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Huawei to sell smartphone designs to third party companies and access important components

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Huawei has been working hard to get its feet back on the smartphone world, the company has launched the HarmonyOS operating system in order to resolve software service issues but the hardware remains unsolved at the moment. Although, Huawei has established some new supply chain links but the company still has a long way to get a complete

There’s a strange and new development that has appeared in this story. According to Bloomberg, Huawei is planning to license its smartphone designs to third parties as a way to gain access to critical components.

This is quite a move that the company has planned to take on this matter.

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The source reveals that Huawei is considering licensing its smartphone designs to a unit of state-owned China Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Co., or PTAC, which will then seek to buy parts barred under the U.S. Entity List.

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It’s also suggested that the unit, known as Xnova, is already selling Huawei-branded Nova phones on its e-commerce site and the partnership will see it offer self-branded devices based on the larger company’s designs.

On this matter, another Chinese company – TD Tech has also received a design license to launch phones similar to Huawei. These include the recent Huawei N8 Pro, which looks similar to the Huawei Nova 8 Pro.

U.S. Entity List:

In May 2019, the U.S. has included Huawei in a trade blacklist that prohibits Huawei from purchasing the component made with U.S.-made technologies. Therefore, Huawei cannot access Google apps and 5G chipsets in phones.

People familiar with the matter said that Huawei’s engineers have begun to redesign the circuits of some large smartphones that were previously driven by the company’s internal HiSilicon chips so that they can adapt to Qualcomm or MediaTek processors.

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The person added that Huawei expects to rely on partners to make smartphone shipments (including internal models and models sold by partners) exceed 30 million next year.

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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Samsung and Huawei signed technology license agreement

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Alongside Oppo, do you know that Huawei has also signed an agreement for sharing key technology patents with Samsung? Yes, Huawei partnered with 20 companies around the globe, this includes smartphone makers, smart cars, network equipment makers, and others.

Talking specifically, Samsung is the biggest licensee among the foreign players that signed an agreement with Huawei for cross-license patent sharing. Under this agreement, Samsung could use Huawei’s patent for its own devices.

Probably, Samsung could pay Huawei per device. However, there are no further details are available on the specifics of the contract between these two tech giants.

Oppo:

Earlier this day, Huawei officially confirmed a cross-licensing global technology patent with Chinese phone maker, Oppo.  This partnership will allow Oppo to access Huawei’s wireless network, WiFi, audio and video encoders, and 5G patents.

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Cross-Licensing:

In patent law, a cross-licensing agreement is an agreement according to which two or more parties grant a license to each other for the exploitation of the subject matter claimed in one or more of the patents each owns.

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Huawei has been one of the biggest patent holders of 5G technologies in the world and continues ramping up investment for research and development on new network technologies.

Huawei patents are widely recognized, especially in mainstream standards such as cellular, Wi-Fi, and audio/video codecs.

In June this year, Huawei announced its annual patent applications in the U.S. totals around 4000, with an average of 3000 new ones granted. In 2021, Huawei ranked fifth in terms of new patents granted, adding up to a total of 20000 patents in the United States.

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During the same timeline, the number of Huawei’s patent applications in China has been on the rise for seven years, exceeding 10,000 in 2020 and hitting nearly 12,000 in 2021.

Huawei’s licensees cover many areas, including smartphones, connected cars, networking, IoT, and smart homes. In the past five years, more than 2 billion smartphones have obtained Huawei’s 4G/5G patent licenses. And for cars, about 8 million connected vehicles are licensed with Huawei patents each year.

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(source – nikkeiasia)

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Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth version launched, measure as light as 100g

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Huawei Smart Scales are amazing and today, the company launched the Bluetooth version of the Smart Scale 3 weight measurement device. And it can measure objects as light as 100g.

According to the information, Huawei Smart Scale 3 brings a large rounded cornered glass surface on top. It Weighs around 1.3kg and has a 3.5mm short-scale foot design.

Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth version is benchmarked against the gold standard dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry method – DEXA.

The correlation of the measurement results of fat mass is greater than 0.922. The closer the numerical correlation is to 1, the more accurate the detection results.

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Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooh Version

On the other hand, the Scale can accurately measure 13 important human body composition data based on massive data and AI technology, and detailed measurement results can be viewed from the Huawei Health mobile app.

Huawei Health app has over 200 training courses, including fat loss, muscle gain, diet and training, and more. The changes in body index data have historical records.

Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooh Version

Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth supports the weighing of small objects that could be as light as 100g. Pets, fruits, and vegetables can be directly weighed on the scale.

Pricing:

The device is in Frost White and Island Blue version at 129 yuan. On the other hand, the yellow limited edition will be available at 208 yuan. The Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth version is currently launched in China.

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Huawei Nova 10 SE with 108MP triple camera launched in China

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Today, Huawei Nova 10 SE smartphone launched in China comes with a 108-megapixel triple camera system. On the other hand, the phone has a beautiful desing as well as a number of new features.

Huawei Nova 10 SE features a 6.67-inch of screen size with 1.07 billion colors, an OLED panel, up to 90 Hz refresh rate, and up to 270 Hz touch sampling rate as well as FHD+ resolution. The display panel inherits a flat design and there’s a center-hole punch to house a selfie camera.

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Coming to the dimensions, the phone is only 7.39mm thick and weighs 184 grams. On the other hand, there are three beautiful colors to choose from Starry Silver, Mint Green, and Starry Black.

Huawei Nova 10 SE is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G octa-core chipset featuring Octa-core, 4 × Cortex-A73 at 2.4 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A53 at 1.9 GHz, and Adreno 610 GPU.

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The phone is featured with HarmonyOS 2.0.1 software pre-installed and there are a number of new features and a refreshed user interface ready for you to explore.

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Huawei Nova 10 SE brings a quad camera system that includes a 108 MP High-Res Camera (f/1.9 aperture), 8 MP Ultra-Wide Depth Camera (f/2.2 aperture), and 2 MP Macro Camera (f/2.4 aperture). The front side of the phone has a 16MP portrait camera with f/2.2 aperture.

It is packed with a 4500mAh battery and it could recharge with a 66W supercharger. The phone has various sensors such as a Gravity sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Compass, Ambient light sensor, and Ultrasound replacing the proximity beam and Gyroscope.

Huawei Nova 10 SE with 128GB version is priced at 1999 yuan (287 USD) and the 256GB version is priced at 2299 yuan (330 USD). The phone will be on sale today.

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