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Honor's future rests in the hands of bickering US regulators

Honor's future rests in the hands of bickering US regulators

Last year, Huawei sold off its Honor brand of smartphones to a consortium primarily backed by government-back companies to bypass sanctions placed against the company by the US government. Those restrictions have remained in place for Huawei, even as a new administration came into power at the start of this year. Despite the sale, security agencies in the US are considering expanding those sanctions to include Honor.

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Honor is back in the premium smartphone game with the Magic3 series

Honor is back in the premium smartphone game with the Magic3 series

Former Huawei sub-brand Honor has just announced its new flagship smartphone lineup. The Magic3 series consists of three phones that can once again boast Google apps and services as well as a packed spec sheet. Each device in the series features a curved-edge display, a powerful Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, and an impressive selection of cameras, front and back.

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Huawei P50 and P50 Pro are official, and officially have the weirdest-looking cameras you've ever seen

Huawei P50 and P50 Pro are official, and officially have the weirdest-looking cameras you've ever seen

Huawei's repeatedly leaked P50 series has been formally announced. As you'd probably figure, these still don't come with Google apps or the Play Store, making them a total non-starter for most folks, but die-hard Huawei fans willing to get their apps elsewhere (I presume such people exist) can celebrate the release of the latest flagship lineup, gargantuan pair of camera bumps and all.

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Honor dons novelty mustache, unveils first new phone with Google Apps

Honor dons novelty mustache, unveils first new phone with Google Apps

Thanks to the US and other countries' trade sanctions on China-based Huawei, one of the world's biggest phone manufacturers was effectively cut off from Google's proprietary Android software. With few choices remaining, Huawei sold off its Honor sub-brand to a consortium of new owners, effectively making it an entirely new corporate entity. With its B2B relationships restored, the Honor 50 and the 50 Pro are the company's first new Android phones to receive Google apps in almost two years.

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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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