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Huawei P40 Pro+ and Petal Search widget released in Singapore, pre-order brings free gifts

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On June 19, 2020, Huawei P40 Pro+ made its debut in Singapore, featuring Ultra Vision Leica Penta camera with 100x maximum zoom and new Ceramic design. This new flagship will be available for consumers to pre-order from tomorrow in Singapore.

The launch of Huawei P40 Pro+ also marks the debut of the Petal Search widget that offers an alternative app search for users.

Price and Availability:

Priced at S$1,898, the Huawei P40 Pro+ is available in White Ceramic and will officially be on sale islandwide from 27 June 2020 at local telecommunications operators (M1, Singtel, and StarHub). Huawei Concept Stores and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee, as well as authorized retailers (Best Denki, Challenger, COURTS, and Harvey Norman).

Customers who pre-order the Huawei P40 Pro+ will enjoy a premium bundle which includes the newly launched Huawei Sound X worth S$498 and the Huawei SuperCharge Wireless Stand (Max 40W) worth $148, while stocks last.

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From 27 June onwards, the purchase of the Huawei P40 Pro+ will entitle customers to a Huawei SuperCharge Wireless Stand (40W) worth $148 and a protective phone cover worth S$48, while stocks last.

In addition, customers with the new Huawei P40 Pro+ will also enjoy these exclusive offers and services, terms and conditions apply:

Huawei Mobile Cloud – Free 50GB Huawei Mobile Cloud storage for 12 months.

Huawei Video – Enjoy six months free access to TVB channel, three months free of dimsum entertainment, and one month free of MangoTV on Huawei Video.

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Huawei VIP Prestige Service:

  • Two-year warranty
  • One year door-to-door repair pick-up and delivery service
  • One-time complimentary screen replacement within the first three months of purchase

Petal Search:

The Huawei P40 Pro+ runs on the latest version of Android and is pre-installed with AppGallery, Huawei’s official app distribution platform.

Huawei has also released a new Petal Search widget that offers an alternative app search for users to conveniently access and download a wider variety of apps. Petal Search is now available for download on the AppGallery and can be added as a home-screen in the latest EMUI update (v 10.1.0.131).

Huawei P40 Pro+

Huawei P40 Pro+

Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G:

Camera:

The Ultra Vision Leica Penta Camera delivers an all-day Super Definition experience. The Ultra Vision Sensor included in the Huawei P40 Series is Huawei’s largest CMOS sensor to date.

The 50MP Ultra Vision Wide Camera features a massive 1/1.28-inch CMOS sensor, which supports super-sized binned pixels measuring 2.44μm and Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus for high-speed, accurate autofocus.

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Consumers can easily capture cinematic videos in any scenario, thanks to the 40MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera with built-in SedecimPixel Fusion Technology-enabling extreme low-light performance.

The SuperZoom Array unique to the Huawei P40 Pro+ utilizes folded optics to realize up to 10x true optical zoom and 100x maximum digital zoom.

Huawei P40 Pro+

Comprising of two telephoto cameras, it adopts an advanced periscope design that includes light-reflecting prisms to deliver unrivaled zoom performance. Combined with AIS, the Huawei P40 Pro+ provides the best image stabilization ever on a Huawei P Series device.

Selfies are taken to a new level by the front-facing 32MP AF Camera and IR Depth Camera, which support accurate subject isolation and natural Bokeh effects.

The Huawei P40 Pro+ also takes full advantage of its multi-camera system with the Huawei XD Fusion Engine aggregating and processing data from multiple sources to generate a comprehensive improvement in picture quality.

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New features introduced with the Huawei P40 Series, including Huawei Golden Snap and Directional Audio Zoom, add even more versatility to the powerful cameras, allowing creators to easily capture incredible portraits and videos in low light conditions.

Users can now access and download a wider range of apps with the new Petal Search widget that Huawei has recently released on AppGallery and EMUI update. Petal Search is designed to connect users to more apps from and outside of AppGallery.

Design:

The nano-tech ceramic back, made with a multi-step artisanal manufacturing process that involves five days of kilning and a custom polishing technique, gives the powerful camera smartphone excellent durability and timeless style, expressed in a classic white color variant, White Ceramic.

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Combining cutting-edge camera technology and stylish design, the Huawei P40 Pro+ is equipped with a Huawei Quad-curve Overflow Display that features narrow bezels and streamlined corners to offer a near borderless view. An in-screen fingerprint reader offers a fast and reliable way to unlock the device and apps.

Huawei P40 Pro+

Huawei P40 Pro+

Performance and User Experience:

The Huawei P40 Series is powered by Kirin 990 5G SoC to deliver integrated 5G connectivity with the most comprehensive 5G band support, robust AI performance, and power efficiency. The chipset is given the thermal headroom to deliver exceptional performance by the advanced cooling systems, with the bespoke 4-in-1 SuperCool system in this smartphone.

The industry-leading and world’s fastest commercialized 40W Wireless Huawei SuperCharge is also available on the Huawei P40 Pro+ for fast and convenient charging.

The EMUI 10.1 operating system introduces a host of new features that enable a richer, more seamless AI life. Huawei MeeTime supports 1080p Full HD video call on Huawei smartphones, tablets, and the Huawei Vision TV and delivers clear picture quality even in low light or weak signal conditions.

