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Huawei, Is there any chance of EMUI 13.1?

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2023 is on and we’re still waiting for EMUI 13 on past phones, as Huawei Mate 50 Pro is the only device with this software access in the global market. However, there’s still a chance that we can start an early discussion on Huawei EMUI 13.1.

I get it, the company has not released the new EMUI 13 for old devices. Yet, we’re here to talk about software that is not even announced. On that, we’ve to explain a few things before we jump to a conclusion.

Dual flagship:

The past report reveals that Huawei will launch dual flagships this year. It will be the first time when Huawei will launch the P series and Mate series (traditional) smartphones in the same year.

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While it was 2020 when the company unveiled Huawei P40 and Mate 40 series. After that, the company only brought – the P50 series in 2021 and Mate 50 series in 2022.

Two software:

Before 2021, Huawei followed two different flagship strategies, and these two phones were packed with two versions of EMUI.

For example, the Huawei P40 provides EMUI 10.1 and Huawei Mate 40 delivers EMUI 11. Interestingly, the tradition previously followed by P30 and Mate 30 with EMUI 9.1 and EMUI 10 respectively.

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But in the past two years, this break in dual flaghip, allowed Huawei to only use one major software for all of its devices.

How?

Huawei P50 was launched in 2021 with the new EMUI 12 pre-installed. While Mate 50 series with EMUI 13 in the following year.

What’s next?

In China, Huawei is preparing HarmonyOS 3.1 to mark its entrance in the first quarter of 2023. To be mentioned, it could be featured with the Huawei P60 series, which will also debut around Q1. Meanwhile, HarmonyOS 3 was installed on Mate 50 series.

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Keeping the fact that the Huawei P60 series may also meet the global market, we can’t deny the possibility. That Huawei may introduce this new flaghip to global consumers with a collection of features in EMUI 13.1.

For now, Huawei has not made any official announcement on this matter but we could take it as an early opening for this discussion. Before that, we want to check the roadmap for the EMUI 13 rollout and we’re eagerly waiting for the release.

Huawei EMUI 13.1

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Despite no 5G, Huawei increased foldable phones sale in Chinese market in 2022

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Despite having no access to a 5G chipset, Huawei phones are rumbling over China’s foldable device segment and maintained its lead throughout 2022.

According to the data released by China’s CINNO research, Huawei shipped approx 1.44 million units of foldable display devices. The Chinese tech maker completed this task with a sales growth rate of 132% year over year. However, its market share decreased by 2.8 percent, while still covering over 50% of the overall Chinese market.

This sale count is contributed by the strong sales of the P50 Pocket and Mate X2 Collector’s Edition. Since its launch in December 2021, the Huawei P50 Pocket has been the single-season sales champion of China’s foldable phones market for three consecutive quarters in Q1, Q2, and Q3 of 2022. While the Pocket S jumped to the top sales in the fourth quarter.

Huawei foldable phones 2022

Samsung comes second with a market share of 22.8%, a year-on-year decrease of 9.7 percentage points, Samsung has the largest decline within a year.

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OPPO ranked third with a 7.7% market share, up 4.3 percent year over year. Coming to the last three Xiaomi, Vivo, and Honor with a market share of 6.6%, 5.8%, and 5% respectively.

Overall sales of foldable smartphones in China have increased by 144% year over year (YoY) with 2.83 million units shipment throughout the year. This is a massive growth among customers and it continues to rise over quarters.

(via – mydrivers)

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Huawei VP is using a new phone, would it be P60 or Mate X3?

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Today, the Vice President of the Huawei Consumer Business Smartphone Product Line appeared on Weibo with a new device, as it only mentions “a Huawei phone” instead of showing an exact name. It reveals a possibility, of whether the Huawei smartphone VP is using either the Huawei P60 series or the Mate X3 device.

Either of these phones is not confirmed for launch for the moment but Huawei officials use them ahead of the release for various purposes under the testing unit.

Looking at the launch schedule, Huawei could unveil Huawei Mate X3 foldable phone first and the P60 series later. Therefore, it’s possible that the Huawei VP is using a Mate X3 instead of a P60. Yet, there’s no official confirmation on this matter.

Huawei VP P60 Mate X3

Mate X3 and P60:

Both Huawei Mate X3 and P60 series are under immense wait for consumers. The Mate X3 will get you a new side-folding design, proceeding from the Mate X2 model with a lightweight and better hinge system.

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On the flip side, the Huawei P60 series will be a new camera photography beast. It will boast a new XMAGE imaging system and variable aperture camera technologies. Furthermore, Huawei has also planned to install new HarmonyOS 3.1 pre-installed with improvements.

(source – Weibo)

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It took 4 years to develop Huawei Kunlun glass

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Huawei Mate 50 series is the first flagship to pack with Kunlun Glass, a new type of protected display that brings powerful durability and Huawei revealed that it took 4 years of research and development to make this come true.

China’s CCTV broadcasting has published a new documentary on Huawei, which reveals how Huawei forge Kunlun glass along with insights from Huawei Smartphone product Line vice president – Bruce Lee.

Huawei Mate 50 series with Kunlun Glass is unbreakable and Bruce Lee said that Kunlun Glass has been developed for 4 years. At this time, the company has gone through various challenges and made its way through them.

According to Lee, Kunlun Glass found inspiration from the hard and durable reinforced concrete structure. After 24 hours of crystal growth, 108 processes, and a 1600-degree melting process, a piece of mobile phone panel glass contains hundreds of billions of high-strength nanocrystals, which are impact-resistant.

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Huawei Kunlun Glass 4 years

The process also prevents cracking, so that the crash resistance of the whole machine equipped with Kunlun glass is increased by 10 times.

After the release of the Huawei Mate 50 series, Huawei also opened an upgrade service for old Huawei smartphones. These eligible devices could upgrade with Kunlun display including the P50 series and P40 series.

The forefront of such technology has allowed Huawei to provide something that’s not even available on other smartphones. In Huawei’s lab test, it is found that the glass has been dropped on the floor flat on display but it has remained without any damage.

Although, you may not drop the phone on a daily basis but Huawei has made it more secure if you drop it accidentally.

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