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Could we see a Huawei smartphone with swivelling camera? This teaser seems to suggest so

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Swivelling cameras seemed like a fresh, innovative take on smartphone cameras, with devices like the Oppo N1 and Oppo N3 showing that you shouldn’t need to compromise on selfie quality if your camera is able to face both the front and rear of your device. Despite the obvious benefits, it’s not a feature that many besides Oppo have bothered to invest in (except Polaroid who blatantly copied it) – until now. If a Huawei teaser is to be believed, the Chinese manufacturer could be about to announce a Huawei smartphone with swivelling camera.

Huawei smartphone with swivelling cameraNote that the mechanism for swivelling is quite a lot different to the once Oppo used – while Oppo’s camera rotated along its own axis, the Huawei version hinges at the top of the device, meaning it would sit like a normal camera when facing the rear of the device, but be sticking out when used as the front camera. It’s something different, and presumably Huawei wouldn’t have bothered unless somebody was going to buy it – all the same, we’ll be interested to know more about the device as details become available.

What do you think about a Huawei smartphone with swivelling camera? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Facebook via Phone Arena

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More Chinese manufactures are making their own chips


It seems like every manufacture is making their own chips now a days. It used to be just the biggest manufactures like Apple and Samsung making their own chips, but now more and more Chinese manufactures are getting in on the action.

ZTE has just recently received CNY2.4 billion (US$73.8 million) from China’s National IC Industry Investment Fund. This money will be used to help accelerate their mobile chip development.

Xiaomi is another China based manufacture that will be partnering with chip designer Leadcore Technology to co-develop ARM-based SoCs for Xiaomi’s 2016 device line up.

Finally, Huawei already provides chips to many smartphone vendor’s phones. However, they are doing so well that they are becoming a real problem to mainstream chip companies like MediaTek and Qualcomm.

Source: DigiTimes
Via: Pocketnow

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The Nexus 6P takes Android smartphones to new heights (Review)

The Nexus 6P is a product of the perfect marriage between a relatively unknown Chinese company, Huawei, and a well known company, Google. Before this year, very few people in the U.S. knew of Huawei as a consumer product company, but they have been a leader in the communications industry since the 80’s. In 2014, Huawei generated a record profit of $5.5 by becoming one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers among many other consumer products.

Google and Huawei partnered to bring us the most “premium” Nexus in the 6P. The Nexus 6P has been my daily driver, on the AT&T network for the last two months, and has genuinely made me a fan of stock Android and Huawei. The Nexus 6P is a device designed and built to impress: it is a representation of how much pride, research, and countless hours went into making one of the best smartphones ever. Let’s take a look.



Without question the Huawei made Nexus 6P is a device that stands apart from the crowd. It’s really difficult to stand above a crowded market of great looking devices, but the 6P manages with its clean lines, all metal build, premium colors, chamfered edges and perfect size.


The Nexus 6P is a sturdy all metal phone, and comes in three colors: Aluminum, Frost(white) and Graphite. There is a circular fingerprint reader on the back, a power button with a volume rocker on the right side of the phone, a 3.5mm audio jack up top, with dual speakers on the front.

On the back of the device is a glass strip near the top which houses the flash and camera. Some may think it looks out of place, but on my Graphite colored 6P I don’t even notice it. After two months of daily usage without a case, my 6P is scratch free and looks the same as the day I got it. The chamfered edges hold up well and do not chip or scratch like some devices with similar edges have been known to do.


The all metal build is a nice change from the Samsung Galaxy Note5 which has a glass back. That glass back looks nice, but is a fingerprint magnet and also feels extremely fragile. The Nexus 6P is extremely well balanced, which is very important for a device with a 5.7″ display and using it one-handed.



I’m sure many of you Android fans have heard Apple loyalists say the iPhone “just works.” It is one of the most annoying statements that Apple fanboys can possibly say, because there’s an implication that all other software does not work. And as much as I hate to admit it, there is a little bit of truth to “it just works”, even though iOS has its fair share of issues. With all of the freedom Google allows manufacturers, many companies like Samsung and LG have completely changed what Google intended with Android. By doing so, Android sometimes gets a bad reputation as buggy and slow.

