Posts Tagged ‘Huawei’

From Singapore to Lisbon, Portugal in 24 hours for IFA GPC 2017

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

IFA GPC 2017 commences from 20-23 April so we spent most of today in the air, flying 8 hours from Singapore to Dubai in UAE; and another 8 hours onwards to Lisbon, Portugal; with a 6-hour transit in the Dubai International Airport.

* This article was first published on The Travel Memoir.

So the entire journey took around 24 hours, if you include the 2 hours earlier you got to turn up at the airport to check in.

I flew Emirates Airlines and the check-in and transit was smooth.

The first leg from Singapore to Dubai was in an Airbus A380-800 and the seats in coach were relatively spacious and comfortable.

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Review: SuperCharged Huawei Mate 9 Android flagship phablet

Friday, December 30th, 2016

The Mate 9 is Huawei’s flagship phablet boasting the fabulous camera from P9 that was co-developed with Leica and now improved, a fast Kirin 960 processor and Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 user interface. Price in Singapore: S$898.

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My take: The Huawei Mate 9 is another winner from Huawei. The Android 7 flagship phablet works swiftly as a smartphone and has a fabulous camera that churns out wonderfully toned black and white snapshots. Fantastic for monochrome shooters that want Leica-like photos without any post-editing.

The 5.9-inch smartphone has dual SIM slots capable of supporting 4G and 3G networks.

The Huawei Mate 9 ships with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory, and you can use the secondary SIM card slot to add up to 256GB from a microSD card.

Have been trying out the Huawei Mate 9 since its launch & availability in Singapore last month. Was curious to see whether the camera performance of the Mate 9 had improved over the P9, which had impressed me when I tried it (see the P9 photos here).

With the demise of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7, the Huawei Mate 9 is a strong candidate to take up the mettle left by the Korean flagship phablet.

The phone sports a Type-C USB socket – an adaptor to convert into a regular mini-USB is included in the box – and has a 4000mAh battery that can be SuperCharged for a day’s usage within 20 minutes.

I brought along the Mate 9 when I went on vacation in Taiwan to put it through the grind of daily usage, and to take some photos with its fabulous camera (see the Mate 9 photos here).

The highlights

  • Android 7 Nougat.
  • EMUI 5.0 user interface.
  • Latest Kirin 960 CPU for faster performance.
  • SuperCharge technology (full day’s charge in 20min).
  • 2nd gen Leica dual-lens camera with 12MP RGB sensor, and now with 20MP monochrome sensor and Hybrid Zoom, enabling 2x digital zoom.

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Huawei & Leica Camera establish new research & innovation center

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’ will conduct R&D in the fields of new optical systems, computational imaging, virtual reality and augmented reality.

Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei (right) and Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG (left), signing the agreement on the establishment of the ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’

Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei (right) and Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG (left), signing the agreement on the establishment of the ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’. Photo source: Huawei.

Huawei and Leica Camera AG today announced they have expanded their strategic collaboration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation center.

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Holiday greetings: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2016

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Here’s wishing all Muslim friends: “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri”!

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Muslims and non-Muslim visitors taking a breather from the hustle & bustle of the Ramadan bazaar last night.

It’s Hari Raya Puasa today.

After a whole month of fasting during Ramadan, today is the day that our Muslim friends have been looking forward to.

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Little girl having henna drawn on her hand at the Ramadan night bazaar. Thanks to the girl’s mother for so generously granting permission for this photo.

Here are some photos from visiting the night bazaar last night at the Geylang Serai area in Singapore.

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New arrivals: Huawei P8 flagship smartphone and wearables

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Huawei launched its Android flagship smartphone – the P8 – during CommunicAsia2015 and showcased three wearable products – the Huawei TalkBand B2, TalkBand N1 and the Huawei Watch. Prices below.

The Huawei P8 measures 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4mm and weighs 144g.

The Huawei P8 measures 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4mm and weighs 144g.

Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group introduced the Huawei P8 smartphone for the Southern Pacific Region at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

For Huawei, the Southern Pacific Region comprises Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines and Singapore.

The P8 was first launched globally in London in April this year and is part of the company’s transition from a B2B entity to a consumer centric brand.

The three wearable products – the Huawei TalkBand B2, TalkBand N1 and the Huawei Watch (currently under development) – were all launched at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in March 2015.

Huawei P8

The Huawei P8 has a 5.2-inch FHD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels (424ppi, 16 million colours) and capable of playing 1080p video.

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New arrivals: Huawei Honor 3X, Media Pad X1, Miao Wang & MediaQ

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Huawei has unveiled a slew of mobile devices, launching premium handset range Honor 3X, world’s slimmest 7-inch tablet MediaPad X1, Mobile WiFi Miao Wang and home entertainment device MediaQ.

Prices and availability below.

The home entertainment device MediaQ is one of four devices Huawei launched in Singapore.

The home entertainment device MediaQ is one of four devices Huawei launched in Singapore.

All the new devices are available in Singapore now, except for the 4G version of the MediaPad X1, which will be available in June 2014.

Huawei Price Device
Honor 3X S$468 Smartphone
MediaPad X1 S$498 (3G) Tablet
S$598 (4G)
Miao Wang (E5730) S$168 Mobile WiFi
MediaQ S$178 Media Player

For more details, the press release is appended below.

