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Huawei Targets 200 Million Phone Sales Globally in 2018, Closing in on Apple

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:15 am PDT by
Chinese mobile maker Huawei expects to ship 200 million smartphones globally by the end of the year, bringing it within range of Apple as the second-largest vendor worldwide behind Samsung (via The South China Morning Post). The target was announced by mobile chief Richard Yu Chengdong as the Chinese company launched the latest additions to its mid-range smartphone line-up, the Nova 3 and Nova ...
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Huawei and Xiaomi Could Get Major Boost in United States With AT&T and Verizon Sales Partnerships

Friday December 15, 2017 6:36 am PST by
Chinese smartphone makers Huawei and Xiaomi are reportedly in discussions with carriers AT&T and Verizon, who may begin selling each company's flagship Android smartphones in the United States as early as next year. The negotiations are still in progress, and it's possible no final agreements will materialize, according to Bloomberg News. The news echoes an earlier report from The...
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Huawei Mate 10 to Feature 4,000mAh Battery, Coming on October 16

Friday October 6, 2017 3:26 am PDT by
Huawei continued to ratchet up its hype machine on Thursday by revealing on Twitter that its upcoming Mate 10 smartphone will feature a 4,000mAh battery. The Chinese company divulged the key detail via social media, which it has previously used to troll Apple as well as promote the built-in artificial intelligence capabilities of its forthcoming flagship device. The tweet was accompanied by...
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Huawei Ad Teases 'The Real AI Phone', Mocks Facial Recognition in Clear Dig at Apple

Monday September 18, 2017 4:39 am PDT by
Chinese mobile maker Huawei has taken to trolling Apple in a new Facebook ad that pokes fun at the iPhone X's neural engine and urges people to wait for "the real AI phone" – a reference to its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mate 10, set to debut next month. The short ad takes aim at Apple's Face ID feature on the new iPhone X, and uses a jaunty clown emoji animation on a smartphone...
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Apple Facing Struggle to Convince Chinese Smartphone Users to Switch Allegiance [Updated]

Friday September 8, 2017 4:57 am PDT by
Apple is facing an uphill struggle in its attempts to wean Chinese smartphone users off cheaper rival devices in a saturated mobile market, according to a new Bloomberg report. With Apple gearing up to sell its most ambitious but most expensive iPhone yet, local competitors like Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are already poised to compete by launching their own less expensive feature-packed devices...
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Huawei Unveils AI Mobile Chipset Said to Rival A11 Processor in Upcoming iPhones

Sunday September 3, 2017 5:55 am PDT by
On Saturday, Chinese mobile maker Huawei unveiled its first artificial intelligence smartphone chipset, which it hopes will lure customers away from Apple's upcoming range of new iPhones and towards the Asian company's "most powerful handset yet", the Mate 10, which is set to debut next month (via Nikkei Asian Review). Huawei touted the Kirin 970 AI mobile chipset's built-in "neural...
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Chinese Mobile Makers Set to Ride Wave of 'iPhone 8' Fever With All-Screen Models

Wednesday August 23, 2017 2:44 am PDT by
China-based smartphone vendors are set to follow Apple lockstep into the all-screen handset era as competition in the Chinese smartphone market heats up in the second half of 2017 (via DigiTimes). With much of the media attention focused on the imminent launch of Apple's "iPhone 8" with edge-to-edge OLED display this September, rival mobile makers including Huawei, Xiaomi, and Gionee have been ...
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Apple May Briefly Drop to World's Third Largest Smartphone Maker For First Time Since 2011

Thursday August 10, 2017 8:06 am PDT by
Chinese company Huawei will likely become the world's second largest smartphone maker in the third quarter, based on shipments from July through September, according to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. The report, citing sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain, said sales of Huawei's high-end smartphones like the P10 and Mate 9, as well as its more affordable Honor-branded models, have...
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Huawei Boosts Goal of Outselling iPhone as AT&T Agrees to Carry Its Upcoming Flagship

Friday August 4, 2017 9:16 am PDT by
AT&T has tentatively agreed to sell a flagship smartphone made by Chinese company Huawei, according to The Information. The report, citing people familiar with the matter, said the device AT&T carries may resemble Huawei's upcoming Mate 10 smartphone, a new high-end model that the company is rumored to unveil in Europe this October. However, the smartphone could have a different name in the...
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Huawei Closing in Fast on Apple in Smartphone Sales According to Latest Estimate

Wednesday August 2, 2017 5:49 am PDT by
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei aims to become the world's largest smartphone maker by 2021, ahead of both Apple and Samsung, and the latest market share data suggests it continues to make progress towards that goal. Huawei P10 Huawei shipped an estimated 38.4 million smartphones in the June quarter, a 20 percent increase over a year ago, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. By...
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Huawei Continues to Catch Apple, But Still Fighting to Gain Popularity in United States

