lu to explain what the new OS is all about, and how it gives users better and numerous possibilities. “Harmony OS is different from Android nor iOS. The functions of HarmonyOS are way beyond all of the current use of those available operating systems”, says Lu. According to him, HarmonyOS is a distributed microkernel-based OS, and is mainly aimed at smart devices such as wearables, Huawei Vision, and car head units. It also aims to deliver a fully-connected, all-scenario intelligent experience across multiple devices. Why Release HarmonyOS Now? Of course, this was one of the questions a lot of people had in mind. Huawei says…

Huawei announced EMUI 10 last week, and now, it’s following up with the first few phones that will get the latest iteration of EMUI. The latest Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro will be the first two devices to get the initial beta version. This is scheduled for September 8, while the Mate 20 will be getting it later in September along with four Honor smartphones that are in line for Magic UI 3.0 (a rebranded EMUI). The key feature behind the latest EMUI is improved protection of privacy. While other improvements include the capability to send images from one device to another during a call and live-streaming from a drone. Here’s the list of devices for the initial EMUI 10 Beta: September 8 Huawei P30 Huawei P30 Pro Late September Huawei Mate 20 Huawei Mate 20 Pro Huawei Mate 20 X Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Late September…

Huawei’s P30 series has received quite the warm reception from fans and tech reviewers, thanks to a combination of premium design, innovative features, and imaging capabilities that has once again set the bar high for mobile photography. Today, we’re having a closer a look at the most affordable device of the lot, the P30 Lite, which has undergone quite a makeover from its predecessor. Design and Build Quality Despite the significant price difference to its more premium siblings, the P30 Lite doesn’t look like out of place as far as design is concerned. It still has that premium look and feel that wouldn’t make you feel like you’re left out of the loop. The P30 Lite’s 6.15-inch display has FHD+ resolution, and shows good sharpness and detail. Viewing angles are pretty decent, and colors look punchy enough. There’s a certain richness in this display that makes it look so premium,…

Huawei has officially unveiled its new operating system – HarmonyOS at the annual Huawei Developers Conference in Dongguan, China. HarmonyOS has been in development since 2017 and the first product running it will be unveiled by sub-brand Honor, according to the company’s CEO, Richard Yu. The goal with the new OS is to provide an open-source platform capable of running on a wide range of devices that range from smartphones to smart wearables, TVs, tablets, laptops, and even cars. https://twitter.com/HuaweiMobile/status/1159730902341234688 HarmonyOS is a microkernel-based operating system which means it will use as few resources as possible. It’s open-source comes with a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) for improved security across all devices. The Arc compiler in HarmonyOS supports all the major programming languages including C/, C++, Java, JavaScript, to name a few. While theoretically, HarmonyOS can replace Android, for now, the company will stick to Google’s software on its smartphones for…

Huawei launched the Nova 5i Pro in the Chinese market. The phone is expected to be released in the international market as the Mate 30 Lite. The Nova 5i Pro has a 6.26-inch IPS LCD display with 2340×1080 resolution. Under the hood, it has a 7nm Kirin 810 chipset. It has a quad rear camera setup that uses a 48MP Sony IMX586 main shooter along with an 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP Super Macro unit, and a 2MP depth sensor. Housed in its punch-hole on the upper left of the display is a 32MP f/2.0 front camera. The Nova 5i Pro is powered by a 4000mAh battery with 20W wired charging support, allowing it to charge to up to 50% in 30 minutes. It also runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The Huawei Nova 5i Pro is available in three colors – Black, Green, and Blue. It also…

Today, we’re doing a full scale comparison between two mid-range devices from two respectable brands – one sports a standard design, and the other is the company’s first to have a motorized camera system. We’ll be diving into the various aspects of each device – design, performance, camera, software, and battery life. At the end of each section, a winner will be declared and will be given a point. The phone with the most points will be the winner. Let’s take a look at our contenders. On one side, we have the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. Fresh off the launchpad, this device marks a milestone for the brand, being its first smartphone to have a pop-up selfie camera.  It uses a Kirin 710F, which is a variation of the regular Kirin 710 – a processor that’s been the company’s mainstay for its mid-range devices. It has a trio of rear…

