Although it may not be as popular as Samsung or Apple in the U.S., one of the world’s biggest smartphone brands is Huawei.
Huawei often releases some of the best and most interesting Android phones of the year, including powerful flagships and more affordable options through its Honor sub-brand.
It can be hard to keep up with Huawei’s endless releases, so to help keep you in check, here are all the phones the company’s launching in 2018.
The phones we are still expecting
Huawei Mate 11
Towards the end of 2017, Huawei decided to go out with a bang with the impressive Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.
The Mate 10 Pro paved the way for Huawei’s 2018 lineup, featuring the Kirin 970, a large 6-inch 18:9 screen, and fantastic dual cameras.
Rumors surrounding its successor are still pretty light, but if it’s anything like last year’s model, it’ll be big, powerful, and a true beauty to look at. The Mate 10 Pro was the first in the series to adopt a new glass back, and we’ll likely see Huawei continue that trend this year with the Mate 11.
Huawei Nova 3/Nova 3 Plus
During IFA last year, we got a chance to go hands-on with the Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus. The phones featured much more similar designs compared to the drastic difference between the original Nova and Nova Plus and offered comparable specs for just $360 and $426, respectively.
The Nova 2 and 2 Plus were metal-clad phones with dual cameras, 1080p LCD displays, the Kirin 659 processor, and dual cameras.
There’s no reason to believe Huawei won’t release a Nova 3 series before 2018 is over, so we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for a Nova 3 and 3 Plus over the coming months.
Released at the very end of last year, the Honor 7X continues to be one of the best ways to spend less than $200 on a smartphone well into 2018.
Honor really hit the nail on the head with the 7X, offering a sturdy metal design, fast Kirin 659 processor, 5.93-inch 18:9 display, and respectable dual cameras for just $199 in the U.S.
We fully expect an Honor 8X to be announced before 2018 is over, featuring a similar price and even more bang-for-your-buck.
(List by Android Central)
TD Tech launches Huawei Mate 50 with customizable security technology
Last year Huawei introduced the Mate 50 series and now, TD Tech, a Chinese electronics maker has launched a new version of this flagship, especially for the industrial use case along with a lot of customizable security technology.
Interestingly, the TD Tech Mate 50 series retains the design and branding such as the HarmonyOS 3 operating system and XMAGE camera system. The case was different during the TD Tech P50, as it had to remove the Leica logo.
Coming back to the topic, the TD Tech Mate 50 is oriented especially for the IT field and industrial use cases and it’s fully customizable according to the requirement of the customer.
Below you can check all of the customization services on TD Tech Huawei Mate 50 for the industrial use case.
Safety Dual System:
- Data isolation, simultaneous online security control, and multi-dimensional protection.
- Secure boot, dynamic measurement of TEE trusted environment, comprehensive protection.
- Call management, global watermark Privacy, and three defenses, differentiated customized services.
- Industrial HarmonyOS and Distributed collaboration – Operating System Level Industry Customization, Autonomous and controllable.
- 1466 Ministry of Standards, mobile terminal operating system localization evaluation, and many other certifications of safety compliance.
- Adapt to industry security access, management, and control platform Rich system capability opening.
TD Tech Mate 50 Pro:
Currently, TD Tech has not revealed the pricing of such smartphones in the market bu it could be assigned after direct communication with the customer and the company.
Huawei Mate 50 comes with a unique ring system design, Beidou satellite communication that allows you to send one-way messages even without a mobile signal. The camera provides powerful and colorful imaging via the XMAGE imaging system while utilizing an f/1.4 aperture large sensor for low-light photography.
It carries all of the features from the Huawei Mate 50 series including the low battery power mode.
Huawei launches third party store to sell smartphone with its design
Today, Huawei has launched a third-party smartphone store on its E-commerce website, opening the area for companies that are using Huawei’s smartphone design.
According to the information, the Huawei Vmall store will now offer third-party smartphones under the “Smartphone” section of the website. Currently the website listed smartphones from WIKO and Hi Nova series. However, more of these could be listed later on.
The website will allow users to pre-order and buy these smartphones directly from a website similar to the Huawei devices. Also, these phones come with a warranty and after-sale services.
Looking into the details, WIKO 5G HarmonyOS phone has an 8GB+128GB version priced at 1999 yuan. The Hi Nova 10 5G smartphone with 8GB+128GB is priced at 2899 yuan. The Hi nova 10 Pro 5G with 8GB+128GB memory is priced at 3699 yuan.
WIKO 5G, Hi nova 10 5G, and Hi nova 10 Pro 5G are available for pre-order at 429, 504, and 384 yuan, respectively.
Looking at the chipset, the WIKO 5G is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC. On the other hand, the Hi nova 10 series equips Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G processor.
These phones uses Huawei smartphone design and look identical to what Huawei has already published in the Huawei nova series. However, there are more devices that use flagship designs.
Huawei P60 goes on Geekbench with Android 13 and Snapdragon 778
The Huawei P60 series has now appeared on Geekbench, which shows Huawei is conducting pre-launch tests and preparations. A model from this lineup features Android 13 and Snapdragon 778 chipset.
According to the Geekbench listing, the Huawei smartphone model MNA-AL00 on Geekbench achieved 551 single-core scores and 2312 multi-core scores. The phone has an octa-core processor with 4 cores running 1.8GHz and the other four at 2.40GHz.
Furthermore, the listing says that the MNA-AL00 has Adreno 642L GPU, which is used in Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset.
The Huawei phone is tested with 8GB of RAM and interestingly, it is coupled with Android 13, which is a rare use of the software. Because Huawei is likely to use HarmonyOS 3.1 in the Huawei P60 lineup and it’s possible that the latest open-source library in the software has been updated, while HarmonyOS 3.0 had Android 12.
Earlier last month, the Huawei P60 series visited China’s Telecommunication Equipment’s Network Access Management (TENAA) with models MNA-AL00 and LNA-AL00. It was predicted that these two could be the standard P60 and the Pro version respectively.
So, is the above-mentioned Geekbench model is standard Huawei P60? Probably. Why? because last year, Huawei launched a new P50 series model – P50E and it featured Snapdragon 778.
Moreover, the Huawei P60 series is also reported to come with a P60E model, given the fact that MNA-AL00 also uses the same processor, it is possible to come as Huawei P60E and not the standard version. However, we don’t have any confirmation on this matter.
Huawei P60 series:
Past information reveals that the Huawei P60 series will come with a brand-new imaging system, XMAGE. Other than that, the camera will bring a new design. Aside from these, Huawei could use the latest hardware and software features.
The report suggests that the Huawei P60 series will launch in March but we are waiting for an official confirmation.