Huawei Consumer Business Group today launches several new 5G products during its virtual launch from Barcelona. In addition to product news, a new strategy is also presented that shows the company’s full ecosystem capability. Key products presented during the launch are the foldable mobile phone Huawei Mate Xs with updated hardware and software, the flagship tablet Huawei MatePad Pro 5G, Huawei Wi-Fi AX3 and Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2, both of which enable Wi-Fi 6+ solutions. In addition, new additions to the flagship series Huawei Matebook, as well as AppGallery, Huawei’s official app store based on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), are being launched.
”We remain committed to our seamless screen and scenario-independent AI Life strategy. In order to build our long-term competitive advantages, we will continue to invest in chipsets, 5G communication, mobile AI, operating systems and camera and audio-visual solutions. We also look forward to working with developers globally to catalyze the development of our screen and scenario independent ecosystem. Together with developers, we will take the user experience to new heights. The scenario-independent ecosystem 1 + 8 + N not only sets a new standard for user integrity and security, but also delivers a high-quality user experience to consumers worldwide”, says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
2019 was a strong year for Huawei Business Consumer Group. Profit for the year was $ 67 billion (SEK 651 billion), an increase of 30 percent. During the year, 240 million mobile phones were delivered, ensuring Huawei’s position as the world’s second largest mobile phone manufacturer. In addition, PC business increased by 200 percent, watches and activity bracelets increased by 173 percent and wireless headphones increased by 210 percent in 2019.
Huawei Mate Xs
Huawei is now launching the sequel to its foldable mobile phone Mate X. The new mobile, Huawei Mate Xs, takes Huawei’s foldable technology a step further. Huawei Mate Xs are packed with Huawei’s latest technology, camera, processor and display and in addition an improved Falcon Wing Design. The mobile delivers a powerful performance and a seamless user experience in both mobile and tablet mode.
Equipped with Huawei’s own flagship Kirin 990 5G SoC, the Mate Xs is a complete upgrade including improved mobile AI and 5G communications.
The phone is equipped with a SuperSensing triple camera, which consists of a 40 megapixel SuperSensing camera, a 16 megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, an 8 megapixel telephoto camera and a 3D Depth Sensing camera.
Huawei Mate Xs support Multi-Window apps, providing a smarter and more dynamic experience. In addition, the Mate Xs is the fastest 5G mobile in the class.
Faster speed with Wi-Fi AX 6 series
As part of Huawei’s seamless scenario-independent AI Life strategy, connectivity devices play a major role. Wi-Fi routers, customer-premise equipment (CPE) and communication models connect the ecosystem “1 + 8 + N” (see below). Together, they contribute to a safe, smart and fast experience for users.
Huawei is a major player in the development of Wi-Fi 6 standard in addition to its prominent and leading role in 5G technology. In the IEEE 802.11ax standard working group, five Huawei technology experts are currently involved. In addition, Huawei is the most prominent contributor in the industry’s efforts in the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) project. Huawei accounted for 15 percent of the 260 submissions submitted. In the development of Wi-Fi 6+, Huawei has used the synergy between its own chip and software optimizations. Wi-Fi 6+ supports an uninterrupted connection with a bandwidth of 160MHz and Huawei’s exclusive dynamic narrowband technology. The two combinations are a breakthrough for signal coverage and for Wi-Fi speed.
During its launch in Barcelona, Huawei introduced the Gigahome 650 and Kirin W650 – the latest chipset for Wi-Fi 6+ routers and smartphones. The new Wi-Fi AX3 series is equipped with the chip Gigahome 650, which supports dual-band dual-competitor (DBDC) and provides speeds up to 3000Mbps. When used with a Huawei device, which also supports Wi-Fi 6+, Wi-Fi AX3 routers can deliver better signal coverage and speeds than Wi-Fi 6 routers.
Huawei also introduced the Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2. It is a new Wi-Fi 6+ CPE that is 30 percent smaller than its predecessors. It has received upgrades such as support for up to eleven 5G bands. In addition, Huawei’s exclusive Super Uplink technology has improved charging speed and latency.
