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At yesterday's launch of
Huawei P8 smartphone at
Old Billingsgate, a cav-
ernous venue on the bank
of the Thames river in the
City of London, one could
not help but think that this
was a shot across the bows of Apple's IPhone
6 and Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge.
The event itself was an indication of the
The Chinese telecommunications and net-
working company, which is reported to be the
fourth largest manufacturer of smartphones in
the world, invited over 200 journalists from
over 30 countries across the world to the launch
It seems that most of those invited attended
as the venue was crowded with people, making
their way through the plumes of smoke in the
foyer, as they watched sleek videos touting the
company's newest product.
As for the phone itself, much was made of
the fact that it is 6.4 millimetres thin, one-
piece aluminium body and that it takes 810
minutes to craft the body, Richard Yu, CEO of
Huawei Consumer Business Group told the
Mr Yu also said that the P8 will automatically
select the best wi-fi hot spot (called wi-fi plus),
provides three times faster connection in roaming
situations, has the ability to block abnormal
usages of battery power by apps and has what
he called a smart international number dialler,
which will automatically set the international
He also spoke at length about the phone's
super hands-free mode, which picks up voices
clearly up to two metres away and something
called voice +, which is a wind noise suppression
A great deal was made of the P8's camera,
which is being promoted as having improved
light and high-contrast capabilities.
There is also a neat trick that allows the P8
to be remotely unlocked without entering a
password once it has connected to a Bluetooth
device such as the Huawei TalkBand B2, which
is the company's smart watch.
Additionally, Mr Yu explained, the P8 comes
with an optional E-ink screen on the back of
the phone which allows the metal back cover
can switch to an eBook in just seconds.
Mr Yu said: "The goal of Huawei P8 is to
become the most user-friendly smartphone for
consumers globally. Through in-depth market
research, Huawei has addressed the most press-
ing pain points for premium smartphone users
today. Huawei seamlessly combines the best
elements of style and durability in this device,
delivering a revolutionary user experience --
especially in terms of camera capabilities and
network connectivity. Building on the outstand-
ing market performance of Huawei's P series,
we fully believe the Huawei P8 will become one
of the most popular smartphones of 2015."
The nano-injection molding process results
in an industry-leading seamless tight junction
connecting a 1.5mm thin plastic bar with one
of the industry's largest screens. with dual SIM
cards, and works seamlessly with a 4G network
(where the service is available).
The triple-layer shark-gill design enhances
the reliability and robustness of the device.
Inside, the new Kirin 930 64-bit Octa-Core
chipset boosts performance by approximately
20 per cent compared with other phones with
similar levels of battery life.
Does Huawei want to rule
the (mobile) world?
As most readers of the Guardian
would know, the newspaper's asso-
ciate editor, business Sandra Chouthi
passed away on Monday after a long
battle with cancer.
Sandra was an integral part of
the success of the Business
Guardian, as she contributed to the
production and editing of the pub-
lication and by her reporting.
She will be remembered by her
Guardian colleagues as a gifted jour-
nalist and an engaging and creative
She was blessed with the ability
to work quickly, and sometimes
there was astonishment at her ability
to complete the writing or editing
of a story, in half the time that oth-
ers would take.
She was so quick that sometimes
she got frustrated at the inability
of some of her colleagues to work
at her pace.
I suspect that I was the source
of frequent frustration for her.
Sandra was also a dedicated pro-
fessional who worked long hours
putting the Business Guardian to
bed on Tuesday nights...or Wednes-
Like most of us at the Guardian,
I suspect that Sandra had a
love/hate relationship with the
But for Sandra, it was always
more love, which she radiated in
her many acts of kindness to her
She will be missed for her gen-
erosity of spirit, her quality jour-
nalism and her professionalism.
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