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Another report confirms dual-camera setup for Huawei P9

Back in October, a leaked photo (see below) showing labels suggested that the upcoming Huawei P9 would sport a dual-rear-facing camera setup. The labels had two cutouts for the rear-facing camera, suggesting that the P9 would feature a dual-camera setup. Now, a new report is re-confirming this rumour.

Huawei P9 to feature Dual-camera setup?

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This is according to XiaomiToday. It reports that the Huawei P9 will feature a rear-facing dual-camera setup.

Apart from re-confirming that the Huawei P9 will feature a rear-facing dual-camera setup, the report also has more information to share about the unannounced device. According to the leak, the smartphone will feature a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, with the possibility that its resolution will be 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). Under the hood is said to be Huawei’s Kirin 950 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU to handle graphics, coupled with 4 GB of RAM.

One of the labels above says “LTE,” while the other says “DELUX.” This is an indication that Huawei is planning to release two versions of their new flagship. If these labels show the real deal, one will obviously support 4G LTE connectivity. As for the “DELUX” version, word on the street is that it will be a bigger version of the P9.

Word on the street is, the larger version will be called the “Huawei P9 Max.” It is said to feature a 6.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Under the hood is expected to be a Kirin 950 SoC, coupled with 4 GB of RAM. It is said to feature 64 GB of internal storage. Lastly, It is said to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box.

As for the Huawei P9’s rumoured launch, recent reports claimed that Huawei is planning to release its next flagship sometime in March, which is less than a year after the Chinese phone maker launched the Huawei P8. The P8 was launched in April of 2015.

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Huawei P9 to launch in March of next year?

Traditionally, Huawei releases new flagships in April of every year. In 2013, the Huawei Ascend P6 was launched in April; in 2014, the Huawei Ascend P7 was launched in April, and this year the Huawei P8 (pictured below) was launched in April. If you’re waiting for the Huawei P9, you may be expecting the upcoming flagship to be released in April of 2016. If a new report is to be believed, this will not be the case next year.

March of 2016 release?

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Chinese-speaking Mobile-dad is responsible for circulating this new rumour. It claims that the Huawei P9 will be available in March of 2016 instead of April.

Here’s what we’ve learned so far:

We’ve learned from past reports that the Huawei P9 will feature a 5.2-inch screen – a similar screen size to its predecessor the Huawei P8, but it is yet to be determined if the screen will be a Quad HD screen (resolution of 1440 x 2560) or a Full HD screen (resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels). The P8 features a 5.2-inch 1080p screen. Like the P6, P7, and P8, the P9 is expected to be made of premium materials and be extremely thin. The P9 will reportedly feature a “curved design,” but it remains a mystery if the design will be curved or if the screen will be curved just like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. These days, almost all flagships sport fingerprint scanners. The P9 is expected to follow this trend.The P9 is said to sport a dual rear-facing camera with laser auto focus. The P9 is expected to rock Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with four Cortex A72s cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, four Cortex A53s clocked at 1.8 GHz, and an ARM Mali-T880 GPU to handle graphics made under the company’s 16 nm process, under the hood. 4 GB of RAM is expected to be on board.

The Huawei P9 Max is also said to be in development. It is a phablet with a 6.2-inch Quad HD screen. It is also expected to be released in 2016, but it is still unconfirmed whether the device will make its official debut alongside the 5.2-inch Huawei P9 or soon after.

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Huawei Mate 8 now available to buy in China?

Towards the end of November, Huawei lifted the lid on currently its most powerful device – the Huawei Mate 8. Initially, it was believed that the device would be available in Q1 2016. It seems, however, that Huawei has other plans, as an exec has announced that the device is now available in China.

Available to buy in China?

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This is according to Chinese-speaking MyDrivers. It reports that Huawei’s smartphone chief, He Gang, announced the Huawei Mate 8 has been launched on the 9th of December in China. He added that 1 million units of the device will be rolling out of the assembly line every month.