Samsung and LG heavily customize Android by adding in features like S-Voice(Samsung’s own OK Google), Samsung Pay, split-screen, a customized skin, and much more. Some of the features are great, and some are downright terrible. But the main issue with customization comes when Google releases an update to Android. Samsung and LG have to modify every update Google releases, which creates fragmentation. By having fragmentation, some users of Samsung’s Note Edge and Note 4, waited six months longer than those on stock Android, to receive Android 5.1 which was a huge improvement over 5.0. Android 5.0 was riddled with bugs like poor battery life and memory leaks, and those users were left hanging with $800 devices that “just didn’t work.”

The solution for some is to “root” which allows those users to install their own versions of software and fix those bugs, but voids the manufacturer warranty at the same time. And the vast majority of users will not root their devices as they simply do not know how.

In addition to fragmentation, Samsung and LG also partner with companies like AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon to add in their own software. My last count of AT&T fpre-installed apps on my last Samsung Galaxy Note5 was an astounding 25, all of which could be deactivated but not deleted. Those apps took up an incredible 1.5GB of space, and when I paid for 32GB of internal memory, I should hope that I would have the freedom to delete AT&T’s junk ware.

AT&T bloatware on the Note5

AT&T bloatware on the Note5

Stock Android

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I know many of you already have been fans of stock Android, but for those of you who weren’t, now is the time to consider it. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the best version of Android to date. Google has built in new features such as Doze, which is designed to improve battery life when your phone is not in use. It also brings built-in fingerprint reading for unlocking and waking your smartphone, while also being verification for Android Pay.

With Android 6.0 there is far greater control in what you share with new permission controls. There’s deeper integration with Google Now ,and Android is there to help you search phrases and words with much greater ease.

Better yet, there is no carrier bloatware. While one, two, or even five apps aren’t bad to come pre-installed from AT&T, I cannot condone AT&T’s behavior with its incredible amount of bloatware they install on its devices. Not only do they waste space, but they frequently ask for updates, and I simply do not want them. Seriously, how many people actually use the Yellow Pages app that AT&T installs on every device?

With stock Android, you have the basic apps that Google provides you with and nothing more. Google gives you the freedom to install whatever apps your heart desires.

And most importantly, when Google does release an update, Nexus devices are the first to receive them and that will keep them up to date. I never truly appreciated how important updates were until I was stuck on Android 5.0, and dealing with all of its awful bugs on my Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. I truly felt ripped off by Samsung for charging me over $900 dollars and then making me wait six months to get simple bug fixes.

Pure Android 6.0 just works and it works well. After two solid months, I have yet to experience a slow down, random closing app or any other common software issues.

Battery Life

The Nexus 6P comes with one of the largest batteries available in a mainstream U.S. smartphone at 3450mAh. Phones of a very similar size, the Samsung Galaxy Note5, Moto X Pure and LG V10 all come with a 3000mAh battery, over 10% smaller. After two months, those devices have still yet to update to Android 6.0 which has the Doze feature that dramatically improves battery life.


Doze is defined below:

“If a user leaves a device unplugged and stationary for a period of time, with the screen off, the device enters Doze mode. In Doze mode, the system attempts to conserve battery by restricting apps’ access to network and CPU-intensive services. It also prevents apps from accessing the network and defers their jobs, syncs, and standard alarms.

Periodically, the system exits Doze for a brief time to let apps complete their deferred activities. During this maintenance window, the system runs all pending syncs, jobs, and alarms, and lets apps access the network.”

In day to day terms, this means, the Nexus 6P has damn good battery life. You can imagine most of us phone enthusiasts push our smartphones pretty hard, and I am no exception. I frequently take pictures, take notes, text friends and family, message Androidguys colleagues, email, play games and listen to music.

I will admit before Android 6.0 and the Nexus 6P, I plugged my phone in to charge whenever and wherever I could. There is no shortage of micro USB cables, and I hate having anxiety over low battery life. For a phone enthusiast, there are very few things worse than running out of power. Doze, app-standby and a 3450mAh, make this one of the best performing devices when it comes to battery life.

