Huawei D series phones could return next year, a big move is coming in mobile business
Next year (2022) Huawei will bring a big move for its mobile phone business. Information via a tipster reveals that the company could bring back an important flagship phone series that was discontinued years ago – the Huawei D series. This could be a major turning point and a new standing in the strategy part of the company.
Huawei D series:
At CES 2012, Huawei began its journey into the mainstream smartphone market and introduced Huawei Ascend P1. This first-gen P series phone, then followed by Huawei Ascend D1, was launched at Mobile World Congress 2012.
Huawei Ascend D1 unveiled with K3V2 quad-core processor, with 4.5-inch HD display, 8 MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.0 based operating system. The phone lineup was made available throughout the globe.
At CES 2013, Huawei Ascend D2 was made to the launch floor. In 2014, the lineup was converted into “Mate-series”. Yes, the current flagship lineup was first originated from Ascend D lineup.
Throughout its run, the company launched five models including:
- Huawei Ascend D Quad XL
- Huawei Ascend D1
- Huawei Ascend D1 Quad
- Huawei Ascend D2
- Huawei Ascend D3 (Mate 3)
Huawei’s Big Move:
This year, Huawei has been facing a lot of issues in terms of the component supply chain. Therefore, Huawei has to gather different resources and supply partners to assemble a mobile.
For instance, the latest Huawei P50 series took enough retakes and rescheduling to launch among consumers. Even after the current supply chain issues, the Chinese tech maker was able to pull off this move. Still, the device remained limited to the Chinese market and was likely to make a debut in limited foreign markets.
For your information, Huawei usually launches the P series flagship in the first quarter of each year but the Huawei P50 series has to push in late July, which is the third quarter of this year. The severity of component shortage is clearly visible.
Among other hardware, Huawei is mainly having issues with the Chipset for smartphones. Following the four rounds of sanction, the company cannot print new chipsets from TSMC or similar foundry makers. Moreover, it cannot purchase them either.
However, Qualcomm has the permission to feed Huawei with 4G chipsets and Huawei has officially stepped into this partnership by launching a new tablet and P50 series.
After the launch of the Huawei P50 series, rumors began to spread that Huawei Mate 50, the next Mate series flagship, won’t launch. Yet, a report reveals that Huawei will definitely unveil the next Mate phone but actually, it won’t happen this year.
Furthermore, Gu Ping, Huawei’s current Rotating Chairman also said that the company will not give up on its smartphone business.
(Huawei Mate 50 Pro concept render, source – Hoiindi)
From this statement, we can expect that the Chinese phone maker will try to survive and continue to launch new smartphones and maintain its launch cycles. Rather than expanding it further.
Coming back to the Huawei Mate series, Huawei is planning to boost the use of Snapdragon chipset in its smartphones. Thereafter, the return of the D series could only be possible with the support of the Snapdragon chipset.
It’s also suggested that Huawei will have sufficient Snapdragon chips stock from December, which will further enhance Huawei’s smartphone manufacturing capability in even scenarios.
Go where it all began:
Huawei’s supply chain is completely destroyed by the U.S. sanctions and its mobile business has seen the worst drop in years. Therefore, it’s could be no harm if, this Chinese tech giant began a new adventure, that could have no harm to try.
But does it means, Huawei will shift from Mate to D-series?
We don’t know the answer to this question but the Mate series has its own user base. The lineup is full of top-notch smartphones that made a special contribution to Huawei’s smartphone world dominance over the past years.
However, we don’t have any inputs on whether Huawei has finalized this plan, or it’s just a plan on paper. Still, the launch will happen next year, there’s is plenty of time left in the making. So, if anything else appears, we’ll keep you posted.
Huawei P60 Pro Specifications and Price
Huawei P60 Pro comes as the powerhouse of the entire P series lineup, this phone comes with a Pro camera, Pro performance, and Pro software features. Huawei P60 Pro specifications are designed to provide you with an all-around Pro user experience.
