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Honor phones are getting the apps they need to matter in 2021

Honor phones are getting the apps they need to matter in 2021

Huawei's unfortunate US sanctions cut the company down in its prime, and we missed out on some of the best Android camera phones ever made because of it. Its sub-brand Honor was putting out products almost as good for a fraction of the price, too. Thankfully, it looks like Honor's next flagship smartphone is going to mark the return of Google apps and services.

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That's no moon, it's a Huawei P50 camera bump

That's no moon, it's a Huawei P50 camera bump

Huawei may not be selling its phones in the United States again anytime soon, but it has yet to throw in the towel on Android phones. Over the last several months, we've seen several leaks from the company that put its next flagship phone on full display. Although we still don't know when the successor to last year's P40 series might arrive, a new leak gives us some hints about what we can expect from the device — and its enormous camera bump.

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Huawei's folding phone survived a torture test that'll make you squirm

Huawei's folding phone survived a torture test that'll make you squirm

Durability usually isn't the first thing that comes to mind when we think of folding phones — at least, not in a positive context. The bleeding edge form factor makes use of moving parts like hinges, with non-IP-rated gaps between parts and fragile plastic or "polymer" display components. So it's pretty surprising to see the nearly $3,000 Huawei Mate X2 survive JerryRigEverything's backward bend test seemingly without any damage at all.

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Huawei plans to shake down Samsung and Apple for 5G royalties

Huawei plans to shake down Samsung and Apple for 5G royalties

While Huawei remains shut out of the US smartphone industry, the company is seeking to bring in revenue through new methods. On Tuesday, Huawei announced its intention to begin charging companies like Samsung and Apple royalties for access and use of its 5G-related patents.

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You may soon be waiting longer and paying more for Snapdragon-powered phones

You may soon be waiting longer and paying more for Snapdragon-powered phones

Qualcomm is struggling to meet a demand surge for its Snapdragon chipsets with multiple supply challenges affecting its production strategy. The ripple effects could bring more priority to the premium tier at the expense of more affordable devices and longer waits for orders.

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Huawei P50 leak shows the same massive camera bump as its Pro bro

Huawei P50 leak shows the same massive camera bump as its Pro bro

Yesterday we had our first look at the Huawei P50 Pro. Following close behind is the P50, sans Pro modifier, with a very similar set of leaks. According to the images, this presumably cheaper variant ditches the curved screen panel and has slightly thicker screen bezels. The distinctive giant camera module, with two bulbous lenses, remains in place.

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The Huawei P50 Pro leaks with a ridiculously large camera bump

The Huawei P50 Pro leaks with a ridiculously large camera bump

Huawei may be in trouble due to the trade restrictions imposed by the US, but the company is still doing its best to create enticing new products. After we got a first glimpse at the upcoming P50 Pro flagship on New Year's Eve 2020, renowned leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (better known as @OnLeaks) is back with more renders that give us a way better idea of what the device will look like — prepare for an absolute unit of a camera bump.

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Huawei's new folding phone costs as much as a used car and still doesn't have a real app store

Huawei's new folding phone costs as much as a used car and still doesn't have a real app store

Huawei announced its next-gen foldable, the Mate X2, in China today. The phone features an inward-folding design, in stark contrast to the original Mate X, whose display wrapped around it. In other words, it finally adopts the design approach that Samsung has stuck with since the original Galaxy Fold — a wise decision given how fragile flexible panels are. What may prove to be quite a bit less wise, though, is how much Huawei wants you to pay for its phone.

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LineageOS ends Android 9 Pie support, cutting off 24 phones and tablets

LineageOS ends Android 9 Pie support, cutting off 24 phones and tablets

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, not only because it brings a stock-like experience to phones and tablets, but also because it has kept many devices supported long after the manufacturer dropped support. The project has offered builds based on Android 9 Pie since early 2019, and now that many devices have been updated to LineageOS 17.1 (and with Android 11 support coming soon), support for Pie is ending.

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Huawei may have realized it's doing folding screens backwards, could switch to inward fold for the Mate X2

Huawei may have realized it's doing folding screens backwards, could switch to inward fold for the Mate X2

Flexible screens are probably among the most delicate pieces of tech out in the real world, and Huawei’s decision to put one on the outside of its first foldable was surely a risky venture. With the follow-up Mate X2, the company will allegedly make an about-face and settle on an inward folding design, and the resulting device looks a lot like the Galaxy Z Fold2 in these leaked renders.

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