New flagship tablet – Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
As an important part of the smart ecosystem, the new Huawei MatePad Pro 5G is designed to work with Huawei mobile phones, watches and other devices. The tablet has a key role in the Multi-screen collaboration feature with Huawei Share that provides a seamless multi-device experience for the user.
With its super-thin display edges, the tablet has the world’s largest display area in relation to the size of the tablet. As much as 90 percent of the surface is covered by the monitor. The tablet has outstanding performance and battery life thanks to the Kirin 990 manufactured with 7-nanometer technology.
The new model comes with EMUI10 which has several features that facilitate use and increase productivity – such as Huawei Share Multi-Window, Multi-screen Collaboration and Huawei APP Multiplier as well as support for the Huawei M-Pencil and Smart Magnetic Keyboard accessories. The latter two features are perfect for use with MatePad Pro’s PC mode. The new tablet is also the first in the world to support wireless and reverse wireless charging.
During the launch, Huawei also took the opportunity to present the latest MateBook models. The upgraded Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 is powered by the 10th-generation Intel® Core ™ processors and is equipped with FullView display that covers as much as 91 percent of the screen area. In addition to the MateBook X, the new series Huawei MateBook D is also being launched as part of the MateBook family. MateBook D offers an innovative and smart experience in MateBook’s signature design.
Innovation in both hardware and software for the future
During the past decade, Huawei has developed and refined the ecosystem “1 + 8 + N”. The system is based on the idea that the mobile phone is in focus surrounded by a number of accessories such as tablets, smart watches and laptops offered in Huawei’s own range. The accessories in turn are put in the context of “N” which stands for smart homes, mobile offices and the like. The system is supported by the Huawei Share and Huawei HiLink features, which bridges all devices to create a unified and holistic user experience. In addition to creating innovation in hardware, Huawei continues to develop the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem, which is available to consumers through Huawei AppGallery.
With a scenario-independent hardware and a software platform that works in balance, Huawei delivers a high-quality user experience. Information is seamlessly shared between the user’s connected devices, in all scenarios.
Introduces Huawei AppGallery
HMS Core is a collection of tools for Huawei’s partners and app developers to create unique and new user experiences in all of Huawei’s hardware and software products. Developers can quickly deploy Huawei’s on-device features such as HiAI, distributed technology and camera features into their apps, by integrating HMS with HMS Core 4.0
“To build and refine an aviation ecosystem that supports Huawei products going forward, the chip-device-cloud capabilities are gradually being opened up to developers globally, through HMS. The ecosystem is a key component of Huawei’s seamless scenario-independent AI Life strategy, as it encompasses scenario-independent functions, global distribution, and life cycle management capabilities. The HSE system will be a powerful pillar for our units”, says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
For example, Cewe, Europe’s largest photo printing company, uses Huawei’s Share Kit to streamline the device pairing process. The printing process becomes intuitive, enabling faster production.
Huawei AppGallery also offers Quick Apps. Quick Apps is an innovative category created for devices in the 5G era. Quick Apps are developed based on industry standards, require no installation and use minimal system space. Users can easily click on the apps to use them, just like traditional apps. Already, over 1700 QuickApps are available in AppGallery and are a rapidly growing category.
In addition to creating their own apps, Huawei also collaborates actively with popular quality apps to ensure the user experience. In addition, Huawei has created a security and protection system to protect its users. The system includes verification of developers’ names, a four-step review process, download and installation protections and preventative measures. Today, with nine years of app development on the neck, Huawei AppGallery is one of the world’s top three marketplaces for apps.
“In the future, we will continue to expand our app ecosystem in Huawei AppGallery, hoping to not only offer a secure and reliable platform, but also to give our users greater choice. The continued success of our successful ecosystem will remain one of our top priorities”, says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
Huawei is actively working to engage developers of popular apps around the world to develop the ecosystem. Developers are welcome to become part of the ecosystem and work together with Huawei to provide smarter app experiences for users around the world.