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Honor View30 and View30 Pro official, with Kirin 990 5G chip and triple cameras

At its latest glitzy event in Beijing, Honor took the wraps off its new flagship smartphone series, with a clear focus on 5G and the kind of camera excellence we now expect from the company. The Huawei sub-brand announced the Honor View30 Pro alongside a cheaper, but almost identical, View30 model. Both phones ship with Android 10, but due to the trade ban, there are no plans to launch them in Europe at this time. Here's what we're missing out on.

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Honor MagicWatch 2 is a health-focused wearable with two-week battery life

Huawei sub-brand Honor has just unveiled a range of new products at an event in Beijing, including its latest fitness-focused smartwatch, some smartphones, and even a laptop. The Honor MagicWatch 2 will be coming to global markets, and it looks like a decent piece of kit that won't break the bank.

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Huawei releases the MatePad Pro in China to tackle the iPad

Despite the continual shrinkage of the Android tablet market, Huawei continues to take the tablet-making business seriously. After getting a glimpse of the Huawei MatePad Pro a couple of weeks ago, the device has now been officially unveiled. The company looks to be positioning it as a rival to the iPad Pro in China, and that's the only place it's launching right now.

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Huawei receives third 90-day reprieve from US trade ban (Update: Commerce Department issuing special licenses)

For the third time this year, the US Commerce Department has granted another 90-day reprieve to Huawei that lets American companies continue to do business with China's biggest telecom. The new rule takes effect on November 18th, and it follows the first extension granted in May and the second in August.

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Huawei Mate X finally goes on sale in China, sells out in minutes

Following a string of delays and an anticipated late-October launch, Huawei's Mate X folding phone has finally gone on sale in China for a mere $2400 (16,999 Chinese Yuan). Or, at least, it was on sale. The phone has reportedly sold out in just minutes, though more rounds of sales are expected to happen in the coming days.

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Stable Android 10 update for Huawei P30, P30 Pro, Mate 20, and Mate 20 Pro is rolling out in Europe

Despite being a big player in the smartphone industry who pumps out almost as many phones as Samsung, Huawei has proven itself to be quite nimble when it comes to major Android software updates. After starting its Android 10 beta program faster than most other companies in September, it's beginning to roll out the stable version of EMUI 10 for its P30 and Mate 20 series of phones to users on the old continent.

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(Update: Announcement date) Huawei MatePad Pro renders look like an iPad Pro with a hole-punch camera

If these new leaks are to be believed, Huawei’s tablet line will soon expand to include a premium device with new MatePad branding. The company already has a broad lineup of tablets under the MediaPad series, and the upcoming MatePad Pro will supposedly be positioned as the top-tier option. Its press shots recently came to light in two separate leaks by Evan Blass and 91mobiles, showing a rather contemporary design with thin bezels and a hole-punch camera.

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Samsung and Huawei come out on top as global smartphone market grows for first time in two years

Ever since the global smartphone market started to decline back in 2017, it has stubbornly remained stagnant. Surprisingly, the trend has finally reversed itself as the global smartphone market has managed to eke out a 1% growth in Q3 2019, just barely reversing the two-year-long decline. The resurgence was led by market share leaders Samsung and Huawei, who experienced double-digit annual growth rates from Q3 2018. On the other hand, two of the top five smartphone vendors — Apple and Xiaomi — experienced single-digit declines in market share, while the number five Oppo saw some minor growth.

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Huawei Band 4 Pro leaks show unsurprising design, new colors

Affordable activity trackers are getting better and better. Xiaomi's Mi Band 4 offers a lot of value for its price, and so does Honor's Band 5. Huawei is getting ready to join their ranks with its new Band 4 Pro, which was just leaked in a render.

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Huawei Mate X’s flexible display may avoid scratches thanks to a plastic polymer layer

Huawei’s first foldable phone — the Mate X — may finally see the light of day this November 15 after a twice-deferred launch since June. The delays were partly in view of the company's trade hurdles concerning Android, and largely to make hardware refinements to avoid a Galaxy Fold-like recall. Huawei took this time to hone the Mate X’s out-folding display with a layer of transparent polyimide (PI), which should prevent the screen from scratching.

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