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Here’s how Huawei's Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are shaping up

Sep 18, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Huawei’s upcoming flagship, the Mate 20, is rumored to have an extremely small teardrop notch and a square camera module.

HUAWEI'S NEW PHONE. There's plenty to tease for the arrival of the Mate 20. Image from Huawei's Twitter.

China's Huawei, ZTE blocked from Australia's 5G network

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:15 AM

(UPDATED) The 'involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law' poses a security risk, says the federal government


Taking photos with the reigning Dxomark champ, the Huawei P20 Pro

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Will it be toppled by upcoming flagships from Samsung, Apple and Google in the final stretch of 2018?

FLASHY. The P20 Pro features one of the most striking colors, 'twilight,' seen in 2018 smartphones. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei tops Apple in tightening smartphone market – IDC

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:48 AM

In the second quarter of 2018, Huawei shipped 54.2 million phones worldwide, second only to Samsung's 71.5 million, and ahead of Apple's 41.3 million, IDC reports

NOVA 3. Huawei's flagship devices launched earlier in the year have seen some excellent reviews, owing to their distinctive design, and industry-leading cameras. The recently launched Nova 3 approximates the flagship P20 series, making high-end technologies more accessible in an increasingly competitive market. Photo from Huawei

Huawei launches quad-camera Nova 3, Nova 3i

Jul 29, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Nova 3i is now available for P15,990 while the Nova 3 will hit stores soon at the starting price of P25,990

UK committee remains wary of Huawei telco equipment in annual report

Jul 24, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The United Kingdom's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre Oversight Board says it can only provided 'limited assurance' that risks relating to Huawei's involvement in UK networks have been sufficiently mitigated

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei Nova 3i quick review: Its P20-like design is a winner

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The quad-camera-sporting Huawei Nova 3i launches on July 28 at the starting price of P15,990

CURVATURE. The design language of the premium P20 phones trickle to Huawei's new midrange offering, the Nova 3i. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: A peek inside Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Check out what we saw in our tour of Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters, including a peek inside their campus, said to be over 140 hectares large

SHENZHEN TOUR. One of Huawei's buildings at its Ox Horn campus. Photos by Kyle Chua.

Samsung heats up 5G race with reveal of 3.5-gigahertz technologies

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The South Korean tech giant claims their equipment is better and safer than that of their rival, China's Huawei Technologies

5G. Network technologies are about to make a big leap as the successor to LTE or 4G networks looms over the horizon. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP


Huawei P20 review: Holding its own with stellar cameras

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:45 AM

While the P20 doesn’t have the triple-camera setup of the P20 Pro, it’s still capable of shooting high-quality images packed with plenty of detail

Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Huawei shares updated schedule of GPU Turbo rollout

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The software update that is said to boost graphics performance will be available for the P20 and P20 Pro starting August of this year

Expect 5G smartphone prototype in early 2019 – Huawei executive

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:01 PM

One design challenge is to keep a 5G phone compact in spite of its 11 antennae compared to 4G phones' 7

NEXT GENERATION. Howy Shu, the senior director and head of 5G New Radio (NR) Wireless Connectivity at Huawei Device Company, shared some of his insights and forecasts of what the technology could bring in the coming years to the media at Shanghai, China last June 27. All photos by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Huawei Matebook X Pro to launch in PH

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The Matebook D and E will also be hitting local shores likely within the next month

MATEBOOK X PRO. Huawei's flagship laptop has a 91% screen-to-body ratio. Photo from Huawei


Facebook bug hits 14M users, and 3 more things in cybersecurity this week

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:53 PM

From a Facebook bug setting private posts to public, to a data breach at a DNA testing service, MyHeritage, it's your weekly roundup of Cybersecurity news

Smart launches 5G research facility, reports speed of 6.5Gbps in test

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The telco aims for a '5G-ready' network by 2020

5G TEST. Smart's test of its 5G technologies shows speeds of 6.5 gigabits per second (Gbps). Photo from Smart


Cheap but sleek Xiaomi and OnePlus making noise in Europe

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Chinese top-range phones are often around half the price of those made by US and Korean rivals, with fans professing that they're just as elegant, functional and durable


