Huawei launches new phone with own version of Android
MUNICH (AP) — Huawei is launching a new flagship smartphone that will run on the Chinese tech giant's own version of Google's Android operating system because of U.S. export sanctions. The Chinese tech giant unveiled the Mate 30 series of phones at an event in Munich, Germany on Thursday. The device wasn't expected to come with popular Google apps such as Chrome, YouTube, Gmail or the Google Play Store, limiting its appeal to consumers. Huawei, the world's second-biggest smartphone maker, is fighting to save its business after the Trump administration blocked access to U.S. components and technology in May on national security grounds.
Huawei’s much-delayed folding phone, the Mate X, is finally going on sale next month. The company announced the news at a launch event today attended and reported on by Sina Digital.
The Mate X is a 5G phone with Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor and Barong 5000 modem, and it has a dual-cell 4,500mAh battery that can reportedly be filled to 85 percent in half an hour with 55W fast charging. When unfolded, the screen is 8 inches diagonal, and when it’s closed it’s like having a phone with a 6.6-inch screen on the front and a 6.38-inch panel on the back.
Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, which opens up like a book, the Mate X’s screen wraps around the outside of the clamshell device. This should make it more usable as a conventional phone than the Galaxy Fold, but the plastic-covered screen faces an even greater durability challenge since it’s constantly exposed.
Huawei just revealed a new smartphone, and this one doesn't have Google apps either
Huawei has just announced the Nova 5T, its latest mid-range smartphone, although the lack of Google apps may ruin its chances of success.Huawei launched the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro last month, which didn't have access to Google Play services, and it has now unveiled the Nova 5T, its latest mid-range device.
We’ll have to see how the Mate X holds up, because it is not a cheap device. It’ll start shipping in China on November 15th for 16,999 yuan, or about $2,400, which gets you a model with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
As for an international release, Huawei tells The Verge in a statement that “Our strategy is based on carriers’ 5G roll out in different regions. So far, Huawei has made the Huawei Mate X available in the China market on November 15. A global launch plan is under review.”
Meanwhile, Huawei also announced that it’s shipped 200 million smartphones already in 2019, having reached that milestone 64 days earlier than it did last year. The real proof of the company’s resilience, however, will come once we have year-on-year results that factor in Google-less phones like the Mate 30 Pro.
Huawei displaces Apple from second place of the most successful smartphone manufacturer
Apple has lost its second place in the ranking of the world's most successful smartphone maker to Huawei. The Chinese electronics company has overtaken the competitors from Cupertino and now ranked after Samsung on the place of the largest smartphone producers. However, this will remain doubtful in the medium to long term. Because Apple is facing the next offensive.
According to market research firm, in the months of June and July of this year, Huawei sold for the first time more smartphones than the Tim Cook group. The sales figures for August have not been announced by the Chinese company, but they are likely to be similar to those seen in the previous two months.
Development is an important milestone for Huawei, says Counterpoint Research boss Peter Richardson in a statement, and the result of the company's continued investment in research and development, an aggressive marketing campaign and the expansion of its sales channels. The fact that Huawei will claim the second place of the most successful smartphone manufacturers in the medium and long term, which Counterpoint Research considers unlikely. And for several reasons.
First, Apple is about to launch its next generation iPhone. The Group will introduce its next smartphone flagship, the iPhone 8, on September 12th. Secondly, Huawei is still too dependent on the Chinese market, where the manufacturer holds the top position of the most successful smartphone manufacturers. In Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, the Group is successful with its mobile phones. However, he is underrepresented in the wholesale markets of South Asia, India and North America.Huawei needs smartphone bestseller
Third, Huawei is missing it on a smartphone bestseller, as Counterpoint Research notes. Apple and Samsung are ahead of the catching competitor. Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are currently the best-selling mobile phones in the world with a market share of 4.0 and 2.9, respectively. Behind them are Oppos R11 and A57 with 2.1 resp. 2.0 percent. Samsung's S8 comes in fifth with a market share of 1.8 percent. A model from Huawei is not even in the top ten in the ranking of the market research company.
What is not, may still be. Because Huawei brings in October its new premium smartphone Mate 10 on the market. However, it remains to be seen whether the device will survive the new-fashioned slim bezel, the camera from Leica and the innovative Kirin 970 processor with an AI chip against Samsung's S8 and Apple iPhone series.
And the world's best smartphone cameras of 2019 are … .
A leading global authority on optical measurement, DxOMark Image Labs has unveiled its ranking of the best smartphone cameras in 2019. For selfies, that is to say for front cameras, models by Samsung lead the field. Finally, when it comes to video recording, the iPhone 11 Pro Max stands out, especially for its capacity to record HDR sequences, which allow for a wider dynamic color range as well as better highlight and shadow details.The top 5 smartphone cameras (score)1. Huawei Mate 30 Pro, 121Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition, 1213. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, 117Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, 1175.