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IT Show 2012 promotions: Huawei

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Huawei will be at the IT Show 2012 in Suntec Singapore at the Newstead, ECS and AAAs Com booths. Check out the discounts and freebies for Huawei’s tablets, smartphones and modems.

Check out Huawei's tablets, smartphones and modems at IT Show 2012.

Check out Huawei's tablets, smartphones and modems at IT Show 2012.

You can purchase Huawei devices at the following booths during IT Show 2012.

  • Booth 3018 – Newstead
  • Booth 8019 – ECS
  • Booth 6731 – AAAs Com

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Huawei unveils world’s slimmest smartphone

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Huawei Ascend P1 S is the slimmest smartphone in the world in the 4.3” smartphone class, measuring just 6.68mm at its slimmest point; while the Huawei Ascend P1 measures at 7.69mm thin.

The Huawei Ascend P1 and Huawei Ascend P1 S was announced during CES 2012.

The Huawei Ascend P1 and Huawei Ascend P1 S was announced during CES 2012.

Huawei announced the Huawei Ascend P1 and Huawei Ascend P1 S at CES 2012.

With the Ascend series of smartphones, Huawei promises fast multi-tasking, video replay and gaming experience for consumers

Ascend P1 S, the world's slimmest smartphone from Huawei, measuring just 6.68mm at the slimmest.

Ascend P1 S, the world's slimmest smartphone from Huawei, measuring just 6.68mm at the slimmest.

The smartphones in the series will boast SUPER AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass and will ship with Android 4.0 upon availability.

They will be powered with a dual core 1.5GHz Texas Instrument OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor, 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM.

Both will be equipped with an 8-megapixel  BSI rear-facing and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, with the ability to capture 1080p HD videos.

The camera comes with dual flash LED and HDR effect optimization.

The Huaweil Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S have the same tech specs except for the thickness and battery rating.

The Huawei Ascend P1 has a 1670mAh battery while the Huawei Ascend P1 S features a whopping 1800mAh battery.

Both smartphones utilise a PPVD back cover coating that evenly distributes heat, and sport a strong metallic, three-dimensional design with a delicate texture.

Huawei Ascend series: three colours to choose from.

Huawei Ascend series: three colours to choose from.

The Ascend P1/P1 S is available in metallic black, ceramic white and cherry-blossom pink with more colors to come.

The Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S will be available in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Australia, Middle East, and China from April 2012.

Here are the tech specs for the two phones.

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CES 2012 roundup: Smartphones

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Here’s a quick round-up of smartphones announced prior to the four-day CES 2012 (10-13 January 2012) being held in Nevada, Las Vegas. Offerings from LG, Huawei, Nokia and Sony.

Sony Xperia S with 4.3-inch 720p screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 12-megapixel camera.

Sony Xperia S with 4.3-inch 720p screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 12-megapixel camera.

LG from Korea has unveiled the Spectrum, which runs on Android 2.3 (upgradeable to 4.0) and has a 4.5” full HD display, a 1.5 Ghz processor and an 8-megapixel camera.

Huawei from China has announced the Android 4.0 Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S, which will be available in Asia Pacific in April 2012.

Ascend P1 S, the world's slimmest smartphone from Huawei, measuring just 6.68mm at the slimmest.

Ascend P1 S, the world's slimmest smartphone from Huawei, measuring just 6.68mm at the slimmest.

The Huawei Ascend P1 S is the slimmest smartphone in the world in the 4.3” smartphone class, measuring just 6.68mm at its slimmest point; while the Huawei Ascend P1 measures at 7.69mm thin.

Both have Super AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Sony from Japan has announced Xperia S, its first next generation smartphone from the new Xperia NXT series, after it bought over Ericsson’s 50% stake in the former Sony-Ericsson joint venture.

The Xperia S has a 4.3-inch 1280×720 screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 12-megapixel camera.

It will be available globally from Q1 2012 with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in Q2 2012.

Nokia from Finland has announced the Lumia 900 for the US market. It will basically be another Lumia 800 but with a bigger screen and battery, as well as LTE.

That’s all for now, will add on as more smartphones are unveiled in CES 2012 over the next few days.

Technical specifications: Huawei Honor

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The long-battery-life Huawei Honor smartphone was launched on 7 December 2011 and will be available in Singapore from 16 December at S$528 (incl 7% GST).

Networks WCDMA/HSPA+ 900/2100 MHz; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Speed HSPA+ DL 14Mbps/UL 5.76Mbps
Display 4″ FWVGA (854×480 pixels) capacitive touch screen
Operating System Android Gingerbread 2.3
Memory 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, up to 32GB micro SD
Camera 8 megapixel autofocus HD and 0.3 megapixel
Size/Weight 122mm x 61.5mm x 10.9mm (LxWxT) / 135g
Connectivity WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, micro-USB connector, 3.5mm audio jack, DLNA-certified
Processor 1.4 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon
Audio FM radio, MP3 ringtones, Dual-MIC
Battery 1900 mAh Lithium-ion
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, Gyro, compass, Assisted GPS
Additional Access to CloudDrive (available end Q1 2012)