Huawei Nova 2i now in the Philippines

Huawei has officially announce the 5.9-inch Nova 2i. It features Fullview screen, which is another way of saying “bezel-less” and probably the first smartphone that has 4 camera system.

Nova 2i 4-camera system compose of dual 13 MP+2MP camera in the front and dual 16 MP+2 MP camera at the back. Unlike the Mate 10, Nova 2i will be powered by Octa-core Kirin 659 processor, running Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 and 3340mAh battery.

Huawei Nova 2i Specs;

  • 5.9-inches IPS LCD display, 1080×2160 resolution @407ppi
  • Processor: Octa-Core Kirin 659 2.36GHz + 4xCortex-A53 1.7GHz
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) + EMUI 5.1
  • 64GB storage expandable up to 128 GB via microSD
  • 4GB RAM
  • 4G LTE FDD, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM
  • GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • 2.4GHz WiFi 802.11 b/g/n,
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 4.2 with support BLE
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Digital compass, Ambient light, Proximity light, Accelerometer, Status indicator, SAR sensor
  • Front camera: 13MP+2MP
  • Rear camera: 16MP+2MP
  • Dimension: 75.2 mm x 156.2 mm x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 164g
  • Battery 3340mAh
  • Color: Aurora Blue, Graphite Black and Prestige Gold

The Huawei Nova 2i will be in Aurora Blue, Graphite Black and Prestige Gold, is now available for Php 14,990 for the unlock verion but if you prefer the subsidize phone from Smart, Smart Communications will be offering the device on its Postpaid plans, you just need to Php 500 on any of their post paid plan.

Source: Newsbytes Ph

Huawei Mate 10 now available for Pre-order in Saudi Arabia

For expats and residents, Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 is now available for pre-order in Saudi Arabia. You can preorder it from Axiom, Souq, Extra, Jarir Bookstore and Lulu for SAR 2,299.

Huawei Mate 10 Specs;

  • 5.9″ FullView LCD Display, 16:9 AR, 2560 x 1440 resolution @ 499 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass (Front and Back)
  • HUAWEI Kirin 970 Octa-Core CPU (4*Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8GHz) with Neural Network Processing Unit
  • i7 co-processor
  • Mali G72MP12 GPU
  • Android 8.0 with EMUI 8.0
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM2)
  • Dual Leica Camera: 20MP Monochrome + 12MP RGB, f/1.6, OIS (Optical Image Stablisation), BSI CMOS, Dual-LED Flash, PDAF, CAF, Laser, Depth Auto Focus, 4K Video Recording
  • Front camera: 8MP f/2.0
  • FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, UMTS(WCDMA)/HSPA + /DC-HSDPA, TD-SCDMA, GSM/EDGE
  • Dual SIM Support
  • GPS/Glonass/BDS
  • Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
  • NFC, BT4.2, support BLE
  • Support aptX/aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio
  • USB Type C
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • Sensors: Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, Barometer, Infrared Remote Control
  • IP53 Splash resistance
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Dimension: 150.5 mm x 77.8mm x 8.2mm
  • Weight: 186 grams
  • Colors:Mocha Brown, Black, Champagne Gold

Huawei unveils Kirin 970 chipset with AI

Corinne Reichert, writing for ZDNet;

Chinese networking giant Huawei has unveiled its Kirin 970 chipset with built-in artificial intelligence (AI), calling it the “future of smartphones”.

The chipset has a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU), and was built using a 10nm advanced process with 5.5 billion transistors contained in an area of just one square centimetre.

The Kirin 970 mobile AI computing platform is powered by an 8-core CPU and a 12-core GPU, which Huawei said delivers 25x greater performance and 50x greater efficiency compared to a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster.

Huawei outs selfie-centric nova 2 and nova 2 Plus

Carl Lamiel, writing for Yugatech;

Huawei Nova 2 specs:
5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display @ 1920 x 1080
2.36GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 659
Mali-T830 MP2
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM2)
Dual 12 + 8 MP f/1.8 rear cameras with LED Flash
20MP front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM (hybrid), Dual Standby
24-bit audio
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Fingerprint Scanner
Huawei EMUI 5.1 (Android 7 Nougat)
Li-Po 2950 mAh battery (non-removable)
142.2 x 68.9 x 6.9 mm
143g

Huawei Nova 2 Plus specs:
5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display @ 1920 x 1080
2.36GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 659
Mali-T830 MP2
4GB RAM
128GB internal storage
expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM2)
Dual 12 + 8 MP f/1.8 rear cameras with LED Flash
20MP front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM (hybrid), Dual Standby
24-bit audio
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Fingerprint Scanner
Huawei EMUI 5.1 (Android 7 Nougat)
Li-Po 3340 mAh battery (nova 2 Plus)
153.9 x 74.9 x 6.9 mm
169g

Both the Huawei nova 2 and nova 2 Plus will be available in China starting June 16th in five different colors — Aurora Blue, Grass Green, Streamer Gold, Obsidian Black, and Rose Gold — sporting CNY2,500 (roughly Php18,200 before taxes) and CNY2,900 (around Php21,100 before other fees) price tags, respectively.

Huawei announces 13-inch ultraportable Matebook X


Extra.ph;

  • 13 inch IPS (2160 x 1440 resolution) @350 nits, sRGB 100% colour gamut
  • Corning® Gorilla® glass
  • Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7
  • GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 620
  • Windows 10 64-bit Home
  • Storage: 256 GB/ 512 GB SSD
  • RAM: 4 GB/ 8 GB
  • Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Sensor: Ambient light, fingerprint, accelerometer, Hall sensor
  • Battery: 5449 mAh@7.6 V Li-Ion
  • Dimension: 286mm x 12.5mm x 211mm
  • Weight: 1.05 kg
  • Color: Prestige Gold/Rose Gold/Space grey

Here’s the complete pricelist for each configuration;

  • Intel Core i5/ 8GB RAM/256GB SSD for Php78,500
  • Intel Core i5/ 8GB RAM/ 512GB SSD for Php89,500
  • Intel Core i7/ 8GB RAM/ 512GB SSD for Php95,000

“Can’t innovate anymore, my ass!”