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Huawei Mate 40 series to use 9P free-form camera module, could increase photography performance significantly

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News regarding the Huawei Mate 40 series has started making appearances online. And now there’s a new report, that reveals some information about the camera technology of this upcoming Huawei flagship.

Lin En-Ping, CEO of Largan Precision said his company has finished the development of free-form and 9P (nine plastic lens pieces) lens modules, with shipments for the former expected to begin in fourth-quarter 2020 and the latter to be adopted by clients in the fourth quarter at the earliest (via DigiTimes).

Largan Precision is a Taiwan based major supplier of camera lens modules for smartphones, tablet computers, and digital cameras, among other devices.

Huawei is a long-standing and one of the biggest customer of Largan, which makes the company first to use this lens in Huawei Mate 40 series.

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Back in April, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities, also said that Huawei will use a ‘Free-form lens’ in the high-end version of the new Mate series model that will launch in the second half of this year.

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According to the information, a free-form lens is a digital lens with curvatures generated, not molded, on at least one side.  The use of a free-form lens improves the sharpness of vision and reduces distortion at all distances. The result of this new lens provides a more precise level of visual fine-tuning in view.

The use of this free-form lens will surely improve not only the photo quality but also the visual details at all distances, which most of the time distorts due to the focal length of the lens.

In addition to the free-form lens, the 9P module will further improve the light intake capability of the sensor for low light photography. However, Huawei already uses the RYYB color mapping in its camera sensors, which captures much better low light images compared to other camera modules.

Still, RYYB sensors some times pushes extra yellowish effect on the images when a user zooms in to an object. The sensor may improve in the future.

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According to the previous reports, Huawei Mate 40 series will be powered by a new 5nm Kirin 1000 chipset, and its launch expected to happen in October.

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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Canada to ban Huawei from 5G: Report

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Huawei has been under a lot of difficulties for the last three years due to U.S. sanctions, which have led to bans on its network equipment in different markets. However, despite various processes, Canada has now also shown its direction on this matter to ban Huawei from 5G development in the country.

According to the report coming from Reuters, Canada is planning to ban Huawei from its 5G network gear installation program citing national security risks without showing any of them.

The country is following the path of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group including five countries including the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

“We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Ottawa. “Providers who already have this equipment installed will be required to cease its use and remove it under the plans we’re announcing today.”

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Aside from this, the Canadian government has also laid down a deadline for carriers and network companies to remove their network 5G equipment by the year 2024. On the other hand, companies that use 4G equipment from Huawei will be required to remove the gear until 2027.

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Past:

In 2018, Canada announce to review of the ongoing Huawei matter to adapt its network gear. Last, in 2018, Huawei’s Chief Financial Official is detailed Vancouver Airport.

Huawei’s stand:

regarding this matter, Alykhan Velshi, Vice President of corporate affairs for Huawei in Canada said with Canadian Broadcasting Corp that the company is still waiting to hear what sort of national security threats they think Huawei poses.

Adding to this, Velshi said, Huawei is completely operational in Canada and there are over 1500 employees in the country, most of them conduct research and development. Other than these, Huaewi continues to sell new products in the market.

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Throughout the entire discussion, Huawei has been targeted by the different governments over political means but no one has not shown any sort of evidence against the Chinese tech firm.

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Huawei registers ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark

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On May 18, 2022, Huawei registered the ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark in China. This trademark application has document version 47543398 and the trademark has not been published yet. According to the information, Trademark Office held that the goods designated for use by the opposed trademark were Class 1 “silicones”.

The ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark class belongs to the same category as “unprocessed plastics; plasticizers” that were approved for use in trademarks such as “Huawei Zhixuan” cited earlier by the opponent. or similar goods.

In further terms, the opposed trademark completely contains the distinctive identification part of the trademark cited by the opponent, “Huawei”, and does not form a new meaning with an obvious difference. If it is used concurrently, consumers will be misunderstood.

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Huawei AppGallery facing a severe issue: Report

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Huawei AppGallery is a new generation of an app distribution platform for Huawei devices and the Chinese tech maker is working on improving its productivity for smartphone owners. However, recently a severe issue has been reported on Huawei AppGallery that allows downloading paid apps for free of cost.

According to the input coming from 9to5Google, an Android developer has found an issue in Huawei AppGallery that doesn’t have any special protection feature for the paid applications. This could lead to easy exploitation and enables to obtain the download link for premium apps without even paying for them.

In simple words, it could cause a loss to the developer but the report also mentions that this issue has been reported to Huawei. However, there’s no clear guideline or response that has been received on this matter.

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Huawei AppGallery:

Huawei AppGallery is a smart solution that allows developers to create a new user experience for the consumers. The platform is supported by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, which enables various APIs in applications.

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Huawei AppGallery serves under the top three app marketplace globally and brings a whole range of global and local apps including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.

AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 5.4 million developers across the globe, and in 2021 the total app distributions from AppGallery reached 432 billion times.

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