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Huawei finally reveals the new P60 Series in China

With three models to choose from

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It was last July 2021 when the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro were announced in China (while end of 2021 outside their hometown).

After almost two years, Huawei has finally revealed the latest successor of their ever-popular P-series with three models in the lineup.

P60 and P60 Pro

Just like its predecessors, the newest P60 and P60 Pro share almost the same hardware as one another.

Huawei P60 (left), P60 Pro (right) — Graphics by Vincenz Lee | GadgetMatch

Their new Huawei “Immersion” curved display measures at 6.67-inch with a Full HD+ resolution and based on the LTPO OLED technology. It has a dynamic 1~120Hz refresh rate and also supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut plus 1.07 Billion Colors. It’s also TÜV Rheinland certified. Hiding behind that punch-hole cutout is a 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide angle (UWA) front camera.

Looking at the inside, it has a flagship-grade Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and Adreno 730. However, just like the past P50 series (and even the Mate 50 series) smartphones, it’s only limited to 4G connectivity so take that in mind if you’re a heavy 5G user.

Speaking of, both phones now feature satellite communication technology. This enables a user to send and receive messaged when there’s no ground signal. However, this will be limited to China as the services relies on BeiDou.

Battery capacities aren’t that different with a 4816mAh capacity. To make them significantly different from one another, the P60 only has Huawei’s 66W SuperCharge feature while the Pro variant has a speedier 88W SuperCharge capability. Both phones also have IP68 water and dust resistance rating but only the Pro variant is equipped with Huawei’s in-house Kunlun Glass protection.

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Huawei China did not state anything about its RAM configurations but both phones rely on a UFS 3.1 storage. The P60 is available in a base 128GB variant while the P60 Pro starts at 256GB. These phones max out at 512GB. Storage expansion of up to 256GB is still available with Huawei’s NM (NanoMemory) Card.

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Lastly, these two phones almost share the same set of cameras. Pretty much like the Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro, you’ll get its newest 48MP main (wide) camera with a Dual Variable aperture system that switches between f/1.4-4.0 for shooting flexibility. They also have the same 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide cameras.

So what’s the dealbreaker? The Huawei P60 has a 12MP f/3.4 periscope telephoto lens that optically zooms in to 5x. Meanwhile, the P60 Pro has a 48MP f/2.1 telephoto lens that has an optical zoom of 3.5x. Kind of confusing options from Huawei but it is what it is.

P60 Art

For those who want the best in Huawei’s latest P-series flagship series, the P60 Art is the one to get.

Display size isn’t different at 6.67-inches with the same display technology as the other two plus the P60 Pro’s Kunlun glass. IP68 rating and support for satellite communication are also present as we all expected.

Aside from display, specs weren’t changed too such as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G chipset and Adreno 730 GPU. Albeit, it has a larger 1TB storage capacity aside from the 512GB base model. Moreover, its cameras (both rear and front) are very similar to what the P60 Pro offers but replace that 12MP ultra-wide camera with a 40MP of the same aperture.

Unlike the P60 and P60 Pro, the P60 Art features a more heavier Silicon-Carbon battery with a capacity of 5100mAh. Still, it has the 88W Huawei SuperCharge capability of its Pro sibling.

Pricing and Availability

The Huawei P60 and P60 Pro are neither different in color offerings. They’re both available in Green, Black, Violet, and the special Rococo Pearl variant. Meanwhile, the Huawei P60 Art only has two colorways in either Azure Blue or Seashore Gold.

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The P60 and P60 Pro are available for pre-orders starting March 30, 2023 (Thursday) while the P60 Art on April 7, 2023 (Friday).

UPDATE: Huawei is set to launch the P60 series alongside the new Mate X3, Watch Ultimate, and Freebuds 5 in Europe on May 9, 2023

Here’s the lengthy pricing list for you to have an idea:

HuaweiP60

  • 128GB = CNY 4488 (US$ 652 / EUR 605 / GBP 532 / SG$ 870 / PhP 35,476 / INR 53,853)
  • 256GB = CNY 4988 (US$ 725 / EUR 672 / GBP 591 / SG$ 967 / PhP 39,429 / INR 59,852)
  • 512GB = CNY 5988 (US$ 877 / EUR 807 / GBP 709 / SG$ 1161 / PhP 47,333 / INR 71,852)

Huawei P60 Pro

  • 256GB = CNY 6988 (US$ 1023 / EUR 940 / GBP 832 / SG$ 1357 / PhP 55,599 / INR 84,144)
  • 512GB = CNY 7988 (US$ 1169 / EUR 1075 / GBP 952 / SG$ 1552 / PhP 63,555 / INR 96,186)

