Huawei uses developer conference to announce new range of products
At Huawei’s latest developer conference in China, the company announced six new products that will all be coming to the UK in due course.
At the same conference, the company also announced that its own OS, HarmonyOS will be coming to smartphones and users of Huawei phones that will get Android 11/EMUI 11 will be able to switch if they want.
Next month Huawei is expected to launch the new Mate 40 Series of phones.
See below for the official press release about the new products:
LONDON, UK—10 September 2020—Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today hosted the Huawei Seamless AI Life New Products Global Launch event at Songshan Lake, China, where the company announced six new products that further enrich the 1+8+N all-scenario ecosystem.
The new products revealed during today’s keynote include: Huawei FreeBuds Pro and Huawei FreeLace Pro, new pro-variants of the highly acclaimed audio products featuring improved Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), new designs and user-centric features; Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro and Huawei Watch Fit, the latest entries to Huawei’s wearable product line-up with striking aesthetics, new fitness data tracking features and workout modes; and Huawei MateBook X and Huawei MateBook 14 2021, two new lightweight notebooks that revolutionise mobile productivity with compact form factors and smart experiences enabled by the innovative Huawei Share feature.
During the keynote, Huawei also reaffirmed its commitment to the All-scenario Seamless AI Life Strategy and working with partners to nurture the 1+8+N ecosystem. The products launched today are all designed to bring a more cohesive connected experience to consumers in their everyday lives, in scenarios ranging from work, health and fitness to audio entertainment, echoing Huawei’s mission to build a better connected world.
Richard Yu, Executive Director and CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, said: “Great user experiences are always founded on innovation, but our journey of innovation always begins and ends with consumers. In future, we will continue working with our valued partners to offer more smart and high-quality experiences to consumers worldwide.”
Huawei FreeBuds Pro & Huawei FreeLace Pro: ANC and immersive audio on demand
Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the world’s first true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones to support intelligent dynamic noise cancellation. Featuring a hardware and software integrated solution, the new TWS earphones intelligently identify the type of ambient noise based on the user’s immediate surroundings and switch between three profiles – General, Cosy and Ultimate – to offer the optimal noise cancelling performance. Further, Huawei FreeBuds Pro delivers the best noise cancelling performance yet on a Huawei audio product with an industry-leading noise cancellation rating of 40dB. Dual Connection with Android, iOS and Windows smart systems means users can seamlessly switch between devices without being tied to one brand, and the new gesture control enables users to easily take control of the earphones by performing a swipe or a pinch on the cubic earphone stem.
Also announced during the event, the new Huawei FreeLace Pro offers great audio and a stylish design. Supporting noise cancellation up to 40dB, the neckband earphones take advantage of industry-leading algorithms to provide stable noise cancelling performance in any situation. Huawei FreeLace Pro features a pair of 14mm aluminium-magnesium alloy dynamic drivers with bass tubes to offer the high fidelity audio for the ideal listening experience. Pairing and charging are as seamless as ever with Huawei Huawei HiPair, a Huawei-developed solution that lets users easily do both at the same time by plugging the earphones to smartphone with a USB-C port. A five-minute charge gives enough battery to sustain five hours of music playback, and a full charge offers a full day’s use.
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro & Huawei Watch Fit: practical pro-grade features for everyday use
Huawei continues to expand the Huawei smartwatch family with new products that are steeped in innovations that add scientific flair to make keeping fit and healthy easy.
The new Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro not only come with features that consumers have come to love on the Huawei Watch GT Series, the elegantly modern smartwatch also offers up to two weeks of battery life, more than 100 workout modes, plus pro-grade fitness data tracking features.
Health tracking features are at their most advanced yet with the upgraded Huawei TruSeen™ 4.0+ providing more accurate heart rate readings. Huawei has introduced new workout modes including Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding and Golf Driving Range. These join the existing range to provide users with real-time performance tracking and analyses for professional sports.
The new flagship smartwatch launches with a rugged design featuring premium materials, including a sapphire watch crystal, titanium case and skin-friendly ceramic case back that combines with another sapphire glass black to enhance monitoring accuracy and wearing comfort. Additionally, Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro supports apps to provide a convenient means for users to get even more features. Huawei also plans to further augment the smart experience on offer in the future.
Launched alongside the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, Huawei Watch Fit is the first Huawei sports smartwatch to feature a rounded rectangular watch face design. The smartwatch combines a dazzling 1.64-inch AMOLED display, which lends itself to displaying more content and a better interaction experience.
