honor Stories August 12

Former Huawei sub-brand Honor has now officially launched a trio of Magic3 devices with a number of impressive internals but most importantly for global markets, Google Play Store access.

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honor Stories June 16

It’s been over two years since Huawei was cut off from the Google Play Store and other crucial Android apps. Now, after splitting from Huawei, the Honor brand is launching its first device with Google apps in the flagship Honor 50 series.

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honor Stories January 12

The Honor Band 6 will soon be available in US for $35

While the Chinese company is still steadily removing ties with its former paymasters Huawei, Honor is set to launch the Band 6 fitness strap in the US in the coming weeks.

honor Stories November 17, 2020

[Update: Confirmed] Report: Huawei to sell Honor to government-backed group for $15 billion

According to a new report, Huawei is set to offload their affordable-focused smartphone sub-brand Honor to a government-backed consortium for a whopping $15 billion.

honor Stories March 10, 2020

EMUI 10 rollout for Honor 20/20 Pro, View 20 starts March 15

Honor, the subsidiary of Huawei will begin the EMUI 10 rollout for the Honor View 20, Honor 20, and Honor 20 Pro starting March 15.

honor Stories February 25, 2020

While not quite having the same reach as parent company Huawei, Honor makes some solid smartphones that certainly pack a punch, the latest being the Honor View 30 Pro.

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honor Stories November 14, 2019

[Update: P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro stable] EMUI 10 beta road map confirms update heading to over 30 models from November

At IFA 2019, Huawei confirmed the road map for the EMUI 10 update in a session on the new OTA. It appears that the company has plans to seed the OTA to over 30 devices by Q2 2020.

honor Stories October 7, 2019

The Honor Band 5 is one of the latest fitness trackers designed to enhance everyday health without too much distraction.

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honor Stories August 20, 2019

While the Honor 20 Pro is unlikely to ever make it to the United States, for the rest of the world, the phone looked to be the first casualty in the ongoing US-China trade war. expand full story

Huawei’s Kirin 990 chipset set to add support for 4K 60 fps video capture

According to a report by Neowin, the next-generation Kirin 990 chipset is set to be the first Huawei chipset to support 4K 60 fps video recording.

honor Stories August 12, 2019

Huawei’s brand new EMUI 10 update is one of the first waves of Android Q re-skins and even with the release of HarmonyOS, is being backed by the Chinese OEM despite on-going US tensions.

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honor Stories July 30, 2019

The Honor 20 Pro will go on sale on August 1 for £549

The initial launch for the Honor 20 Pro wasn’t the most well-timed as it coincided with a US trade ban. If you didn’t already know, as Honor is a subsidiary of Huawei, the trade ban affected the affordable smartphone maker quite heavily too. Thanks to the easing of sanctions, we now have a new launch date for the Honor 20 Pro in the UK of August 1.

honor Stories July 23, 2019

While there’s still a lot of confusion around Huawei, the company’s sub-brand Honor is churning out a new set of smartphones. At an event in China earlier today, the Honor 9X and 9X Pro went official. Here’s what you need to know.

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honor Stories June 25, 2019

The Honor 20 is the latest device from the affordable Huawei subsidiary, and while the release has already been rocky due to the dark cloud that seems to be following the Chinese smartphone manufacturer around, it actually proves to be the perfect competitor for the Samsung Galaxy S10e.

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honor Stories June 4, 2019

EMUI 9.0 now rolling out to seven devices, Huawei Watch GT update brings Always on Display support

We reported recently that the EMUI 9.1 beta is rolling out to a number of Huawei and Honor devices. Huawei has now confirmed that EMUI 9.0 is rolling out to seven more devices with the Huawei Watch GT also receiving an important Always on Display update of its own.

honor Stories June 3, 2019

[Update: Now rolling out in EU] EMUI 9.1 now in second public beta, available on 14 further devices

While it may be a terribly tough time for Huawei of late, it’s even tougher in many regards for the millions around the globe that already have the Chinese handsets. That said, despite a short 90-day reprieve from Google, Huawei is pushing an update for their EMUI 9.1 beta which adds 14 more devices to the program.

honor Stories May 20, 2019

The fallout from the US Huawei ban and subsequent removal of its Android license by Google is slowly starting to settle. Huawei has now released an official statement confirming that they will “continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products.”

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honor Stories April 15, 2019

Cryptic invite sets Honor 20 global launch date for May 21

Honor, the affordable Huawei offshoot continues to grow in popularity, interest, and general device quality. That trend looks set to continue as the company has announced a May 21 launch date for its upcoming Honor 20 devices.

honor Stories April 8, 2019

The Honor Watch Magic smartwatch is essentially a rebrand of the Huawei Watch GT and at a slightly lower price point. That means it includes a somewhat stripped down experience to help increase battery life, but does stripping it back to basics make for a solid experience?

