While there is always a chance that a new device from any manufacturer is right around the corner at any given moment, Huawei is a company that can manage to have one device leak out at the beginning of a month, and then launch something completely different at the end of it. That’s where their new Honor 6 comes in.
Huawei is one of the major players in China and its neighboring regions. With its range of Ascend and Honor smartphones, the company has made inroads in the midrange and high end market segments in a big way. And today we’re coming across a new device from the company leaking out in a press photo.
Huawei has just taken the wraps off the Ascend P7 smartphone, which is a successor to last year’s Ascend P6. For those unaware, the Ascend series is usually seen packing the company’s flagship hardware with the latest version of its proprietary Emotion UI running on top of the latest version of Android.
Huawei’s upcoming Glory 3X smartphone has just leaked out online, and this would have normally been a pretty standard story, if it weren’t for what we’re seeing in those images — a potential lawsuit from Samsung.
Along with a couple of MediaPad tablets, Huawei also announced a mid-range smartphone with LTE Cat4 support — the Ascend G6 — and its first ever smartband, the TalkBand B1. The G6 shares similar design cues from its higher-end sibling, the P6, inside a smaller body with more modest specs.
Huawei, pronounced WAH-WAY, today announced a couple of new tablets at its press conference in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona — the MediaPad X1 and M1. The former is a 7-inch tablet with phone capabilities while the latter is a budget-oriented tablet with support for LTE Cat 4 networks.
2014’s Mobile World Congress will technically be underway on February 24, i.e. next Monday, but since Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy S5 then, all other MWC exhibitors are in danger of having their product announcements go completely unnoticed.
Remember the OUYA Kickstarter project and how for a brief moment in time, people actually believed that Android gaming would suddenly become a thing? Well, that project failed, and since then we’ve seen an infinite number of companies offer the exact same product. There was the Mad Catz MOJO, NVIDIA Shield, the GameStick, the MOJA controller, the iConsoleTV, and the list just goes on and on. For some strange reason, Huawei has decided that they too want a plot in the Android Gaming Cemetery, so they’ve announced “Tron”.
Huawei, the Chinese smartphone vendor that makes devices you and I might not be interested in, but budget minded consumers love, changed their slogan in February of this year to “Make it Possible”. Don’t believe me? Here’s the press release. Today, LG is announcing that they too have decided to change their slogan. It used to be “Life’s Good”, but now it’s “It’s All Possible“.
Metal, it seems, is in. And thank goodness, after several years of plastic ascendency, we now have devices like the HTC One and One mini, the 2012 Motorolas (to some extent) and, of course, the Apple iPhone 4 and 5. Metal is tough (albeit prone to small chipping if dropped, but at least the phone will stay intact) and conductive to heat (so, in theory, feels cool and premium in the hand when picked up).