Huawei Announces 5G Folding Smartphone with New Folding Screen


This week, it is the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain, a four day showcase for the manufacturers of smartphones to announce and promote their new devices. Last week Samsung of course announced their new folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold and yesterday, Huawei announced theirs. It is called the Mate X and I cannot wait to test this incredible device.

Richard Yu, is the CEO of Huawei and having watched several of his live performances, I know it’s always very exciting. Yu, contemplated the question ““How can we bring the more big innovation to this smartphone industry?” and to be honest, I completely understand. Huawei products are really very good. The Mate X will sell for $2,600 and it goes on sale around summer time this year. That’s actually more than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, which is priced at $2,000.

What’s really interesting about the Huawei Mate 10 is the way the screen wraps around the outside of the device, rather than fold inside when it’s closed. This excites me, a lot. Yu explained that Huawei engineers spent almost three years perfectly the Mate 10 hinge, so it doesn’t leave a gap when closed.

I am fully aware of the cloud hanging over Huawei and I only hope it lifts soon, because once you experience their products, you will completely support my view on their innovation, it’s incredibly exciting.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (995) via Instagram


Here’s day nine hundred and ninety five of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @luison with this image, untitled.

To view more of his work, please go here

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HUAWEI Tempts Us Again – The New P30 Series


I am very excited to be jetting off to Paris again soon for the very exciting announcement of the brand new Huawei P30 series. It promises to be better than ever.

I’ll be reporting live from Paris at this event, so stayed tuned for more news to follow.

Yesterday, Samsung announced their new smartphones (we’ll be posting on this shortly), but it is clear to see that their products are retailing at phenomenal prices, on a par with Apple and clearly the public are holding onto their handsets for longer. Huawei have a different approach and it is incredibly exciting – #REWRITETHERULES

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Mobile Photography – Huawei Announces Winners of £10,000 New Working Order


Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, today announced the winners of its New Working Order Bursary campaign – a £10,000 cash injection prize fund to help three young professionals within Generation Z take their passion projects to the next level. Lewis Hornby, Uma Dassaye and Sam Marchant have been named the overall winners of the competition, receiving a £10,000 cash prize each.

The ‘New Working Order’ Bursary was launched in conjunction with research from Dr. Chris Brauer at Goldsmiths, University of London, which revealed that Generation Z are more likely to be motivated by job satisfaction and working for the social good than by money. It also revealed that Generation Z have a strong self-starter mentality – with over half (52%) saying that they already have a passion project on the side.

For a chance to win the cash prize, Huawei asked entrants to explain in 500 words what their passions were and how they would use the bursary to help them achieve their ambitions. Over 630 entries were received, which were judged by Huawei’s New Working Order panel: Radio 1 DJ and podcaster Alice Levine, World Football Freestyle Champion Andrew Henderson and fashion blogger and influencer Freddie Harrel. Three runners-up were also awarded a Mate 20 Pro smartphone to help them unlock their potential and get their ideas off the ground. Justin Costello, Head of Marketing, Huawei UK & Ireland said: “As technology rapidly changes the way that we live, work and play, Generation Z are increasingly turning passions into pounds and exploring multiple skill-sets to build custom careers that are bespoke to them. The entries we received for our New Working Order Bursary campaign were truly inspirational, revealing the far-reaching ambitions of Generation Z in the UK. At Huawei, we believe that technology has the power to make anything possible, and therefore hope that our bursaries will both enable and support our talented winners as they pursue their passions in 2019 and beyond.” Alice Levine, Radio 1 DJ and podcaster commented: “I’m really thrilled to be involved in this project – Gen Z are such an exciting generation full of creativity and ideas, and it’s so important to empower them to bring their passions to life. For me, working on multiple projects was the logical thing to do – like so many people, I’m interested in many things; I’m in to food, I love presenting, music, comedy – and I want them all to feature in my working life somehow. It was less a grand decision to shake up my career, and more a necessity to work on things I am passionate about.”

