Further to the ongoing situation on the Google – Huawei issue, there has been a lot of speculation about why should one not buy HONOR- Huawei devices. Here are the facts that highlight the real scenario.
Following the launch of HONOR 20 series in India, it has been confirmed by HONOR that the HONOR 20i, 20 and 20 Pro had already passed the certification ahead of the Android announcement, and the company will continue to provide security updates to all existing HONOR products, covering those that have been sold and the ones that are still in stock globally.
That means consumers who have purchased the phones and planning to purchase the recently launched phones will continue to receive the latest Android updates.
These days, every smartphone buyer is looking at buying smartphones that offer Pro-grade camera capabilities, better performance, and aesthetic design bundled in an affordable price bracket. This is where HONOR 20i takes the lead.
The new HONOR 20i is a stylish phone that any smartphone consumer can buy at the market currently. It packages exciting features at affordable pricing. However, some consumers can still ask that why should they buy the new HONOR 20i.
So, we brought you the top 5 reasons why you should buy the new HONOR 20i.
When we talk about the budget phones bundled with great features and beautiful design, you will find very few options in the segment. HONOR 20i is designed to impress the consumers with it’s unique built that comes with a prism-shaped color gradient with a gleaming effect on the back, that shines whenever it moves and gives the feeling of a premium glass back design. The 3D curved body and gradient color design are very appealing.
HONOR 20i comes with 19.5:9 bezel-less display that pushes the screen-to-body ratio to over 90%, providing a better viewing experience. To meet user’s requirement of playing games, watching media content and performing multiple tasks simultaneously, HONOR 20i is the best fit with a Full HD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution and 6.21-inch display, available at this price point.
Not just that, you get TUV Rheinland certified screen in HONOR 20i which can effectively filter harmful blue light causing eye fatigue with additional adaptive color temperature adjustment feature.
We know that the camera features of your smartphone are as important as the performance and its design. HONOR 20i promises an accurate replica of the view in your eyes and comes with a triple-lens rear camera set up along with 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) front camera for clear selfies.
Moving to the triple rear camera setup – the 24MP primary lens can capture every detail is powered by AI enabled backlight imaging and screen ring light filtering technology that automatically applies the best settings to get the perfect shot, along with Super Night mode to take images in the darker scenes.
The second 8MP (f/2.4 aperture) lens stands for 120° wide-angle shots to capture the complete scene without cropping any details. The third camera in the setup is a 2MP (f/2.4 aperture) depth sensor that allows users to apply different bokeh effect.
Performance with Storage:
Performance is another very important feature for any consumer. HONOR 20i with the help of Kirin 710 processor combined with 4GB RAM, makes multitasking very smooth and keeps the performance high and uninterrupted while playing graphic-intensive games like PUBG.
The 128GB internal storage allows users to store all their favorite games, apps and media content at one place, and if this is still not sufficient, users can extend the storage up to 512GB via microSD Card support.
Software and Battery:
HONOR 20i runs on EMUI 9 and is based on Android 9 Pie that supports features like GPU Turbo 2.0 to ramp high-performance games with ease.
The EMUI 9 also empowers features including Dual VoLTE, AI Elevator Mode, AI Calorie Counting, AI Translation, AI Scan to Shop, AI Item Scanner. All of these features are very productive and useful.
To ensure that the users have a seamless smartphone experience and they don’t run out of the power, HONOR 20i offers a 3400mAh battery that allows the user to use the phone for prolonged hours in a single charge.
Price and Availability:
As a phone that fits perfectly into the budget segment, HONOR 20i is available at INR 14,999 for 4GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. Interested buyers can purchase this phone via Flipkart starting June 18. Honor is also offering no Cost EMI options along with Cashback and discount.
How to watch Huawei HDC 2021 [Livestream]
We’re just a few hours away from the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021), and you can watch the entire HDC 2021 Livestream on the platforms given below.
There will be a number of new software technologies that will unveil at the event, so don’t forget to tune in on time. If you want to know more about the HDC 2021 schedule and attendees, visit the article linked below or jump directly on the HDC 2021 Livestream that starts at 07:30 BST/08:30 CEST/14:30 CST.
HDC 2021 Schedule, Keynote, and more – Read here
Breaking: U.S. approved Billions USD worth licenses to Huawei
This is quite interesting news, the U.S. has granted billions of dollars worth of licenses to Huawei from November through April to get access to U.S.-made technologies while being listed under the U.S. Entity List.
According to the document released by the U.S. Congress and seen by Reuters, Huawei has received over 113 export licenses worth 61 billion US dollars were approved for suppliers to ship products. Alongside the Chinese tech giant, the U.S. has also approved, around 188 licenses (worth 42 billion dollars to the Chinese semiconductor maker – SMIC.
The data shows that Huawei’s ratio of license approval was around 69% of the overall request for approval that has been made, while SMIC got approval for 9 out of 10 license applications.
However, the entire process is a bit complicated and there are plenty of senators and politicians that have voted to retain strict restrictions on the Chinese tech maker.
Some of them have raised their doubts on the current U.S. president – Joe Biden on his low-level policy on Huawei and why it’s continues to get exceptions in terms of accessing technologies that could expand its business.
“It is just another example of President Biden not taking the economic and security threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party seriously,” said Republican Senator Marco Rubio.
U.S. Commerce Department Statement:
The Commerce Department has been the center of this entire matter since the beginning and imposed sanctions on Huawei. The commerce department said that the release of an “arbitrary snapshot” of license approvals “risks politicizing the licensing process and misrepresenting the national security determinations” made by the government.
Heart of the matter:
In May 2019, Huawei has been placed under the U.S. entity list, which bans the company from purchasing U.S.-made technologies such as important chipsets and so on. The company has also given up on making new chipsets due to the expansion of restrictions made by the U.S. government.
However, the information regarding the current licenses has not been disclosed but there are certain licenses that have been denied in the process.
Furthermore, a previous report reveals that Of the 113 licenses approved for Huawei after U.S. Entity List, 80 were for non-sensitive goods that only required a license because the recipient was blacklisted. For SMIC, the figure was 121 of 188.
Nope! HarmonyOS is not rolling out in Europe, not currently
In the past, we’ve seen a report that mentions that the HarmonyOS operating system has begun to rollout in Europe. Actually, it’s not true and we’re here to resolve all of the doubts on this matter that have been created so far.
So, there’s a screenshot that has been spreading across the internet regarding the recent rollout of software updates for the HarmonyOS powered devices. The version is HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11, which has been recently initiated in China.
This software package comes with a bunch of new features including the cross-device task center that is now expanding for different Huawei smartphones.
Regarding the software update, is HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 is rolling out in Europe? The answer is a clear NO!
Everyone knows that the software is currently working as a China-exclusive operating system and has not been announced nor it’s ready to adapt and work on global Huawei devices.
Chinese HarmonyOS Software Build:
However, there are also some facts that you should know regarding the screenshot that has been appeared online. First, the build version has C00E207R5P6 numbers, which is a region code and it belongs to China.
This further clears our doubts regarding the rollout of HarmonyOS in Europe and in the global markets.
HarmonyOS for Global Users:
HarmonyOS is a cross-device operating system and it’s designed to work across various platforms – smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, home devices, IoT, smart consumers, business, and smart cars as well.
Huawei has already upgraded 120 million smartphones in China with this new operating system but remained silent on its global appearance. Therefore, fans are eagerly waiting for their terms to upgrade over the new operating system.
The wait is also fueled by the long haul of any major upgrade for their device that has long been forgotten by the company and needs the nourishment of care such as a major announcement of features respectively.