Recently in DxOMARK camera ranking, Huawei’s P30 Pro defeated Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ to receive the status of the highest rated camera in a smartphone with a score of 112. But it appears that Samsung is not willing to accept this defeat.

Samsung has officially posted a poster on Weibo that the 112 score of Huawei P30 Pro is for photography only, whereas DxOMark usually also assigns separate scores for another main feature of smartphone camera capabilities i.e. selfies. As the Galaxy S10+ scored 96 in selfies which is far more than any Huawei phone as Samsung revealed in the artwork; 109+96 is greater than 112+89. Hence, Samsung is claiming the top spot for Galaxy S10+ instead of Huawei P30 Pro.

It must be noted here that DxOMARK is a camera-benchmarking website which scientifically tests the ability of a smartphone camera. A few weeks ago, DXOMARK released their review on the Galaxy S10 Plus which received the highest ever front camera rating of 96, beating Pixel 3 and Galaxy Note 9 and the joint-highest rear-camera rating of 109. However, a day after P30’s launch the website declared Huawei P30 Pro a champion in the rear camera and the overall smartphone camera rating.

Meanwhile, if we count a cumulative score the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 would also be superior in terms of overall camera performance as compared to Mate 20 Pro. However, it must be kept in mind that DxOMark is just one system of review, whereas real-world assessments include various testing systems when judging smartphone camera expertise.


There is no secret that many different regions including the United States and EU are investigating the use of Huawei equipment for their network infrastructure. Citing privacy concerns the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission together with the government of Canada have started to review 5G rollout using Huawei equipment. Huawei has publicly stated to every country they operate in that they are ensuring the integrity and securities of the networks they operate in, including Canada. Huawei noted that hardware bans did not affect their Q4 results, but if more countries continue the bans and investigations Huawei could find themselves in trouble.


Canadian Telecom Telus Corporation (TSE:T 30.47 2.28%) in their Q4 results noted that banning Huawei equipment would affect not only the cost of 5G rollout but the timing of it as well.

Telus and their subsidiary Telus Mobility are the third largest telecommunications company in Canada, behind Bell and Rogers in revenue and users. Telus and Bell (TSE:BCE 43.32 0.70%) have typically shared standards and equipment in their deployments for cost savings and use many of the same towers while both using CMDA technology when Rogers was using GSM before LTE was rolled out. With LTE rollouts much of Telus’ equipment was Huawei in the past. Telus has also noted their successful 5G tests using Huawei equipment in 2018 with a planned rollout in 2019, although they have yet to name a vendor for final deployment.

Telus Statement Regarding 5G Network Risk


Government or regulatory actions with respect to certain countries or suppliers may impact us and other Canadian telecommunications carriers. The Government of Canada is currently conducting a cybersecurity review of international suppliers of next-generation network equipment and technologies, focused on Huawei Technologies, to evaluate potential risks to the development of 5G networks in Canada. A decision on 5G technology in Canada is expected in the coming months. Over the last decade, our partnership with Huawei has allowed us to utilize the most advanced technology in a cost-effective manner in our advanced 3G and 4G networks without any security incidents. In building our 3G and 4G national networks, we have collaborated closely with the Government of Canada for many years to ensure robust protections across all equipment used. This has included complying with a series of security protocols that effectively ban Chinese equipment from our core networks and limit such equipment to the less sensitive radio and antenna portions. We are continuing to work with the government as it conducts this cybersecurity review and we have yet to select a vendor for our 5G network. Given the range of potential outcomes of the cybersecurity review, the impact on Canadian wireless service providers cannot currently be predicted. A decision prohibiting the deployment of Huawei technology without compensation or other accommodations being made by the Government of Canada could have a material, non-recurring, incremental increase in the cost of TELUS’ 5G network deployment and, potentially, the timing of such deployment. In the case of a ban, there is a risk that the Canadian telecom market would undergo a structural change, as a reduction to an only two global supplier environment could permanently affect the cost structure of 5G equipment for all operators. See Section 10.4 Supplier risks. Risk mitigation: We attempt to mitigate regulatory risks through our advocacy at all levels of government, including our participation in CRTC and federal government proceedings, studies, reviews and other consultations; representations before provincial and municipal governments pertaining to telecommunications issues; legal proceedings impacting our operations at all levels of the courts; and other relevant inquiries (such as those relating to the exclusive federal jurisdiction over telecommunications), as described in Section 9.4 Communications industry regulatory developments and proceedings. See also Vertical integration into broadcast content ownership by competitors in Section 10.3 Competitive environment.

