Starting at €399
Huawei has decided that its 5.2-inch Honor 8 smartphone deserves a dedicated European launch, where it will be available in the coming month with a starting price of €399.
More than 44 per cent of the world's total
Beancounters working for Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that chinese vendors shipped 145.9 million smartphones globally in total during the second quarter of 2016.
Its own version of fast charging battery tech
It appears that Huawei has developed its own fast charging battery technology.
60.5 million smartphones globally
Huawei has said that it shipped 60.5 million smartphones globally in the first half of 2016, a 25 percent rise from a year before.
Designing its own operating system
Huawei is rumoured to be planning its own revolt against the evil imperialist capitalist hyena Google by developing its own mobile OS.
Goodnight US and Korea
Chinese companies are swamping the top of the pops of smartphone makers and while Samsung and Apple are the main brand leaders, companies based behind the Great Wall take up the rest of the spots.
Huawei has signed up to be one of the first phone makers to build a handset that works with Google’s new VR platform – daydream.
With both Kirin and Qualcomm devices
Fudzilla has an official note from Huawei saying it will be one of the first companies to support Daydream, Google’s platform for high performance mobile virtual reality.
New markets based on sci-fi
While the “game-changing” Apple is debating removing headphone sockets from smartphones, the Chinese outfit is working out business models which assume people will live for ever, robots will try to kill humans and you will upload the brains of the dead onto your PC.