Huawei Unveils the Flagship P9 and P9 Plus With Leica Co-Engineered Dual Camera

This morning, at an event in London, Huawei announced two new P-series flagship smartphones, the P9 and P9 Plus. Neither will make its way to the US any time soon (probably never), but since they are the new 2016 flagships from a company aiming to take on Samsung and Apple (and may be able to do it), the phones are worth talking about, especially since they were also co-engineered with Leica, the German camera expert.  (more…)

Huawei P9 to Come Equipped With Dual Leica Shooters

In late February, Huawei and Leica announced a partnership that would reinvent smartphone photography. Details were scarce by what was exactly meant, since smartphone photography has already matured by leaps over the years, but with the latest leak of a render for the Huawei-made P9, it appears that the reinvention of smartphone photography equates to dual rear-facing cameras.  (more…)

DEAL: Nexus 6P, Moto X Pure Edition, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 Edge Still on Sale

In case you missed the news last week, there are plenty of high-end devices still on sale this week, including the Nexus 6P, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Moto X Pure Edition.

For the Nexus 6P, it can purchased directly through Amazon or Best Buy, with Amazon listing the device at about $75 off retail. On Best Buy, the phone is $50 off, but also comes with free Speck case for the phone’s protection.  (more…)

DEAL: Huawei Watch, One of the Best Android Wear Devices You can Buy, is Just $269 Today

The Huawei Watch, a smartwatch that is easily one of the two best available today, is discounted at Amazon for the day by as much as $130. You can read our Huawei Watch review for details on why we love this watch so much. Actually, here are 3 reasons you should buy it right here.

Huawei positioned this watch as a premium timepiece, rather than just another quickly made, affordable smartwatch. They went with premium materials, finishes, and presentation. They also put in an amazing display and were hoping to build a device that will last for a while.

Amazon has almost all variants discounted today, even the all black version for just $319. This is is the unit that normally retails for $450. But they also have the stainless steel model with stainless steel bracelet for just $279 ($120 off), the stainless model with mesh band at a $85 discount, the rose gold model at $96 off, and the base leather band model for $269.

These are easily the best prices we have seen yet on the Huawei Watch.

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Huawei and Leica Partnership to Create “Reinvention of Smartphone Photography”

Well now, do we have some camera news for you this morning that I don’t that any of us saw coming. Huawei, current darling of Android enthusiasts thanks to their product of the Nexus 6P, has teamed with “iconic” premium camera manufacturer, Leica, to “create a powerhouse in the reinvention of smartphone photography.” This could be huge news.  (more…)

Poll: Who do You Want to Make the Next Nexus?

It’s only January, but already, Nexus rumors for 2016 are getting interesting. In the latest rumor, it is said that HTC will create two Nexus smartphones in partnership with Google, bringing the company right back to the forefront of the Android community.

In 2015, we received two Nexus smartphones, one from LG and one from Huawei, which allowed US consumers to really embrace what Huawei, as an Android OEM, is capable of. If we gave all OEMs a fair shot, it seems that 2016 should be Samsung or HTC’s year to show off what they can do with vanilla Android. However, that’s not how the Nexus program works.

If it was up to you, who would you want to create the Nexus smartphone for 2016?

Who do you want to make the next Nexus?

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Poll: Which Android OEM are You Most Excited for in 2016?

2016 is heating up to be a big year for many Android OEMs, and with the apparent success of the Nexus 6P, we have yet another manufacturer being praised by US consumers, that OEM being Huawei. We already know Samsung (Galaxy S7), LG (G5), and HTC (One M10) are cooking up their 2016 flagship devices for launch pretty soon, with Motorola and Huawei possibly to follow along soon after.

With that said, we will be keeping our eye on Motorola, as Lenovo’s true plans were recently misreported, and some thought that the company was doing away with their best-selling smartphone. Thankfully, that’s not the case. HTC is also an OEM to keep track of, as basically, they desperately need a winner in 2016.

So, let us know which Android OEM you are most excited about in 2016, then share your reason why down in the comments.

Which Android OEM are you most excited about in 2016?

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Quick Look: New Huawei Watches, the Elegant and Jewel

After cruising around the Huawei booth and spending time with the company’s new tablet, we also snapped a few pics of their new Huawei Watch models, the Elegant and Jewel.

Created with a feminine flair “for ladies,” the Jewel and Elegant feature slimmer bands, sparklier curved cases with rose gold, and new watch faces, along with the premium specs of the original Huawei Watch. Nothing else is all that different from the original, so really, just think of these as slimmer and trimmer alternatives to the more masculine model. Well, and don’t forget that the Jewel has actual Swarovski crystals in it. Boom.  (more…)