U.S. in Talks With Huawei’s Meng to Resolve Charges: DJ

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Justice Department is discussing a deal that would allow the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co. to return home to China from Canada in exchange for admitting wrongdoing in a criminal case, Dow Jones reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

a woman walking down a sidewalk: Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., leaves her home to attend Supreme Court for a hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Meng was charged in 2019 with fraud and is currently fighting extradition to the U.S. from Canada.

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Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., leaves her home to attend Supreme Court for a hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Meng was charged in 2019 with fraud and is currently fighting extradition to the U.S. from Canada.

Justice officials and lawyers for Meng Wanzhou have discussed the prospect of a deferred prosecution agreement related to the wire and bank fraud charges she faces, the news service reported. She was arrested two years ago in Vancouver and has been confined to the city since then.

The Trump administration’s moves against Huawei — particularly

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Huawei’s offers mid-range smartphone Y7a

Huawei Y7a is the latest mid-range smartphone in the popular Y series with top of the line flagship specifications. It also packs a much larger screen competing head to head with its rivals. Even though Y7a is positioned in the mid-range category, it is equipped with flagship smartphone features and offers great value for money for a mid-range phone. Huawei Y7a packs seven unique features that makes this smartphone a great value for money buy within its price range.

A smartphone with a large screen is a must have given watching high quality movies, playing games, surfing the net, and reading E-books are staple activities of any smartphone user today. Modern smartphones on average have large screens around 6.2-6.3 inches. Huawei Y7a, on the other hand comes with a bigger, 6.67-inch screen which is not a usual found in a mid-range phone. The screen occupies a 90.3% extravagant screen to

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Huawei’s Awesome Upgrade Features On Its Latest Smartphone

Huawei’s latest flagship phone, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS, has a clever feature that’s extremely timely. And a newly revealed patent hints that more phones may have this technology down the line.

MORE FROM FORBESApple Reveals Its Highly-Anticipated Apple Watch Upgrade Is Almost Here

Right now, with Covid-19 everywhere, there are certain health metrics which are especially important. The Apple Watch Series 6 and other wearables can measure bloody oxygen levels, for a start.

And now, you can check your temperature in less than a second with the new phone. It’s down to an Infrared Thermometry Sensor, as Huawei calls it, and it sits among the camera array on the back of the phone.

In use, you simply hold it against your wrist or

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Huawei’s Phone Market Share to Slump to 4% in 2021, Says TrendForce

(Bloomberg) — Huawei Technologies Co.’s global smartphone market share is expected to fall to just 4% in 2021, a precipitous drop for the company that this summer ranked as the world leader in shipments.

China’s telecommunications giant will account for 14% of the market this year and then drop to less than a third of that, TrendForce researchers said Tuesday. A sustained campaign of sanctions against Huawei from the U.S. government has resulted in the company losing access to key software, chip design and manufacturing partners, depriving it of its technological edge.

The Honor budget phone division that Huawei recently announced it is selling to a government-backed consortium in Shenzhen will take 2% of the market next year, constrained by its own component shortages and uncertainty around sanctions, according to an article posted on TrendForce’s WeChat account.

chart, bar chart: Downhill From Here

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Downhill From Here

The forecast points to other established Chinese brands

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Smelling blood, Huawei’s Chinese mobile rivals look to capitalise on its U.S. woes

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – Chinese handset rivals of Huawei Technologies including Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are making aggressive moves to seize market share from their giant rival, after stepped-up U.S. sanctions hobbled Huawei’s supply chains, industry insiders say.

FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China, Sept. 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Last week Huawei said it has sold its budget Honor subrand for an undisclosed figure in a bid to safeguard the latter’s supply chain from U.S. action, which has made it difficult to source essential components.

All the same, Huawei’s Chinese rivals smell blood in the mid-to high-end phone market. In August a Huawei executive said the company will not be able to produce its flagship processors that power its high-end smartphones.

