Last year we had the opportunity to attend HiSilicon's launch event of the Kirin 950. The 950 SoC was the first to employ ARM's Cortex A72 in a smartphone, and the big.LITTLE 4x4 A72/A53 configuration of the 950 powered most of Huawei's flagships for 2016. It also marked a significant jump both in performance as well as efficiency compared to previous Kirin chipsets. The CPU part especially made such a good impression in our review of the Mate 8, and at the time we estimated that it would easily trade blows with Qualcomm and Samsung's own custom ARM microarchitecture designs, Kryo and Exynos M1, in their respective SoCs and flagship smartphones. Ultimately the Kirin 950 exceeded our expectations, in part due to the rather...

The Huawei Honor 8 Review

Huawei’s first foray into the US smartphone market was with the Honor 5X, a lower-cost device with a well-balanced design. Encouraged by its initial reception, Huawei is back with...

85 by Matt Humrick on 10/13/2016

Gen-Z Consortium Formed: Developing a New Memory Interconnect

Anyone tasked with handling the way data is moved around a processor deserves praise. It takes time, dedication and skill to design something that not only works appropriately and...

15 by Ian Cutress on 10/12/2016

One Month With: The Huawei TalkBand B3

I think I'm getting the reason why smartwatches exist now - or at least watches in general. When I was younger, before smartphones, I wore a simple cheap watch...

10 by Ian Cutress on 10/4/2016

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 39

Here’s the second part of AnandTech’s smartphone podcast, post the Apple event where the iPhone 7 was launched. On the Podcast are Ian, Josh and Matt (apologies for his...

4 by Ian Cutress on 10/3/2016

Huawei Launches the NOVA Brand: Two Midrange Snapdragon 625 Smartphones

This week at IFA 2016, Huawei has announced another brand/line of smartphones. The NOVA brand, to counter the Mate line of devices and go up against its own H5onor...

8 by Ian Cutress on 9/1/2016

IFA 2016: Huawei Press Event

We're here with Huawei, expecting a new phone or two.

4 by Ian Cutress on 9/1/2016

honor Press Event Live Blog

We're in the California Academy of Sciences in SF awaiting a press event for Honor.

9 by Ian Cutress & Joshua Ho on 8/16/2016

Huawei Announces The Honor 5A

Today Huawei announced a new member to the Honor 5 series, the Honor 5A, which brings a number of upgrades to the Honor 4A it replaces. The 5A comes...

14 by Matt Humrick on 6/13/2016

Two Months With: The Huawei TalkBand B2

As part of the test with the Huawei Mate S, I also decided to use Huawei’s TalkBand B2 wearable which I got at the end of a press event...

26 by Ian Cutress on 5/11/2016

Two Months With: The Huawei Mate S in Rose Gold, with Force Touch

Last time I wrote about smartphones beyond the odd news post and live blogs at events, I had purchased a $160 smartphone for my own use that ran four...

28 by Ian Cutress on 5/10/2016

Huawei Launches the TalkBand B3

I’ve been using the TalkBand B2 for a couple of months (a write-up will come soon), and Huawei is announcing the release of their TalkBand B3. This is a...

4 by Ian Cutress on 4/6/2016

Huawei Launches The P9 and P9 Plus

Today in London, Huawei has launched the latest devices in its P-series line. The P9 and P9 Plus take cues from the previous P8 but also some hardware moves...

34 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 4/6/2016

The Huawei Honor 5X Review: Mid-Range Meets Maturity

Late last year Huawei introduced the Honor 5X, a phone branded and sold under their Honor sub brand for their home Chinese market. A few months later, the company...

30 by Brandon Chester on 2/29/2016

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 36: Mobile World Congress 2016, Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890

AnandTech Podcast #36: The annual smartphone extravaganza known as Mobile World Congress has come and gone. We clocked up 45.4km on foot during the week, averaging around five hours...

13 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

Huawei Enters The PC Market With The MateBook Convertible Tablet

Move over Microsoft. One of the world’s largest smartphone makers has decided to enter the PC marketplace with the launch of the MateBook 2-in-1 tablet. Well, maybe not, but...

15 by Brett Howse on 2/21/2016

MWC 2016: Huawei Press Conference Live Blog 2PM CET

Here we are at Huawei's Press Conference at MWC - it's Live Blog time !

12 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2016

Hands On With the Huawei Honor 5X

We’ve reviewed Huawei Honor devices before, but by and large they were designed to target China and similar markets. There were also a number of growing pains as seen...

14 by Joshua Ho on 1/6/2016

Huawei Launches Huawei Watch Elegant and Huawei Watch Jewel

Huawei has announced two new versions of the Huawei Watch that target users looking for something more flashy than the standard steel model. The new versions of the Huawei...

6 by Brandon Chester on 1/5/2016

Gold Nexus 6P Comes To The US

One of the smaller announcements from Huawei at CES was the arrival of the gold colored Nexus 6P in the United States. The gold Nexus 6P, also known as...

2 by Brandon Chester on 1/5/2016

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