Huawei has just announced a slew of products but not all will be available in Singapore. Here’s a list of devices we do know that have been confirmed to arrive on our sunny shores in due course.
We’ll get to see the first devices powered by Harmony OS – the MatePad series tablets and Watch 3 series. While the jury is still out on HarmonyOS, the new operating system is piquing interest because it was designed with the interconnection of smart devices in mind.
HUAWEI MatePad Pro 10.8-inch and HUAWEI MatePad 11
Powered by HarmonyOS 2, you can use the MatePad with Huawei laptops and the HUAWEI MateView for multi-screen collaboration. You can use it in mirror mode as a sketch pad or a monitor in Extend mode. In Collaborate mode, you can share a keyboard and mouse between devices and as well as cross-device file dragging and transferring.
The MatePad Pro features a near bezel-less display with a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It sports a high-quality display with DCI-P3 support and 540 nits brightness. It’s supported by a quad-channel, quad-speaker system tuned by Harman Kardon for excellent audio capabilities. In addition, five circumferential microphones help to enable 360-degree noise cancellation to improve the quality of your voice calls.
Equipped with a large 7,250mAh battery, it also supports 27 W wireless and up to 10 W reverse wireless charging. It also supports 22.5 W fast charging and 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge, so you can always easily refuel your tablet.
The MatePad 11 is Huawei’s first tablet with a 120Hz screen refresh rate, making it more suitable for users who use their tablets for games. It also supports DCI-P3, so no complaints in the colour department as well. Like the MatePad 10 Pro, it has four speakers but has four microphones instead.
Also new are accessories: the second generation HUAWEI M-Pencil comes with a platinum-coated pen nib for a more natural writing and sketching experience. Meanwhile, the new Smart Magnetic Keyboard has full-size keys with 1.3mm key travel for comfort. It comes with a magnetic cover, wireless charging and Bluetooth connectivity.
HUAWEI WATCH 3 series
Huawei’s take on the all-encompassing smartwatch. It supports eSIM 4G LTE, so it is a fairly independent communications device – you can make MeeTime calls, but that’s locked to Huawei devices.
The watch is designed around a rotating crown for ease of control in cycling through menus. The crown senses different levels of pressure and responses with haptic feedback for better control. The watch also features 3D curved glass and a 316L stainless steel body for a traditional watch-like appearance and feel. The Pro version upgrades the materials to scratch-resistant Sapphire glass and ceramic back and a lightweight titanium frame, and you get 200 dynamic watch faces as well.
WATCH 3 also supports over 100 workout modes in addition to its comprehensive range of health monitoring functions: SpO2, heart rate, Scientific sleep, stress test and skin temperature monitoring. It also supports fall detection and SOS functions, which is handy for the elderly. Battery life is rated for three days with regular use but can be stretched to 14 days in long-life battery mode.
HUAWEI FreeBuds 4
Huawei says the FreeBuds 4 is the first earbuds in the industry to use open-fit ANC. These Airpods-like earbuds may not be designed with a tight seal but when noise cancellation is turned on, the Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) tech automatically detects your ear shape and determines the optimum noise cancellation algorithm, reducing up to 25dB.
They also feature a large 14.3mm dynamic driver with a Liquid Crystal Polymer composite diaphragm, which support up to 40kHz on the upper-frequency range. The relatively larger diameter also makes it easier to produce a stronger bass, and the Freebuds 4 also uses AEM to enhance performance in the lower frequencies.
The Freebuds 4 also have a host of convenient tech such as fast charging (15 minutes for 2.5 hours of use, 4 hours for full charge), touch controls, as well as 48kHz HD voice recording.
They also have extra perks if you use other Huawei devices. On supported Huawei laptops and mobile devices, you can connect and use two devices simultaneously. And latency is reduced to 90 ms on HarmonyOS 2 phones and 150 ms on EMUI phones.
HUAWEI MateView and Mateview GT
The MateView GT is Huawei’s first curved monitor for gaming, complete with competitive specs – 34-inch, 21:9 display (3440 x 1440 resolution) with 165 Hz refresh rate. It also features quality of life enhancements such as a built-in soundbar to create an immersive entertainment experience straight out of the box.
The MateView is a pro-grade monitor with a 28.2-inch, 3:2 panel (3840 × 2560 resolution) the doubles up as a workstation hub, complete with wired and wireless connectivity options. More details about the MateView here and MateView GT here .