Last year, Huawei introduced its first-ever foldable display phone – Huawei Mate X, beginning the company’s run in the foldable phone market.
With the beginning of 2020, Huawei launched an improved and upgraded version of its foldable phone as Huawei Mate Xs with better display quality, hinge and Kirin 990 Chipset.
The foldable display design of these two phones folds outwards, supported by the Falcon hinge. While folded, the display of Mate X and Xs becomes a dual-display phone. The design of this display is appreciated by many of its buyers.
However, there’s always some room for innovation, which recently appeared in a patent showing Huawei phones with “Extendable Display”. Taking the concept of the foldable screen even further.
According to LetsGoDigital, Huawei has filed a design patent application with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration). It was approved on April 14, 2020, and also included at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database.
The patented design has the same aesthetics as the Huawei Mate Xs. Instead of folding inwards, the display extends out from the back to the front using a pull-out/roll-out mechanism.
Also, the patent has 28 images of two different models that are different in display sizes and variations.
This model features a display that extends from the right side to the front. To use the full tablet size display, a user required to pull out the display part from its fold by grabbing the left and the right side of the phone and extend it.
Unlike Huawei Mate X, the phone cannot use its full display width due to the limitation presented by the pull out mechanism, which needs to be locked at a certain place before or point.
So it does not breaks into two pieces (you know the scenario such as one part on your left hand and the other your right)
Model A also has a triple camera setup on the left placed in a vertical position similar to the Mate Xs and also works as a selfie cam.
Compared to model A, Model B has the camera setup on the left side, while display also extends to the left (on the front side).
From the design perspective, the display of the Model B will be able to add up to 50% of the rollable display on the front and Model A at 30%.
There is one thing for sure that this design looks fantastic but would it receive an actual production? that’s an interesting thing that we’ll have to wait to find out.
TD Tech’s Huawei Mate 40E copy phone is certified
TD Tech, a Chinese electronics maker has been licensed to rebrand and resell smartphone designs that were initially owned by Huawei. TD Tech has already launched the clone of Huawei Nova 8 Pro as TD Tech N8 Pro, and its new Huawei Mate 40E clone is ready to be introduced.
According to the information, TD tech has recently certified a new smartphone with model number TDT-MA01 in the Chinese market. The new TD Tech phone is likely to be a copy of Huawei Mate 40E and the listing reveals that it has 5G network access and a fast 40W charging. The certificate also reveals that the phone has the Android operating system.
Currently, TD Tech has not confirmed any launch details of this phone but we’re likely to get new inputs soon.
TD Tech, formerly Nokia Siemens Networks, is a joint venture between Nokia and Siemens. The company is now wholly-owned by TD TECH HOLDING LIMITED, a Chinese firm. The parent company is jointly invested by Huawei and Nokia Hong Kong and Huawei’s rotating chairman Xu Zhijun is the company director.
TD Tech N8 Pro:
TD Tech N8 Pro sports a 6.72-inch curved screen, an 80-degree curved edge, a COP package, a double punch in the upper left corner, a 120Hz screen refresh rate, a touch sampling rate of up to 300Hz, a 10bit color depth, 1.07 billion colors, and supports HDR 10 and HLG HD video.
This phone boasts a 32-megapixel front ultra-wide-angle lens and a 16-megapixel portrait lens. The rear quad camera system consists of a rear 64MP main camera, a 120-degree ultra-wide-angle, an independent depth-of-field lens, and an independent macro lens.
On the other hand, the phone is 7.85mm thick, weighs only 184g, supports 5G four-network coordination and Wi-Fi6+, supports 66W super-fast charging, 60% charging in 15 minutes, 100% charging in 35 minutes, and NFC smart Flashcard and other functions
Huawei Mate 50 test version has 5G and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Tipster
New information has revealed that some of the testing Huawei Mate 50 devices are packed with 5G access and equips HiSilicon Kirin 9000 5nm chipset and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The previous report reveals that Huawei Mate 50 will be released this year but it may only have 4G network access.
Although Huawei has been facing a lot of difficulties in the market but the company continues to work in a positive direction to develop this phone and bring it among the consumers. Meanwhile, the news of the Huawei Mate 50 series with 5G and new Qualcomm processor is sure could be a big relief for the awaited people.
Following the U.S. ban, Huawei has to give up access to different essential components such as chipsets. Thereafter, the Chinese tech maker cannot even print its chipset design from HiSilicon to chipmakers such as TSMC. The shortage of components is limited to chip printing permission but also to other important materials such as RF receivers, which helps the phone maker to enable 5G access bands.