I know without question that the Nexus 6P has the best battery of any phone I have used before, because I do not have a compatible charger at my work. My typical work day starts between 5-6am, and runs until 5-6pm. Once I get home, I immediately take my super cute dog to the park for an hour, and when I get home I exercise for 45-60 minutes before dinner. At no point in my day am I connected to a charger, because Huawei and Google decided to go with USB type-C, the latest standard in USB cables. The main benefits of USB type-C are a completely reversible plug, and faster data rates. And I’m too cheap to buy more USB type-C cables for my office, so there literally is one place to charge my phone which is at home. At the end of my day, I am typically left with 40-50% power and that’s with heavy usage. I never charge my phone during the daytime.

Micro USB on the left and the new USB type C standard on the right

Micro USB on the left and the new USB type C standard on the right

As much as I hate having a new USB standard, the trade-off is well worth it and I hope USB type-C does take over as the new standard. It is so much easier to not have to worry about making sure I plug the charging cable in the correct direction, and it still provides fast-charging capabilities.

With a 3450mAh battery, Android 6.0 and USB type-C, the Nexus 6P is the next generation in battery life performance.


I have been a huge fan of AMOLED displays ever since I started using Samsung phones. Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode(AMOLED) differs from Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) by how they light up the screen. (I’m not a display expert so I apologize for my ignorance but if you want to learn more click here for a comparison). Many LG and Sony smartphones use LCD displays, which in my eyes, show back-light bleed and don’t show true blacks because of the nature of the back-light.

AMOLED displays on the other hand offer super high-contrast ratios, as every pixel is controllable, and has saturated and rich colors. Some may prefer LCD due to better color representation, but I simply love AMOLED displays and that is the technology that the Nexus 6P uses for its display.

Both AMOLED displays on the Nexus 6P(left) and Note5 perform admirably in full day light.

Both AMOLED displays on the Nexus 6P(left) and Note5 perform admirably in full day light.

With a QHD resolution, 1440 x 2560 pixels, the Nexus 6P has a very clear and easy to read display. The only phones I have come across with a similar performing display are the Galaxy Note 4 and 5, Blackberry PRIV, and Galaxy S6 and variants.

The Nexus 6P has one of the best performing displays on the market.


Powering the Nexus 6P is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit with 3GB of RAM. The first generation Snapdragon 810 was riddled with issues like over heating and throttling causing Samsung to go with their own Exynos octa-core processor for the first time in the U.S. Many feared the Nexus 6P would suffer from performance issues with the Snapdragon 810, but Qualcomm solved the issues in the v2.1 processor and my day to day experiences would prove that to be true.

Benchmark tests are designed to test hardware and the latest Samsung processors usually win those tests by a long shot. The Nexus 6P won’t win first place in benchmark tests, but it will win in day to day usage as it does not stutter or have memory issues. On a perceived performance level, I have yet to use a faster phone. 3GB of RAM is more than enough memory when paired with stock Android 6.0 and the Snapdragon 810.


The Nexus 6P may not win benchmark tests, but it will win in real life usage.

Gaming, multi-tasking, photo editing, emailing, video watching was all smooth sailing with the Nexus 6P.


The Nexus 6P comes with a 12.3MP rear camera, f/2.o aperture, with IR laser-assisted auto-focus and an 8MP front facing camera. The pictures I took look great to me, but I will let you decide in the gallery I have listed below. As for the speed of the camera, it loads super quickly with a double-click of the power button and snaps pictures just as quickly.

The Nexus Camera's lens with f/2.0 aperture lets more light in and captures sharp images in stunning detail.

The Nexus Camera’s lens with f/2.0 aperture lets more light in and captures sharp images in stunning detail.

For a camera in a smartphone, I am more than happy with it and desire nothing more. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 is still has the best camera, but the Nexus 6P is a close second. Decide for yourself if you like the camera in the pictures I have in the gallery.

Fingerprint Reader

The new fingerprint reader is going to be something everyone uses going forward. Google developed “Nexus Imprint” as a way to unlock your phone, turn on your screen on and breeze through checkout lines using Android Pay. The Nexus 6P asks you to set up a fingerprint, you can do more than one, when you set-up the device. All you have to do is place the same finger on the fingerprint reader five or six times so it can accurately read your fingerprint without worrying about placement.

