More time with the Mate X and 5G news

More time with the Mate X and 5G news

I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to get a little bit more hands-on time with the Huawei Mate X. I thought I would take some time to give you my initial thoughts.

Before I dive into that first thoughts I must remind you that this is a prototype unit it one of the very few units that are being shown to the press and partners. It is however very near the end of its prototype phase and it feels like it is nearly a final design.

More time with the Mate X and 5G news

Iw as only able to get a very brief bit of time with the device really only enough time to get the picture above. The device does feel well built and solid and that, of course, stretches to the hinge which is strong and feels sturdy. The hinge actually provides some very good resistance when you open it so it isn’t flopping around which is great.

More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news

When the phone is opened into tablet mode the screen looks amazing and I could not personally see any sort of line where the hinge would have been. The texture of the screen given that it is plastic is nice it feels similar to when you have a high-quality screen protector on your phone. I am used to this as my current phone has got a screen protector from 3MK on it. The “grip like edge of the phone feels nice I the hand and there is not weighty awkwardness either.

We were not allowed to use he camera but we were given a demo of how it worked and I have to say I liked the solution particularly for when you are framing portait shots from the rear cameraas the subject can also see what is going on.More time with the Mate X and 5G news

The sound was also pretty good as we had a song being played from the phone whilst we were taking these pictures and video.

More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news

That was about all we had time for but I did manage to get a picture of the specs of the device and by the looks of it we could see a lower cost version as well.This device being shown has only got 256 GB of storage whereas the device we were shown at MWC did have the higher storage of 512GB.More time with the Mate X and 5G news
lastly, this is what the device looks like when it is held up to your ear.More time with the Mate X and 5G news

Here are a few more shots for your viewing pleasure.

More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news
More time with the Mate X and 5G news


15 March, 2019 – London, UK – HUAWEI Mate X receives the world’s first 5G CE certificate awarded by TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent inspection services, which indicates the smartphone has smoothly passed the rigorous test and evaluation and become the world’s first 5G smartphone approved by the Notify Body of the European Union.


Bruce Lee, Vice President of Handset Business of Huawei Consumer Business Group said at the awarding ceremony, “Compared with the previous generation of communication technology and products, 5G technology and product forms are more complex. 5G certification testing standards and equipment still rely on continuous improvement. It is an unprecedented challenge to evaluate 5G smartphones. Through the collaboration of Huawei and TÜV Rheinland teams, the two sides have made significant breakthroughs in many key certification technologies. In the future, Huawei will continue to work with TÜV Rheinland to work together on the research of communication product certification technology and promote the scale of 5G terminals for commercial use.”


Mr. Stefan Kischka congratulated Huawei and said: “I’m glad that TÜV Rheinland has witnessed Huawei’s global 5G technological strength, which is exciting news for both industry and consumers. TÜV Rheinland has been working hard in the field of wireless communication technology for many years. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Huawei to create, promote and witness a new era of 5G.


As Huawei’s first 5G smartphone, HUAWEI Mate X is equipped with Huawei’s most sophisticated technology and patents. The HUAWEI Mate X runs on the Balong 5000 chipset, which is the world’s first multi-mode 5G SoC with 7nm process, being able to support 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G with a single chip; Balong 5000 is the first to achieve the industry’s benchmark in 5G peak download rate, offering 4.6Gbps in Sub-6GHz (low frequency band, 5G main frequency band); Balong 5000 is the world’s first chipset to support SA and NSA simultaneously, with the ability to adapt to different hardware requirements and formats for users and telecom operators, making the HUAWEI Mate X the true 5G smartphone. In addition, Huawei integrates four sets of 5G antennas with many cutting-edge technologies in the thin folding body of HUAWEI Mate X. 5G signal transmission is smooth, strong and stable, and is completely ready for embracing the challenge of mass data transmission in 5G era.


TÜV Rheinland is responsible for the whole process of CE certification of Huawei 5G smartphones. CE certification is a necessary quality requirement of European Union on importing and selling products. It is also a mandatory identification to enter the European market. Commodities with CE certification indicate that they meet a series of directives such as wireless, safety, electromagnetic compatibility, health, environmental protection and consumer protection.


HUAWEI Mate X, which has passed the CE certification test this time, strictly abides by the rules and regulations during the whole development process no matter in device selection or design and development. Within the declared specifications, its radio frequency (RF), electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), safety and SAR, and other aspects can all meet the strict certification standards of CE.


The acquisition of the world’s first 5G CE certificate for the smartphone has laid a solid foundation for the large-scale commercial use of 5G mobile phones in the future, and once again highlighted the leadership position of Huawei on 5G. Huawei will continue to actively promote the mature development of 5G industry and provide consumers with real 5G experience and services.