Kirin 9000 comes is built with a 5nm process and consists of 1x Cortex-A77 at 3.13 GHz, 3x Cortex-A77 at 2.54 GHz, and 4x Cortex-A55 at 2.05 GHz. The chip comes with a 24 core Mali G78 GPU. The chipset has Huawei Da Vinci Architecture 2.0 NPU architecture including 2 Ascend lite and 1 Ascend tiny core.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has a 5G modem-RF solution with up to 10Gbps download speed. The chipset has Snapdragon Sigh camera technology with 18 bit mobile IS. As well new 7th gen Qualcomm AI engine. There is also an improvement to system performance as well as other aspects of the core user interface.
Huawei Mate 50 Series:
Currently, Huawei has not spoken much about this upcoming release but the company’s global consumer business chief, Derek Yu has confirmed that there will be a new Mate device that could launch this year. Surely, the chief has been talking about the Mate 50 series but an official confirmation is still required.
(via – ithome)
Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket enters global market
On January 12, Huawei’s latest flagship smartphones – Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket finally entered the global market. However, these premium smartphones were already marked their presence in the Chinese market.
Currently, Huawei has debuted P50 Pro and P50 Pocket on the ground of Malaysia and will soon expand its availability to more global markets. To be mentioned, the company has also announced to unveil these flagship phones in Europe on January 26, 2021.
Both of these smartphones of Huawei are cherished with high-end features and provide a whole new user experience. Among these, Huawei P50 Pocket is the first flip-style foldable smartphone of the company that folds inwards vertically.
Price and availability:
Huawei P50 Pro:
- Huawei P50 Pro (8GB+256GB) is priced at RM 4199 (882 Euro) [Link]
Huawei is providing freebies worth up to RM 2,100 and pre-order for Huawei P50 Pro start from January 12 and last till January 21, 2022.
Huawei P50 Pocket:
- Huawei P50 Pocket White (8GB+256GB) is priced at RM 5,999 (1262 euros) [Link]
- Huawei P50 Pocket Premium Edition (12GB+512GB) is priced at RM 7,299 (1536 euros) [Link]
Huawei is offering freebies total worth up to RM2,700 with Huawei P50 Pocket and pre-order is available from January 22 to February 13, 2022.
So, without further ado, let’s explore Huawei P50 and P50 Pocket in detail.
Huawei P50 Pro:
Huawei P50 Pro smartphone comes with a 6.6 inch OLED display with 2700 x 1228p resolutions, 120 Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, 1.07 billion colors, and 450 PPI brightness.
This smartphone expands 158.8mm x 72.8mm x 8.5mm (Height x width x depth) and weighs around 195g approx. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G processor that has an octa-core CPU and Adreno 660 GPU. Also, it comes pre-installed with EMUI 12.
In terms of storage, the P50 Pro offers 8GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt internal storage and packs with a 4360mAh battery that supports 66W super-fast charging and 50W wireless charging.
On the rear side, Huawei P40 Pro has a quad-camera system consisting of a 50MP True chroma camera, 40MP True chroma camera, 13MP Ultra-wide angle camera, and 64MP Telephoto camera with LED flash. While the front side has a 13MP selfie camera with autofocus mode.
The connectivity options include 4G network, WLAN, Bluetooth 5.2, Support BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC. Further, it has a USB Type-C ear jack, and USB Type-C charging port, and a USB 3.1 GEN1 port.
Huawei P50 Pocket:
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone sports the main screen with a 6.9-inch mains display that folds inwards and a 1.04-inch cover screen is placed on the rear to show you notifications and other information.
The main screen comes with 2790 x 1188pixel resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate,1440 Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 300 Hz touch sampling rate, and 442 PPI. While the cover screen has 340 x 340p resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate, 120 Hz touch sampling rate, and 328 PPI.
The P50 Pocket is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G processor, comes pre-installed with EMUI 12 operating system, 8GB/12GB of RAM, and 256GB/512GB of internal storage.
Talking about the battery, this phone packs with 4000mAh battery that supports a 40W Super fast charger. The connectivity options include WLAN, Bluetooth 5.2, and more.
Huawei P50 Pocket features a powerful camera system that includes a 40 MP True-Chroma Camera (f/1.8 aperture), 13 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture), and 32 MP Ultra Spectrum Camera (f/1.8 aperture). On the front side, you’ll see a 10.7-megapixel front camera to give you high-quality selfies.