Category: News

Huawei launches the 2019 P Smart, with teardrop notch and AI features

Huawei’s original P Smart was a surprising hit, offering an excellent blend of features and performance, with affordable pricing. Now the company is hoping to repeat the success with the announcement of the updated P Smart for 2019. The original P Smart introduced the taller display that was becoming the… [Click for more]

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Xiaomi’s no-nonsense, no-notch, no-hole, Mi Mix 3 is coming to the UK in the new year

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3, with its totally full-screen sliding display, is coming to the UK in the new year. By utilising a slide-up design to reveal the selfie camera(s), the phone can offer a 93.4% screen-to-body ratio, without any notches or cut-out holes. The phone isn’t itself a new release,… [Click for more]

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StorySign app for Android helps deaf children better enjoy storytime, thanks to Huawei’s AI technology

A new app called StorySign, utilising the power of Huawei’s AI technology, will give deaf children a greater chance of enjoying storytime, by assisting parents and children when reading books. The app is available now from the Google Play store, featuring a single book – Spot the Dog – to… [Click for more]

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Planet Computers announces the Cosmo Communicator, its next-generation Psion-inspired digital assistant

Planet Computers has today announced its second Personal Digital Assistant with physical keyboard; the Cosmo Communicator. It follows the launch of the Gemini in 2017, which began shipping in quantity earlier this year. Interested parties will be able to support the Cosmo via crowdfunding, with units shipping from May 2019…. [Click for more]

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Did I forget to mention the other stuff Huawei announced yesterday? Here’s a catch-up of the other Mate 20 phones and wearables

I have no qualms about saying the main product of interest to me, and likely you, at Huawei’s Mate 20 Series launch event yesterday was the announcement of the Mate 20 Pro. But after announcing that and the Mate 20 (not destined for a UK release), Huawei sprung another few… [Click for more]

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Honor 8X Review: The screen size of an iPhone XS Max for almost a fifth of the price. That’s insane.

It doesn’t seem like very long ago that released the Honor Play, the first ‘gaming-centric’ phone from a company targeting ‘brave’ digital natives. It ticked all the right boxes for a respectable £279 retail price, but that hasn’t stopped Honor releasing an even bigger screened device, but with a slightly… [Click for more]

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Nokia aims to shake up the midrange market with the high-performing Nokia 7.1

As flagship phones get increasingly expensive, there’s an ever-growing market in the mid-range for affordable, but still well-performing, smartphones. Today Nokia launched the Nokia 7.1, a sub-£300 (£299) Android phone that offers an affordable phone with a large 5.84-inch HDR display, an enhanced dual-camera set up with Zeiss optics, a… [Click for more]

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Samsung launches triple-camera Galaxy A7 (a hint of what’s to come on the next Galaxy S flagship?)

Samsung has announced its very own triple-camera phone (four cameras if you include the front snapper), which means Huawei is no longer unique in this regard. However, the new Galaxy A7 is not a flagship phone, nor does it utilise the cameras in the same way (a RGB and monochome… [Click for more]

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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Wear 3100 smartwatch platform, offering up to 30 day battery life

Qualcomm has launched its all-new Snapdragon wearable platform, Snapdragon Wear 3100. Although based on the existing 28nm design used in existing watches using Snapdragon Wear 2100, the new ‘killer app’ feature is an ultra-low co-processor that can extend battery life to as high as 30 days, although the actual gains… [Click for more]

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EMUI 9 to bring Huawei and Honor users a slice of Android Pie, plus other new features

Huawei has announced the pending introduction of EMUI 9, the latest version of Huawei’s custom skin to sit on top of Android Pie (Android 9). A beta trial is now starting in Europe, although at this time that excludes the UK. Not that this will stop some from installing the… [Click for more]

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Huawei launches four new colour variants for the P20 Pro, including real leather

With the new Mate 20 handsets on the horizon (including the Mate 20 Lite announced today), Huawei has announced four new colours for the existing P20 Pro; two variants with real-leather backs and two variants with gradient colours – each inspired by nature. There’s not much else to say, as… [Click for more]

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