Thank God Phones Are Getting Weird Again

Smartphones have been boring for years. They’re just glass rectangles that connect to the internet and take photos. When you rub on the screen, you can do other stuff like text your friends or play music. New smartphones are increasingly bigger and slicker than their predecessors, but really, they all do the same stuff. This year is supposed to bring us something different. This year, phones are getting weird again. Read More >>

Huawei CEO Says U.S. Just Isn’t That Important, Promises Not to Spy on 5G Network

Amid a firestorm of legal and political salvoes fired at Huawei by the U.S. government, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei insisted this week that “there’s no way the U.S. can crush us” while denying that his company will give China’s government backdoor access to its next-generation 5G network. Read More >>

Germany Isn’t Too Worried About Huawei Either

This week, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre said that it's not too concerned about using Huawei equipment in 5G infrastructure, because any risks it might pose can be managed. Read More >>

The Huawei P30 Pro Will Launch in Paris on 26th March

If anyone was counting on Huawei unveiling the P30 range of smartphones at MWC this weekend, I have some bad news. You won't be seeing the P30 or P30 Pro during Huawei's press conference on Sunday. Instead, like the P20 range, the company has opted to do its own event that'll take place in Paris on 26th March. Read More >>

Don’t Worry So Much About Huawei, Says NCSC

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has decided that if there is a risk in using Huawei equipment in our 5G networks, it can be managed. Read More >>

Huawei Mate 20 X Review: Huawei Goes Big On Mobile Gaming

The Huawei Mate 20 X launched alongside the regular Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro in October. It felt like a bit of an afterthought following long and detailed launch presentations on the main phones (plus a random live gig, because Huawei), and didn't get nearly as much of the attention in the resultant media or social commentary. Read More >>

This Gorgeous Punch Hole Phone Will Fool You Into Thinking It Costs a Lot More

Late last year, Samsung put an end to the notch era with the Galaxy A8S. Sadly, that device is currently only available in Asia, which largely puts it out of reach for people living on this side of the Pacific. But just recently, Honor followed up Samsung’s phone with its own punch-hole wielding bezel-less handset. And after spending some time with the new $650 View 20, it feels like Honor has come up with a sanely-priced phone that performs as good as it looks. Read More >>

The Huawei P30 Won’t Launch at MWC

Despite all the negative press Huawei is getting at the moment, its consumer products are still top-notch. So we're excited to see what the next flagship in the P line has to offer: the P30. Read More >>

FBI Sting on Huawei Ends With a Meeting Over Burgers, a Raid, and No Charges Currently

In what sounds like a half-baked movie script about corporate espionage, an FBI sting conducted in collaboration with a specialised glass maker (and watched from a gelato stand by a reporter from Bloomberg) led investigators to a meeting at a burger joint in Vegas during CES. However, despite getting enough evidence to obtain a warrant and conduct a raid on a Huawei testing facility in San Diego in the US state of California, it seems the FBI’s latest efforts to drum up charges against the Chinese electronics giant have come up dry, at least for now. Read More >>

The Latest Huawei P30 Pro Leak is Absurdly Ugly, and Hopefully Not Real

Remember a few weeks ago when some leak claimed to show off a very ugly-looking camera array on the iPhone XI? Well buckle up, kids, because you ain't seen nothing yet. A new leak claims to show off a quad-camera array that'll be featured on Huawei's P30 Pro, and it's even worse. More worse than the trypophobia-inducing Nokia 9 Pure View. Read More >>

The Great Huawei Disconnect

Chinese tech giant Huawei is embroiled in numerous controversies including allegations of corporate espionage, fraud, attempted theft of a T-Mobile robot, and violation of sanctions against Iran. It’s also the manufacturer of great consumer products like a nearly flawless MacBook Air clone and one of the most technologically advanced smartphones on the market. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to talk about one without the other. So let’s talk about it. Read More >>

Looks Like Huawei’s Folding Phone Will be Unveiled on 24th February

We know Huawei has a foldable phone coming, and that it'll be on show at MWC in Barcelona at the end of the month. What we didn't know was when it would be announced. Ok we assumed it'd be during the company's press conference, but it's nice to get some extra clues that seem to confirm this will be the case: Read More >>

Michael Owen’s Huawei Endorsement Is Cringetastically Awkward

Celebrity endorsements are usually a cringefest, and Huawei's have historically been even more so. Celebs including Scarlett Johansson and Henry Cavill have promoted the smartphone brand in the past, and the latest name in the Huawei stable is footballer Michael Owen. Read More >>

Canada’s Ambassador to China Fired for Saying End of Huawei Extradition Case Would Be ‘Great’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired the country’s ambassador to China, John McCallum, for saying that the detained chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei could make a strong case to avoid extradition to the US—and that perhaps it would be really good if Canada just backed down on the matter, the Guardian reported on Saturday. Read More >>

US Department of Justice Charges Huawei, Alleging Fraud, Obstruction of Justice, and Theft of Trade Secrets

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday announced two indictments against the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, which it said is accused of theft of trade secrets, obstructing justice, and lying to banks over its alleged non-compliance with U.S. sanctions against Iran. Read More >>