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…)

Deal: Huawei’s SnapTo is Just $140 for the Next 3 Hours

Familiar with the Huawei SnapTo? Think of it like a Moto E competitor, only it has slightly better specs like a 5-inch HD display and 5MP camera with flash.

For the next 3+ hours, you can buy one on Amazon for the discounted price of $139.99. That’s a good $40 off on a phone that not only has an HD display, but 4G LTE connectivity on T-Mobile and AT&T, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8GB internal storage (with SD card slot), and 2MP front camera.

If you are in need of a replacement phone, a starter phone, or just like discounted smartphones, hurry on over.

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Giveaway: Win 1 of 5 Huawei TalkBand B2 Devices Before Anyone can Buy It

As Huawei continues its big push this year into the US, they want you to realize that they are about more than just smartphones. While their smartphones are certainly grabbing our attention (Huawei P8 for example), as are the rumors of them possibly creating a Nexus phone, their line-up of accessories shouldn’t be ignored either. And I’m not just talking about the Android Wear-powered Huawei Watch that stole headlines at MWC. Huawei also has a smart wearable/Bluetooth earpiece called the TalkBand B2 that is worth a look.

Before we get into why it’s worth a look, we should probably mention that we are giving five (5) of them away. Oh, it’s also not available yet for purchase, so should you win one, you will be one of the first in the world. Cool, right?  (more…)

Huawei P8 is Now Official, Along With the 6.8-inch P8max

In case you missed this morning’s live streamed Huawei P8 event, here is the skinny.

Huawei did indeed announce the P8 as their new flagship phone. The phone sports a one-piece aluminum body with “diamond shape blasting” to highlight the texture of the metal, is just 6.4mm thick, has a triple-layer shark-gill design, and a “sleek” back cover that is constructed of steel. Yowsers.  (more…)

Huawei Intros Unlocked SnapTo Smartphone, Available for Pre-Order on Amazon at $180

The SnapTo from Huawei, an unlocked smartphone running Android 4.4, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, is now up pre-order on Amazon for $179.99. Coming in both White and Black models, the SnapTo is a reasonable competitor to the Moto G from Motorola, capable of running on GSM 4G LTE networks (AT&T and T-Mobile), as well as featuring a 5-inch HD (720p) display.  (more…)

Want to Help Test Huawei’s New Phone Before Anyone Else? Enter to Win a Chance at Droid Life

Thanks to the crew over at Huawei, we have a pretty unique opportunity for a handful of Droid Life readers. Through their Friendly User Testing (FUT) program, five of you will have the chance to test an unannounced smartphone from Huawei before it ever goes public. This program is typically reserved for company representatives and partners, so think of this as a VIP-like opportunity, where you could not only get early access to an unreleased phone, but you will also be able to check out new software features from Huawei.

Keep in mind that this is the company who is rumored (along with LG) to be making the next Nexus phone. It might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with them now.

Sounds fun, right?  (more…)