Report: Huawei Employee Confirms Nexus Plans, to Launch Later This Year

Even though alleged specs have been floating around for what seems like months, any type of actual confirmation regarding a Huawei-made Nexus device has been rather limited. However, we have new information this week, as a Huawei UK employee has anonymously reached out to the International Business Times, reportedly confirming the company’s partnership with Google in creation of a Nexus smartphone.  (more…)

Huawei Hosting Anniversary Deal: $50 Off Orders, Free $100 Speaker and Case, and More

Shortly after Huawei announced the new P8 Lite and we unboxed it, the Chinese smartphone maker posted an anniversary deal that lasts for the next 72 hours and is 100% worth looking at.

The deal lands you $50 off your entire order just for ordered one of their phones (P8 Lite, Ascend Mate2, or Snapto), a free $100 Bluetooth speaker, $50 free airtime card with Net10 Wireless, and a free case, should you choose the new P8 Lite. According to Huawei, you are looking at a total savings of over $200.  (more…)

Video: Huawei P8 Lite Unboxing and First Impressions

As you now know, Huawei’s announcement for today was for the Huawei P8 Lite, their new affordable unlocked phone for the US. The phone starts at just $249 yet includes mostly solid specs (HD display, 13MP camera, octa-core Qualcomm processor, etc.). It also comes in a couple of colors and should work perfectly on AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE networks. The total package here is quite nice for the price, but Huawei had better be ready to compete with companies like ASUS, who are also dealing unlocked phones with solid specs at low prices.  (more…)

Huawei Announces the P8 Lite, a $249 Unlocked Phone for the US

Huawei announced a new phone today for the US, the unlocked and inexpensive Huawei P8 Lite. As the name suggests, this is a slightly trimmed down version of their flagship P8, at least in terms of appearance.

The Huawei P8 Lite is available starting today from retailers like Amazon, B&H Photo, GetHuawei.com, and Target.com for the price of $249. This is an unlocked phone, so we are talking $249 without a contract – you pay for it and it is yours. Huawei is doing a couple of innovative things around service with the P8 Lite, including a 2-year warranty with the phone and an option to finance it, even though it does run just $249.  (more…)

Report: “Bullhead” and “Angler” are Your New Nexus Devices Made by LG and Huawei

The Nexus 6 and its whale self isn’t all that old, but it’s time to start talking about what’s next for the Nexus program. According to the crew over at Android Police, along with additional information to back up part of their claims in AOSP, we should expect two Nexus phones this year, one made by LG and another by Huawei. Yes, two phones!  (more…)

Huawei is Hosting an Event on June 2 Where They are “Unlocking” Something

Huawei just sent out a round of invites to a press event for US press that is taking place on June 2. That’s the week following Google I/O, in case you were wondering.

What’s in store? Good question. The invite tells us to “see what we’re unlocking next,” so I would imagine an unlocked phone of some sort. It could be the P8 for the US or something budget-friendly, although we just got the SnapTo a month ago(more…)

Huawei-Made Nexus Reportedly Features 5.7″ QHD Display, Snapdragon 810 Processor

Thanks to a Chinese analyst, we may now know a couple of specs for the upcoming Nexus device, possibly made by Huawei. According to Pan Jiutang, who apparently has “good connections” in China, the next Nexus device from Google will feature a 5.7″ QHD display (2560 x 1440), and be powered by a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 810 processor.  (more…)