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Huawei Launches New Huawei P Smart 2019 Smartphone


Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, announced on December 28, 2018 the launch of the Huawei P smart 2019. Featuring an expansive Huawei Dewdrop Display, as well as a new and more powerful octa-core chipset Kirin 710, Huawei P smart 2019 delivers the quality user experience that the Huawei P smart Series is known for, together with high performance AI cameras both in the front and rear of the all-round smartphone.

Originally launched in 2017, the P smart is a midmarket device targeting young consumers seeking an affordable, high quality user experience. The 2019 edition improves upon every aspect of its predecessor, incorporating some of the latest technologies and designs to deliver a more sophisticated experience that caters to the dynamic needs of today’s consumers.

Justin Costello, Head of Marketing, Huawei UK & Ireland commented: “Huawei’s devices truly disrupted the smartphone arena in 2018, making us the fastest growing smartphone brand in the UK and the second biggest globally. With its outstanding AI, photography and performance capabilities, the Huawei P Smart 2019 delivers a superior smartphone experience at an accessible price point. We look forward to launching the device in the UK next month, in what is set to be the start of an even more ambitious year for our brand.”

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Huawei Mate20 Pro Celebration in London


On Tuesday 16 October, 2018 Huawei announced their latest smartphone the Mate20 Pro, we covered it here. Following the press event the star studded party was something else! Huawei held a celebration for the launch of the highly anticipated Mate 20 Pro smartphone. The star-studded bash was attended by a raft of celebrity talent eager to be part of the smartphone moment of the year.

Radio and television presenter Nick Grimshaw brought the house down with his electric DJ set with model-come-DJ, Amber Le Bon warming up the crowd as they interacted with Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro at London’s prestigious One Marylebone.

The event, which marked the launch of Huawei’s latest product in its successful Mate smartphone series, was attended by a host of celebrities including British singer songwriter, Charli XCX as well as Henry Holland, Ashley James, Thom Evans, Jamel Edwards, Kimberley Wyatt and Tallia Storm who came down to be amongst the first to get their hands on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Check out the video below

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Brand New Smartphone Series from Huawei – Mate 20 Series


Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 was the worldwide launch of the new Huawei Mate 20 Series in London and of course, TheAppWhisperer was there! Held at the ExCel Centre it was the perfect location for such an incredible device. Building on the foundation of HUAWEI P20 Series’ camera system, Huawei have augmented the HUAWEI Mate 20 with a powerful addition namely the16mm Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens. This wider perspective creates a sense of spaciousness and a three dimensional effect to the images. The new camera system also supports macro distance, which produces crisp images of objects that are placed as close as 2.5cm from the lens. The added ultra-wide angle lens and macro support completes the feature set of the camera system, elevating it to a truly all-round camera that is ready to capture any and all action. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Together, the trio of lenses supports a wide range of focal lengths (equivalent to the performance of a 16-270mm zoom lens), enabling it to mimic the results from professional cameras. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series also features an AI Portrait Colour video mode. Using AI, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series can isolate human subjects and desaturate the colors around them to dramatically highlight the person. AI Spotlight Reel identifies clips with a shared theme and auto-generates a montage, made entirely of highlights.

There were so many innovative features announced for the Mate 20 Pro including, ‘in-screen fingerprint’, this allows for maximum view with 10 level dynamic pressure sensing. Essentially, all you need to do is place your finger in the centre of your screen to unlock it and it now unlocks 30% faster than the previous model.

Also, this handset is the world’s first reverse charging smartphone. This means, you can charge up, for example, an iPhone X from your Mate 20 Pro. To do that, you just literally hold your iPhone X against the back of your Mate 20 Pro and it will recharge your iPhone X.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series also features an AI Portrait Colour video mode. Using AI, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series can isolate human subjects and desaturate the colors around them to dramatically highlight the person. AI Spotlight Reel identifies clips with a shared theme and auto-generates a montage, made entirely of highlights.

The bezel of the new Mate20 Pro is ultra narrow at only 2.1 mm compared with 4.0 to the iPhone Xs Max for example or 5.1 mm of the iPhone Xr, giving you more visual real estate!