Following its successful launch, the Y9 Prime 2019 is now available in stores, adding up to the company’s lineup of very capable mid-range devices for the Philippine market. Earlier today, the company celebrated its first day of sale with a special event held at SM Megamall. Watch out for the brand’s next roadshows in SM Cebu, SM Marilao and SM Sta. Rosa. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has a 6.59-inch TFT LCD display with FHD+ resolution, and houses a Kirin 710F octa-core CPU backed by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. For optics, the device is equipped with a trio of AI-assisted rear shooters – one main, one for wide angle shots, and one for that gorgeous depth of field effect. Its 16MP front camera is housed in a motorized pop-up mechanism, a first for the brand. It also features Night Mode, AI Scene Recognition,…

In the community forums of Huawei UK, a user by Phil_Black revealed that a Beta Health App is live on the Chinese Huawei site. It is in this app that users have access to creating and adding new watch faces to the Huawei Watch GT. Logging into the site and getting access into the beta version of the app, however, does need a Chinese Huawei ID which requires a Chinese number. Once you have the beta version of the app,  you can uninstall the current health app and install the beta version. From there, there’s a guide to creating a face and adding it to DCIM via the hi-suite desktop. The new beta app then allows to add the new face and selecting it from the DCIM folder Source

After an exciting wait, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has finally made its debut in the Philippines, adding a new competitive option in the mid-range segment. Y9 Prime 2019 is powered by a Kirin 710, backed by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, it boasts a triple camera system at the rear, and has AI capabilities, a dedicated Night Mode, and more. Its front camera is housed in a motorized module that rises and retracts when taking a selfie. The device runs on Android 9 Pie, with Huawei’s EMUI 9 on top. It packs a 4,000mAh battery which can be charged via a USB-C port. Specifications Pricing and Pre-Order Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 comes in three colors – Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Emerald Green, and will be available for pre-order from July 5 to July 12, 2019. Those who will pre-order will also receive a FREE Bluetooth speaker…

Huawei’s first smartphone with a motorized front-facing camera is ready to make its official debut in the Philippines later today. Welcome, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. Y9 Prime 2019 is a glamorous and classy looking device, boasting a glossy back panel with two shades of the same color. It has a 6.59-inch TFT LCD display with FHD+ resolution, and is powered by a Kirin 710F octa-core processor backed by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. The devices houses a 16MP + 8MP + 2MP trio of AI-assisted rear shooters, one main, one for wide angle shots, and one for that gorgeous depth of field effect. Its 16MP motorized front camera can activate or retract shy of a second, and emits a mechanical sound. Its cameras are equipped with Night Mode, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, 3D Portrait Lighting and more. Y9 Prime 2019 runs…

Motorized pop-up cameras have become quite the trend in the mid-range segment, so it’s not suprising for Huawei to bring out a phone loaded with the tech. What’s unexpected is that they decided to do it on the Y-Series – the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, the first smartphone from the brand to host a pop-up selfie camera. Specifications What’s in the Box? Design and Build Quality Design wise, Y9 Prime 2019 follows a familiar language seen on the P20 series, at least at the back.  Holding the phone, you get a feel that despite the back panel being made with plastic, the phone seems sturdy enough, and does look premium. The colors of the back panel are in the same family, but at the same time, slightly contrasting. All buttons are on the right side. At the bottom, you get a USB-C port, along with the headphone jack and speaker…