Huawei denies collecting Facebook user data

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Huawei responds to security concerns raised by US authorities, saying that they didn't collect or store any Facebook user data, and that the partnership was only to make Facebook services more convenient for users

HUAWEI. The Chinese firm is among the many device makers Facebook has data partnerships with. The Facebook-Huawei deal, however, is facing closer scrutiny as US lawmakers have flagged the Chinese brand over suspected security concerns. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Facebook deals with Huawei draw ire from U.S. lawmakers

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Facebook counters, saying its deal with phone makers – which also includes other Chinese firms Lenovo, OPPO, and TCL – placed tight limits on what could be done with data


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Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'It is for sure not the death of the smartphone; it is the death of the growth of the smartphone market,' says an analyst

Telecom equipment company Huawei CEO Richard Yu presents the new P20 smartphone in Paris on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT

China's Huawei under U.S. probe for Iran sanctions violations – report

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Huawei is under tough scrutiny in the United States, where government national security officials say that its alleged close links to the Chinese government make it a security risk

China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report

Apr 23, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The 99-page report by Human Rights Watch analyzes more than 36,000 job advertisements posted between 2013 and 2018 on Chinese recruitment and company websites and on social media platforms

Huawei P20 phones leap over iPhone X, Galaxy S9 in camera rankings

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The P20 Pro scores a 109 on DxOMark, 10 points higher than the previous top-rated phone, the Samsung Galaxy S9+

P20 PRO. The P20 Pro is priced at 899 euros while the standard is priced at 649 euros. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Here are the specs of Huawei's new flagships, the P20 and P20 Pro

Mar 28, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Huawei's new phones carry a 40MP RGB camera and a 20MP monochrome one

P20 PRO. The Pro, on the other hand, with its tri-camera setup, costs 899 euros. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


The Huawei P20: Expected specs and features

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:36 PM

We round up the rumors and leaks surrounding Huawei’s upcoming flagship set to be unveiled on March 27

ALLEGED P20 PRO. This leak here by renowned leaker Evan Blass shows the pro variant of the Huawei P20. Photo from Evan Blass' Twitter page


Huawei Nova 2 lite pre-orders to come with free JBL Bluetooth headphones

Mar 15, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Huawei's Nova 2 lite is priced at P9,990. Meanwhile, the free headphones for pre-orders are valued at P4,599.

NOVA 2 LITE. The budget phone features a 5.99-inch 18:9 display. All photos by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler


Leaker Evan Blass shows off Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro

Mar 08, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The prominent leaker also shows some of the other colors that Huawei's new flagships will come in

ALLEGED P20 PRO. The leak by renowned leaker Evan Blass shows the 3 different variants of the Huawei P20. Photo from Evan Blass/Twitter


New Huawei P20 leaks show 3 rear cameras, and P43,800 estimated price

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:31 PM

A pair of alleged promotional images show a three-camera setup while another leak purports a €679 price tag for the standard model

Official photo from Huawei


Huawei Mate 10 gets P3,000 price cut, Pro model down by P2,000

Mar 06, 2018 - 5:07 PM

The brand slashes the price of its flagships right after their rivals announce their new devices at the 2018 Mobile World Congress

PRICE DROP. Huawei gives their 2017 flagships a price cut less than 5 months after their release. Photo from Huawei


4 future Android phones expected to have iPhone X notch

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The ASUS ZenFone 5 is the first high-profile Android phone to sport the iPhone X notch. It's not alone. Huawei, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and OPPO may be joining the party


Huawei launches new tablet, laptop in flagship phone hiatus

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Huawei will be launching the P20 smartphone on March 27 instead

Huawei Mate 10 Pro drives a Porsche at MWC 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Huawei's AI-powered smartphone flexes its muscle at the world's biggest phone show

PHONE SMARTS. Picture taken of a Porsche Panamera car driven by the Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone outside the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 26, 2018, on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP


#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:20 AM

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Huawei chief defends group against espionage concerns

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:42 PM

'Huawei's HQ is based in China and if that's enough to be seen as a group that can't be trusted, it can be quite problematic,' Huawei CEO Ken Hu says

HUAWEI. People walk by the Huawei stand at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona. Photo by Pau Barrena / AFP

Huawei teases 3-camera P20 phone but leaks point to dual-camera system

Feb 24, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Huawei intends to reveal its new phone on March 27, according to their online teaser

P20 TEASER. Huawei teases its next flagship phone, showing the location of the launch event and the date. Screenshot from Huawei


WATCH: What are the differences between the Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro?

