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Huawei

The fourth largest smartphone manufacturer is renowned for making solid phones with high end specs, and the new devices that are rumoured are no different. If you've not heard of Huawei yet, you sure will do soon, and all the stories will be right here.

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Photos of Huawei Ascend P7 leak ahead of announcement

April 30, 2014

Photos of Huawei’s next flagship smartphone, the Ascend P7, have leaked online a week before the phone’s due to be announced.

From the photos it’s clear that the Ascend P7 is sticking with the great design of the Ascend P6. The biggest difference in looks seems to be the larger 5” Full HD screen.

Inside the phone, there’s meant to be Huawei’s own quad core processor, a microSD card slot, 4G support, a 13MP rear camera and a huge 8MP front camera.

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Huawei teases Ascend P7 announcement

April 28, 2014

Huawei will announce the Ascend P7, the successor to its stylish Ascend P6 flagship, on 7th May in Paris.
That’s according to a teaser video the Chinese company has released that seems to give us a decent look at the new phone.

The P7 looks to stick with the design of the P6 and is rumours to come with a 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and a fast quad core processor.

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Photo of all-metal Huawei flagship phone leaks

April 02, 2014

Huawei is apparently working on a super-premium, all-metal smartphone, if a leaked photo is to be believed.

Along with the chic, high-end design, the phone is said to have a fingerprint sensor on the back and a really fast processor that could even give it a power edge over the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Huawei to launch 2K Quad HD phone

March 05, 2014

Huawei is rumoured to be readying a world class top of the range smartphone with a 2K Quad HD (QHD) screen and octa core processor.

A QHD screen would be four times sharper than a 720p HD one, like the one found on the Xperia Z1 Compact. Under this impressive screen is thought to be a 2GHz octa core processor, which would complete a package that would let Huawei compete with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2.

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New Huawei Ascend G6 smartphone and MediaPad X1 tablet leak

Feb 21, 2014

Huawei looks set to be pretty busy at MWC next week if these leaks are anything to go by. The G6 looks to have a metal design with a variety of colour options. The premiums seems similar to the P6 and keeps a 4.5” screen.

When it comes to the MediaPad X1, it looks to be a 7” tablet with a very slim body. Rumours give it a quad core processor, 1200x1920 resolution display, 5MP camera, metal back and a price in the region of $200.

If that price is accurate, it could be a real bargain.

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Wall Street Journal

Huawei set to unveil a smartwatch at MWC

Feb 11, 2014

Huawei is reportedly ready to announce a smartwatch at Mobile World Congress at the end of February, alongside a new phone and two new tablets.

There are no details about Huawei’s smartwatch and all the Chinese company would say about the new phone is that it won’t be a replacement for the Ascend P6.

One of the two tablets, however, has already been rumoured to be the 7” Full HD MediaPad X1, which is thought to have a 1.6GHz quad core processor and run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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Huawei Ascend P7 shows up in photos

Feb 07, 2014

Huawei is undoubtedly working on a successor to the incredibly stylish Ascend P6 and now it looks like we’ve got our first glimpse of its back casing.

It looks to have a flat, square design similar to the P6, but the Ascend P7 looks a fair bit larger. If it is significantly bigger, it could be a good competitor for HTC’s new flagship phone.

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Huawei unveils Ascend Y530

Feb 03, 2014

Huawei has unveiled a new affordable smartphone, the Ascend Y530, to follow on from the success of the Ascend Y300.

With a speedy 1.2GHz dual core processor, 5MP camera and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the Y530 offers a nice bump in specs without a massive increase in price. It also has a big 4.5" screen to make games and videos much better.

The phone's due to launch first in Germany in March for €149 (£123) but should see a wider launch soon after.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 caught on camera

Jan 20, 2013

Huawei is rumoured to be readying a new top of the line smartphone that borrows the high end design of its P series phones and the top specs of its D series.

The new phone is rumoured to be called the Ascend Sx. It’s thought to be just 6.9mm thick and have Huawei’s own 64-bit octa core processor, 3GB RAM, Quad HD screen resolutions, 16MP camera ad a massive 3,050mAh battery.

Those specs would put it in direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Engadget

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 caught on camera

Dec 31, 2013

Huawei is expected to announce the successor to the Ascend Mate at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the start of January. But photos of the phablet have already appeared online.

The photos show a new, smaller metallic body surrounding the same size 6.1" screen. That huge screen is rumoured to keep the 720p HD resolution of the original Ascend Mate.

Inside the phablet, there's supposedly a new 1.6GHz quad core processor. Rumours also say there's a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera, which is a nice improvement.

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Huawei Ascend P7 to have 8MP front camera.

Dec 12, 2013

Huawei is apparently working on the successor to the Ascend P6 and it's rumoured to have one stand out feature. A leaked internal document shows the phone will have the ultimate selfie camera at 8MP, plus a 13MP one on the back. Along with the cameras there'll be a 5" full HD screen, 1.6GHz quad core processor and 16GB expandable storage.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 photos and specs leak.