This phone has nothing to say and is filled with a lot of action. Especially its camera system, which is crafted with massive technological innovations.
Let’s check the Huawei P60 Pro specifications below.
Huawei P60 Pro sports a 6.67-inch of OLED display with 1-120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and FHD+ (2700×1220 pixels) resolution. The screen has a quad curve design, 1.07 billion colors, and P3 wide color gamut.
Huawei P60 Pro is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 octa-core chipset with , 1 × Cortex-X2 at 3.2GHz + 3 × Cortex-A710 at 2.75GHz + 4 × Cortex-A510 at 2.0GHz. It has Adreno GPU and Qualcomm seventh generation AI engine.
This processor is coupled with 8GB RAM and 256/512GB of ROM along as well as 256GB nm card memory extension.
Huawei P60 Pro equips a triple camera system consisting of a 48-megapixel super-spotting camera (F1.4~F4.0 aperture, OIS optical image stabilization), 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (F2.2 aperture) and 48-megapixel super-spotting night vision telephoto camera (F2.1 aperture, OIS optical image stabilization).
The rear camera support 3.5x optical zoom (3.5x zoom is approximate, the lens focal lengths are 24.5mm, 13mm, 90mm), and 100x digital zoom. In terms of videography, the camera support for 4K (3840 × 2160) recording and 1080p 960fps super slow motion video.
The front side of the phone equips a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera with f/2.4 aperture along with various selfie modes. The phone packs a 4815mAh battery that could recharge with an 88W super fast charger.
Huawei P60 Pro is IP68 level water and dustproof and comes in four color options Rococo White, Feather Purple, Feather Black, and Emerald Green. The device dimensions are 161mm in height, 74.5mm in width, and 8.3mm in thickness. While the phone weighs 200 grams.
In terms of connectivity, Huawei P60 Pro brings (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2 × 2 MIMO, HE160, 4096 QAM, 8 Spatial-stream Sounding MU-MIMO WiFi. Bluetooth 5.2, supports Bluetooth Low Energy, support SBC, AAC, support LDAC, and L2HC high-definition audio. USB Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1. USB Type-C interface.
Huawei P60 Pro also has NFC and supports GPS (L1 + L5 dual frequency)/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou (B1I + B1C + B2a triple frequency)/GALILEO (E1 + E5a dual frequency)/QZSS (L1 + L5 dual frequency)/NavIC.
Huawei P60 Pro Price:
- Huawei P60 Pro – 8GB RAM + 256GB version priced at 6988 (1024 USD, 940 Euro)
- Huawei P60 Pro – 8GB RAM + 512GB version priced at 7988 (1170 USD, 1075 Euro)
Huawei P60 Specifications and Price
Huawei P60 is the entry gate to the Huawei P60 series and this standard version delivers all of the features and hardware capabilities in an instant. The size and the weight also allow you to carry the phone with a stylish look. Below you can check all the Huawei P60 Specifications and prices.
Huawei P60 Specifications:
Huawei P60 equips a 6.67-inch OLED screen that supports a 1-120 Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate. The screen has 1440 Hz high-frequency PWM dimming and a 300 Hz touch sampling rate. It also supports a wide color array thanks to the 1.07 billion colors, P3 wide color gamut. It has high-quality visuals with an FHD+ (2700 × 1220 pixels) resolution. The front side is also filled in with a center-hole punch.
Huawei P60 equips a triple camera system including a 48-megapixel super-spotting camera (F1.4~F4.0 aperture, OIS optical image stabilization), 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (F2.2 aperture) and 12-megapixel periscope telephoto camera (F3.4 aperture, OIS optical image stabilization).
The camera supports 5x optical zoom (5x zoom is approximate, the lens focal lengths are 24.5mm, 13mm, and 125mm), and 50x digital zoom. The front side has a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (F2.4 aperture)
Huawei P60 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with octa-core chip including 1 × Cortex-X2 at 3.0GHz + 3 × Cortex-A710 at 2.5GHz + 4 × Cortex-A510 at 1.8GHz. The chipset also has Adreno GPU and Qualcomm’s 7th generation AI engine.