Thursday April 27, 2017 8:35 am PDT by
Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, continued to gain on Apple in the first three months of the year, with an impressive 21.7 percent growth, according to market research firm IDC. Huawei shipped an estimated 34.2 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter, capturing 9.8 percent market share, based on data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. That's up ...
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MWC 2017: Huawei and LG Unveil New Phones and Smartwatches

Sunday February 26, 2017 12:17 pm PST by
The Mobile World Congress 2017 officially opened today in Barcelona, where some of the biggest names in mobile technology gather annually to show off their latest products. With Apple skipping MWC as in previous years and Samsung choosing to delay the announcement of its next flagship phone, this year's event offers a better opportunity for their smaller rivals to hog the limelight. LG G6...
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Huawei Developing New Voice Assistant to Take On Siri

Wednesday February 15, 2017 12:01 pm PST by
Huawei, currently the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer, is planning on developing its own voice assistant to compete with Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and Alphabet's Google Assistant, reports Bloomberg. The company is said to have more than a hundred engineers that are in the early stages of developing the AI assistant. Sources that spoke to Bloomberg say Huawei plans to...
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Former 'I'm a Mac' Actor Justin Long Joins New Huawei Ad Campaign

Tuesday January 31, 2017 11:58 am PST by
Actor Justin Long, well known for his role in Apple's popular "Get a Mac" ad campaign, has signed on to star in a series of Huawei commercials promoting the company's latest Mate 9 smartphone. Huawei reportedly sought out Long due to his past work with Apple, despite the fact that Long hasn't been in an Apple ad since 2009. "It was key when we considered Justin as a possible partner for...
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Huawei Closing in on Apple, Aims to Become World's Largest Smartphone Maker Within Four Years

Wednesday January 25, 2017 11:53 am PST by
Since 2011, the worldwide smartphone market has been dominated by Apple and Samsung. The elusive third-best spot, meanwhile, has failed to be held down by one vendor for an extended period of time, changing hands between Nokia, BlackBerry, Xiaomi, and Huawei over the past six years. In 2014, it looked like low-priced Chinese vendor Xiaomi had firmly cemented its position as the world's...
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CES 2017: Huawei to Pre-Load Amazon Alexa Virtual Assistant in its Flagship Smartphone

Thursday January 5, 2017 3:02 am PST by
We've seen it in third-party speakers and cars already at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but Amazon's Alexa is also about to become a smartphone personal assistant. Chinese mobile company Huawei used CES 2017 to announce it will be the first handset maker in the U.S. to pre-load the voice-activated AI into a phone. The HUAWEI MATE 9 will be the first smartphone to ...
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Samsung Doubles Apple's Share of Smartphone Market as Customers Await iPhone 7

Thursday July 28, 2016 9:00 am PDT by
The latest data from market research firm IDC reveals that Samsung shipped nearly twice as many smartphones as Apple in the fiscal third quarter. Android-based Galaxy smartphone shipments totaled an estimated 77 million, compared to 40.4 million iPhones, during the three-month period that ended in late June. For Apple, the fiscal third quarter is seasonally its lowest of the year. Samsung...
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iPad Declines Yet Again Amid Worst Tablet Quarter Since 2012

Thursday April 28, 2016 7:58 am PDT by
The latest data from research firms IDC and Strategy Analytics reveals that iPad market share declined for the ninth consecutive quarter as the worldwide tablet market continues to slow. Apple now has between 22.1 and 25.9-percent market share among tablet vendors, down from between 24.3 and 27.2-percent in the year-ago quarter. Apple reported iPad sales of 10.3 million during the March...
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iPhone Drops to 15% Market Share as Smartphone Market Goes Flat

Wednesday April 27, 2016 7:16 am PDT by
The latest data from research firm IDC reveals that Apple's smartphone market share dropped to 15.3 percent in the March quarter as the worldwide smartphone market fell nearly flat during the first three months of 2016. Apple yesterday reported iPhone sales of 51.2 million during the three-month period ending March 26, compared to 61.2 million units and 18.3 percent market share in the...
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Huawei Introduces Dual Camera Smartphone with Refocusing and Improved Low Light Performance

Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:55 am PDT by
Amid rumors that Apple plans to release a dual camera feature in the iPhone 7 Plus, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei today unveiled the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, a set of smartphones that are equipped with impressive dual camera setups with some interesting capabilities. The 5.2 and 5.5-inch P9 and P9 Plus both come with dual 12-megapixel rear cameras equipped with Leica-certified lenses....