The fingerprint reader is so easy to use, I don’t see anyone leaving their phones unlocked anymore. I was one of those users who hated to type in pass codes, and also hated Samsung’s fingerprint reader because of the failure rate. I always thought Apple did the fingerprint reading the best on its iPhone, but I can now proudly say that Google OWNS every other fingerprint reader on the market.

Nexus 6P fingerprint reader.

Nexus 6P fingerprint reader.

One downside, after two months of usage I have seen an increase in the failure rate with the fingerprint reader. I attribute the failure rate in the fingerprint reader accumulating smudges and oil from my hands. When I clean the back of my phone with a damp cloth, performance improves, but this is something I hope Google and Huawei address in the future.


The Nexus 6P comes with dual front-facing speakers which get loud. They are definitely clear at the highest volume, but do lack depth and bass if I were to judge it against the HTC One. If I were to judge it against the Nexus 6 or Note 5, I would choose the 6P in a blind test as the best performer every time. Speakers should not be on the back or bottom of a phone as it does not make sense to point sound away from your ears.

I wish all phone manufacturers would stop putting speakers on the bottom or rear of the phone and make it a general rule that they should be placed in the front. Having two speakers is always better than one as well. It may not be important to most, but dual-front facing speakers are a must have for me and the Nexus 6P delivers.


The best Android phone of 2015

I know choosing the best Android of 2015 is highly subjective and there are worthy contenders like the LG V10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note5. But I choose the Nexus 6P as the best phone of 2015 – it is cheaper than the Note 5 and V10, and is equal to or wins in almost every head to head category. Most importantly it wins in the software department with no carrier bloat and gets the first updates from Google.

Thanks to Huawei and Google, I have become a true fan of stock Android and simply do not desire to change to another smartphone which is a first for me. The Nexus 6P truly is premium and is a product that both should be tremendously proud of. Both companies should take a bow and we all should stand and applaud this device. With superior software, gorgeous and durable build, a super high resolution display, fantastic camera, a new fingerprint reader, dual-front facing speakers and incredible battery life, the Nexus 6P leaves no detail behind.

The Nexus 6P has set the bar for all other Android devices. I highly recommend the Nexus 6P.

Buy the Nexus 6P at the Google Play Store.

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Android Authority this week – November 29, 2015


Android fans, this week Xiaomi launched a metal-made smartphone for just $140; Huawei introduced its newest phablet flagship, the Mate8; we saw some great Black Friday deals; LG launched a new mid-ranger and revealed some of its plans for the future; the Fossil Q Android Wear smartwatch arrived to the market; and HTC launched its consumer preview program.

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Except for the Black Friday craziness, this week has been pretty quiet around AA HQ (and the entire tech scene), with our US team getting some well-deserved time off for Thanksgiving.

According to statistics, most people actually spend the most money on Cyber Monday (i.e. tomorrow). You can bet we’ll have roundups of all the best tech deals, so if you missed Black Friday, keep it tuned tomorrow for a shot at some great deals. Looking for gift ideas? Our Best Gifts under $100 guide has gone live this week.

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Huawei unveils the Mate 8 with Kirin 950 processor, 6-Inch Full HD display and Marshmallow


The Huawei Mate 8 has been the subject of quite a few leaks in recent weeks, from renders to benchmarking sites, and now it is finally official. Huawei launched the Mate 8 earlier today, unveiling a 6-inch handset made of aerospace-grade aluminium with a unibody design. Join us after the break for the rundown on its specifications.


Besides the aluminium build materials, Huawei says that the Mate 8 also carries a 2.5D curved diamond cut glass which adds to its sleekness. As you can see from the images, the bezels are really slim, helping the Mate 8 achieve an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 83%.