The curved OLED screen of the Huawei Mate20 Pro measures 6.39″ (3120×1440). There’s a 19.5:9 DCI-P3 HDR display, with stunning colour saturation and contrast ratio, seriously stunning.

The Matrix Camera System includes Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens that lets users not only see wider, but also closer with its new macro distance capability. The Hyper Optical Pattern on the glass back plays with light and shadows, producing an iridescent optical effect that is immediately captivating. The Matrix Camera System adopts the iconic Four-Point Design that exudes personality, giving the device a unique visual identity that is recognisable even at a distance. We will be ‘real world’ testing this camera system soon and we include all imagery of our tests.

I am so impressed with the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, seriously so. I loved the P20 Pro but this is another level again, as hard as that is to reach. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be putting this phone through it’s photographic paces and will publish reviews to keep you informed. Stand by for those…

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Huawei Juice Van Rolls Into London #HigherIntelligence


The Huawei juice van appeared in London today, stocked with ‘apple free’ brain-boosting drinks to “recharge minds”, and plug sockets to recharge battery-depleted phones. A spokesman explained “we wanted to give people a taste of what’s to come on 16th October in London”. Naturally, as the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website, we’ve been invited to that press event and can’t wait! All will be revealed soon… Check out the hilarious video below

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Mobile Photography Competition – Huawei Next-Image Second Annual Awards Competition – Free to Enter – $20,000 Grand Prize


We are delighted to announce the #Huawei Next-Image Second Annual Awards Competition. Building on the huge success of last year’s global smartphone photography awards, HUAWEI have opened entries for their second annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP).

Visual creatives from across the world are invited to submit their entries and compete to become NEXT-IMAGE finalists with their work being judged by a panel of experts.

The annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards were created by HUAWEI to redefine visual expression and culture through more professional and intuitive smartphone cameras. Having started in 2017, the awards provide HUAWEI smartphone users from around the world with a gallery where they can showcase their best work to a global audience. Last year there were over 157,000 submissions to the awards from over 90 different countries, with 500 finalists chosen.

To enter this FREE to enter competition, please go here

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The World’s First Photography Competition Judged by AI and a Leica Photographer with Huawei Announced


Huawei has launched a competition to spark a renaissance in photography and discover the next stars of Western Europe’s photography scene, as rated by the HUAWEI P20 Pro’s AI and Alex Lambrechts, a top Leica photographer.  The campaign is the latest activity for the HUAWEI P20 Series launch campaign and brings to life Huawei’s leadership in AI photography.

“We have trained the AI in our P20 Pro smartphone to understand what makes an amazing photo” explains Andrew Garrihy, CMO Huawei Western Europe. ‘This innovation is helping us to identify emerging creative talent across Europe and showcase their photography potential to others. ”

Budding photographers will be encouraged to submit their photography by some of Europe’s most influential opinion leaders, chosen for their passion for photography, art and design. Photos can be uploaded via an interactive Chatbot on FB Messenger and will be reviewed and rated using the AI algorithm on the HUAWEI P20 Pro. Trained using 4,000,000 images taken by professional photographers and picture editors the AI will then give each photo a personalised AI score based on parameters such as focus, jitter, deflection, colour and composition.

The competition, which is open to the public, is open for the next eight weeks and will feature five different themes over the course of the competition, including ’A New Renaissance’, ‘After Dark’ and ‘Deep in Detail’.

A prize will be awarded for the best photograph within each theme, giving entrants five chances to win a HUAWEI P20 Pro. The top overall winners (10 in total) will ultimately be selected to win a trip to Italian art capital Florence, home of the Renaissance, to attend a Leica photography masterclass.

The photos captured in Florence will then be judged by Huawei’s AI and a top Leica photographer, and for one lucky winner, there’s the ultimate prize of being whisked away for a grand tour across three of Europe’s most picturesque countries. The best photos from the competition will be sold to raise money for a local charity.

To find out more, go here.

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