Huawei says allegation of patent design infringement is false, shows document of proof
Huawei today has clarified its issue on allegations of latest intellectual property theft mentioned on a WSJ report, calling these claims as false accusations.
Huawei under investigation by US prosecutors for new allegation: Report
On August 30, WSJ reported the US Department of Justice launched a new investigation against Huawei for the allegation of stealing design patent of the Oliveira camera.
On September 3, Huawei responded by rejecting Oliveira’s claims of patent infringement and has provided the detailed documentation in support of its stand on the matter.
Huawei said the company first contacted on the request of Mr. Rui Pedro Oliveira in 2014 to sell his camera design to Huawei but the company did not use it. In 2017, Huawei started selling EnVizion 360 camera, designed indigently and have no connection to Oliveira’s design.
From 2018 to early 2019, Mr. Oliveira begins threatening to Huawei that if the company did not pay an extortionate amount of money, he would go to the media and exert pressure through political channels.
“Mr. Oliveira proceeded to feed a false narrative to the media in an attempt to tarnish Huawei’s reputation. He made further efforts to exert pressure on Huawei through senior government officials, trying to make the company cede to his demands and hand over large sums of money,” said Huawei.
Huawei has also condemned the efforts of the U.S. government to discredit Huawei and curb its leadership position in the industry.
Below you can see, comparison of Oliveira’s design patent and Huawei’s EnVizion 360 camera. Unlike Mr. Oliveira’s single-lens and expandable design, Huawei’s camera was non-expandable, featured lenses on both sides designed for panoramic pictures.
Huawei Mate 50 series may not upgrade to second-gen satellite communication
Huawei first launched satellite communication technology with the Huawei Mate 50 series and the company may not upgrade this phone to second-gen satellite features.
Huawei CBG COO, He Gang gave us the answer that the eligibility to upgrade over second generation satellite is related to the phone’s performance. He may be talking about the hardware as the new devices equip better antennas.
He further added that the company has no current plans to upgrade Huawei Mate 50 and Mate Xs 2 to second-gen satellite communication. However, there is more reason that he mentioned in this matter.
Now the Beidou satellite communication is in the public testing stage, about 30 free sending and receiving are provided every month, and many friends are wondering how long this policy will last. If commercial, what is the approximate price?
He gange said that Huawei is not an operator and cannot operate this satellite communication business. The current state of technology is in the stage of crowd-testing.
This includes testing with multiple organizations and providing such a free service to everyone in the way of crowd testing.
As for the commercial price, how to operate in the future will still be only decided by the operators and not by Huawei. The Huawei COO emphasized that Huawei is actively participating to cultivate a better tech industry and crowd-testing technologies. This will lead to the better of future organizations and achieve technological breakthroughs.
Huawei P60 series, Mate X3, and Watch Ultimate are equipped with second-generation satellite communication. This allows the users to send and receive an emergency SMS via satellite without a mobile network. However, the first-gen tech only allows one-way SMS.
Huawei P60 series and Mate X3 frame is made by BYD
Huawei P60 and Mate X3 are packed with top-notch hardware specs and it’s revealed that China’s BYD electronics made key components of these flagship phones including the frame and the rear cover.
According to the information, BYD electronics has been confirmed to make the lightweight and stylish frame for the Huawei P60 series and Mate X3 foldable phone.
Specifically, BYD made some extra efforts for the Huawei Mate X3, the company has come up with the slimmest and lightest frame, which sets a new record for weight reduction in any foldable smartphone.
Notably, BYD uses aviation-grade wing aluminum to create a light and thin foldable frame in the industry. The entire thickness of the middle frame is only 0.3mm.
On the other hand, the weight of two middle frame parts only weighs 38 grams, which is equivalent to the ordinary smartphone frame. However, the contribution of this component is crucial in reducing the weight of the entire smartphone.
Furthermore, BYD has continuously tested the hinge with the frame to ensure its stability and reliability with the waterproof ratings.
Looking at the design, BYD brought up the new fingerprint-proof rear panel, which comprises both a glass and frost feeling. The new design reflects an Ambilight effect from multiple angles when it comes in the contact with light.
To create such a design, the BYD Electronics development team formulated a verification plan for product characteristics. It uses the evaporation coating solution to successfully achieve color and performance.
BYD Electronic Company Limited is a Chinese company manufacturing handset components and assembling mobile phones for its customers. The company has also designed equipment for previous flagship devices such as Huawei Mate 50 and P50 Pro.
Huawei P60 Art is pricy? Huawei said customers are buying it fast
Huawei P60 series comes in three versions – P60, P60 Pro, and P60 Art. The last version is quite pricy and stands at 8988 yuan (1300+ USD). On that, Huawei said customers are buying the Huawei P60 Art pretty fast.
He Gang, COO of Huawei Consumer Business said that Huawei P60 Art is designed for certain types of customers and it’s already sold out during pre-sale. This shows that there are people waiting for such design innovation and grabbing it in the first place.
He Gang also said in terms of pricing, there’s no difference. The only thing that matters, is whether the customers will find it according to their preferences. This is why the P60, P60 Pro, and P60 Art are released. These are separate devices with different designs and specifications. The COO further emphasized that people can find their suitable selection and buy it right away.
Huawei P60 Art:
Compared to the standard and Pro models, the Huawei P60 Art has a unique look. The phone is designed by the Huawei Paris Institute of Aesthetics. Meanwhile, the rear camera shape is inspired by an island.
Therefore, the appearance is unmatching by the other two models. Meanwhile, the blue color options and the light reflection make it feel like an island floating on the sea.
Hence, the entire Huawei P60 Art brings a new user experience that falls under a separate customer category. He said that some consumers will like it, and others may not and this is totally fine with us.
Looking at the specifications, Huawei P60 Art equips a triple camera system of a 48MP main camera with variable aperture and XMAGE technologies. The ultra-wide angle is using a 40MP sensor to take accurate photographs. The phone has a large 5100mAh battery that you can recharge with an 88W super fast charger.