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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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Huawei patents new 3D stereoscopic projection tech

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Huawei has recently published a new patent for stereoscopic projection technology that could be cost-effective and it’s a good thing for both seller and the customer.

Information shared by the Chinese patent office, the latest Huawei patent has application number CN202211090428 and it was filed on July 27, 2022, while it was published on January 20, 2023. The patent categories show “Stereoscopic Projection System, Projection System, and Vehicle”.

Stereographic projection is a technique for displaying the angular properties of a plane-faced object on a single drawing or diagram. Directions, as well as planes, may be shown and any desired angle can be measured directly from the projection using a graphical technique.

In stereoscopic projection technology two images, seen from the perspective of the left and the right eye, are projected simultaneously. The frequency of projecting the images is 60 times per second for each eye and covered alternately by the shutter glasses.

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Patent Details:

According to the details, this Huawei projection technology consists of a backlight assembly, a spatial light modulator, and a diffuser screen. The backlight assembly is used to output two light beams to the spatial light modulator at different angles. The spatial light modulator is used to modulate two light beams according to different image information to obtain two paths of imaging light.

The spatial light modulator is used to output two paths of imaging light to the diffusion screen at different angles. The diffusion screen is used to diffuse the two paths of imaging light and output the diffused two paths of imaging light at different angles. In this application, by sharing The same spatial light modulator can reduce the cost of the stereoscopic projection system.

looking at the patent diagram, Huawei’s “projection” patent is mainly aimed at stereoscopic projection systems. if utilized, it could be used to watch 3D projection, allowing consumers to watch 3D movies at home.

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Breaking: Huawei smartphone regains shipment growth

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It’s good news, after a long time, Huawei has once again reclaimed growth in China’s smartphone market despite facing having no 5G in its new smartphones. According to the data compiled by Counterpoint research, Huawei has achieved 15% of year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2022 as compared to the same quarter in 2021.

The company had 7 percent of the overall smartphone market share in Q4 2021, which recorded 9.5% in Q4 2022. This is a major difference. We could assume that the latest progress is made with the release of the Huawei Mate 50 series in October. Thereafter, Huawei customers supported the sales volume to a new milestone.

“Huawei recovered from its low base in 2021, increasing by 15% YoY in Q4. However, the brand is still unable to ship 5G-enabled devices, which is a major concern for its sales outlook.” wrote Counterpoint.

In 2023:

This year, Huawei is planning to launch a number of new smartphones and it’ll return to the dual flagship unveiling tradition. This means we would see the P series and Mate series launching in a single year.

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The launches could further help Huawei to increase its growth in share among Chinese consumers to rank better in Q2 2023 smartphone market results.

Huawei growth smartphone Q4 2022 China

Q4 2022:

In Q4 2022, Apple gained captured 23.7% of the market, maintaining its leading position. But it registered a double-digit YoY decline like major Android OEMs.

All the major OEMs offered stronger promotions during the Singles’ Day online sales festival. They also used the sales promotion season to shed excess inventory. Smartphone sales surged MoM, but the rise didn’t sustain into December when COVID-19 started spreading fast.

Coming to overall sales, China’s smartphone sales declined 14% year over year in 2022, which is counted as the slowest smartphone growth in the last decade. It’s also the fifth year that China recorded continued to decline.

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In Q4 2022, China’s smartphone market declined by 15%, and a similar result has been seen throughout the past three quarters.

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iOS, Android, HarmonyOS: Huawei lists difference

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It’s not the first time, we’re talked about HarmonyOS, Android, and iOS, and the differences between and Huawei has listed major benefits of HarmonyOS over the other two operating systems.

According to the image shared by a Weibo tipster, Huawei has listed the key difference between HarmonyOS, iOS, and Android inside its experience store to spread awareness about its operating system and remove confusion.

Below you can check the difference between iOS, Android, and Hongmeng systems listed:

iOS:

The iOS system is a closed-source system developed by Apple, which has relatively high security when downloading software, smooth operation, and simple and beautiful operation of the home screen and app ecosystem.

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Disadvantages: The system settings cannot be changed according to the user, and the system compatibility is average.

Android:

Android is an operating system designed based on the Linux macro kernel. There are many devices equipped with Android and a wide range of choices. It has a rich ecosystem, high customization, and good compatibility.

Disadvantages: General security, and open source system brings disadvantages of uncontrollable software APP quality.

Harmony OS:

The HarmonyOS has modularized features, and the microkernel driver enables the system to be disassembled, which reduces the requirements for hardware specifications. Such low requirements allow it to be installed on small devices, such as earphones and smartwatches. HarmonyOS devices can also be connected to each other to achieve a seamless connection.

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Disadvantages: The system has been put into use for a short time, and there are currently fewer software developers and system users.

iOS Android HarmonyOS difference

The Chinese tech maker also has a line of tips that would help you to get the most out of software updates:

  • Before upgrading the smartphone, it is recommended for you back up important data.
  • During the upgrade procedure, make sure that the device has enough battery levels.
  • Does the system need to be upgraded related to the current state of the phone.
  • Frequent upgrades are not recommended for smartphones that have been used for a long time and feature low specifications.

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