Nov 25, 2013

It looks like Huawei's Ascend Mate will soon be upgraded if newly leaked photos and specs are to be believed. The Ascend Mate 2 is said to keep the 6.1" screen size but the resolution should be upped to 1080p. The leak says there'll be a new 1.6GHz quad core processor and 16GB internal memory.

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Huawei Ascend P6 to be updated with an octa core processor.

Nov 19, 2013

Huawei's flagship smartphone, the Ascend P6, is getting a new, faster octa core processor and becoming an Ascend P6S. The announcement was made by Huawei's president on Weibo, Chinese Twitter, but doesn't mention any more details like the speed of the processor, if it'll be 4G ready or when we can expect to see the new phone.

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Ascend P6 sample photos show off a decent 8MP camera.

July 01, 2013

The world's slimmest smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P6, has been showing off what its 8MP camera can do, and considering the lack of space in the phone for the lens and other camera bits, it does quite well.

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Huawei confirm they're working on an Ascend P6 Google Edition.

June 28, 2013

Huawei are targeting the likes of HTC and Samsung with a Google Edition of the world's slimmest smartphone, the Ascend P6. The company CEO has already said they want to compete with Apple and Samsung and this device would surely give them the recognition to get started on that goal.

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Android Authority

Huawei Ascend P6 solves a Rubik's Cube.

June 24, 2013

Huawei has set up an Ascend P6 so it can solve a Rubik's Cube in just 49 moves. The smartphone is hooked up to a Lego Mindstorms machine to turn the cube and uses its front facing camera and 1.5GHz processor to look at and solve the puzzle.

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More shots of the Huawei Ascend P6.

June 18, 2013

Fancy some sneak peaks at the Ascend P6? There are loads slipping out now!

Here's the gallery

GSM Insider

Pre-orders for the Huawei Ascend P6 top 2 million.

June 18, 2013

Huawei decided to begin pre-orders for its rumoured Ascend P6 early, and that appears to be a masterstroke. With over 2 million customers already showing interest, it looks set to be a success before it's even available!

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Shots of the super slim white Huawei Ascend P6.

June 13, 2013

Some early sneak peak shots of the white Ascend P6. The state of the art design will have your mouth watering.

Here's the photo gallery

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Huawei P6 price leak - looking around the $400 mark.

June 13, 2013

Pricing is always an important thing to consider when it comes to smartphones, and it looks like the rumoured Huawei Ascend P6 could be a pretty reasonably priced beauty.

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Comments and free running teaser video for the Huawei P6.

June 11, 2013

Huawei seems keen to make sure we know its latest phone is due on 18th June, and has released a pretty cool video to bring this to the public's attention. There are no more leaks of the phone, but so far it seems to be 6.2mm thin, house a 720p display and a nippy quad core processor.

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Huawei P6 put through its paces

June 05, 2013

Another leak about the Huawei Ascend P6, this time of a benchmarking test that shows the world’s slimmest smartphone will have a 1.5GHz quad core processor. It also confirms the P6 will have 2GB RAM which should make for a pretty quick device.

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Enquirer

Huawei confirm the P6 via Facebook.

June 04, 2013

The Huawei P6 has been confirmed as the manufacturer's next flagship phone on its Facebook page. While the specs are still rumours, such as it being the slimmest phone on the market, the wall post does tell us Huawei it proud of the finished product and believe it will sell itself.

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Engadget

Leaked 'official' shots of the Huawei P6, the world's slimmest phone.

May 24, 2013

While we can't confirm whether they're 100% accurate, the latest photos of the rumoured Huawei P6 again make it look like one of the prettiest phones around. At a rumoured 6.2mm, it would also be the slimmest. With an announcement date of 18th June doing the rounds, we could be expecting this metal beauty to step into the real world in about 3 weeks' time.

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Huawei appear to be planning an event in London on 18th June – the P6-U06 to appear?

May 17, 2013

An intriguing report from a smaller tech site suggests that Huawei is planning to unveil something new in a month's time. The wording 'beauty, glamour', does remind us of the leaked shots of what is supposed to be a Huawei P6-U06 with its gorgeous brushed metal body…but we're perhaps hoping too much.

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More shots of the beautiful Huawei P6

May 17, 2013

Wah-way may as yet be a dark horse in the UK's smartphone market if it keeps up the styling of the rumoured Huawei P6. Metal body, 4.7" screen and ultra thin, it's got to be one of the prettiest designs we've ever seen. With a rumoured 8MP camera and Android 4.1, if it's real it could be a really decent device.

Here's the report and photos

Engadget

New spy shots of the sleek, ultra thin Huawei P6-U06

May 10, 2013

Crazy thin, brushed aluminium, high res screen? It's due to have all that. These leaked shots of the rumoured P6-U06 show an elegant smartphone with a 1.5GHz quad core processor. It might also have an micro SD card slot for expanding the memory.

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Engadget

World's slimmest phone? Rumours point to the Huawei P6-U06

May 9, 2013

The latest rumour about Huawei suggests it is busy building the slimmest phone in the world at just 6.18mm thick. The images show a very sleek machine in silky black, with a 4.7" display ay 720p resolution, with quad core likely to power it. Take a look at the photo gallery and see one of the best looking phones we've seen in a while.

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