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Huawei P40 Pro+ is now available outside of China, without Google apps

Huawei P40 Pro+ is now available outside of China, without Google apps

Even though Huawei has been blocked from working with Google, the company is continuing to push forward with its Android smartphones. The P40 series was announced earlier this year, but at the time, only the P40 and P40+ models were available to purchase outside of China. Now the camera powerhouse that is the P40 Pro+ is coming to the rest of the world, but there's still no sign of the Play Store.

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Huawei announces a phone that can take your temperature

Huawei announces a phone that can take your temperature

The Honor Play 4 and Play 4 Pro are your typical high-octane Huawei smartphones at greatly reduced prices that won't be sold far beyond China. Both phones have 5G, the Play 4 has four rear cameras and vapor cooling while the Play 4 Pro has two in-display selfie cameras and 40W charging. But the newest attraction we can pick out here is that there's a special version of the Play 4 Pro that has an IR temperature sensor.

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Huawei and Honor may have to ditch their own Kirin chips due to US sanctions

Huawei and Honor may have to ditch their own Kirin chips due to US sanctions

Huawei may soon have to forgo its own Kirin silicon in favor of chips from other manufacturers. That's because the US Department of Commerce's new licensing restrictions for international businesses using US software and technology are stifling the production of the homemade chipsets. Huawei and its subsidiary Honor are thus considering working with MediaTek and UNISOC silicon in anticipation of homegrown chip supply issues, according to reports from CNMO and Nikkei.

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United Kingdom may remove all Huawei equipment from its 5G networks

United Kingdom may remove all Huawei equipment from its 5G networks

Huawei has been in hot water for over a year now, with the United States blocking most trade with the company and various countries ripping out Huawei-made equipment from its 5G networks. The United Kingdom is still buying hardware from Huawei to build its telecom networks, but that could soon change.

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Huawei cut off from chip suppliers as US adds new trade restrictions

Huawei cut off from chip suppliers as US adds new trade restrictions

The U.S. Department of Commerce has moved on its intent to divide Huawei from its semiconductor suppliers, announcing international manufacturers will need to obtain a license if they trade Huawei-designed chipsets as well as those designs with the company.

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Huawei hangs onto Google apps with second P30 Pro re-release

Huawei hangs onto Google apps with second P30 Pro re-release

As the U.S. continues to shun Huawei away from using any of its suppliers, the Chinese manufacturer is keen on retaining its foreign audience who are fans of their hardware but won't use an Android phone without Google apps. Enter the Huawei P30 Pro New Edition, the second reboot of the P30 Pro launched a year after the original P30 Pro came about.

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Huawei announces the FreeBuds 3i — inexpensive truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation

Huawei announces the FreeBuds 3i — inexpensive truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation

As headphone jacks become more and more of an endangered species, wireless audio accessories are stepping into the spotlight. When it comes to truly wireless earbuds, there are a lot of options these days, but Huawei is hoping to stand out from the crowd with its newly announced FreeBuds 3i, offering active noise cancellation at a competitive price.

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The smartphone market is absolutely foundering due to coronavirus, unsurprisingly

The smartphone market is absolutely foundering due to coronavirus, unsurprisingly

The coronavirus has led to lockdowns all over the world and left many people with less to no income or in fear of a recession. Combine that with closed factories, and you have a recipe for economic impacts rippling through all industries. The smartphone market is not immune to these effects, either, and worldwide shipments have fallen by 13% year-over-year (YOY) due to coronavirus. Companies moved only 272 million units in Q1 2020, which is the lowest level since 2013.

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Huawei apologizes for passing off DSLR photos as phone shots once again

Huawei apologizes for passing off DSLR photos as phone shots once again

Huawei has a history of passing off DSLR photos as shots from its smartphones. The first incident took place back in 2016 when the company was promoting the P9, followed by two more cases in 2018 and 2019. In what appears to become a yearly occurrence, the company used DSLR photography again when it promoted a photography competition with pictures supposedly shot with Huawei devices.

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Honor 30 series unveiled with impressive spec sheets but still no Google apps

Honor 30 series unveiled with impressive spec sheets but still no Google apps

Phones from Huawei sub-brand Honor are among the best I've reviewed — they tend to have all the best bit from Huawei flagships, including excellent cameras, but with a smaller price tag. At an event in China today, Honor has announced its latest smartphone lineup, headlined by the Honor 30 Pro and Pro+. As we've come to expect, they share more than just looks with the recently launched Huawei P40 series.

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