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Just like any telecommunications company having now impositions Telus immediately said that it could harm the consumer by either costing more or delaying the rollout of 5G. The initial 5G tests were done on Huawei equipment so I’m inclined to believe there would be a delay in their rollout if they could not use the vendor. In their risk mitigation section, Telus did not disclose if they had other vendors prepared to help with their rollout as Bell has done with Nokia Networks. Canadians were relying heavily on 5G to have more effective mobile broadband, as the country has a low population density and currently rely on a mix of satellite, 3G and LTE networks to cover their much of their rural populations. Bell and Rogers (TSE:RCI.B) both noted that their deployment would not be delayed, and Rogers publically said they will not use Huawei equipment for their 5G network, using Ericsson instead

From a global perspective, one Canadian service provider does not affect very much, but if other providers start claiming harm to their networks from regulations and investigations than governments may have to take more consideration into the matter and provide either expedience or subsidisation to telecoms. In the United States telecommunications have very strong lobbyists and if they can sway consumers that costs may rise then the regulating bodies may have to review a subsidy model.

There is also an opportunity now for other companies to increase their investment in 5G technology, it will be interesting to see how Ericsson and Nokia Networks stock moves as a result or if they are able to make up for the possible shortage in 5G equipment that will be needed. The less competition for suppliers the higher costs will likely be, especially if there is suddenly a shortage in approved network equipment providers for telecoms to choose from.


Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei continues to make efforts aimed at ensuring it regains the trust of its fans and clients blighted by the security concerns and several clampdowns on the company’s operations by the US government. In order to keep existing clients and perhaps sway countries who are still contemplating about using Huawei’s 5G infrastructures, the Chinese telecoms giant has published a detailed Q&A on its website entitled “Huawei Facts”.

This is coming as the US government continues to push its allies to block the Chinese company from proving their 5G hardware. The US thinks, unsubstantiated though, that Huawei’s equipment could be used for spying by the Chinese government. The latest move by the US is said to be an executive order banning the use of Huawei’s 5G equipment by US carriers. The Q&A is aimed at salvaging any public goodwill still left out there for Huawei. Already the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan have locked Huawei from providing the 5G hardware. Several countries in Europe are said to be considering a similar move and are currently examining their stance. The US is likely to influence Europe’s decision considering a recent statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Washington may be forced to scale back certain operations in Europe and elsewhere if countries continue to do business with Huawei.

In its Q&A, Huawei says there has never been a major security breach in its 30 years of business but if evidence is produced, it will be addressed “directly”. The Chinese company also asserts that despite numerous “inaccurate reports in the media”, Chinese law does not require it to install “back doors” in networks and other equipment. The company continues to deny any untoward connections with the Chinese military or security agencies. It also harps on the need for countries to recognise the importance of setting better common standards, adopting ­industry best practices and implementing risk-mitigation procedures to ensure that there is an objective basis for choosing technology vendors. It is quite unclear if this US clampdown is an escalation of the US-China trade war or the concerns are 100% genuine. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

You can check out the full Q&A from here.

Counterpoint Research has revealed its latest Market Pulse report on which smartphone models were purchased most often around the world in the month of May.

According to purchase receipts, Apple has three models within the top five positions: the iPhone 8 Plus took fifth at 2.1 percent, the iPhone X was third at 2.3 percent and the iPhone 8 had pole position at 2.4 percent — it’s the first month in Counterpoint’s tracking that the iPhone X has not led Apple’s pack since its launch.

