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Huawei reportedly tested AI software that could identify Uighur minorities

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Uighurs are among the most oppressed minority groups in China. What you need to know A new report claims Huawei tested facial recognition software that was capable of identifying members of China's oppressed Uighur minority group. The AI-powered system could scan faces in a crowd and determine the age, sex, and ethnicity of each individual. When a member of the minority group was detected, the system could even trigger a "Uighur alarm." Chinese tech giant Huawei tested an AI-powered facial recognition system to send automated alerts whenever members of China's oppressed Uighur minority group were detected, according to a new report from The Washington Post . Research organization IPVM has discovered a document signed by Huawei representatives, which shows the company worked together with Chinese facial recognition startup Megvii to create the AI camera system in 2018. The system was capable of scanning faces in a crowd and estimate the ethnicity, age, and se

The HUAWEI Sound X delivers premium audio in a slick package

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The HUAWEI Sound X pumps out high-quality audio while looking great in the home. With a single tap, you can pair your phone with the HUAWEI Sound X for music, video, games, and every other audio experience you enjoy. Huawei Sound X $5,499 at HUAWEI The HUAWEI Sound X delivers deep bass with dual subwoofers, crisp 40 Khz highs via six tweeters, and a classic design that fits any home. By partnering with Devialet, HUAWEI has engineered the Sound X with Speaker Active Matching technology. This tailors the sound in real-time to whatever you're listening to. Set-up is an absolute breeze. The box comes with a variety of plugs, keeping you connected in whatever region of the world you're in. A mesh bag is included to help transportation when needed. The NFC icon acts as a clear target for your phone, so you can tap and be paired up over Bluetooth quickly and easily. On the top of the HUAWEI Sound X is a touch panel for adjusting volume, which can also light up in time with your m

Don't miss the Huawei FreeBuds Pro for the best price yet at Amazon UK

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This deal of the day drops Huawei's newest earbuds to their best price yet. It seems everyone wants in on true wireless earbuds these days, and while Huawei has had its fair share of dramas with its handsets, the same can't be said of the FreeBuds Pro. This set of wireless AirPods alternatives for Android users is surprisingly good, and in this early Black Friday deal at Amazon UK you can snag them for the best price yet. Huawei FreeBuds Pro £130 at Amazon UK Packing great sound, superb battery life and active noise cancellation, this deal is the perfect time to grab the FreeBuds Pro at their best price yet. With up to 30 hours of battery life from a single charge of the case, active noise cancellation, multiple device support and a striking design with a comfortable fit, there truly is a lot to love about the FreeBuds Pro. In our review we said: "These are great all-round wireless earbuds, justifying their somewhat higher price tag with intuitive gestu

Qualcomm can sell chips to Huawei again, with one huge caveat

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It's taken months for the U.S. to provide Qualcomm's licenses. What you need to know Qualcomm has received permission to resume business with Huawei despite current sanctions. The licenses are related to the sale of 4G technology from Qualcomm. Lack of access to 5G technology could still affect Huawei, which is low on Kirin chips. Huawei is getting a much-needed break in the form of newly obtained licenses giving Qualcomm permission to sell chips to the smartphone maker. This comes after over a year of sanctions imposed by the U.S., barring companies from supplying components to Huawei. And while it should provide some relief for Huawei, it comes with a major caveat. A spokeswoman from Qualcomm told Reuters that they've "received a license for a number of products, which includes some 4G products." This means that while the world is making its transition into 5G, which has been a major selling point for smartphones this year, Huawei seems limited to only

Samsung regains global smartphone sales lead from Huawei

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Xiaomi surpassed Apple as the third-largest smartphone vendor during the July-September period. What you need to know The global smartphone market registered a 1.3% YoY decline in Q3 2020. Samsung regained the top spot during the quarter with a market share of 22.7%. Xiaomi's smartphone shipments grew by 42%, allowing it to surpass Apple as the third-largest smartphone vendor. Samsung, which lost the title of the world's largest smartphone vendor to Huawei in the second quarter of the year, was successful in reclaiming the top spot in the third quarter. According to the latest data from IDC , Samsung shipped 80.4 million smartphones in Q3 2020, up 2.9% over last year. The company's flagship Galaxy Note 20 series phones also proved to be quite popular and accounted for nearly 20% of its total volume. Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC's Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers, said in a statement: While some of the topline numbers may not seem pretty, we a

Huawei Mate 40 Pro specs leak in full ahead of October 22 launch

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The Mate 40 RS will be the first phone to feature an octagonal camera module. What you need to know Press renders and key specs of Huawei's upcoming Mate 40 Pro have surfaced. The flagship phone will come with a Kirin 9000 chipset, 65W fast charging, and a 50MP camera with support for 8K video recording. Huawei Mate 40 series phones are going to be officially unveiled this Thursday. Huawei is set to unveil its flagship Mate 40 series phones at a virtual event on October 22 . Ahead of the launch event, nearly the complete specs sheet of the Mate 40 Pro has leaked online, along with official renders. In terms of design, the Mate 40 Pro will look quite different from its predecessor. While it will have the same dual-curved edges as its predecessor, the notch at the top has been replaced by a pill-shaped hole-punch cutout. The renders from WinFuture also show physical volume control buttons on the side, instead of touch-sensitive keys on the Mate 30 Pro