  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI
  • 6-Inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Kirin 950 Octa-core processor (4 x A72 cores @ 2.3GHz + 4 x A53 cores @ 1.8GHz) with i5 coprocessor to handle low-power functions
  •  3GB/4GB LPDDR4 RAM (depending on model)
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB Internal storage (depending on model)
  • MicroSD card support
  • 16MP Rear camera with OIS and LED Flash (Sony IMX298 sensor)
  • 8MP Front camera (Sony IMX179 sensor)
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Dual nano-SIM support with 4G networking (Cat 6)
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • Available in Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown

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The Mate 8 should go on sale in China in Q1 2016 after it has been re-announced at CES in January. Some details on pricing have become available, and as you can probably guess, because the Mate 8 is being aimed at the premium market, there is a premium price attached.


  • 3GB/32GB Mate 8 – 2,999 Yuan ($469)
  • 4GB/64GB Mate 8 – 3,699 Yuan ($578)
  • 4GB 128GB Mate 8 – 4,399 Yuan ($688)

If you are really flush with cash, Huawei is offering the 4GB/128GB Mate 8 paired up with a Steel Strapped Huawei Watch for just 6,888 Yuan ($1078), giving a saving of just 100 Yuan ($15). It ain’t cheap, but hey, it’s still a saving of some sort. There’s no word on international availability as yet.

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Huawei Mate 8 official: 6-inch Full HD, Kirin 950 with coprocessor, and Marshmallow

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Huawei is on an upward trajectory, both in its native China, where it just took the market lead, and the West, where the Nexus 6P is being hailed as the best Android smartphone. The company is looking to capitalize on this attention with a brand new flagship that was unveiled minutes ago in China.

Following last year’s Mate 7, and the intermediary Mate S, Huawei is now launching the Mate 8, a stylish phablet featuring the latest-gen Kirin processor, a handful of interesting features, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Details are a little scarce for now, because Huawei chose to give the Mate 8 a limited launch in China, with a full global debut to follow at CES 2015.

The Mate 8 features a 6-inch Full HD display (just like the Mate 7 before it), covered in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The edge-to-edge design and large display give the Mate 8 a fantastic 83% screen-to-body ratio. The display itself is supposed to be improved compared to last year’s release, featuring a color range that tops 95% of the NTSC gamut.

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Available in Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown, the Mate 8 appears to be comparable in thickness with the 7.2-mm Mate S. Confirming the rumors, the rear of the device is dominated by a large camera module and a circular fingerprint sensor evoking the Nexus 6P. The fingerprint scanner is said to be faster and more accurate than the Mate 7’s.

The Kirin 950 processor, which Huawei launched early this month, is the first processor to feature four Cortex-A72 and four Cortex A53 CPU cores, combined with a Mali-T880 GPU. Overall, this 16-nm FinFET design should provide plenty of performance and improved power efficiency compared to last year’s Kirin 930, but the real highlight here is the i5 coprocessor, which Huawei boasts is the most powerful coprocessor on the market.

The i5 coprocessor provides hardware support for tasks like speech recognition, low-power consumption MP3, sensor hub, fused location provider (FLP) navigation, and more efficient location-based tasks. In real life, this means that tasks that don’t require the phone to be awake will be carried out more efficiently, potentially improving battery life by a margin. Things like music playback, always-on voice controls, and GPS navigation should benefit from the presence of i5.

The Kirin 950 also integrates a powerful image processor, which will wrangle the data stream coming from the 16MP camera on the back. Keeping everything humming is a 4,000 mAh battery.

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The Mate 8 will run Huawei’s heavily modified EMUI 4.0, which is based on Marshmallow. Even if we need to wait for at least another month to see it in action, the fact that Huawei is only the second major OEM to launch a Marshmallow device is pretty impressive. The company teased a number of software features for the Mate 8, including voice control, a power-saving firewall, a feature called eRecovery that we assume is some type of system restore, and even a defragmenter.

The Huawei Mate 8 will be available in China from today. More details about its price and availability around the world will be revealed at CES 2016 in early January.

We will update this post with more details as they surface, so stay tuned.

