Huawei has a big winner in Western Europe with the P20 Pro

While Huawei isn’t shipping its top-of-the-line P20 Pro to the U.S., the phone is red hot in Western Europe. The handset that sports a triple-camera setup on back (40MP + 20MP +8MP) is now the Chinese manufacturer’s biggest seller of all time in the region. According to Huawei, in Western Europe the P20 Pro has rung up sales 316% higher than last year’s P10 Plus. Not bad, considering that smartphone sales overall have been flattish.

Huawei notes that most of the demand in Western Europe for the entire P20 line, consisting of the P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite, has been seen in  the U.K., …


Poll results: politics be damned, we want that Huawei P20 Pro!

Huawei was so, so close to officially making it the US markets via a chain of carrier deals. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mo were all on board to sell the Huawei Mate 10, but were pressured to back off in the last moment. The CIA, FBI, and NSA all said that Huawei’s phones are not to be trusted and might be used to spy on users.

We won’t go as far as to discuss spying opportunities and modern portable devices. But the end result is pretty heartbreaking for your average smartphone fan. The triple-camera-equipped, chameleon purple Huawei P20 Pro is not going to make it to the official market. …

Justice Department investigating Huawei for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Chinese phone manufacturer and network supplier Huawei. The company already caught the attention of the U.S. government back in 2012 for its rumored ties with the Chinese government. Earlier this year, U.S. officials warned Americans not to buy Huawei devices for fear that they could spy on U.S. consumers and corporations. Big box electronics retailer Best Buy said last month that it would stop selling Huawei smartphones.

Today’s report says that the Justice Department investigation deals with allegations …

CIA, FBI, NSA say you shouldn't buy the Huawei P20 Pro. Would you?

Early this year, Huawei was so, so close to an actual deal with a US carrier. The Mate 10 was supposed to be compatible with and sold through AT&T. But, alas, politics got in the way. The NSA, FBI, and CIA all say US citizens should tread carefully when using the China-made smartphones and managed to pressure AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile enough for the carriers to back away.

This means that, unfortunately, the shiny new P20 Pro will also not be making it to the carriers’ store shelves. It also doesn’t support a whole lot of LTE bands, so importing one might not be a great idea right …

Huawei is working on giving its virtual assistant the ability to read a user's emotions

Siri, Cortana, Alexa and Google Assistant are virtual personal assistants that will relay information and handle tasks in a robotic sort of way. Emotions are left out of these digital helpers’ responses, which are the same regardless of the current emotional state of the user. Now, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer says that it is working on software that will use AI to help its own virtual personal assistant interact with users on an emotional level. The company released a virtual assistant in China back in 2013 that is used daily by 110 million people, and hopes to enhance it …

The Huawei P20 Pro just won a big photography award

Huawei’s P20 Pro has been given a photography award by the Technical Image Press Association, also known as TIPA. Huawei certainly raised eyebrows with the launch of its latest triple camera-boasting flagship which immediately dethroned the Galaxy S9+ upon launch to take the crown of best smartphone camera according to DxOMark. Now, continuing to impress, the P20 Pro’s camera has once again been honored, this time with the 2018 Best Photo Smartphone award by TIPA.

Winning the award is a huge achievement for Huawei. After all, TIPA is a non-profit organization that partners up …

Blind camera comparison: Huawei P20 Pro vs iPhone X, Galaxy S9+, Pixel 2 XL

It is big, it is shiny, it is powerful, and it has over 90 megapixels at its disposal. That’s the Huawei P20 Pro in a nutshell, an we’ve been playing with it for the past week or so, evaluating every single one of its features as part of our in-depth review. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty good!
But what about that fancy triple camera on its back? Is the Huawei P20 Pro as capable of a shooter as its maker says? And no less importantly, is it a match for today’s top performers in the field? Well, maybe you can help us find out.
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Huawei P20 & P20 Pro Review


Chinese company Huawei has been on a streak in the past few years by selling millions of phones and quickly growing to become the world’s third-largest phone maker, behind Apple and Samsung.

The company planned a loud US debut in early 2018 and was on the verge of launching its flagship phones on AT&T and Verizon Wireless, but lawmakers intervened and the deal fell apart in the last minute. The reason? US politicians say Huawei is “effectively an arm of the Chinese government” and the heads of the FBI, CIA and NSA have recommended people not to use Huawei phones. Huawei, on the other …

Huawei considered the display notch years before the iPhone X

Huawei has been considering the idea of display notches for a number of years. The Chinese company’s most recent flagship lineup features display notches front and center. Speaking at the Huawei Analyst Summit, though, the company’s mobile chief Li Changzhu revealed the company has, in fact, been debating the controversial notches for many years.
According to the executive, Huawei first looked into expanding the smartphone display area “three to four” years before the recent Huawei P20 launch. After debating the new design format for some time, however, the company ultimately …

Kirin processors will remain exclusive to both Huawei & Honor smartphones

Huawei’s Kirin processors will remain exclusive to the company’s devices. It has previously been reported that the Chinese company would begin expanding its processors across the globe via partnerships with other smartphone manufacturers in a bid to take on Samsung. Speaking at the Huawei Global Analyst Conference, however, the company has denied these reports, confirming it currently has no plans to open up its processors to other brands.

Currently, Huawei’s own processors give it a huge advantage when it comes to optimizing its smartphones. After all, the company can not only specially …