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FCC Moves Forward with 911 Vertical Location Rules

The FCC has issued a proposed rule that would require US carriers to provide vertical location data to emergency dispatchers when mobile users dial 911. The rule would take effect starting in April 2021, requiring that at least 80% of 911 calls provide vertical location data accurate to within three meters. This would help emergency dispatchers determine which floor of larger buildings callers are located on. The FCC first requested this capability in early 2014. The CTIA industry association established an implementation framework in late 2014, and carriers have been conducting tests since then. The FCC used data from these tests to make today’s new rules.

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Sprint Launches Rugged Flip Phone from Sonim

The Sonim XP3 is a new rugged clamshell-style phone for Sprint. The two companies announced the phone today, and it’s available now. The phone is rugged to military specs, and waterproof with an IP68 rating. Its large buttons are designed to be glove-friendly. It supports Sprint’s Direct Connect Plus PTT (walkie-talkie) service. Its 100 dB speaker with noise cancellation is designed to be extra-loud and clear. The software is based on open-source Android (Oreo) but cannot run Android apps. It has a removable 1,500 mAh battery, 2.6-inch LCD main display, small outer display, and a memory card slot. It comes with a three-year warranty. Sprint is offering it for $240, or $10/month.

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Apple Responds to Spotify on App Store Commissions

Apple issued a statement today responding to Spotify’s claims of unfair competition because Apple takes 30% of in-app purchase revenue, affecting products like a Spotify Premium subscription. In fact, Apple takes only a 15% cut after the first year of each annual subscription.

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On-demand VR Theatre – LIVR

On demand VR Theatre   LIVR
Watching a theatre performance is always best when you’re actually there, but – despite shows now being on TV – a lot of people find that they have to travel to the West End to get the proper theatre experience.

Now a London-startup has launch LIVR, the world’s first on-demand virtual reality content platform for theatre and the performing arts. You simply whack your phone into a VR headset or a Google Cardboard and you can jump into a fully immersive 360° virtual reality theatre experience.

You pay a monthly subscription of just £5.99 to access, and there’s a big library of high-quality VR content available to stream. They have captured over 100 productions to date and are adding more all the time. You just sit there in the comfort of your own home, looking at the performance as it happens all around you.

Head to, grab the app (for iPhone or Android) and off you go.

Award-winning shows, Edinburgh Festival hits, comedies and more are available.

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Huawei announce P Smart+ 2019

Huawei have today announced the brand new P Smart+ 2019. You won’t have to wait for it either – it will go on sale today.

Taking key design points from their other previous devices, the P Smart+ 2019 features a dewdrop notch on the front and a triple camera setup on the back. This gets clever AI functionality.

Huawei announce P Smart+ 2019

The display is a large 6.23 inch 1080p panel and it’s powered by a Kirin 710 processor with a large 3400mAh battery. That should be more than enough to last a full working day, and with 64GB of storage, you have plenty of space for all your content.

Huawei announce P Smart+ 2019

On the back is the 24MP triple camera setup which also allows for great wide angle shots as well as using AI to recognize the scene and help improve your photo skills. On the front you have an 8MP camera for selfies and video calls.

Available in Black or Blue, the Huawei P Smart+ 2019 goes on sale today. Head to the Huawei website for more detail, or click below..


London, UK — March 15th, 2019 –
Huawei, a world leading technology company, today announced the launch of HUAWEI P smart+ 2019, featuring an all new AI-enhanced triple lens camera and stunning FullView display with a Dewdrop notch.

The HUAWEI P smart Series was first launched in 2017 to offer young consumers beautifully designed, high quality smartphones at an affordable price. The latest HUAWEI P smart+ 2019 continues
to build upon its predecessors, offering an upgraded camera, premium user-experience and sleek aesthetic design.

“Young consumers look for two things when buying a smartphone: a great camera and great value,” said Walter Ji, President of Consumer Business Group, Huawei.
“This is why we’ve added our famous AI-enhanced triple lens camera to the HUAWEI P smart+ 2019 to give young consumers the opportunity to take brilliant photos and videos, without the price tag of our flagship devices. This launch is the next step in our
vision to bring innovative products to everyone in the world.”

AI-Enhanced Triple Camera

As the leader in smartphone photography, Huawei ensures that its powerful camera technology is featured across its entire smartphone portfolio. Equipped with a new 24MP rear triple camera, the
HUAWEI P smart+ 2019 allows for incredible wide-angle photography and beautiful bokeh effects when taking portraits. The lenses have focal lengths of 27mm for standard photos and 17mm for wide-angle, while the new third lens is used exclusively for bokeh.