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Huawei still thinks 6-inch phablets is the way to go

It’s been well over a year since Huawei launched its premium Mate 7 phablet, and as of August, over five million units have been sold worldwide. That’s far more impressive than the original goal of just one million phones. While the smaller Mate S has since been released, the company still believes in sticking to the masculine roots of the Mate series, which brings us to the Mate 8. Like before, this model sports the same 6-inch 1080p display spec but now also covers 95 percent of NTSC gamut. As a bonus, there’s a piece of 2.5D glass on top of that. Of course, the biggest selling point this time is the new octa-core Kirin 950 chipset which promises much higher performance and efficiency at the same time, mainly thanks to the new 16nm FinFET+ process, some more powerful CPUs (4 x Cortex-A72 and 4 x Cortex-A53), ARM’s flagship Mali-T880 GPU and integrated LTE Cat 6 modem.


Software update for the Huawei Watch improves voice recognition


Right before the company launches its Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion, Huawei is pushing an over-the-air software update to its Android Wear device. The Huawei Watch is receiving a software update that improves voice recognition, activity tracking capabilities, and a standby screen while charging the smartwatch.

Here are the release notes:

  • Optimized the mic gain for improved “Ok Google” detection
  • Optimized the fitness tracking to improve step counting accuracy
  • Optimized the Bluetooth reconnect mechanism
  • Add a new app to display the battery level when charging
  • Add a new watch face that user can self-customize
  • Add fusion sensor of gravity/linear acceleration/rotation vector

Despite the software update rolling out today, Huawei says every Huawei Watch should have the latest build by next week. The company will be alerting users once the software update is ready for installation after downloading automatically.

Huawei’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion takes up to $100 off of select Huawei Watch models. And the promotion does include the newest model that comes in Rose Gold with a real 22K rose gold body and an alligator-pressed brown leather strap.

Source: Huawei

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Leaked Huawei Mate 8 renders: sleek body and nearly nonnexistent bezels


Huawei has worked hard to make a good name out of the Mate series. These devices have been outstanding, and the latest-generation Ascend Mate 7 happened to get a great review from us. 2015 is now coming to an end and it’s time for the Mate 8 to come around, a phone that should be announced in just a couple days.

Rumors have been coming around, including specs and some images, but we have to say the latest leak offers the best look at the Huawei Mate 8 that we have seen so far. These are not actual shots. Instead, we are presented with a set of press renders that show us every single detail on the phone’s aesthetics.


As we have seen in the past, the Huawei Mate 8 looks to carry a sleek and sturdy metal uni-body so many manufacturers have been adopting lately. They also show a fingerprint reader in the back, as well as a camera and dual-LED flash. The right side of the handset sports a power button and volume rocker, with a 3.5 mm headset jack adorning the top and a charging port in the bottom.


What most of you will notice right away is that screen, though, which seems to predominant when looking at the front. Those bezels are as thin as they get, giving off the impression that there is no metal on the sides of the phone. Now, this could be either good or bad depending on your preferences, but I am sure many of us can agree that it makes the smartphone very good looking.


We won’t know the exact details for a bit, and these images don’t give off anything on the internals, but we have heard the phone will come with a Kirin 950 processor (comparable to the Snapdragon 810), a Mali-T880 GPU 3-4 GB of RAM and 32-64 GB of internal storage.

Stay tuned for more details to come on November 26th! Who knows, we might even get some more leaks and rumors before then. Regardless, are any of you thinking of getting a Huawei Mate 8?


Black Friday deals: Unlocked Huawei phone, watch and a variety of Bluetooth speakers

With more Americans set to shop from the comfort of their own home this year on Black Friday, online retailers are ratcheting up the deals for 2015. Shoppers are also planning on spending an average of $369 dollars over the upcoming holiday weekend, an increase of 25% over last year according to a Deloitte survey. And the online deals just keeping getting better and better this week.

With that being said, Lugulake Direct(99% positive feedback rating at has some fantastic deals lined up and are available early. All deals are ready to be used now so you don’t have to wait for Black Friday to roll around.

Huawei Deals

Huawei Talk Band B2 – $159.99(final price) – LINK

Apply discount code at checkout – 6ZYTGEID to save $10 with free shipping. Deal is available now.



