Today, Huawei has officially announced the launch of the XMAGE mobile camera imaging brand and technology after the breakup with Leica. Under this brand, Huawei will launch a number of new image technologies including products related to mobile cameras and to improve the image quality.
He Gang, President of Handset Business, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said the creation and innovation in the past have helped Huawei to usher in the field of mobile camera technologies and matured the company to become a leader. Such technologies will be utilized in the future flaghip as confirmed by the tech maker consumer business chief.
“XMAGE brings a breakthrough for a mobile imaging system,” said Gang.
Gang further emphasizes that it’s a touch step from Huawei but the Chinese tech giant is ready to forge ahead and will continue to conduct research and development to strengthen the XMAGE imaging system.
According to information, Huawei has released the XMAGE logo and has also planned to launch a technical version of the XMAGE brand logo for smartphones and featured devices that we’ll see on the corresponding products.
Leica and Huawei:
From Huawei’s perspective, the company has learned a lot and achieved new heights in the field of mobile photography, and the same goes for Leica, as it has been benefiting from the co-researchers made by Huawei.
This powerful partnership began with the launch of the Huawei P9 in 2016. Huawei stayed focused and promised the R&D on the smartphone camera systems and the P10 along with the P20 series are examples that have appeared among consumers to showcase the power of this imaging R&D efforts.
However, continuous steps in the right direction brought us the Huawei P30 Pro, one of the most successful flaghip around the globe. It was the first time that a phone company used periscope long-range zoom, powerful night photography as well as AI-powered images. It was also the first time when a phone manufacturer used an RYYB image sensor that intakes a high rate of light to brighten images as compared to the RGGB color palette.
In the following, Huawei has put a lot more effort into the Huawei P40, Mate 40, and P50 series. This subsequent flaghip showed us, how much far Huawei can go in the field of mobile imaging camera technologies.
On May 31, 2022, Huawei parted its ways with Leica and announced the end of this partnership which has gained many achievements for both firms. However, partition with Leica has led us to the launch of the Huawei XMAGE brand.
To sum up, the partnership with Leica and the breakup doesn’t affect much to Huawei because the innovation and development made by the firm have been used to the birth of the XMAGE imaging system and helped the company to stand up on its own.
Throughout the past years, Huawei has pushed forward and broken the rules of mobile cameras. From macro to super zoomed telephoto, ultra-wide, free form lense for anti-distortion, hybrid, powerful night mode, to powerful TOF sensor that could provide you life like the bokeh in portrait shots.
Don’t forget the AI power of the Huawei flagship chipset that made it enables to clear or process images with fast speed. With each generation of the past flagship, Huawei has pushed these lines further and made its own rules in the mobile camera industry – single, dual, triple, quad, and Penta, you name it, you’ll get what the phone packed with immense power to shoot any picture or landscape.
That’s not it, the company has not only focused on hardware utilization but also on the imaging system, which has aimed to take much closer to the human eye. Matching the color and shapes, hues, contrast, black and white, shades, light, space, still frames, slo-mo, and more. The better they say, Huawei has delivered all, that’s how the company has ruled in the smartphone camera world.
Now that Huawei has launched its own image logo, in the future, Huawei will also have a technical iteration dedicated to this logo, just like Leica’s filters.
When we could see?
Huawei has confirmed that the next generation of the flagship will come with XMAGE camera technologies and we could look forward to Huawei Mate 50 series featuring such technologies.
Learn more about Huawei Mate 50 series here (link).
US banned new equipments made by Huawei
It’s been a long time since the US administration is making accusations against Huawei and banned it as a national security threat. But there’s a new addition to this story.
According to Reuters, US federal communication on Friday said to adopt final rules and banned the sale or import of new equipment made by Huawei citing “an unacceptable risk” to U.S national security.
Other than Huawei, the US fed accused and stopped sales from China’s surveillance equipment maker Dahua Tech, Hikvision, and telecom firm Hytera communication.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said these rules are an important part of the US’s ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications. However, Jessica didn’t cite any evidence of espionage.
So far, Huawei has not commented on this decision but the company has been continuously denying posing a security risk to the U.S.
FCC proposed such a ban on equipment and devices in a list of companies proposed last year. However, it’s derived from Entity List.