Unfamiliar with the Huawei Mate 8? The device  sports a 6-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This works out to a pixel density of 367 ppi. Under the hood is Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with four Cortex A72s cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, four Cortex A53s clocked at 1.8 GHz, and an ARM Mali-T880 GPU to handle graphics made under the company’s 16 nm process. The Mate 8 will be available in a version with 3 GB of RAM and another version with 4 GB of RAM. Its camera combo consists of a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 3-axis OIS and an 8-megapixel Sony IMX179 front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. Storage options include 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB versions. It also features a microSD card slot. There are two versions of the Huawei Mate 8. Keeping the lights on is a 4,000 mAh battery that supports QuickCharging. The Huawei Mate 8 also features an improved fingerprint scanner found on the back of the device. The Huawei Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box with Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.0 slapped on top.

The Huawei Mate 8 will set buyers back around £312.

At the time of writing, the Huawei Mate 8  is yet to land on our shores.

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Huawei Mate 8 now official

After a sea of leaks involving the Huawei Mate 8 phablet, the device has now been officially unveiled by the Chinese smartphone maker.

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The Huawei Mate 8 rocks a 6-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This works out to a pixel density of 367 ppi. Its edges are thinner and are 2.5 D, which means it is slightly curved towards the edges, making the device more comfortable to hold, which is essential for a device this big. Its camera combo consists of a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 3-axis OIS and an 8-megapixel Sony IMX179 front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. There are two versions of the Huawei Mate 8. One features 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, while the other features 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The Huawei Mate 8 also features an improved fingerprint scanner found on the back of the device. According to Huawei, the scanner’s erroneous recognition rate is between 2% and 1%, and the sensor is a 360-degree all-round reader that takes just 0.5 seconds to complete a one-touch unlock. Aside from reading your fingerprint fast to quickly unlock the device, it can also be used to pay for stuff. Sadly, this feature will only be initially available in China. Other uses of the fingerprint scanner is unlocking secure documents, locking applications, stopping the alarm, accessing private photos, and answering calls. Under the hood is Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with four Cortex A72s cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, four Cortex A53s clocked at 1.8 GHz, and an ARM Mali-T880 GPU to handle graphics made under the company’s 16 nm process. Keeping the lights on is a 4,000 mAh battery that Huawei claims to offer 2.36 days of battery life (normal use), and as much as 17 hours of HD video playback. It also supports QuickCharging, which offers battery life that lasts an entire day with only a 30-minute charge. This can all be done via a long press on the scanner.  The Huawei Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box with Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.0 slapped on top.

The Huawei Mate 8 will be released in China sometime in the first quarter of 2016. As for the rest of the world, Huawei will announce more details about the matter at CES 2016, which kicks off in Las Vegas in early January.

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New mid-range metal-clad Huawei G7 Plus makes its official debut – features OIS and a fingerprint scanner

Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot about tomorrow’s flagships, which made us almost not notice the unveiling of the new mid-range Huawei G7 Plus. So what makes the smartphone special? Despite being a mid-range offering, it has more to offer. These include a 90% metal construction, OIS, and a fingerprint scanner.

The Huawei G7 Plus is here

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The G7 Plus rocks a 5.5-inch screen just like its predecessor the G7. However, it offers a much higher resolution. The G7 offers a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (HD), while the G7 Plus offers a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). The G7 Plus still features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, but this time with optical image stabilisation, sapphire lens, an RGBW sensor, and wider aperture, which means better performance in low-light conditions. It also features 32 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for additional storage options. Under the hood is a pretty capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. To keep the lights on, the smartphone features a 3,000 mAh battery. Upgrades include a fingerprint scanner, which is pretty much the trend in the mobile industry these days, and improved an improved speaker chamber. It runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, with Huawei promising to roll out the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update in February of next year.

In terms of design, the Huawei G7 Plus pretty much looks like its  predecessor, but is clad in “90% metal.” This means a more premium look and feel, despite being a mid-range device. Colour options include Silver, Grey, and Gold. It measures 152.5 x 76.5 x 7.5 mm and weighs in at 167 g. The flaw here, however, is that, if you’re looking for a smartphone with almost no bezels, the G7 Plus doesn’t have this to offer. Regardless, its 5.5-inch screen still offers more than enough real estate compared to most devices available in the market.

The Huawei G7 Plus will be first available in Asia for the equivalent of £217 for the SIM free version. Not bad at all for something that offers more bang for the buck.

It is yet to be determined if and when the Huawei G7 Plus will be available in the UK.

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