  • TalkBand B2 is a powerful next-generation wearable device that gives you everything you need for smart living, including automatic activity tracking, sleep monitoring, and crystal-clear hands-free calling
  • The Next-Generation Wearable: It gives you everything you need for smart living
  • Perfect for your busy lifestyle: TalkBand B2 is multi-functional to help keep you updated and in control whatever you are doing
  • More than a pedometer: Thanks to its innovative 6-axis motion sensor, the TalkBand B2 is more than a pedometer but an activity tracker
  • A perfect choice to wear it anywhere and everywhere without worry about dirt, sweat or splashes

Huawei Ascend Mate2 16GB factory unlocked Android smartphone LTE – $209.99(final price) – LINK

Apply discount code at checkout – 6ZYTGEID to save $10 with free shipping. Deal is available now.

Huawei made a name for themselves this year in the U.S. with the Nexus 6P and the Huawei Android Wear smartwatch. But before those two devices, Huawei was already making spectacular unlocked smartphones like the Ascend Mate2.


Speaker deals up to 50% off

LuguLake Slim Extremely Portable Pocket Size Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – LINK

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  • Design – Sporting a slim and lightweight design, the Bluetooth 4.0 speaker is designed with buttons that you can use to control the volume, Bluetooth, calls and more. The portable speaker also features an LED indicator.
  • Awesome sound quality – Powered by Cambridge Silicon Radio Chipset, this device is designed to produce excellent sound at all times. The speaker also comes with a 1.5 inch full range neodymium driver microphone for excellent sound pick-up.
  • Connectivity – Connect the speaker to a variety of devices using different methods. The speaker comes with Bluetooth v4.0 connectivity option along with NFC and a 3.5mm aux input. It can also directly access files from a microSD card.
  • ortable – It’s almost the same size as your Nexus 5, just a bit thicker. Built-in 1000mAh lithium polymer battery, recharged via USB port.

LuguLake Swan Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker- LINK

$10 off Swan speaker via code OMJRJWKG

We recently reviewed the Swan speaker and thoroughly enjoyed it. It packs big sound in a small package.


  • Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Home-developed module and high transfer speed. It offers HiFi audio quality and has two full range Neodymium drivers offering a rich and clear sound quality.
  • Zinc alloy built body for a sturdy solid construction. Easy to use touch sense control panel. Long lasting internal rechargeable Li-Ion battery.
  • The Swan Wireless Bluetooth speaker comes with a hands free voice calling prompt feature which enables you receive calls on the go. With a simple touch of the Bluetooth lights it transforms into a speaker phone.
  • Elegant design and perfect as a portable speaker. It masterfully pairs with various devices, and can even pair with two different gadgets at once.

Full review here.

LuguLake II Charge 10Watt Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – LINK

 $7 off LuguLake II Charge Speaker via code KT4EYA96


  • Huge 10-watt driver output: LuguLake offers a wide range of highly sensitive speakers that can make a big sound with 2 x 5-watt amplified speakers. The advanced equalization technique allows the stereo audio system to deliver high fidelity sound without any distortion at all.
  • 3 in 1: Built-in 4000mAh Li-ion battery allows you to power your smartphones or tablets even if you are listening to music; built-in cradle, the solid and durable cradle firmly holds your tablet or smartphone at a comfortable viewing angle.
  • Latest Bluetooth 4.0 allows you to connect wirelessly to the LuguLake II Charge from up to 33 feet away. 3.5mm audio port for non-Bluetooth devices. Seamlessly stream and share music, movies and games anywhere. Easy to pair – No code/pin needed.
  • Aluminum material: An aluminum shell gives a premium look and feel to your premium portable speaker.

Full review here.

LuguLake 40watt TV Soundbar – LINK

No discount code required. %50 off MSRP now.



  • 2.0-Channel Soundbar: 40W (20W*2) ultra-strong power output brings you a luxurious and grand acoustic feast for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.
  • Virtual 3D Surround Sound: Digital signal processing (DSP) system provides high-fidelity sound to give you a truly realistic sound experience.
  • Wireless Remote Control: Including a small IR remote control to enable easy operations from a distance, up to 33FT/10M range.
  • Various Connection: Latest Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. Optional RCA and 3.5mm audio jack inputs, RCA audio output. Easily works with any devices you want, such as smart phone, iPad, HD LCD TV and DVD player etc .
  • Wall-mounting Design: The soundbar can be placed on a table top or easily hang beneath your wall-mounted flat-panel

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