For Samsung, the Galaxy S9 was inches behind first at 2.4 percent while the Galaxy S9 Plus trailed the iPhone 8 Plus in sixth place at 2.1 percent. Sales in the United States were steady, but European sales slipped. Overall, the company expects that slowness to have a major impact of its second quarter earnings.

For Xiaomi, its budget Redmi 5A was fourth at 2.2 percent and the Redmi 5 Plus took ninth with a 1.3 percent share. The mid-range Huawei P20 lite was seventh and the high-end vivo X21 — with its in-display fingerprint sensor — followed, each with about 1.4 percent. Rounding the list was OPPO’s refreshed A83 with 1.2 percent. The Chinese brands did best in their home market as well as India.

As the big OEMs’ loosen up on the throttle for the spring, Chinese brands have taken up the rear of the ship. In April, both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ took the top spots while the Galaxy S8 was tenth. Five of the top ten shareholding spots were held by Apple that month. Xiaomi, with sixth and eighth positions, was the only Chinese representative.

Chinese technology giant Huawei announced that it will launch 5G-ready Kirin chips in March 2019 and 5G smartphone in June 2019.

Huawei’s rotating and acting CEO Eric Xu at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 said that Huawei wants to be the leader in the market with its 5G smartphones. The tech giant said that it is working on fifth Generation chip and smartphones that will be introduced in the market next year.

Huawei attributed the 5G technology to the launch of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) Release 16 specification, which, the company said will accelerate the development of 5G networks and services. However, Huawei did not mention which smartphone would be first 5G-ready. As Huawei plans to launch the 5G technology in June 2019 so one thing is clear that P-series smartphone would not qualify. Instead, a Mate-series smartphone might be a more suitable candidate to get the technology and would be available before the end of 2019.

Earlier this year, 18 smartphone companies committed to releasing a 5G phone in 2019. LG, HTC, and Xiaomi were on that list, but Huawei was nowhere. However, Huawei has now announced it officially that it is going to lead the market with 5G technology next year. Even, Apple and Samsung, the world’s biggest phone makers, have yet to announce their plans on 5G technology.

The Chinese tech giant Huawei introduced its in-house Kirin 970 chipset and surprised everyone as the Huawei’s HiSilicon’s Kirin 970 aced the last year’s Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 in a number of image recognition benchmarks. These tech giants have been making the processors for the high-end flagships of the Android World. Recently, Honor, Huawei’s sub-brand published its own tests which revealed that the company’s in-house chip performs better than the newer Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 of 2018 as well.

According to the results which the company revealed, the benchmarks Huawei used were Resnet and VGG. They are commonly used for pre-trained image recognition neural network algorithms, so a performance advantage isn’t to be sniffed at. Huawei claims up to a twelve-fold boost using its HiAI SDK versus the Snapdragon NPE. Two of the more popular results show a 20 and 33 percent boost.

What’s the difference?

The big difference between Kirin 970 vs Snapdragon 845 is HiSilicon’s option implements a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) which is designed specifically for quickly processing certain machine learning tasks. However, Qualcomm repurposed its existing Hexagon DSP design to crunch numbers for machine learning tasks, rather than adding in extra silicon specifically for these task like in Kirin 970.

Although when it comes to Kirin 970 vs Snapdragon 845, the Kirin’s NPU might have an edge, but it doesn’t really matter that much as there are no must-have specifications in the flagships of 2018 or artificial intelligence yet. Even with large percentage points gained or lost in some specific benchmarks comparing the two chips.


The Kirin 970 is faster than the Snapdragon 845 but it isn’t going to make or break the main user experience of a normal user. Dedicated hardware can although give an advantage to battery life and performance, but it’s going to be tough for consumers to notice a massive difference given their limited exposure to the applications.

It’s quite hard nowadays to decide which smartphone has the best camera in the market, some are good with selfies, other have some excellent rear cameras whereas some are excellent in making videos. The best smartphones can perform overall even in low-lights as well as in daylight. DxO marking is the image specialist, and its Mobile scores and rankings are based on testing every camera using the same procedure, an extensive process that includes taking almost 1,500 pictures and dozens of video clip recordings which are sometimes more than two hours. Here is the list of  the best smartphones according to the DxO.

