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Huawei and its Sub-brand HONOR All Set to Get Android Q Update

"All these are third-party applications, and can be installed and used without any issue on Huawei devices,” a company spokesperson said

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Logo of Huawei is seen on the advert in front of the local offices of Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 11, 2019. VOA

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei and its sub-brand HONOR are slated to get the Android Q operating system (OS) update, industry sources told IANS on Thursday.

In a respite for smartphone buyers, the list of phone HONOR phones that would get the OS upgrade include the newly-launched HONOR 20 series comprising HONOR 20 Pro, HONOR 20 and HONOR 20i.

The OS upgrade may also make it to devices like HONOR View 20, HONOR 10 Lite, HONOR Play and HONOR 8X.

Huawei’s sub-brand had previously said in a statement: “We will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing HONOR smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”

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FILE – A member of the media tries out new Huawei Honor 20 series of phones following their global launch in London, UK, May 21, 2019. VOA

This comes at a crucial time when the US has imposed a trade ban on Huawei, which is the world’s largest maker of telecom equipment.

Meanwhile, Huawei on Thursday said things have started looking up for the company with the signing of key 5G deals in the UK and Russia, adding that it is “positive” about the future.

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The world’s second-biggest smartphone seller, which shipped over 205 million units in 2018, also clarified that WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and all other such apps will continue to work on the devices as they used to.

“All these are third-party applications, and can be installed and used without any issue on Huawei devices,” a company spokesperson said. (IANS)

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Honor All Set to Launch its New 9X Series Smartphones

The upcoming 9X series devices are rumored to arrive as the first Honor phones with Kirin 810 chipset

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FILE - A member of the media tries out new Huawei Honor 20 series of phones following their global launch in London, UK, May 21, 2019. VOA

Huawei sub brand Honor is all set to launch its new 9X series smartphones, Honor 9X and 9X Pro on July 23, the media reported.

The company took to Weibo to share the first official image of 9X with triple rear cameras at the back, news portal GSMArena reported on Monday.

Recently, key specifications of both the upcoming smartphones surfaced online.

As per the leaks, both the smartphones would feature a 6.59-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

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Both the smartphones would have triple cameras at the back but with varied megapixel sensors. The Honor 9X Pro could come with a 48MP + 8MP + 2MP rear camera unit, whereas at the front, it could house a 20MP front pop-up camera.

The Honor 9X is likely to sport a 24MP + 8MP + 2MP rear camera unit with a 20MP sensor at the front.

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Both the devices would be backed by a 4000mAh battery backed by a 10W and 22.5W fast charging support, according to the report.

The upcoming 9X series devices are rumored to arrive as the first Honor phones with Kirin 810 chipset. (IANS)