Alongside this processor, Huawei P60 has 8GB of RAM and 128/256/512 GB ROM. The phone also supports storage expansion with an external NM memory card of up to 256GB.
Battery and charging:
This flagship brings a 4815mAh battery that could be recharged with a 66W super fast inbox charger.
Colors and Design:
Huawei P60 is 161mm in tall, 74.5mm wide, and 8.3mm thick. The weight of this device including the battery is 197 grams. There are four color options to choose from – Rococo White, Feathre Purple, Feathre Black, and Emerald Green. Huawei has made this phone IP68 water-proof and dust-proof.
This phone sports second-generation two-way satellite SMS technology. 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2 × 2 MIMO, HE160, 4096 QAM, 8 Spatial-stream Sounding MU-MIMO WiFi. Bluetooth 5.2, supports Bluetooth Low Energy, support SBC, AAC, support LDAC, and L2HC high-definition audio. USB Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB Type-C headphone jack.
This phone also has NFC and Support GPS (L1 + L5 dual frequency)/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou (B1I + B1C + B2a triple frequency)/GALILEO (E1 + E5a dual frequency)/QZSS (L1 + L5 dual frequency)/NavIC.
- Huawei P60 – 8GB RAM + 128GB version priced at 4488 yuan (657 USD, 603 Euro)
- Huawei P60 – 8GB RAM + 256GB version priced at 4988 yuan (730 USD, 671 Euro)
- Huawei P60 – 8GB RAM + 512GB version priced at 5988 yuan (876 USD, 806 Euro)
Huawei Mate X3 launched, the lightest foldable phone
Today, Huawei launched its new foldable flagship smartphone, Huawei Mate X3, which is the thinnest and the lightest foldable phone on the planet. This foldable proves Huawei’s in-depth innovation in the foldable smartphone segment and provides the best user experience.
Huawei Mate X3 is no ordinary device, despite cutting weight this foldable phone has various secret and powerful features. Therefore, the two years halt since Huawei Mate X2 are worth waiting and we just love how the company crafted the Mate X3 for the consumers.
Lightest and thinnest:
Huawei Mate X3 has an Innovative material application and an ultra-light body structure making the whole device as light as 239g. It makes the phone the highest and the thinnest ever foldable phone.
The new double-rotation water drop hinge and ultra-thin Type-C device are thinner than ever. The thickness of the body in the unfolded state is as thin as 5.3mm, bringing a new experience of folding screen thin and light.
Huawei Mate X3 launched with a reliable Kunlun glass cover screen and ultra-impact-resistant flexible screen inside the fold. Both of these screens are thin, light, and reliable inside and outside.
The desing supports IPX8 water resistance and can be folded freely to help you not be afraid of wind and rain. The phone also has new wet hand touch features, so it can understand touch sensitivity on the screen.
Huaewi Mate X3 camera desing resembles the soul of Mate series devices and has a unique round ring with a shiny finish. The camera picks up an RYYB periscope and a main camera with a bright sensor.
It has an Ultra-sensing XMAGE imaging system that allows capturing real image color, perceives light and shade, and presents wonderful light and shadow details. Want to take selfies? The camera detects can capture high-quality selfies, and provides all of the details of portraits.
This foldable is designed with a new style and comes with the industry’s first feather-sand glass technology, bringing three colors feather-sand black, feather-sand white, and feather-sand purple. These are crystal bright and fingerprint-proof.
There are also two beautiful plain leather versions Chenxi Gold and Qingshan Dai. These colors and variants are elegant and classic, proving you with multiple color options to achieve the beauty of this foldable phone.
Huawei Mate X3 is the world’s first foldable phone to come with satellite communication technology. Not only that, the phone has second-generation satellite SMS with two-way communication.
To provide a new user experience, the phone brings a new antenna, network, and algorithm triple technology. This upgrades the signal to enable communication without a mobile signal.