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Honor 9A, Honor 9S and Honor MagicBook 15 launched in India, check pricing and offers

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Today, Honor launched its new range of products in the Indian market including two new low-budget phones – Honor 9A and 9S, as well as the Honor MagicBook 15 laptop. Let’s take a look at these devices and their pricings.

Honor 9A Specifications:

Honor 9A sports a 6.3-inch HD+ resolution (1600 x 720) with a dewdrop notch design, 88.4% screen-to-body ratio for FullView experience.

The big 5000mAh battery of Honor 9A provides up to 65 hours of calls, 32hours of video watching, 36 hours of 4G calls, and 37 hours of FM Radio. The phone comes pre-installed Magic UI 3.1 (Android 10), providing various new smart features, supported by HMS Core and AppGallery.

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Honor 9A features a triple rear camera system comprising of a 13MP main camera, 5MP Ultra wide-angle camera, and a 2MP depth assist camera. On the front side, it has an 8MP selfie camera.

Honor 9A expands at 159.07 x 74.06 x 9.04mm, weighs at 185g, and comes in color options of Midnight Black, and Phantom Blue.

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Honor 9A Price:

Honor 9A is priced at INR 9,990 and customers who’ll purchase this phone during the first sale, will get INR 1000 off, leaving the price at INR 8,990.

The Honor 9A will be available from August 6th onwards on Amazon at 11 AM. The company providing 6 months of no-cost EMI option on this phone.

Honor 9S Specifications:

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The Honor 9S comes with a 5.45 LCD display with HD+ (1440p x 720p) and certified by TUV Rheinland. It equips MediaTek Helio P22 processor, 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM (expandable up to 512GB).

The phone packs a 3020mAh battery (10W charging), runs Magic UI 3.1 (Android 10/EMUI 10.1). Honor 9S has a 5MP f/2.2. aperture rear camera and an 8MP f/2.2 aperture front camera.

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Other features of this budget device include Ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, proximity sensor, 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and more. The phone comes in two color options: Black and Blue.

Honor 9S Price:

Honor 9S is priced at INR 6,499 and customers who’ll purchase this phone during the first sale, will get INR 500 off, leaving the total price at INR 5,999.

The Honor 9S will be available from August 6th onwards on Flipkart at 12 PM. The company providing 6 months of no-cost EMI option on this phone.

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Honor MagicBook 15 Specifications:

Honor MagicBook 15 features a 15.6-inch FullHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display and 87% screen-to-body and 16:9 aspect ratio for maximum viewing experience.

Processor:

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

Graphics:

  • AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics

Memory:

  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB PCIe SSD Storage

This notebook equips a 42Wh battery supported by a 65W superfast charging adapter (USB Type C). Also, it comes pre-installed with Windows 10 OS with other features such as Magic-link 2.0.

It expands at 229mm x 357mm x 16.9mm and the total size of 1.53kg. It’s Aluminum chassis includes a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Typ-C, an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 (Type A), and USB 2.0 (Type A) port.

Moreover, the MagicBook Pro features a full-size backlit keyboard, a hidden front camera, fingerprint embedded into the power button, and comes in two color options of Gray and Silver.

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Honor MagicBook 15 Price:

Honor MagicBook 15 is priced at INR 42,990 and customers who’ll purchase this laptop during the first will get INR 3000, leaving the price at INR 39,990.

The Honor MagicBook 15 will be available from August 6th at Flipkart. Honor is also offering 12 months of no-cost EMI option as well as exchange services.

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Huawei is building its own semiconductor ecosystem: Report

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In the past year, Huawei ramped up efforts to explore the semiconductor world to build its own semiconductor ecosystem, reveals a new report.

Digitimes reports, Huawei is making a low-key entry into multiple semiconductor segments to build its own semiconductor ecosystem. In order to do so, Huawei is now making long-term agreements with equipment and materials suppliers from Taiwan. This is quite interesting development but there are no specific details revealed about the suppliers.

Ban and Progress:

In 2019, Huawei was added to U.S. Entity List, a program to ban the company. This restricts Huawei from accessing core U.S.-made technologies. The ban severely affected various businesses including telecom and smartphones.

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In 2020, the U.S. blocked Huawei’s reach for chipset and restricted the ability to print designs with companies such as TSMC. This led Huawei to drop manufacturing of new Kirin smartphone chipsets.

That’s not it, US regime also tightened curbs on the Chinese semiconductor industry. In October this year, major Chinese companies were banned by the Biden administration citing national security risks.

Huawei is Preparing:

Despite being attacked, Huawei is continuously ramping up research and development on various technologies. Huawei increased R&D spending to 142.7 billion yuan ($20.65 billion) last year, which is equal to 22.4% of its total revenue.

The Chinese tech maker is expanding partnerships with other home ground semiconductor players and building producing facilities in various areas including – Qingdao, Beijing, and Wuhan.

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It is a key base for developing silicon carbide chips, a type of power semiconductor that future cars will need in massive quantities.

On the flip side, Huawei is recruiting new global talent specialized in developing power semiconductors, in which, German chipmaker Infineon Technologies is the top player. Adding to this, Huawei is also looking for experts in central processing unit architecture.

Coming to China, Huawei is hiring processor chips, radio frequency components, and analog chips, as well as chip-packaging design and testing experts in Xi’an, Chengdu, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen.

