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Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Huawei Ships 100 mn Smartphones Globally in 2019

The company, betting big on the 5G network rollout in India, is set to start trials with partner telcos soon and is also looking at capturing a bigger share of the Indian smartphone market

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Attendees pass by a Huawei booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 9, 2019. VOA

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has shipped 100 million smartphones till May 2019.

Huawei consumer business group’s smartphone product line president He Gang revealed the numbers at a Nova 5 smartphone launch event in China, news website Gizmo China reported on Friday.

In addition, Huawei Watch GT, a smartwatch, has sold more than two million units globally since launch in October 2018.

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People walk past an advertisement for Huawei at a subway station in Hong Kong. VOA

According to Huawei founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei, smartphones banned by the US administration would cost the company $30 billion in revenue this year and sales outside China has dropped 40 per cent in the past month. The company’s overseas business would be mainly affected by the US export control.

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Meanwhile, the company has been facing growing pressure from the US in recent months, especially after Washington issued an export control that partially bans US tech companies from exporting components and technologies to them.

The company, betting big on the 5G network rollout in India, is set to start trials with partner telcos soon and is also looking at capturing a bigger share of the Indian smartphone market. (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)