Huawei P60 Art

  • 512GB = CNY 8988 (US$ 1316 / EUR 1210 / GBP 1071 / SG$ 1746 / PhP 71,511 / INR 108,227)
  • 1TB = CNY 10,988 (US$ 1609 / EUR 1479 / GBP 1309 / SG$ 2134 / PhP 87,424 / INR 132,309)

SEE ALSO: The Huawei Mate X3 is currently the world’s slimmest foldable

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Instagram is building an AI chatbot

Follows TikTok in doing so

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Do you need an AI chatbot to hold a conversation? Instagram seems to think so. As the world rapidly experiments with developments in AI technology, the platform is reportedly working on a chatbot for its users.

According to Alessandro Paluzzi, a reverse engineer who usually digs up future plans for popular apps, Instagram is working on the AI chatbot feature for a future iteration of the app. Much like other chatbots out in the market today, Instagram’s unnamed bot will enable users to interact with it in casually flowing conversation.

The screenshots obtained by the engineer read that it “answers questions, gives advice.” Additionally, it helps users “find the best way to express [themselves] … [through] writing messages.” From a usability standpoint, the feature can help users craft replies to direct messages. They can also bring the bot into human-to-human conversations by mentioning the bot in the conversation.

To add to the quirkiness, Instagram will supposedly add 30 different personalities to the chatbot. Users can pick and choose which one they like the best. The sneak peek does not reveal any personalities included in the feature. (We’re hoping for a snarky one that judges and critiques posts.)

The feature has no timetable as to its release. However, since TikTok already released its own chatbot for testing, it should stand that Instagram’s feature will come out soon.

SEE ALSO: Instagram is creating a Twitter competitor

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ROG Ally greatly improves with new update

Days before official launch

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The ROG Ally has some hefty shoes to fill. Touting an impressive slate of specs, the upcoming handheld console is one of the first true competitors to the dominating Steam Deck. Unfortunately, early reviews revealed a flawed comparison against Valve’s juggernaut of a console. Now, days ahead of its official launch, ASUS is releasing new firmware which drastically improves the console’s performance.

Getting down to the nitty gritty of things, the ROG Ally, in its unpatched version, lacked performance in low-wattage scenarios. Early reviewers found that the console could not keep up with the Steam Deck under such circumstances.

A new update, which started rolling out to early units, started catching up. According to YouTuber Dave2D, the update easily improves the console by 15 to 20 percent better than its initial release. First of all, it brings the ROG Ally almost at par with the Steam Deck in low-wattage scenarios. While the results aren’t as good as the latter device yet, it’s a much better performer compared to the former on day one. ASUS acknowledges that Valve really did its homework in low-wattage scenarios.

More notably, the update dramatically boosts the ROG Ally’s performance in higher wattages. The console is now close behind the Ayaneo 2S, a beefier alternative to the Steam Deck. Before the update, the ROG Ally could barely touch the Steam Deck, let alone the Ayaneo 2S.

ASUS also notes that the update should include improvements for the battery life. The lackluster battery has been a point of contention among all early users.

The ROG Ally is officially launching on June 13 and will start at US$ 699.99.

SEE ALSO: How well do PlayStation games run on the ROG Ally?

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Xiaomi reportedly working on a clamshell phone

Says a new rumor

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In recent years, Motorola and Samsung have proved that the clamshell phone is more than just a resurrected fad. Both companies have developed solid lineups capable of becoming daily drivers. Now, others want to get into the market. Following the footsteps of its contemporaries, Xiaomi is reportedly developing a clamshell phone of its own.

Even before the unannounced clamshell phone, Xiaomi has some experience in the foldable market. The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 was quite the impressive powerhouse when it launched last year. The foldable smartphone even bagged the title as the thinnest foldable at the time (before Huawei grabbed the title soon after).

Now, the Chinese company is seemingly tapping into the same lineup for a rumored clamshell phone. According to Weibo leaker Digital Chat Station, the brand is indeed looking at an extremely light version of the vertically folding form factor.

Unfortunately, not much else is known about the upcoming device yet. However, Xiaomi’s supposed entry into the market shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, the brand’s competitors — Huawei and vivo — are already deep inside the clamshell segment. The latter, for example, just released the vivo X Flip, its first device in the vertically folding market. Expect things to heat up in the Chinese foldable market soon.

SEE ALSO: The vivo X Flip is the company’s first vertical-folding smartphone

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