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honor Stories March 27, 2019

Huawei P10 and Honor 8X pick up Android Pie EMUI 9 update

Even though the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro were announced just yesterday with Android Pie in tow, there are two older Huawei-made handsets picking up the update in the form of the Huawei P10 and Honor 8X.

honor Stories February 6, 2019

Often when reviewing a smartphone it’s easy — though perhaps lazy — to compare one phone to another in the “X is a Y killer” format. The problem is that this makes it much easier to give you a frame for the performance of a device if you were unaware of the product at all. With that damning verdict in mind, the Honor View 20 is not a OnePlus killer no matter how hard it’s pushed as one. expand full story

honor Stories January 18, 2019

Android Pie rolling out to Honor View 10 in United States

The Honor View 20 might be on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean that the Huawei-owned company has forgotten about the previous model. Far from it, as Android Pie is now rolling out to the Honor View 10 in the United States.

honor Stories January 16, 2019

We can’t blame Apple for the notch trend, especially when the fantastic-yet-ultimately flawed Essential PH-1 had the display nodule before the Cupertino tech giant tampered with its own displays. The Honor View 20, though, is one of a coming wave of devices that are hopefully ridding us of one evil for a slightly lesser one by opting for a punch hole notch or display cutout rather than the previously seen nodule.

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honor Stories December 26, 2018

Honor View 20 fully unveiled w/ 6.4-inch punch-hole display, 48MP camera, laser-etched glass pattern

Following a brief teaser earlier month, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has officially unveiled its latest smartphone. The new Honor View 20 is one of the first devices from the company to adopt the punch-hole display design, some crazy camera specs, and a spiffy new glass pattern on the back.

honor Stories December 13, 2018

The Honor Play, simply put, is a cheap gaming-focused smartphone that looks good and comes in at under $300. Beyond that, it packs in some serious specs and performs superbly for the entry cost. Honor has a good record with making good quality, affordable devices and, to be honest, the Honor Play is no different.

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honor Stories August 30, 2018

Honor teases bezel-less ‘Honor Magic 2,’ expands Honor Play outside of China

Huawei’s infamous sub-brand Honor had a couple announcements for us at IFA 2018 in Berlin today. The more notable of the pair of announcements was the Honor Magic 2, which is yet another entry in the category of bezel-less smartphones that slide to reveal the necessary camera hardware…

honor Stories July 31, 2018

Smartphones that come out of Huawei’s sub-brand Honor come in all shapes and sizes, and today the company is debuting its latest big-screen device. The Honor Note 10 has gone official, delivering a screen the size of a tablet.

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honor Stories May 15, 2018

Huawei makes some killer Android smartphones, and the P20 family that was unveiled earlier this year are no exception. However, they are quite expensive. Fear not, though, as Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is now delivering the Honor 10 – a phone packed with the best of the P20 in a package nearly half the cost…

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honor Stories February 2, 2017

Huawei says Android Nougat w/ EMUI 5.0 will hit Honor 6X in March

When the Honor 6X was unveiled at CES, we were disappointed to see that it would be shipping with a much older version of the company’s Android skin — EMUI 4.1. Although the 6X is a budget handset, it was unfortunate to hear that a phone launched in 2017 would reach customers running Marshmallow. Today, Honor has confirmed that it will begin rolling out the EMUI 5.0/Nougat update to the Honor 6X in March…

honor Stories January 4, 2017

Honor promises Android Nougat for the Honor 6X within the next couple of months

At CES 2017 Honor announced the 6X which is the company’s budget device that features mid-tier specs and a $249 price tag. Unfortunately, though, the public’s first reaction to the phone was rather negative mainly because of several aspects of the handset that are a bit outdated. The biggest of which is the fact that Honor is shipping the 6X to customers still running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Thankfully, Honor does promise to update the phone to Nougat (EMUI 5.0) sometime in the second quarter…

honor Stories January 3, 2017

Honor 6X

At CES 2017, Honor announced its latest budget-friendly device — the Honor 6X. This phone is the successor to last year’s 5X and brings with it some features like a dual-camera setup as seen previously on the Honor 8. While it does share some similarities, the Honor 6X is lacking in specs, software, and hardware…

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Last year Honor helped change the game in terms of hardware on budget devices with the Honor 5X, but it wasn’t a perfect device. It lacked a bit in terms of specifications, and the pre-loaded software didn’t help matters. Now, Honor is bringing the successor to that device, the Honor 6X, to the United States.

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honor Stories December 23, 2016

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Android skins from Chinese OEMs have always been pretty bad, and Huawei has always been one of the worst contenders. Despite releasing awesome hardware, it’s always been hard to recommend the company’s devices due to the software. With the release of Nougat, though, things are improving, and now we know when Honor 8 users can expect that update.

