Huawei is said to be releasing a sapphire version of their popular Ascend P7 smartphone. It will come in limited quantities, but is it worth your money?
In past years, IFA has been almost synonymous with the launch of the Note series, but this year we have lots of other cool stuff on tap. Here’s a brief preview of the news we expect to come out of Berlin next week.
Huawei stays relatively quiet, but it seems they know their business and aren’t afraid to tell it like it is when hit by the spotlight.
Researchers have broadcast LTE service on unlicensed spectrum
Huawei has begun sending out invites to a launch event scheduled for September 4th, where the company is expected to unveil the Ascend Mate 7.
Huawei’s online US store is offering a little promotion on accessories. Now through August 18th, enjoy 40% off a selection of gear including headphones, external power packs and more.
Research conducted by IDC shows a decline in Samsung’s global smartphone shipments in Q2 2014, as emerging markets show a preference for lower-cost Chinese vendors.
The first half of 2014 was good for Huawei; we could count them a success based solely on their 34 million shipped smartphones, up 62% over 2013, but smartphones are only half of their business.
According to an internal memo, sales of Huawei consumer products have increased by 30 percent in the first half of 2014, with smartphone sales showing the fastest rate of growth.
Huawei is looking to gain some ground in the U.S. market by offering an affordable off contract smartphone packed with features that many people want. That phone is the Ascend Mate 2, and it’s available at GetHuawei.com for $299. Starting with the design the Ascend Mate 2 isn’t anything that’s going to stand out in the crowd but it’s a pretty decent looking phone. It’s an all plastic rectangular black slab with slightly rounded corners and a tapered back. Despite being made of plastic it feels extremely solid in the hand and the textured back gives the phone a very…