It's no secret that Huawei is intent on joining the big boys in the smartphone arena, and the Ascend D Quad is undoubtedly its most promising attempt yet. The manufacturer is determined to make some serious headway into the world of handset relevance dominance, and the Ascend D Quad -- alongside its larger-battery XL brother -- are ready to play ball in the specs game. With a homegrown 1.
What is a flagship? For some companies, it's about cramming as many features into a device as physics allows. For Huawei, it means something else entirely: Though it creates smartphones for the power-hungry crowd, its most eye-catching devices typically favor mass appeal over brawn. Exhibit A: theAscend P7, a smartphone that emphasizes design and user-friendliness over a blowsy spec sheet.
Huawei's a smartphone manufacturer that likes to stay very muchon trend. At IFA this year, it unveiledthe latest device in its large-screen Ascend Mate series, which includes a fingerprint sensor akin to that of theHTC One MaxandiPhone 5s.
Earlier this year we had a bit of rage going on when it was announced that the brand new Huawei Ascend Mate2 would not be getting an upgrade to the newest version of Android. At that time, it was suggested that only the USA-based version of the Mate2 would be getting no update to Android KitKat. Today Huawei has announced that they'll instead be SKIPPING KitKat and going straight to Android 5.
Huawei'ssuper-sized flagshipmay've taken center stage at the company's IFA press conference, but there was still plenty of love in reserve for another new addition to its product range: the Ascend G7. It also caters to those who like their screens big, and the spec sheet is nothing to shrug at.
Smartphone users who invested in Huawei 's first big product in the US can now breath a sigh of relief. After receiving no small amount of flak from their users, the Chinese OEM has "reassessed" their update strategy and have now announced that the gigantic Ascend Mate2 will indeed be updated to Android 5.0 after all.
Huawei's career trajectory from Chinese white-label OEM to brand mainstream users "know" really hit a milestone with theAscend P6. After all, this was the device that was designed to blend the best of iOS and Android into a mainstream device that looked good.
Huawei has rolled out a couple interesting smartphones with the Ascend G7 being unveiled in Germany this week and the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition being unveiled in China. The Ascend G7 features a 5.5-inch screen with HD resolution and enhanced 4G LTE Cat4 connectivity. The G7 also gets a 13MP rear camera. The G7 is 7.6mm thick and tips the scales at 165g.
Huawei has rolled out a couple interesting smartphones with the Ascend G7 being unveiled in Germany this week and the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition being unveiled in China. The Ascend G7 features a 5.5-inch screen with HD resolution and enhanced 4G LTE Cat4 connectivity. The G7 also gets a 13MP rear camera. The G7 is 7.
This is not the first time this has happened – all the more sad for the smartphone industry – but as of the moment, benchmarking outfit Futuremark is booting the relatively new Huawei Ascend P7 from its databases. You will remember that Samsung was the first big name caught for trying to “game” benchmarking results, and Huawei is the latest culprit.
Huawei looks to be at it again, and just might be working on a follow-up for the AScend P7. The Ascend P8 (a name you might have guessed they’d go with) is now grist for the rumor mill. A new report out of China is giving up some details on this one, but not the full boat just yet.
You might have been distracted by Microsoft's colorful glossy Nokia X2 reveal, but Huawei will grab your attention with its somewhat strangely named Honor 6 flagship. Aside from sporting what is touted to be a processor as fast as Qualcomm's beasts, this smartphone boasts of a incredibly thin bezels that give more space to the device's screen. That screen measures 5.
Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!Huawei is next in line for hardwareannouncements at IFA 2014, and it brings another mid-ranger to it’s already huge line of decently-priced smartphones. This one is dubbed the Ascend G7, and should be available in select markets in September of this year. G7 boasts a 5.5-inch, 720p IPS display.
A new Huawei Ascend phone is said to be in the works right now and is currently being tested internally according to MyDrivers, a Chinese website. Rumor has it that this smartphone will be a follow up to the Huawei Ascend P7 which was released earlier this year. The Huawei Ascend P8 is expected to be unveiled at the CES 2015 this coming January so this should be interesting.
In our excitement over Android 5.0 , we might have been guilty of forgetting that there are those who still live in a Jelly Bean world. As if to douse cold water over enthusiasm, Huawei 's US outfit has just announced that its previous flagship, the Ascend Mate2 , will not even be getting Android 4.4 KitKat .
Gionee is not a popular brand but it’s been trying to come up with interesting handsets that could rival the more in-demand models. This Chinese phone manufacturer has recently introduced the Marathon M3 smartphone that boasts of a 5,000 mAh battery.
Can a 6.1-inch smartphone ever be accepted in the mainstream? That was what Jonathan Fingas asked while reviewingHuawei's Ascend Mate, and found the answer to be a resounding "no." The handset offered a lot of things that did impress him, including a staggering battery life, big display and the company's Emotion UI.