For years, Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE have supplied communications equipment to various countries around the world, but in the past few years, the attitude towards those companies have started to shift, most notably in the US where there has been a growing distrust towards these companies.
As many of you know, Huawei’s more recent smartphones do not come with Google Play Services installed on them due to the company being on the US Entity List. This prevents them from doing business with US companies, such as Google, however, there is some good news on that front.
Right on schedule, it looks like Huawei has since officially announced their second flagship smartphone of the year that comes in the form of the Huawei Mate 40 series. This consists of three handsets that customers can choose from – the Huawei Mate 40, the Mate 40 Pro, and the Mate 40 Pro+.
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On the 22nd of October, Huawei will be taking the wraps off their next-gen flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 40 series. As this is a flagship phone, we expect that it will come with a bunch of high-end features, and sure enough it looks like it will if the recently-leaked specs are to be believed.
Fingerprint sensor technology has evolved over the years where they no longer need to exist on the outside of our devices. We’re starting to see more handset makers integrate the tech into the displays of their phones, albeit only a portion of the display. This means that users still need to place their fingers over the sensor for it to work.
When it comes to the top three smartphone makers, Samsung used to lead the way, followed by Apple, and thirdly Huawei. However, in recent times, Huawei managed to surpass Apple to claim the number two spot, and now it looks like Huawei has managed to successfully beat out Samsung to claim the crown.
It is no secret that tensions between the US and China are at an all-time high, but it seems that despite the frosty attitudes both countries have against each other, Apple actually seems to be doing pretty well over in China. This is according to a report from Counterpoint Research where they found that Apple was the fastest growing smartphone brand in Q2 2020.
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Huawei is currently not allowed to do business with US businesses and vice versa as a result of being placed on the US Entity List. However, before being placed on the list, the company had released the Huawei P30 series in 2019 which was the last remaining Huawei phone to continue offering access to Google Play Services.
Back in 2019, Huawei launched the Huawei Watch GT 2. The watch was clearly designed to be more of a fashion piece where it came across looking like a bit of a dress watch. However, if you wanted a watch that was more sporty and could be used for your workouts, you’ll be pleased to learn that Huawei is back with the Huawei Watch GT 2e.
While MWC 2020 might have been cancelled and the world is more or less in lockdown with the coronavirus outbreak, it seems that this isn’t stopping Huawei from announcing its latest flagship smartphones in the form of the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro 5G. These are the company’s latest phones for the year 2020, and it will also be Huawei’s second smartphone series to launch without Google Play Services installed.
As some of you are probably aware of by now, Huawei’s Mate 30 series does not come with Google Play Services installed. This is due to Huawei being placed on the US government’s Entity List, thus preventing them from doing business with companies such as Google. This is expected to remain this way for the foreseeable future.
Huawei recently announced a refresh to its MateBook X Pro laptops. These are designed to be high-end laptops, but in case you don’t have the need for such a laptop and would like to save yourself some money, not to worry because Honor (a sub-brand under Huawei) has since announced their own lineup of affordable laptops.