The 8MP (F2.0) front camera features AI backlight imaging technology which recognises up to eight scenes, such as blue skies and snow conditions, and optimises the capture in real-time to deliver
a single, professional looking shot. HUAWEI AI in the rear camera can recognise up to 22 scenes, as well as enhance the image quality of long exposure shots and photos taken in difficult lighting conditions, including the night time.

Sophisticated Design: Bigger and Smarter

The HUAWEI P smart+ 2019 features the HUAWEI Dewdrop Display, a minimal, unobtrusive notch that houses the front camera. Combined with a 6.21 inch FullView screen, users can expect a vibrant
and crystal clear viewing experience at a resolution of 2340×1080 (FHD+).

As people spend more time on their smartphones, the new HUAWEI P smart+ 2019 includes split-screen mode for multitasking across applications. The handset is also designed with new gesture navigation,
giving users simple and easy to use commands at their fingertips.

Smooth User Experience

The HUAWEI P smart+ 2019 runs on the latest EMUI 9.0 operating system which brings maximum speed and power efficiency to Huawei’s smartphone hardware. Machine learning is also used to intelligently
learn app usage habits and predict user behavior which helps improve overall operating efficiency and prolongs battery life.

The Intelligent and Powerful Partner

For the first time ever, the HUAWEI P smart+ 2019 will now support HiVision, one of the new features of EMUI 9.0. HiVision leverages the AI capability of the device to deliver several functionalities,
including real-time AI translation, AI object information search, QR Code scan, and AI object identification shopping.

The Kirin 710 ensures a smooth, natural system response, immersive gaming performance and excellent power efficiency. Manufactured with the 12nm process technology, the proven Octa-core A73
chipset features a CPU clock speed of up to 2.2GHz.

In addition, the large 3400mAh battery provides all-day battery life for everyday use.


The HUAWEI P smart+ 2019 will be available in Midnight Black and Starlight Blue colour variants, with a large memory of 64GB. Availability in the UK will start on March 15th 2019

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Deal – Vodafone SIM-only 100GB Deal

Deal   Vodafone SIM only 100GB Deal

OK, this one involves you submitting your bills for redemption, but it can all be done online so it’s not that big of a task.

You get a massive 100GB of data plus unlimited everything else with Vodafone on this SIM-only deal. It’s normally £20 per month for that, which is £240 over the year. However, if you do this offer, you can get it for a mere £13 after redemption.

Not only that, but if you use the code “10AUTO” at the checkout, you get another £10 off the new yearly sum, making it just £12.16 every month for a massive 100GB! Go on, you can’t say no to that.

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Amazing new Google Walking AR directions heading your way

Amazing new Google Walking AR directions heading your way

I’ll be honest, this popped up the internet last month but we were a little busy with Mobile World Congress at the time. This, then, is what you can hopefully expect to see on your Google Maps in a few months time. Right now it’s only available to a select few who are testing it but, as you can see, adding the augmented reality aspect really does help.

I’m sure I can speak for many when I mention how moderately daft you feel when you walk the wrong way down a footpath, usually in a bit city where the GPS signals are bouncing all over the place, only to have to turn around. The current Google Maps doesn’t give you a clear idea of which way you’re pointing when you’re walking – not unless you’ve moved forward a bit – so this new version can’t come soon enough for me πŸ™‚

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HP recall yet more laptop batteries

HP recall yet more laptop batteries

Laptop manufacture HP has issued a further recall of laptop batteries. This comes after the company recalled 50,000 batteries, and that came in the wake of a 101,000 battery recall during the previous year. This time it’s because of concerns over “fire and burn hazards.”

The company had “received eight new reports of battery packs in the US overheating, melting, or charring, including one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage totaling $1,100.” As such, it’s expanding last year’s recall to about 78,500 batteries.

The affected units were “shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through April 2018” and they were sold separately between December 2015 and December 2018.

HP recall yet more laptop batteries

Many of these batteries are internal and not visible when looking at the laptop. If you want to check your battery, go to the HP Battery recall website at and follow the instructions to validate your battery. If the validation process shows that your battery is affected, cease use of the battery immediately. HP will provide replacement battery services for each verified, battery, at no cost.

Note: Batteries affected by this recall should immediately be put into ‘Battery Safe Mode’. You may continue to use your notebook on ‘Battery Safety Mode’, by connecting the notebook to an HP power adaptor.

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Apple WWDC 2019 Set for June 3

Apple today announced that its next annual developer conference will take place June 3-7, 2019 in San Jose. The company usually reveals details of a new version of its iOS software during the keynote presentation on the first day of the event.

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