Making further strides into the global consumer electronics arena, Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has pulled back the curtains on its latest smart device range debuting premium additions to its smartphone and tablet range as well as its first endeavor into the emerging wearable technology field.
Unveiled during a glamorous launch event at this year’s Mobile World Congress taking place this week in Barcelona, Spain, the new releases underscore Huawei’s recent success in focusing on flagship consumer products to help build its brand identity, aspiring to become one of the leading consumer technology brands within the next five years by bringing innovative and fashionable products within reach for more people worldwide.
“We’re really excited to unveil our new 4G LTE devices which mark a significant step in bringing a truly connected life within reach,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Huawei’s culture of innovation places us in prime position to develop devices that bring people the benefits and joy of technology through 4G LTE connectivity. Furthermore, our latest devices deliver the essential pillars of happiness, be it health, connection to family, contact with friends, or access to work, without boundaries.”
Huawei Ascend G6 Smartphone
Huawei’s new 4G LTE-enabled smartphone,the Ascend G6 4G, brings ease of use back to smartphone ownership and opens up a world of fun and colorful new ways to stay connected without boundaries. With a 4.5-inch qHD display, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and Emotion UI 2.0, the Ascend G6 4G is an ideal companion for those who want to share better.
Running on a powerful quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and robust 2000 mAh lithium polymer battery with up to 30 percent power saving, the Ascend G6 4G is 4G LTE-enabled to make connectivity faster and more reliable than ever before. Movies can be downloaded in minutes and work files uploaded in seconds with speeds of up to 150 Mbps. The Ascend G6 4G also supports NFC sharing for mobile payments.
The Huawei Ascend G6 4G brings vibrant color to life with its crystal clear 4.5-inch qHD 960 x 540 LCD display and 245PPI. At 7.85mm slim and weighing 115g, Ascend G6 4G builds upon the stylish ‘double C’ design of the popular Ascend P6 smartphone and is available in a range of colors including black with light gunmetal grey or rose gold highlights, or in white with pink or champagne gold.
Ascend G6 4G offers an enhanced smartphone camera experience with Huawei’s proprietary self-focus tips and preview screen. The four plastic element (4P) lens featured on the 5-megapixel front-facing camera provides voice-activated, hands-free spontaneous snapping, auto-scene recognition and auto-facial enhancement. There is also a five plastic elements (5P) lens of the 8-megapixel AF BSI f/2.0 aperture rear-facing camera.
Huawei MediaPad X1 Tablet
The Huawei MediaPad X1 combines the functionality of a smartphone and tablet with 4G LTE connectivity to provide an all-round mobile experience. MediaPad X1’s full aluminum alloy unibody is compact and weighs less than a canned drink at 239g. Ultra-slim at 7.18mm, the device provides outstanding comfort and ease of use, even when operated with a single hand.
Its 7-inch 1200 x 1920 FHD LTPS 10-point capacitive touch display provides an incredibly crisp and dynamic visual experience and features an outstanding 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. The MediaPad X1 is powered by a Kirin 910 1.6GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The ultra-long lasting 5000 mAh battery provides an exceptional 21 days of standby time, more than five full days of continuous video or web surfing, and also powers additional mobile devices with its reverse charging function.
The MediaPad X1 also makes professional-quality photography possible on a phablet with an advanced 13MP Sony Exmor R BSI rear-facing camera that has a five plastic elements (5P) lens featuring panoramic shooting. MediaPad X1’s 5MP front-facing camera has a four plastic elements (4P) lens and Huawei’s proprietary self-focus tips, preview screen, and voice-activated hands-free capture to take the best ‘selfies’.
Huawei TalkBand B1
The Huawei TalkBand B1 is the perfect hybrid ‘talk and track’ mobile companion to the MediaPad X1 featuring enhanced connectivity through wireless calling and daily activity tracking on-the-go. With a Bluetooth™ 4.1 wireless earpiece, TalkBand B1 enables up to seven hours of continuous calling and includes a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display. TalkBand B1 is designed to support wireless calling on both Android 2.3+ and iOS 5.0+ compatible devices, and syncs effortlessly via NFC.
TalkBand B1 wirelessly tracks activity time and progress, including steps taken, miles covered and calories burned. It intelligently records the duration and quality of sleep, and has smart alarm and nap functions to assist rest.
Weighing just 26g and only 14.6mm thin, the device features a fashionable bendable curve design that fits perfectly around the wrist. The 9.4g earpiece sits securely within the band of TalkBand B1 and is easily removable when needed. With a 90 mAh battery, TalkBand B1 lasts six days without the need to recharge, and takes only two hours to charge using the USB connector.
Huawei MediaPad M1
This is an all-round entertainment system on a tablet, featuring an 8-inch 800 x 1280 HD IPS multi-touch capacitive screen, with Huawei SWS technology, dual front-facing speakers and dual microphones for enhanced sound quality and stereo effects. Powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and super-strong 4800 mAh capacity battery, HUAWEI MediaPad M1 supports 8 hours of video playing on a single charge.
Huawei Mobile WiFi E5786
Huawei also unveiled its Huawei E5786—a LTE Cat6-enabled Mobile WiFi delivering download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and marking the start of a new era in LTE-advanced connectivity.The device offers lightning fast connection with industry-leading speeds of 300 Mbps; perfect for downloading an HD movie in 30 seconds or uploading a video to YouTube in just five to six seconds. It is the first Mobile WiFi to support WiFi 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO and its 2.4G/5G dual band and double antenna, offers world-leading WiFi configuration.
The Ascend G6 will be available from Q1 2014 and Ascend G6 4G from April 2014 at a suggested retail price of €249.
The Huawei MediaPad X1 will be available in China, Russia, Western Europe, Middle East, Japan and Latin America from March 2014 at a suggested retail price of €399.
The Huawei TalkBand B1 will be available in China from March 2014, and in Japan, the Middle East, Russia and Western Europe from Q2 2014 at a suggested retail price of €99.
The Huawei MediaPad M1 will be available in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Australia and Latin America with other markets to follow from Q1 2014 at a suggested retail price of €299.
The Huawei E5786 will be available in selected European markets, Australia, the Middle East and Russia from May 2014.