As trade talks continue between the US and China, US President Donald Trump was asked about his position on the current matters regarding Huawei, and said that he will allow U.S. companies to continue selling products to the tech giant. “We discussed a lot of things. We discussed Huawei. One thing I will allow is that a lot of people are surprised that we sell to Huawei a tremendous amount of products that go to various products they make.” “And I said that is OK. We are going to continue selling those products.” “These are American companies producing the products. This is complex … highly scientific. We are the only one with the technology. I have agreed to allow them to continue selling the products.” As to whether Huawei will be removed from the “entity list,” Trump said that there will be another meeting for it, and while US companies…

A few days ago, Huawei revealed the roadmap of its EMUI 9.1 update, and now, its already available in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The first set of devices that will receive the update are the Mate 20 series, and the P20 Lite. I just checked my Mate 20 Pro, and  it’s already notifying me of the EMUI 9.1 update. Again, the rollout may be gradual, so the update may not appear on all devices at the same time. To check if the update is already available in your device, you can go to Settings – System – Software Update or use the HiCare app. EMUI 9.1 brings a ton of new features and improvements, including EROFS which delivers better random read performance, GPU Turbo 3.0, which reduces power consumption by up to 10%, and Moon Mode. To know more about EMUI 9.1, click here. Source

If you’re still wondering whether your Huawei device is getting EMUI 9.1, here’s some very interesting news – Huawei has just unveiled its update roadmap, which lists down the devices that will get the update, as well as the month when the update will arrive for a particular device. The Mate 20 series and the P20 lite will the first to get it this month, while the rest of the P20 series, along with devices such as the Nova 3i, P30 Lite, the Mate 10 and Mate 9 series, and even a number of Y-Series phones are set to receive the update next month. Another good news is that the update will also be available for the P10 and P10 Plus this August. The rollout may be gradual, so some devices might receive the update earlier in the month than others. We haven’t received it on our Mate 20 Pro just…

A new EMUI 9.1 update is reportedly set to arrive for the Huawei Mate 20 Series some time before June ends, and for Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X users, the update will also include Moon Mode. Yes, you’ve read that right. That popular feature on the P30 Pro that lets you take fantastic shots of the moon will be coming to the two devices mentioned above.  It uses AI to take close up shots of the moon without the need for a tripod. To use this feature simply zoom in at least 4x on the moon, and the AI will automatically recognize it and apply the best settings for ISO, exposure, focus and more. Now, users of these devices will be able to show better moon shots in social media, though not as close. Source Via

Apart from the three new Nova devices, HUAWEI also unveiled a new tablet at its most recent launch event.  The MediaPad M6 comes in two variants, 8.4 and 10.8-inches. Both variants are equipped with LCD displays with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Under the hood is a Kirin 980, along with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. They run on EMUI 9.1 on top of Android 9.1 Pie. For imaging, both also sport a 13MP rear camera, and an 8MP front snapper. The larger variant has a 7,500mAh battery, while the smaller one houses a 6,100mAh power pack. Other features include a headphone jack, and a USB-C port. HUAWEI also introduced a keyboard case for extra productivity. The Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch variant is priced at CNY 2,299 (PhP17,214) for a 4GB/64GB Wi-Fi only model, and CNY 3,499 (PhP26,199) for a 4GB/128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular…

After all the rumors and speculations, HUAWEI has finally lifted the curtain off the newest iteration of its Nova series. Say hello to the HUAWEI Nova 5 Pro, Nova 5, and Nova 5i. Nova 5 Pro Leading the pack is the Nova 5 Pro, which sports a 6.39″ OLED display with FHD+ resolution. Under the hood, you get no less than a Kirin 980, backed by 8GB of RAM and either 128GB/256GB of storage. For imaging, the phone boasts four rear shooters – a 48MP main camera, a 16MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP depth camera, and another 2MP dedicated macro camera. Up front is a 32MP snapper. The Nova 5 Pro packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for 40W fast-charging. Nova 5 The Nova 5 shares most of the Pro’s key specifications, including the display, RAM, cameras and battery capacity. The only big difference is that it runs on the…