1.Huawei P20 Pro-Overall score is 109

Bow down to the king of the list, the Huawei P20 Pro has the best smartphone camera in the world. Huawei P20 doesn’t have a single-camera setup or a dual-camera setup, it has a triple-camera setup. Yes, a three camera setup could you believe it. It is the first smartphone with a triple camera setup. The camera configuration is comprised of a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with a telephoto lens.

2.Huawei P20– Overall score is 102

Huawei P20 is Huawei’s second flagship smartphone of 2018, launched yesterday it comes in 3rd place of DxO marking. It does not feature triple cameras like its sibling P20 Pro. P20 has a dual camera setup, the primary camera is 12Mp 1/2.3″ RGB sensor, f/1.8–aperture lens and 27mm equivalent focal length while the secondary camera is 20Mp 1/2.78″ monochrome sensor, f/1.6-aperture lens, and 27mm equivalent focal length.


3.Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus-Overall score is 99

Samsung Galaxy S9 is the latest flagship by the Korean giant and the smartphone comes in 3rd place. It has a dual camera setup which has a 12Mp main camera with a 1/2.55″ sensor and f/1.5 / f/2.4 variable aperture lens and the second camera is a 12Mp camera with 1/3.6″ sensor, 2x tele, and f/2.4 aperture lens. The Galaxy S9+ offers one of the most comprehensive smartphone imaging features.

4.Google Pixel 2-Overall score is 98

Google’s Pixel 2 was the top contender on the list for a long time but now comes in the 4rth place. Pixel 2 manages this despite having “only” a single-camera design for its main camera which is 12.2MP. It really brought shame to the contenders with dual cameras in the list except the iPhone 8, rest all the cellphones in the list have dual-camera setup.

5.Apple iPhone X– Overall score is 97

Apple released iPhone X in its 10th-anniversary making it come in the 5th place on the list. It features a 12MP camera, including a wide-angle f/1.8 lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) for the primary camera, the second camera, has an improved telephoto lens that features a wider-aperture f/2.4 lens with OIS which was not in Apple iPhone 8 Plus.

6.Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Overall score is 97

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is in the 6th place in DxO marking featuring 2 beautiful cameras for photography enthusiasts. The dual-camera setup is developed in cooperation with Leica, which combines a 12Mp RGB with a 20Mp monochrome sensor.

7.Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S – Overall score is 97

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi launched Mi MIX 2S on 27 March 2018 and it has scored whopping 97 making it in the 7th place alongside Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Apple iPhone X. It has a dual 12MP camera setup at an affordable price and competing with the big bosses of town.


8.Apple iPhone 8 Plus – Overall score is 94

Apple’s second flagship the iPhone 8 Plus is in the 8th place in DxO marking and has a remarkable camera.The mobile features two camera sensors — a wide-angle 12MP primary camera, and the second camera is a 12MP telephoto sensor which has a slower lens for zooming in on any kind of subjects and for effects such as Portrait mode.

9.Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Overall score is 94

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is in the 9th place in DxO marking with the growing number of dual-cam smartphones. The Note 8 features two 12MP cameras, the main camera is a wide-angle 26mm f/1.7 lens, and the second camera is a 52mm telephoto f/2.4 lens for x2 optical zoom shots. It is Samsung’s first dual-camera smartphone.

10. Apple iPhone 8 – Overall score is 92

Apple’s latest iPhone 8 is in the 10th place in DxO marking as it is the highest-performing ‘single-camera’ smartphone. It has an impressive score of 92 which is more than the previous top scorers of DxO marking, the HTC U11, and the Google Pixel.

All the smartphones on the list are the best you can get if you are a photography enthusiast. Well at the end, it all comes to the type of person you are, what matters is the personal preference.

Which smartphone do you like the most? Let us know in the comments below!

Huawei is releasing its flagships Huawei P20 and P20 Pro in Paris, France. All the rumors and leaks about the P20 series pointed to those iPhone X like notches, plenty of cameras, and their price of flagships. We are just a day away and Germain retailer Saturn revealed the actual specs of both the flagships of Huawei.

