The latest smartphone from Huawei has just been unveiled and it comes with a dual selfie camera. Huawei Y8s was listed on Huawei's website in the Arab country of Jordan. The device comes with a 6.5 inches IPS LCD touchscreen display with Full HD+ resolution, and on the panel is a small notch at the top wide enough to accommodate the 2 selfie cameras which comprise a main 8MP wide angle lens plus a 2MP depth sensor for background blur. The back panel features also a dual rear camera setup which has a main 48MP wide angle lens accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor just like the selfie camera. Both are lined up in a vertical array, with an LED flash. Sadly Huawei Y8s doesn't come with the latest Android OS meaning it runs on EMUI 9.1 UI based on Android 9 (Pie) and is powered by Hisillicon Kirin 710 chipset. The device comes in 2 storage variants - 4GB RAM to 64GB and 128GB storage capacity. The battery is at 4000 mAh chargeable with a Micro USB connector. Although Huawei Y8s is already officially listed, however there is no word regarding the price and availability. Click to view the full specifications of Huawei Y8s
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - JKM-LX2 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - JKM-LX3 HSDPA 900 / 2100 - JKM-LX14G bands1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41 - JKM-LX2 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28 - JKM-LX3 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 - JKM-LX1SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A LAUNCHAnnounced2020, May 6StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2020, May BODYDimensions162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.32 in)Weight180 g (6.35 oz)SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSize6.5 inches, 103.7 cm2 (~82.8% screen-to-body ratio)Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi density) PLATFORMOSAndroid 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1, no Google Play ServicesChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)CPUOcta-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)GPUMali-G51 MP4 MEMORYCard slotmicroSDXCInternal64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM MAIN CAMERADual48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panoramaVideo1080p@30fps SELFIE CAMERADual8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)FeaturesHDRVideo1080p@30fps SOUNDLoudspeakerYes3.5mm jackYes COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotBluetooth4.2, A2DP, LEGPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSUSBmicroUSB 2.0 FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh batteryChargingCharging 10W MISCColorsEmerald Green, Midnight BlackModelsJKM-LX1, JKM-LX2, JKM-LX3
Shortly after the US ban saga, it seems the company is really determined to maintain/achieve some level of independence. The Chinese tech giant however has confirmed that it is working on its own mapping service called Map Kit - an alternative to Google Maps. Currently, Huawei cannot use Google services, including Google Maps, in its smartphones. Actually, the company cannot use US technologies without some sort of special approval from US govt. This is why it has been taking initiatives to stand on its own. According to the Chinese media, Map Kit is not directly for consumer use, but rather a tool for software developers to harness the software capabilities. Map Kit will reportedly offer real-time traffic conditions, lane change recognition, and augmented reality features. It will be connected to local mapping services, cover 150 countries and regions, and be available in 40 languages.
Huawei’s new version of its mobile interface – Emui 10 will be released in September and the company has announced the devices that will be receiving the update this year. Emui 10 is based on Google’s Android Q which will also be released around the same time. Emui 10 comes with various features which includes; enhanced dark mode, refined interface, new camera interface, new themes, wallpapers, fonts, system animation, Huawei HiCar, GPU Turbo, Link Turbo, Super File System (EROFS), and more. Here are the first devices to get Emui 10: Scheduled for September 8 Huawei P30 Huawei P30 Pro Scheduled for late September Huawei Mate 20 Huawei Mate 20 Pro Huawei Mate 20 X Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Scheduled for late September under the name Magic UI 3.0 Huawei Honor 20 Huawei Honor 20 Pro Huawei Honor V20 Huawei Honor Magic 2
Have you seen the recent addition/release to the Huawei Y series? It’s called Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 - successor to the Huawei Y9 2019. The Y9 and Y9 Prime are really similar with certain specifications, although there are some major differences as the Y9 Prime is actually supposed to be an upgrade. Question then is, what sets them aside? Well, we won’t bore you by going into detailed specifications and builds of both phones. We will quickly state the attributes both phones do not have in common in this article. However, if you are the full specifications type of human, kindly view this from the phone specifications section on our blog. Now let’s get right to it… The major difference between the phones is the design/display type; while the Y9 2019 features a 6.5 inch panel with a notch that houses two front cameras instead of one, the Y9 prime 2019 has a 6.59-inch screen size with full-HD+ resolution which is a bit larger than the Y9. The Y9 Prime has a notch free screen display and this is because of the 16MP Motorized pop-up AI selfie camera which is fast becoming the trend for some smartphones in 2019 by the way, and unlike the y9 Prime 2019, the y9 2019 packs a double 16 + 2 MP front camera as mentioned earlier. Speaking of cameras, the Y9 Prime sports a triple camera set up at the rear, consisting of a 16 MP wide angle, 8 MP ultrawide sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. Y9 2019 on the other hand came with a double 13 MP and 2 MP depth sensor similar to the selfie camera. Another difference is the operating system that powers both phones; while Y9 runs on Android Oreo (8), Y9 Prime is based on the latest Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9, although, both phones are powered by the Kirin 710 octa-core chipset and a 4000 mAh battery. When it comes to connectivity, Y9 2019 still uses a Micro USB, while its successor, Y9 prime 2019, uses a 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. And lastly, Y9 Prime comes in one RAM and storage option - 4GB RAM and 128 inbuilt storage which doubles the 64GB storage of the Y9 2019. You can see that although the Y9 2019 is not bad at all, the Y9 Prime 2019 is quite a catch. However, don’t forget to order…
