This week’s top stories: LG Watch Sport vs. Watch Style, Project Fi VoLTE, Huawei Watch 2, LG G6 details, apps & updates, more

In this week’s top stories: We compare the new LG Watch Sport vs. LG Watch Style Android Wear 2.0 watches, Project Fi starts testing VoLTE, a Huawei Watch 2 tease, LG G6 details, new apps and updates, and much more.

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Report: Huawei to sell Mate 8 & Honor 5X smartphones in the U.S. beginning next year

Despite not selling its flagship smartphone in the United States, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has a hold on the third-place position in the world, behind Samsung and Apple. According to a report today from The Wall Street Journal, however, Huawei hopes to expand the availability of its flagship smartphone to the United States very soon…

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Huawei Honor V8 goes official, complete with dual camera system, Type-C and company’s first QHD screen

Huawei has taken the wraps off its latest Honor smartphone in China and, if the spec list is anything to go by, this could be one of the best-equipped affordable smartphones around. With a 5.7-inch screen, high-end processor, fingerprint sensor, dual cameras and a premium metal build, the Honor V8 looks astonishing for its starting price of 2299 yuan (2).

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Huawei Mate 9 leak reveals dual-cameras, 6GB RAM, 256GB storage, sub-$500 price

Huawei has been on a roll over the past year or two, releasing smartphones that are nothing short of fantastic at a number of price points. One of the company’s big releases in 2015 was the Huawei Mate 8, and this year that device is getting a successor in the Mate 9, and it’s just leaked…

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Review: Huawei P9 is a beautiful, powerful piece of hardware with imperfect software [Video]

2015 was an incredible year for Huawei. No Chinese OEM made as big a dent on the western smartphone market as the Nexus 6P makers did. There’s no denying that it released some fantastic hardware last year, including one of the best Android Wear smartwatches. The year culminated in the launch of the first Chinese-made Nexus phone. With all that success, there’s a lot riding on this year and, arguably, its first flagship of 2016: The P9.

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Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung’s Tizen in its future smartwatches

Earlier this month a report from CNET revealed that some Android Wear OEMs, including Huawei, were planning to take a break this year and wouldn’t be releasing any new wearables. Now a report out of Korea has revealed that Huawei may be switching its wearable OS entirely, ditching Google’s Android Wear for Samsung’s Tizen….

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Sketchy rumor suggests Huawei could manufacture a new Nexus 7 in 2016

The last two Nexus 7 tablets were manufactured by ASUS, but if a new sketchy rumor (originating from none other than Chinese social network Weibo) is to be believed, Huawei — maker of the well-received Nexus 6P — could be next in line. Rumors from random users on Weibo aren’t usually the most dependable source of information, but this particular user seems to have experience in IC design and has more than 34,000 followers (and, to boot, seems to have at least some internal knowledge of Huawei, Oppo, and other Chinese companies)…

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Check out this gallery of photos taken with the dual-camera Huawei Mate 9

Huawei’s phones have been well-regarded for their cameras for the last couple of years — especially since the Huawei P9 became one of the first smartphones to introduce dual-camera setups to the world in partnership with Leica. Huawei brought the same concept to its Honor 8 earlier this year (which launched in the US), and it’s continuing the trend with the Mate 9.

So it’s not surprising that the Mate 9 would be able to put out some fantastic photos. But if you wanted proof before going all-in on the device, here’s a gallery of shots to help you make up your mind…

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