Although Huawei is naturally in the spotlight when it comes to restrictions imposed by the US government, the effects also ripple out to its subsidiaries. Recently, even Kirin chip maker HiSilicon has become embroiled in the controversy and these two incidents will ultimately hit Honor hard. Just like its parent company, Honor is putting up a strong and brave face, pushing through with the global launch of its latest mid-range phone in Europe, bringing the Honor 9A’s massive battery to a market still heavily dependent on Google apps and services.
Huawei’s and Honor’s home markets could care less about the lack of Google’s software as Google Play has never been available in China in the first place. It’s a completely different story in global markets, though, especially in the US and even in Europe where Google is synonymous with Android. There, Huawei has been heavily pushing its homegrown replacements, which is why its AppGallery features prominently in its marketing.
In terms of specs, the Honor 9A won’t exactly wow the crowd with its MediaTek Helio P22 CPU and 3GB of RAM. The tall 6.3-inch has a rather strange resolution of 1600×720 pixels. The phone’s real claim to fame isn’t even its triple cameras but its whopping 5,000 mAh battery that, considering the rest of the specs, should last more than a day.
That isn’t the only thing Honor has in store for Europe, though. It is also announcing a variety of new products, including a 649.90 EUR ($736) Honor MagicBook 14 laptop with a 12-month Microsoft 365 Personal subscription. There are also wearables in the form of smartwatches and earbuds, including the new Honor CHOICE True Wireless buds.
Perhaps the biggest sign of Honor’s stronger push in the region is its new programs in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. In addition to discounts and freebies for early sign-ups to its VIP queue, Honor will also be offering financing options for products costing over 149 EUR. Coincidentally, the Honor 9A will launch in July for 149.90 EUR ($170).
Motorola Moto X30 Pro Will Have An Unusual Camera System
This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Moto X30 Pro. The strangest thing about the model won’t be its unusually large camera sensor, especially since Xiaomi already claimed that crown. Instead, it will be the use of three focal lengths in the camera system that could mean the removal of one traditional part of that group.
Motorola’s Weibo account revealed that the Moto X30 Pro will have a 35mm focal point at its widest. This will be joined by a 50mm telephoto that could have a 2x magnification, as well as an 80mm longer telephoto option. If this is an accurate description, it would suggest that the phone will ditch the ultra-wide shooter in favor of two telephoto cameras when some of its peers opt to eschew telephoto cameras to make way for a macro alternative.
Whether this will give the Moto X30 Pro an actual advantage over other high-end phones this year remains to be seen, literally. It sounds almost like a mixed bag, at least in the camera department, though the rest of the rumored specs are on par for a 2022 flagship. The Moto X30 Pro, which could go by the name Motorola Frontier in global markets, is expected to run on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, bear a 6.67-inch 144Hz OLED screen, and boast 125W super-fast charging for its modest 4,500mAh battery.
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Not all Amazon Prime Video titles are available in 4K quality. Older movies and shows often do not support that format, and even some newer flicks will still be unavailable for a variety of reasons ranging from licensing to technical difficulties. As a result, your title of choice might look less-than-perfect, not due to a fault on Amazon’s end, but simply because that title may not support 4K in the first place.
Amazon has a list of titles available in 4K, so checking whether the one you’re trying to watch is, is fairly easy. You can see all the 4K offerings by heading over to the official Amazon website. The list is not very intuitive in the sense that you can’t check for specifics within the results as this is already a narrowed-down list. However, you can also simply type in the title of your movie or show into the search bar above to check whether it’s available on Prime Video and in 4K.
You can also search directly on Amazon Prime Video. Any variation of “4K,” “4K movies ultra HD,” “4K film,” or even something more specific like “4K romantic comedies” should produce a list of titles that you can watch right now. If you managed to locate your title on one of these lists and yet it still looks underwhelming, there may be other issues at hand.
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