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honor Stories December 16, 2016

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After being teased earlier this month, Honor has just made the new Honor Magic smartphone official. The new “concept-to-life” smartphone brings curved glass edges on both sides, a super-thin design, and dual-cameras.

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honor Stories December 8, 2016

‘Honor Magic’ poses for the camera ahead of Dec. 16th unveiling, shows off ultra-thin bezels [Updated]

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has been releasing some fantastic smartphones over the past couple of years ─ just look at the Honor 8. Now, the company is preparing launch yet another new device. Yesterday, the company sent out invitations to a press event in China to reveal a new smartphone, rumored to be the Honor “Magic.”

Update: It was pointed out that this photo is likely fake, created by photoshopping an image of the Galaxy Note 7.

honor Stories October 18, 2016

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Following the success of the Honor 5X, Huawei’s sub-brand has today officially announced the Honor 6X in China (via Fonearena). Just like the Honor 5X, the 6X packs an all-metal build, mid-range specifications, and much more, all at a very affordable price tag.

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honor Stories September 14, 2016

How to: Change how you receive app notifications on Honor 8

In designing the Honor 8, the company wanted to make sure that users would have control over as much of the functionality on the phone as possible. One such example of this is the device’s notifications. Honor 8 has a Settings section that allows the user to change which types of notifications they want to receive on an app-by-app basis, and this quick little guide will help you learn how to use it…

honor Stories August 26, 2016

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Truecaller and Huawei have today announced (via TechCrunch) that a new partnership between the two companies will bring Truecaller’s caller ID and spam protection to Huawei’s smartphones. This deal applies for devices in regions such as the US, Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia, and India. It will debut on the recently launched Honor 8.

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honor Stories August 20, 2016

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The newly-announced Honor 8 flagship has a lot going for it, and now there’s something else. According to the phone’s Product Manager, Taylor Wimberly, the Honor 8 — and phones that proceed it, apparently — will be getting software updates for a full 24 months after its launch:

From this year we are making a commitment to provide customers with access to new features (at least once every three months during the first 12 months) for up to 24 months following each product launch. We will keep providing access to security and software updates to fix bugs and enhance user experience in a timely manner.

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honor Stories August 17, 2016

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Late last evening Honor announced the Honor 8 for the United States market, and we finally got a chance to go hands-on with the phone. As you may already know, the phone is basically the Huawei P9 on the inside, albeit aimed at millennial consumers and given a completely new external aesthetic. This phone has a glass back, a fingerprint sensor that you can press for app shortcuts, a dual-camera setup, and more…

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honor Stories August 16, 2016

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Huawei-owned Honor has today announced that the phone it announced for China last month  — the Honor 8 — is coming to the United States. Following up on the budget Honor 5X that marked the company’s first phone for the US earlier this year, Honor is now introducing a glass-backed phone at a middle-of-the-road price and specs that are definitely on the higher end…

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Update 8:19 PT: And it’s live. See below.

Update 8:07 PT: The livestream is supposed to be live, but it’s not.

As we first heard about back in July, Huawei-owned Honor is unveiling its latest smartphone tonight at an event in San Francisco, and we’ve just learned — a mere hour before the event is set to kick off — that the company will be livestreaming the announcement via Facebook Live…

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honor Stories July 20, 2016

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After making a name for itself with the Honor 5X and subsequent releases, Huawei’s Honor brand is about to debut yet another new smartphone. This time around the company is teasing a new device with the name “Note 8” and we may have our first look thanks to a new listing on TENAA, a Chinese telecommunication authority.

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honor Stories July 11, 2016

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Huawei has today revealed the new Honor 8, a flagship for the company’s affordable Honor brand. Despite that, the Honor 8 is no slouch. Under the hood this device is packing nearly the same specs as Huawei’s current flagship, the Huawei P9, but at half the price.

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honor Stories June 20, 2016

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At CES earlier this year, Huawei’s budget brand Honor launched its budget Honor 5X handset. Us and many others agree that the 5X is a great phone for the price, but suffers greatly in the software department. Now, Honor has announced a similarly-affordable phone dubbed the Honor 5C in Europe, and it starts at £149 (or about $220)…

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honor Stories June 14, 2016

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Expanding on their collection of budget friendly Android smartphones, Huawei has today announced the Honor 5A, a new $100 smartphone for the Chinese market. This device will ship in two variants, one for China Netcom, the other for remaining markets.

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honor Stories April 25, 2016

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For the past couple of years, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has been one synonymous with releasing premium-looking well-specced devices at an affordable price. This year, it appears the company is looking to step up its game. A TENAA listing for the upcoming Honor V8 suggests the company is about to launch something of a flagship killer…

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honor Stories February 15, 2016

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Honor has announced through its official Twitter channel that customers with the Honor 7 should start to see Android Marshmallow land on their devices within the next couple of weeks. Currently, the Huawei brand is rolling out the update to beta testers, and will push the software to all other users once that staged roll-out is over.

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