The sheet which seems quite authentic reveal that Huawei P20 will be feature two cameras 20 MP + 12 MP with probably the Monochrome + RGB setup same as Mate 10 series, and the Huawei P20 Pro will have a triple camera of 40 + 20 + 8 MP.

Huawei P20 specs (rumored)

  • HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 5.8-inch Full HD+ LCD display, 19:9 Aspect ratio
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel f/1.6 Leica cameras with PDAF, OIS,
  • 24-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Fingerprint scanner, fast charge
  • 3400mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo (EMUI 8.0)

Huawei P20 Pro specs (rumored)

  • HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display, 19:9 Aspect ratio
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 40-megapixel primary Leica rear camera
  • 20-megapixel f/1.6 monochrome Leica rear camera
  • 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto Leica rear camera with 3X optical zoom
  • 24-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Fingerprint scanner, fast charge, IP67 rating
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo (EMUI 8.0)

Huawei P20 Pro has a triple camera setup where the 40MP will be the primary camera, while the 8 MP one will be used as a telephoto addition with “hybrid zoom” – 3x optical zoom, 5x magnification, the third camera will be used as a Monochrome sensor that adds depth and details in low-light photos.

Huawei is planning to also live stream the event on Facebook as well, which you’ll be able to watch by using this link here. For YouTubers, Huawei has also given the official YouTube link.

Despite the Note 7 disaster and chief being jailed, Samsung shined in 2017

Samsung has suffered some major losses over the last 18 months, including the Note 7 specter and vice chairman being jailed over bribery. But the South Korean tech mammoth recorded a huge win in 2017. The company made an operating profit of 53.6 trillion Korean won ($50 billion) approx, way up from the 29.2 trillion won ($27 billion) it made in 2016.

Samsung has recently announced Q4 2017 financial results, which track the company’s performance from October through the end of December. Samsung profited $14 billion during Q4, up from the $8.6 billion won profit in the same quarter in 2016.

Samsung has said that its growth was mainly propelled by its components business, particularly memory cards used in servers and mobile devices. Meanwhile, shipments for OLED screens have also increased, all thanks to Apple who is buying millions of screens for the iPhone X, though profitability on LCD displays was down. According to a company’s official statement,

“The OLED panel business will strengthen its competitiveness in the premium segment with the release of foldable panels, and focus on expanding new applications in areas such as automotive electronics by capitalizing on its technology and cost competitiveness. Samsung will continue its efforts to differentiate its smartphones by adopting cutting-edge technologies, such as foldable OLED displays.”

Meanwhile, Samsung is projecting an increase in revenue going into Q1 2018 following the launch of the Galaxy S9 next month.

Huawei is becoming center of attention for majority android users in Ghana because of its affordability and reliability ,Today i introduce you to the Huawei Y3 2017,it is the third phone in the Y series for this year .The Y3 2017 comes in two variants: the Y3 2017 and the Y3 2017 LTE.

The Y3 2017 runs android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) while the camera  has 8MP lens for its back camera while the front one has 2MP lens with the screen size of 5.0 inches. It supports the resolutions of 854 x 480 pixels while the processor is a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor ,it also has 8GB of internal storage ,1GB RAM and a non removable battery of 2200 mAh.

Huawei Y3 (2017) Specifications

  • MediaTek MT6737M or MT6580M quad-core processor
  • ARM Mali-T720MP2 or ARM Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5-inch FWVGA IPS display, 854 x 480 resolution
  • 8GB expandable storage, up to 128GB via microSD
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0, with AF, LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM – 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS
  • 2200mAh battery, removable
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (EMUI 4.1 Mini)

The Huawei Y3 2017 LTE is selling for GHS 460 and comes with 800MB worth of Data from MTN for 6 months and the Huawei Y3 2017 is selling for GHS 390 and comes with 600MB worth of data from MTN for 6 months.

Looking for a phone to buy and you confused ? try any of the new Huawei 2017 series and you will not be disappointed.