China Roundup: Huawei targets cars, ByteDance enters Tencent’s backyard

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup , a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we have several heavy-hitting rumors swirling around, from Huawei’s chips for cars to Tencent’s potential buyout of its video rival iQiyi. China tech at home Huawei’s foray into autos Huawei might be bringing the technology behind its Kirin smartphone processor into cars. According to Chinese tech publication 36Kr , Huawei has signed a strategic deal with domestic electric car giant BYD, which would be using the Kirin chips to digitize the “cockpits” (generally refer to the drivers’ cabins) in its cars. The Kirin chips are developed by Huawei’s semiconductor subsidiary HiSilicon to hedge against U.S. sanctions and become self-sufficient in core smartphone technologies. What’s noticeable is that BYD, backed by Warren Buffet, had previously announced to adopt Qualcomm’s Snapdragon automotive chips in it

Huawei P40 Pro found to contain U.S. parts in spite of blacklist

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A teardown of the P40 Pro has revealed that Huawei is using components made by U.S. companies. What you need to know A Huawei P40 Pro teardown by the Financial Times found that the phone still features hardware from U.S. entities. The device has RF front-end modules and antennas from Qualcomm, Skyworks, and Qorvo. At this point, it isn't clear if Skyworks and Qorvo secured licenses to supply the parts to Huawei. Huawei's inclusion in the U.S. Entity List means it is not allowed to do any business with U.S. companies, and the Chinese manufacturer's latest phones in the P40 series lack Google services as a result. The ban also extends to the hardware, with Huawei banned from using any hardware components made by U.S. companies. However, as the Financial Times discovered, that isn't the case on the P40 Pro. The publication commissioned a teardown of the P40 Pro (paywall) and found that the phone features RF front-end modules and antennas from three U.S. ent

Huawei pleads not guilty to racketeering charges by the U.S. government

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Huawei has said that the revised indictment charges are only aimed at irrevocably damaging its reputation. What you need to know Huawei has pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges that were filed by U.S. prosecutors last month. Shortly after it was indicted for racketeering and conspiracy, Huawei called the charges "unfounded and unfair." The company says the accusations are part of the Justice Department''s attempt to damage its reputation and business. Huawei has pleaded not guilty (via Bloomberg ) to racketeering charges filed against it by the U.S. Department of Justice last month. In addition to violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the revised indictment had accused Huawei of intellectual property theft as well as stealing trade-secret information from its competitors. Denying the accusations, Huawei has said that they rest on "recycled civil disputes from the last 20 years that have been previously s

Huawei P40 hands-on shows a triple camera module, no headphone jack

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The P40 Pro is expected to have a quad-camera setup with an additional time-of-flight sensor. What you need to know A set of hands-on images showing a Huawei P40 series smartphone have surfaced ahead of its formal debut later this month. The phone seen in the images is equipped with a vertical triple-camera array and a time-of-flight sensor. Additionally, the images confirm the phone will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. Chinese smartphone maker announced the foldable Mate Xs phone last week, bringing a few significant upgrades over last year's Mate X. At the Mate Xs launch event, the folks at DigitalTrends got to spend some time with a P40 series prototype. Being an "early prototype," you can see that the phone has "Polarie" and "Blink" branding, instead of "Huawei" and "Leica". As noted in the report, Huawei usually uses codenames on prototype devices in this way. Huawei is expected to launch at least two

From the Editor's Desk: Huawei's rock is also its hard place

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Can Huawei build a Google-free Android that people actually want to use? I've spent around 10 minutes with a Huawei Mate 30 Pro . I picked up a European friend's review unit, played around with the waterfall display a bit, hungrily took a few photos with its massive cameras, and swiped through an Android UI devoid of any Google services. I promptly returned it to the table. In contrast, I've spent around 10 months with the Huawei P30 Pro . It was one of my favorite phones of 2019; I used it exclusively on an overseas trip last summer, and it's since improved with EMUI 10 and Android 10. The biggest difference between the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and P30 Pro has nothing to do with sensors of silicon. There are significant hardware differences between these two phones, but the biggest has nothing to do with sensors or silicon, but a date. One date in particular, actually: May 16, 2019. That was the day Huawei was added to the Entity List, after which time U.S.-based companie

Huawei plans high-end phone launch under cloud of Google ban

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Huawei P30 Pro 256GB+8GB RAM (VOG-L29) 40MP LTE Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone (International Version, No Warranty in the US) (Aurora) Huawei Technologies plans to forge ahead with the launch of new high-end smartphones in Europe even though it may not be able to offer Google’s official Android operating system and widely used apps such as Google Maps, company executives told Reuters. The world’s No. 2 smartphone maker is set to unveil its new Mate 30 line of phones on Sept. 18 in Munich, according to a source familiar with the matter, though it is not clear when the devices would go on sale. The Mate 30, made to work on new 5G mobile networks, is Huawei’s first major flagship smartphone launch since U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration effectively blacklisted the company in mid-May, alleging it is involved in activities that compromise U.S. national security, a charge the company denies. Huawei P30 Lite (128GB, 4GB RAM) 6.15" Display, AI Triple Camera, 32MP

Android L reports, accelerating the race to smartphones 64bit

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 Mainstream availability expected by the end of 2015  Android device manufacturers may have scoffed at the idea of ​​a smartphone 64-bit when Apple introduced the iPhone 5S last year, but those same hardware manufacturers are apparently tripping over themselves to catch up now. Hit-or-miss DigiTimes has L word next operating system Google Android seems that the timetable for the adoption of 64-bit capable hardware to maximize the operating system moves. According to anonymous industry sources, the 64-bit CPU could become "technology mainstream" to Android smartphones in late 2015 as manufacturers have stepped up their efforts to adopt the fastest architecture. Lenovo, K-Touch, Huawei, HTC Vivo and have all reportedly signed 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 610, 614 and / or 410 processors, designed with rapid migration to Android L in mind. On your marks  64-bit processors from rival MediaTek and Samsung have already started to make their way into the supply chain

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