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE LAUNCH Announced 2019, May Status Available. Released 2019, August BODY Dimensions 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm (6.44 x 3.04 x 0.35 in) Weight 196.8 g (6.95 oz) Build Front glass, plastic back SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) DISPLAY Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 6.59 inches, 106.6 cm2 (~84.3% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density) PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9 Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm) CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) GPU Mali-G51 MP4 MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 1 TB Internal 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM MAIN CAMERA Triple 16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF 8 MP (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor Features LED flash, HDR, panorama Video 1080p@30fps SELFIE CAMERA Single Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0 Video 1080p@30fps SOUND Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack Yes Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Radio FM radio USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery MISC Colors Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue
Apparently the U.S government and the Chinese government have settled their dispute regarding the trade ban. For those that were never aware, sometime in May, the United State President Trump placed a ban on Companies from doing business with Huawei due to claims of threats on national security. This was quite a setback for the Chinese tech giant, although, they now their own software. We guess they had anticipated an occurrence of this magnitude. However, the ban on selling of U.S tech and equipment to Huawei is being lifted as Trump announced on Saturday, that "US companies can once again sell their equipment to Huawei," as long as the transactions won't present a "great, national emergency problem." Also we learnt that this reprieve also applies to being able to acquire basic components like Qualcomm processors and Google’s Android OS. This is definitely good news and a relief for Huawei phone users that have been in a state of panic since the ban.
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE LAUNCH Announced 2019, March Status Available. Released 2019, March BODY Dimensions 149.1 x 71.4 x 7.6 mm (5.87 x 2.81 x 0.30 in) Weight 165 g (5.82 oz) Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) IP53 dust and splash protection DISPLAY Type OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 6.1 inches, 91.3 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~422 ppi density) DCI-P3 HDR10 PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1 Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) CPU Octa-core (2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) GPU Mali-G76 MP10 MEMORY Card slot NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot) Internal 64/128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM MAIN CAMERA Triple 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7", PDAF/Laser AF 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4", PDAF/Laser AF, OIS, 3x optical zoom 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), PDAF/Laser AF Features Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps SELFIE CAMERA Single 32 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 0.8µm Features HDR Video 1080p@30fps SOUND Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack Yes 32-bit/384kHz audio Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Dolby Atmos sound COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS NFC Yes Radio No USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3650 mAh battery Charging Fast battery charging 22.5W MISC Colors Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Black, Pearl White Models ELE-L29, ELE-L09, ELE-AL00, ELE-TL00 Get The Huawei P30 Here
Huawei Phones will no longer come with WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Apps It wasn’t that long ago that U.S banned its companies from supplying technology to Huawei and also using its equipment, and Google has also said earlier that it would no longer provide Android software and services for Huawei phones starting from August. Earlier today, the Chinese tech giant received another blow as it learned that Facebook will no longer allow pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones – this ban covers Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook messenger and the main Facebook App. However, this ban applies to only future phones that Huawei will bring into the market. People that are already using Huawei phones still have access to Facebook app and its subsidiaries. Facebook have said that although it is stopping pre-installation of apps on Huawei phones, it will however keep providing updates to existing Huawei users. Huawei phone users that do not have Facebook and subsidiary apps already preinstalled can still download the apps from Google Play store. Although, this option will no longer be available from August, which is when Google’s restriction on its software will come in play.
GENERAL Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE Launch Announced 2019, January Status Available. Released 2019, January Models DUB-LX3 DESIGN Dimensions 158.9 x 76.9 x 8.1 mm (6.26 x 3.03 x 0.32 in) Weight 168 g (5.93 oz) SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Colors Aurora Blue, Midnight Black, Coral Red DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 6.26 inches, 97.8 cm2 (~80.0% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~269 ppi density) PERFORMANCE OS Android 8.1 (Oreo); EMUI 8.2 Chipset Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm) CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 GPU Adreno 506 MEMORY RAM 3 GB Internal 32 GB Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses shared SIM slot) CAMERA Main (Dual) 13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF 2 MP, depth sensor Features LED flash, HDR, panorama Video 1080p@30fps Selfie (Single) 16 MP Features HDR Video 1080p@30fps AUDIO Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack Yes Type Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic CONNECTIVITY WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Radio FM radio USB microUSB 2.0 FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass BATTERY Type Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery Charging Fast battery charging 10W Click to buy the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019