“What we can see now, whether from Xiaomi, Oppo or Vivo, is that they’re raising their forecasts for next year,” said Derek

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Even Huawei’s biggest rival is arguing against banning it

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  • The CEO of Huawei rival Ericsson has criticized a Swedish ban against Huawei.
  • Borje Ekholm reportedly claimed that the ban restricts free competition.
  • He added that the ban would result in a delay for 5G rollouts.

Huawei has been subject to US sanctions for well over a year now, affecting its mobile phone division and network infrastructure business. Washington has also been pressuring allied countries to bar the use of Huawei infrastructure for 5G networks.

Now, one of Huawei’s major rivals in the infrastructure space has come out against a recent ban in Sweden. Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm told the Financial Times that the ban in Ericsson’s home country restricts free competition and will result in a delay for 5G.

“I belong in that category that believes competition makes us longer term a better company. It may be painful shorter term but longer term it drives us to be more

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Has Huawei’s partnership with Leica expired? Huawei says no.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro Leica camera branding

  • Huawei has refuted a rumor that its partnership with Leica has expired.
  • The rumor comes via a prominent Weibo leaker.
  • Huawei has teamed up with Leica since 2016.

Huawei and camera company Leica first teamed up for the Huawei P9 back in 2016, with the camera firm contributing to image processing, UI design, and camera module design. Since then, we’ve seen numerous Huawei flagships packing the Leica branding.

Now, Huawei has refuted a claim that the partnership between the two companies has actually expired. More specifically, the Chinese brand told Android Authority that the claim was “absolutely fake news.”

The source of the claim is frequent Weibo tipster Digital Chat Station, who also alleged that Leica has been contacted by other Chinese smartphone manufacturers. Check out a screenshot of the machine-translated post below.

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We also contacted Leica to confirm the claim, but a representative

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Galaxy S21 Ultra Leaks, Huawei’s Mate 40 Challenge, Best Smartphone Gimmicks Ever

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes the latest Galaxy S21 Ultra leaks, fixing the Galaxy S20 FE touchscreen, Huawei launching the Mate 40 series, Pixel 5 screen problems, the OnePlus 8T going on sale, Vivo heading for Europe, and what is the greatest smartphone gimmick?

Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).

Samsung Leak Confirms Galaxy S21 Ultra

As well as confirmation of the Galaxy S21 Ultra showing up on the Chinese Certification program, the design of Samsung’s next flagship has been laid bare by Steve Hemmerstoffer over on Voice. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly reports:

“The most eye-catching change is Samsung will equip the range with radically overhauled camera housings

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Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro could be firm’s last hurrah in the smartphone world

Huawei on Thursday welcomed into the world the latest addition to its flagship lineup: the Mate 40 Pro. But the phone’s arrival was bittersweet. The device launched under a dark cloud, with a combination of US sanctions and reputational damage to the company raising the question of whether the Mate 40 Pro will be the last Huawei phone of its kind.

a close up of electronics: Huawei's Mate 40 Pro Andrew Hoyle/CNET

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Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Since 2018, the US government has been imposing increasingly harsh sanctions on Huawei due to the company’s purported links to the Chinese Communist Party. That’s the reason Huawei’s phones , which are popular elsewhere in the world, including Europe, aren’t on sale in the US.

It’s also why the Mate 40 series is the third lot of Huawei flagships (after the Mate 30 and P40 series) to arrive without access to Google services. Over the past year, Huawei has

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Thanks to Trump, Huawei’s Cool New Phones Might Be Limited Edition

Huawei, the embattled Chinese tech giant, has some slick new handsets. They’ve got the works: fast processor, glossy user interface, high-performance cameras.

The problem? Supplies might be limited.

With all the usual pomp and showmanship, Huawei on Thursday took the wraps off the Mate 40 series, the company’s first new top-of-the-line smartphones to be released since the Trump administration imposed sharp limits on its ability to buy computer chips anywhere in the world.

But the company did not say whether those restrictions would stop it from buying enough chips or other components to keep the latest phones coming. Smartphones contain a multitude of parts from different suppliers. Running out of even one of them could force Huawei to halt shipments.

Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business, referred only briefly to the company’s travails on Thursday.

“We are in a very difficult time,” he said. On a screen behind

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