A report from NikkeiAsia reveals that Huawei is focusing on breakthroughs and not the cost of the breakthrough itself.

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Currently, the aim is to progress in the production of core chips for telecom base stations, surveillance cameras, automotive applications, and smartphones as soon as possible. Huawei is also pursuing rebuilding its whole supply chain. This includes manufacturing, packaging, and stacking, as well as chipmaking materials and equipment.

Analysts:

However, Industry analysts have their own opinion on this matter.

“It’s almost impossible that a complete semiconductor supply chain could be built all by one country without foreign help. It may need some political negotiations after all,” said Bernstein Research’s Li.

Conclusion:

The question is when Huawei will complete its own chipset ecosystem. The answer to that question depends on time because it’s a crucial element in the research and development of any technology. As for now, none of this information has been confirmed by Huawei via official channels.

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Huawei Winter 2022 launch to reschedule on December 9

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Huawei could reschedule Winter 2022 Launch Event on December 9. It was postponed due to the passing away of a former Chinese leader. Initially, Huawei planned to hold this event on December 2. Yet, Huawei along with other Chinese firms chose to delay their programs.

The latest input comes from a well-known Weibo tipster, saying that Huawei has rescheduled the Winter 2022 launch event to December 9. At the event, Huawei will unveil a bunch of products including the Huawei Watch Buds, Nova 10 SE, Enjoy 50z, and Children’s Watch 5X.

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Huawei Watch Buds:

It’s one of the most anticipated smartwatches on the planet as it continues to rumble on the internet as a viral gadget over the past week. Why? Because of the 2-in-1 mechanism of Huawei Watch Buds smartwatch.

The smartwatch has a regular smartwatch design but it also brings you a pair of wireless earphones inside. To unveil the earbuds, you need to open the display from the bottom side. This is quite an interesting design and we’re excited to see that on the launch stage.

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Huawei Nova 10 SE:

This phone is already out in the global market but it is now ready to make an appearance among Chinese consumers. What’s interesting about this phone? Well, it offers a Nova 10 like design and a 108-megapixel main camera that could take powerful pictures in all types of environments.

The design of this phone is also polished and gives a new look entirely based on its premium aesthetics.

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Huawei Enjoy 50Z:

The Enjoy 50Z is also a device that you may not want to miss. The phone brings a 50MP triple camera system including a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth of field sensor. Aside from the camera section, the 5000mAh battery of this phone is ready to bring a powerful backup.

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Huawei Children Watch 5X:

Here’s another anticipated product that will excite young Huawei consumers because Huawei Children’s Watch 5X is about children. However, this time, Huawei is ready to launch the Children’s Watch with a double experience.

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Huawei is really giving up on Europe?

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So, there are reports circulating over the Internet that Huawei is giving up on Europe. Yeah, there are various aspects behind this topic and we’ll tell you the long story short.

Huawei is quitting Europe?

No, Huawei is not giving up on Europe.

What’s happening:

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Huawei is about to relocate its workforce and business operations from different European headquarters to a single, effective and better place.

Why?

Following the U.S. sanctions, Huawei saw reduced consumer business globally. However, the report also mentions network business, which has also reduced since then.

Reducing the workforce and relocating to an active and more responsive office would help the Chinese company to save money and time. Also, it’ll help Huawei to focus on markets with active demand instead of the ones where its shares have declined severely.

These were the key points of the story and now, let’s dive into the report.

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Full Story:

A giant report composed by Politico featuring various Huawei internal officers and executives on how the company is reducing its activity across Europe.

It also mentions Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei’s past speech over some words including survival and working hard. These were already heard before.

There’s an explanation of how CFO Meng Wanzhou’s case, the current Russia-Ukraine war, and the recession causing mayhem for the Chinese tech maker.

According to the information, Huawei currently divides Europe into two markets: Western Europe, run from Düsseldorf; and Eastern Europe and the Nordics, with a top executive based in Warsaw.

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Interestingly, it indicates that Huawei is planning to move all of its operations and headquarters to Dusseldorf.

A Huawei Europe spokesperson said that this restricting will help to bring more synergies within the whole European business operation. It will also bring more value directly to Huawei’s customers in Europe.

As for now, Huawei has around 12000 employees and the spokesperson confirmed that these people will work efficiently and stable for the company.

Instead of Europe, Huawei will give up on the market part of the Five Eye. It’s a security group consisting of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These countries either banned Huawei or restricted the firm from participating in government or private network contracts.

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Still, Huawei is selling consumer products such as smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and other devices.

Mixing up:

To clarify Huawei owns various businesses including consumer and corporate. Hence, Huawei runs these two different businesses in different markets based on its dominance in that area.

The report mostly targets Huawei’s corporate business and its reduction after the U.S. ban. However, it doesn’t spotlight the consumer business that much.

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China:

Yes, Huawei is focusing more on its home ground because of Huawei’s popularity in the market. Therefore, leaving the rebound movement won’t make sense.

Huawei’s Future in Europe:

The report contains a lot to read, if you are interested then we encourage you to do so. Similar to the above, we think that the restructuring of the office and workforce will allow Huawei to work efficiently and effectively with less spending.

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So, Huawei will continue to operate in Europe and bring on consumer devices such as tablets, smartwatches, earphones, and computer devices to global consumers.

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