At 34g, the Huawei Watch Fit feels as light as a sports wristband. The watch features newly upgraded Huawei TruSeen™ 4.0 heart rate technology, which leverages Huawei’s own multi-sensor AI neural network algorithm and advanced PPG components to provide more accurate, 24-hour heart monitoring to track changes in blood oxygen, sleep and stress conditions. All the data is also analysed to generate fitness advice that helps users lead better, healthier lives.
Huawei Watch Fit is the first Huawei smartwatch to support Quick-workout Animations. By combining 44 standard fitness routines (including fat burn, shoulder muscle relief, body sculpting and other routines) into 12 animations, this feature provides a quick and easy way for users to work out at a moment’s notice. HUAWEI WATCH FIT offers 13 running classes that are specifically tailored for jogging enthusiasts. Running pace is analysed scientifically with results provided in real time to help users optimise their workout. Further, as the ideal outdoor companion, the smartwatch comes with 96 workout modes, built-in GPS and 5ATM water resistance.
While compact, the smartphone supports up to 10-day battery in typical scenarios. Huawei Watch Fit also supports Huawei’s fast charging technology. Five minutes of charging can provide enough charge to sustain the smartwatch for an entire day of typical use.
Huawei MateBook X & Huawei MateBook 14 2021: mobile productivity redefined
The latest entry to Huawei’s flagship PC product line, Huawei MateBook X combines the flagship series’ iconic design and innovative technology with improved lightweight design and smart features. Weighing just 1kg, the lightweight notebook measures just 13.6mm at its thickest part and is smaller than a piece of A4 paper, so users can easily slide it into a backpack and carry it with them wherever they go.
The new Huawei MateBook X is the first notebook to feature the 3K Infinite FullView Display, realised with a borderless design that offers an immersive viewing experience and stunning image quality. The display is also multitouch-enabled with gesture support such as Fingers Gesture Screenshot, which lets users quickly take a screenshot by swiping downwards on the screen with three fingers, as easy as it is on a smartphone.
Powered by a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, the new flagship notebook delivers the performances needed for daily tasks. The touchpad is 26 percent larger compared to the previous generation for better ease-of-use, and now features Huawei Free Touch to offer full haptic feedback. The new full-size keyboard features scissors switches that offer 1.3mm of key travel to make typing a joy, and comes with two tweeters and woofers forming a quad-speaker sound system that provides immersive surround sound right in front of the user.
Based on Huawei’s distributed technology, the improved Multi-screen Collaboration adds even more versatility to the Huawei MateBook X, allowing users to seamlessly tap into the capabilities of multiple devices at once. Accessing the feature is easier than ever with the Huawei Share tag now embedded into the improved touchpad. Users can control both the PC and a paired smartphone on a single screen, make video or audio calls on the notebook, transfer files between the devices or even edit files saved on the smartphone directly using the PC. Huawei smartphone users can also take advantage of Instant Hotspot to connect their notebook to Internet via tethering.
Huawei MateBook X is also the first Huawei notebook to support Wi-Fi 6, which features three times the data transfer speed of Wi-Fi 5 for faster connectivity and better productivity.
All these new innovations stem from Huawei’s insight into new user demands of this generation, which Huawei refers to as “mobile productivity 3.0.” In this era, users are no longer satisfied with hardware iterations. Instead, they demand PCs that offer cross-platform, smart and high efficiency features that synergise with other devices.
During the virtual launch, Huawei also unveiled Huawei MateBook 14 2021, the benchmark of high performance laptops in the era of mobile productivity 3.0. Featuring a highly portable design and powerful performance, Huawei MateBook 14 integrates the AMD Ryzen 4000 H Series processor, with Huawei Shark Fin Fans delivering superior thermal performance even under intense workloads. Besides performance, it has a 2K Huawei FullView Display and supports smart features including Multi-screen Collaboration to help consumers stay productive on the road.
Pricing and availability
|HuaweiFreeBuds Pro||5th October||–||£169.99|
|Huawei FreeLace Pro||16th September||–||£119.99|
|Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro||5th October||Sport / Classic||£299.99|
|Huawei Watch Fit||16th September||–||£119.99|
|Huawei MateBook X||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Huawei MateBook 14 2021||5th October||AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage||£749.99|
|Huawei MateBook 14 2021||5th October||AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage||£949.99|
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