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Weekly Recap: Huawei Mate 70 OV50K camera, P70, China Sales, AI, Kirin Chip, Triple-Foldable and more



Huawei Weekly Recap

February 11, 2024, this weekly recap of news starts with the Huawei Mate 70 series which is rumored to pack an OV50K main camera. This new sensor will improve the phone’s photography performance and take more light for bright images.

Preparations are underway for the Huawei P70 series launch in the first quarter of this year. A new report suggests that the phone will have an identical price to last year’s Huawei Mate 60 series for all of its memory models. Yet, there’s a possibility of minor adjustments based on the specifications.

Another input on the Huawei P70 series reveals that it could bring a better version of the periscope macro camera for close-up shots. This feature was first used in the Huawei P60 Pro and utilizes a Periscope camera to zoom on the object. The feature reduces the requirement for a separate Periscope camera.

Tipster FixedFocusDigital leaked information that this year’s P70 series will offer two new color options “Light Purple” and “Platinum”.

Huawei has won first place in China’s first two weeks of smartphone sales recorded in January. The company has climbed over Apple and other Chinese smartphone companies with its new smartphone – Mate 60.


A rumor claims that Huawei is developing a triple-foldable phone that could be unveiled in the second half of this year. The company is testing ultra-thin glass and hinge technologies for the device.

The Chinese firm is also in talks with local manufacturers to buy new carbon fiberglass material instead of the previous aluminum alloy.

News about the next flip-phone – Pocket S2 says that it will include a plain leather design version. This device will improve battery life, 5G connectivity, and a large cover screen compared to Pocket S.


With increased AI chip demand in China, Huawei is prioritizing the manufacturing of AI chipsets. The company is focusing on the customer requirements for its Ascend AI chip. It reportedly ordered the manufacturer to boost the production for this chipset over the Kirin for smartphones.

Another report says that Huawei is working on new flagship smartphones and data centers based on 5nm chipset technologies via China’s SMIC chip manufacturer.

In the past week, reports emerged that Huawei’s French offices have been searched by local Financial Authorities in Paris. The search was based on the suspicion of any illegal activity and Huawei cooperated with the authorities. More details on this matter are yet to come.

That’s it for the first Weekly recap of February 2024, there’s more to come next week, so keep yourself connected to the HC newsroom.

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.