In 2019, the former U.S. president, Donald Trump announced the Entity List. It targets tech giants such as Huawei from getting key U.S. technologies to build new products such as smartphones or network equipment.
In the following year, FCC designated Huawei as a national security threat alongside ZTE. The US ordered to the removal of Huawei from the country’s network infrastructure. On the hand, the commission has passed a bill to provide 1.8 billion USD in assistance for service providers to remove Huawei-made gears.
Still, U.S. carriers need more funds than the actual one that was announced by the FCC. The subsidy will only cover around 20-40% of the equipment, while they’ll have to pay the rest of the price from their own funds.
The new ban on Huawei and other Chinese companies may create some headlines for the U.S. in the name of national security. Yet, the US is not showing any evidence of how Huawei poses national security.
Download Huawei Petal Search app (126.96.36.1991)
Petal Search is an amazing app and it continues to fill shoes as an all-in-one app compared to the Google app. Here we are completing a rundown of Huawei Petal Search features and how you can download the latest version 188.8.131.521.
The story of Petal Search started as a search engine but Huawei quickly added a lot of new features to this all in one mobile app. Beginning with the home screen, the app brings you a search bar with the ability to search via text input, voice, and image.
You have some categories for quick searches such as Top Apps, News, Sports, and Trending. That’s not it, the home page will offer you the latest news feed from different publications.
Once you tap on the nearby tab, there’s a whole lot you can see in there ready for you to explore. Yeah, this page is dedicated to services related to nearby places. These include top eating destinations, accommodations, shopping, beauty & salon, Toys & games, finance, transport, education, and health care.
Furthermore, you can search nearby places related to these categories via text or voice queries.
Petal Search makes it easy for you to search for what you want with features such as the camera. Yes, there’s a camera feature that will let you visually search on any on-view object for shopping, identity, translation, or bar code.
Petal Search is exceeding some bars, isn’t it?
Aside from these amazing accessibilities in a single app, Petal Search gets you an inbuilt shop. Yeah, the app also lets you shop for your favorite items and there’s a featured section that will tell you about the top offers on products.
Huawei is sending a new 184.108.40.2061 app update for the Petal Search app that comes with landscape view support for mobile and tablet user interface. It also has new customization options for the homepage.
Furthermore, the Petal Search 220.127.116.111 brings you optimizations as well as a multi-feature button called – On-Screen Lens.
Below you can download the latest version.
- Download Huawei Petal Search 18.104.22.1681 (Link)
Huawei Nova 20 and Nova 20 Pro chipset info leaked
Huawei Nova series will soon deliver its next device, Nova 20 and there are some inputs about its chipset already on the horizon. Yes, it’s exciting to know that Huawei has started preparing for new Nova smartphones.
A Weibo tipster suggests that Huawei Nova 20 and Nova 20 Pro will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset respectively. The mobile processor for Pro model will be a low-frequency version. On the other hand, the tipster has not mentioned any other important specs of smartphones.
In comparison, Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro brought Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core chip. It uses 4 × Cortex-A78 at 2.4 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz architecture.
Upgrading the chipset in Huawei Nova 20 series will be a big sign of development for the consumers as well as performance. Currently, we don’t have any information on the specifications of these devices but we can look into Nova 10 series:
Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro:
Huawei Nova 10 brings features a 6.67-inch and Nova 10 Pro with 6.78-inch OLED. The screen has a curved edge with a pill and center hole punch design.
Both of these models share the same rear camera system including 50 MP Ultra Vision Photography (f/1.9 aperture), 8 MP Ultra-Wide Marco Camera (f/2.2 aperture), and 2 MP Portrait Depth Camera (f/2.4 aperture).
The camera design is eye-catching and you will adore the aesthetics of that vertical ring camera design.
What’s interesting? The Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro offers powerful selfie camera. It has a 60MP ultra-wide angle selfie camera (f/2.4 aperture) on the standard. While the Pro model brings an additional 8MP portrait close-up camera with 5X zoom-in capability.
These Nova 10 models pack big batteries that could recharge fast featuring 66W and a whopping 100W supercharge.
These are just some specs on paper but there is a lot these two smartphones could achieve in reality. That’s why we’re excited about the Huawei Nova 20 series and we’ll get to hear more as we move toward its launch.
(source – Weibo)