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Huawei: The US ban caused a significant slowdown in our business

It’s been almost a year since the US government blacklisted Huawei, banning local companies from doing business with the Chinese giant. That in turn resulted in the company losing its Android license and hurt its smartphone sales anywhere outside of China. And the company says it’s hurting its business a lot. Despite the increase in revenue by 19.1% year-over-year, the president of Huawei’s Western Europe business, Vincent Pang, says that 2019 was a big challenge for the firm.…
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vivo S6 5G announced with 6.44″ AMOLED display and Exynos 980

The latest midrange offering from vivo is the S6 5G. It brings an AMOLED screen, four cameras, dual-mode 5G connectivity and a 4,500 mAh battery alongside Samsung’s Exynos 980 chipset which it shares with the vivo X30 and X30 Pro. The vivo S6 5G sports a 6.44-inch AMOLED display of FHD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels) with a waterdrop notch where we find the 32MP selfie cam.…
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OnePlus 8 Chinese launch set for April 16

The eagerly-anticipated OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are right around the corner now. After more than a few setbacks and uncertainties, OnePlus finally seems to have settled on announcement dates for the phones. You can tune in for the global event live stream on YouTube on April 14 at 3PM UTC. As per a new official Weibo post, the OnePlus 8 generation will make a debut in its home country on April 16.…
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Honor Global Fans Day launches with multiple deals across the world

Honor started its Global Fans Day 2020 – a two-week campaign where most of its products are discounted in over 18 countries. The deals include the Honor 9X smartphones, Honor MagicWatch 2, and the Honor 20 Pro flagships. To boost its campaign, Honor is joined by famous sportspeople, gamers, influencers and other celebrities like the photographer Murad Osmann, who is better known as the creator of the #FollowMe trend.…
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Motorola delays RAZR sales in India to April 15

Motorola announced today that it is delaying the sales of their new flagship RAZR phone in India. The company has pushed back the sales date from the previously announced April 2 to April 15. The delay is due to the current lockdown in India set to go until April 14, 23:59 IST due to COVID-19. The government has halted the sales and delivery of all non-essential items and as such, even if Motorola wanted to, it can’t realistically get the devices in people’s hands before April 15 anyway.…
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Huawei P40 Pro’s rear and front cameras post the high scores in DxOMark’s tests

DxOMark just crowned a new camera king – the Huawei P40 Pro, which achieved the rare feat of topping both the rear and selfie camera charts. The overall score makes a clean break from the pack, previously the 6 best-rated phones fell in the 124-121 range. The P40 Pro scored 128. Even better, the still camera score of 140 sets a new record.…
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Realme 6, 6i and C3 arrive in Europe and are available for pre-order, shipping starts in April

Three new Realme phones have entered Europe – they are available for pre-order now and will begin shipping in April. Besides Realme.com, you will also be able to find the phones on Amazon. We start with the Realme 6, which will be available from April 6 and starts at €230 for the 4/64GB version. You can have more storage, the 4/128GB phone is €270, more RAM too – the top-specced model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage is €300.…
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The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will be getting a new color soon

The Galaxy S20 Ultra launched with a lackluster color palette – Grey and Black – but reliable leakster Ice Universe claims that a new color is coming soon. Not an Aura Glow as some suggested on Twitter, though – the source is keeping quiet on the exact hue. The Galaxy S10 5G also launched with a limited selection of colors, primarily Black and Silver, but at least it had the Royal Gold to add some variety.…
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Q4 of 2019 saw HMD turn first profit, but sales are dwindling

HMD was able to turn in its first positive quarter in Q4 of 2019. The company says the combination of using multiple ODMs to make Nokia phones and a more focused approach in selected markets is what led it to its first profitable quarter. The quarter was by no means all good news, as according to one analyst report HMD managed to sell under 3 million devices.…
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Poco Exec: Redmi K30 Pro will not come to India as Poco F2

During an online webinar with tech enthusiasts and members of the media, Poco India general manager Chandolu Manmohan, confirmed that the recently launched Redmi K30 Pro will not come as the Poco F2 or Poco X2 Pro in India. The new confirmation comes after a report from last week which found a “shot on Poco watermark” corresponding to the Indian Redmi K30 Pro variant hidden in a code string of the MIUI 11 beta Camera app.…