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Huawei To Launch Its First Folding Smartphone This October

Huawei, recently told journalists at an IFA 2019 round-table that the company's first folding smartphone with a flexible screen 'Mate X' could launch as early as next month

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Richard Yu, Consumer business CEO, Huawei, recently told journalists at an IFA 2019 round-table that the company’s first folding smartphone with a flexible screen ‘Mate X’ could launch as early as next month.

The smartphone was initially set to launch in June this year but the sale was delayed to ensure its durable design after the Samsung Galaxy Fold fiasco.

Richard also said that Huawei is almost ready to produce a version of the phone powered by the newly announced Kirin 990 processor, XDA Developers reported.

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The inside of a hinge of a folding mobile phone. Wikimedia Commons

After extensive tests, Huawei Mate X has passed 3C certification and network access license.

Huawei Mate X, when unfolded, measures 8 inch while Samsung Galaxy Fold’s display is 7.3 inch. When folded, the displays are 6.6 inch and 4.6 inch, respectively.

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Currently, the device is powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor that features two cores clocked at 2.6 GHz, two cores clocked at 1.92 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. It comes with 8 GB RAM.

On the other hand, South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched its much-awaited foldable smartphone — ‘Galaxy Fold’ — in South.

The device was initially slated for a late September launch, but the company seems to have decided to bring the date forward, with South Korea getting the new folding phone first. (IANS)

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Tech Giant Huawei Partners With TomTom To Launch an Alternative of Google Maps

The US added Huawei to the Commerce Department's trade blacklist in 2019, making it difficult for the company to do business with its American suppliers

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Fortunately for Huawei, TomTom isn't just a new player in that field, having specialised in navigation services and devices for more than two decades now. Wikimedia Commons

Sending a messege to the US that it can do without Google Maps, Chinese telecom and handset giant Huawei has now struck a partnership with Dutch location technology provider TomTom, which will allow it to use the companys maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop its own mobile apps.

Fortunately for Huawei, TomTom isn’t just a new player in that field, having specialised in navigation services and devices for more than two decades now.

The arrangement had been struck a while back, according to TomTom’s Remco Meerstra, but hadn’t been revealed until now. The company declined to share more details, Engadget reported on Monday.

This partnership is almost providential just as the Dutch location technology firm decided to shift its focus away from hardware and into licensing software and selling services.

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Sending a messege to the US that it can do without Google Maps, Chinese telecom and handset giant Huawei has now struck a partnership with Dutch location technology provider TomTom, which will allow it to use the companys maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop its own mobile apps. Pixabay

And even better, it isn’t affected by the US Entity List ban on Huawei, according to Slash Gear.

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The US added Huawei to the Commerce Department’s trade blacklist in 2019, making it difficult for the company to do business with its American suppliers. (IANS)