Feb 11, 2018 - 7:45 PM

What features justify the Mate 10 Pro's higher price? What features does it lack that might break the deal for some? We compare the two versions of Huawei's flagships here

10 PRO. The Pro is P6,000 more expensive than the standard Mate 10 but is fitted with the a trendier 18:9 display. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


10 predictions for smartphones this 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

What innovations and features should we expect from the smartphone industry this coming year? We take a look into our crystal ball


Huawei deal to sell phones through AT&T in US falls through – reports

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:51 AM

Huawei still plans to sell a version of its Mate 10 not tied to a specific carrier. However, the failure to secure a contract with AT&T or fellow US giant Verizon drastically limits the Chinese company's growth in the American market.

WATCH: Why the Huawei Mate 10 was among 2017's best flagships

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:10 PM

In a nutshell: great specs at a very competitive price


PLDT, Smart ink another partnership deal with Huawei

Jan 02, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The $28.5-million wireless service deal is expected to improve the telco giant's wireless service

ANOTHER HUAWEI DEAL. PLDT group chief Manuel Pangilinan says the partnership will enable his firm's wireless services under the brands PLDT, Smart, Sun and TNT to become much more agile, efficient and resilient in developing digital services. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What can AI really do for your phone?

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Phones just got smarter – again

Huawei AI expert Eric Zhou on AI as the future of mobile phones

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Huawei is betting on AI as the next big frontier for smartphones. Watch our interview with one of their AI experts who tells us why they believe so


Top 5 highest-selling smartphone makers in the world for Q3 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 5:04 PM

IDC reports that an estimated 373.1 million smartphones were sold worldwide from July 1 to September 30, 2017. Samsung leads once again, selling 83.3 million of those

STANDING TALL. Samsung continues to lead the pack, with solid choices across the range. But Chinese brands led by Huawei are gaining ground fast, posting some of the biggest gains. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP


New Huawei Mate 10 bets on AI in challenge to Apple, Samsung

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The Chinese tech titan reveals its high-end smartphone just weeks after Apple unveiled its top-of-the-line iPhone X – a bold, timing choice seen as a direct challenge to the American company

Huawei Mate 10 Pro leaked ahead of October 16 announcement

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Tech reporter Evan Blass shows off the purported Huawei Mate 10 Pro on Twitter

THE MATE 10 PRO. A leaked photo of Huawei's Mate 10 Pro. Image from Evan Blass - @evleaks on Twitter.

Huawei overtakes Apple in global smartphone market for the first time

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Chinese giant moves to second place in sales race outselling Apple in June and July 2017 according to research firm Counterpoint

HUAWEI. The brand's logo appears at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017, June 28 to 30, 2017. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei takes aim at Samsung Note 8 with #beyondthegalaxy posts

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:56 PM

One tweet says Welcome to the Dual Camera Family – a possible reference to Samsung s first dual cam phone the Galaxy Note 8

#BEYONDTHEGALAXY. The hashtag appears below the upcoming Mate 10 (far right), a reference to Samsung's Galaxy phones. Image from Huawei Australia/Twitter

IN PHOTOS: Day 2 of Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:41 AM

We visit Huawei s Research and Development Center and see more of the Mobile World Congress booths including those of Toyota Vivo Motorola and the drone racing track


IN PHOTOS: Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 day 1

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Check out the sights at the opening day of Asia s biggest mobile expo

Huawei flagships P10 priced at P28,990, P10 Plus at P36,990

Apr 07, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Pre orders run from April 6 to 20 First batch to ship starting April 15