Huawei's Consumer Business Group has launched seven new products, including its latest flagship laptop, its first all-in-one PC, a new 2-in-1 laptop, its first E-Ink tablet, a new HarmonyOS tablet, the company's first-ever printer, and a new portable speaker under the tagline "Boundless Creation and Seamless Communication," which the company says brings it "one step closer to accomplishing its vision for smart offices."
At the MWC launch event, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, recommitted Huawei to its 5 to 10 year Seamless AI Life strategy aimed at delivering high-end experiences and innovations to global consumers and explained this strategy focuses on collaboration for five major scenarios: Health And Fitness, Smart Home, Easy Travel, Smart Office, and Entertainment.
“We are immensely proud of our journey in becoming one of the world’s leading technology providers and giving consumers access to the best IT intelligence at their fingertips.”
It has been four years since the start of our Super Device build and today we are very excited to be offering a new smart office experience where any Huawei device can be connected to another to serve as a functional module so that their capabilities and resources can be shared efficiently and effectively,” Yu added.
Here is the highlights version of the presentation, followed by the full presentation, after which the rest of this article continues, so please read on!
Huawei Spring 2022 Smart Office Launch Highlights
Huawei Spring 2022 Smart Office Launch
Super Device, Super Creativity: Building a new smart office experience
Now available to Huawei PC and smart phone users, the company says consumers can enjoy the following integrated features:
• An efficient video conference after they connect a PC to a smart screen to form a Super Device
• Consumers can open up to three windows of a phone on the PC screen after the two devices are connected for multi-tasking
• Can enjoy greater productivity with a Super Device formed by a PC and monitor
• Can unleash their creativity with a Super Device that is made of a PC, tablet and stylus
Included in the announcement, the Huawei Mobile App Engine was explained, which allows PC users to tap into the rich variety of content in AppGallery for fresh experiences promising to enrich the PC app ecosystem.
To add to the exciting new collection, the newly released Huawei MateBook X Pro, MateStation X, MateBook E, MatePad Paper, and MatePad all support the Super Device feature.
In addition, users of existing models can also experience Super Device features by upgrading their Huawei PC Manager to the latest version. Huawei announced their Mobile App Engine Beta Program is coming soon and will be accessible by upgrading PC Manager to the latest version.
Here are all the additional details Huawei listed in its press release:
Huawei MateBook X Pro brings an upgraded smart experience
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is the company's latest flagship laptop. It is a comprehensive improvement over its predecessor in terms of aesthetic design, innovative technologies, and smart experiences. In a Super Device system, it connects and collaborates with other Huawei devices for a fresh smart office experience.
It comes equipped with the best touch display that Huawei has ever used on a laptop. The 14.2-inch Real Colour FullView Display features 3.1K resolution, 92.5% ultra-high screen-to-body ratio3, and the mean ∆ E < 1 (typical value) in P3 and sRGB dual colour gamut. As the world's first product certified by TÜV Rheinland for pro-level dual colour gamut colour accuracy, it delivers more true-to-life colours and it's unique wedge-shaped body weighs as little as 1.38kg, merging a minimalist aesthetic with a comfortable grip.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro comes with a Huawei SOUND six-speaker system for a revolutionary immersive spatial sound experience. The Free Touch Gesture feature allows users to take screen shots, start screen recording, and adjust screen brightness and playback volume with simple gestures.
Huawei MateBook E, Huawei's first OLED laptop, brings a brand-new 2-in-1 PC experience
Tailor-made for consumers with mobile office needs, the Huawei MateBook E combines the advantages of traditional laptops and tablets to suit various needs by freely changing its form. Taking full advantage of its professional performance and excellent audio-visual capabilities, it has become a new choice for productivity across all scenarios, be it work or study.
The Huawei MateBook E is very thin at 7.99mm and as light as 709g, making it a light-weight portable 2-in-1 laptop. As the first-ever Huawei laptop with an OLED Real Colour FullView Display, it features cinematic wide colour gamut, pro-grade colour accuracy, and a peak screen brightness of up to 600 nits for a consistent experience, even when used under bright sunlight. Coupled with a rich Windows app ecosystem and productivity peripherals, such as the Huawei M-Pencil (2nd generation) and Huawei Smart Magnetic Keyboard, the Huawei MateBook E helps users work more efficiently, no matter where they are, which makes it the first choice for daily mobile productivity.
Huawei MateStation X, the all-in-one PC with a Real Colour FullView display, serves as a minimalist desktop connectivity centre
Huawei’s first all-in-one desktop is the MateStation X, which features a minimalist aesthetic design with no visible ports on the back. With its unique dynamic hinge design, users can easily adjust the elevation angle of the screen with a single finger, allowing them to focus on efficient creation.
The Huawei MateStation X features a 4K+ resolution display with a colour accuracy of ΔE ≤ 1. With a large 28.2-inch screen, the Huawei MateStation X has a narrow bezel design on four sides and a 92% screen-to-view ratio, offering users a borderless view. It also has an anti-reflective layer and supports 10-point multi-touch for a premium viewing experience, while offering powerful performance and outstanding sound quality. The Huawei MateStation X is suitable for both home and office use.
Huawei MatePad Paper, Huawei's first E-Ink tablet, unlocks an immersive reading and writing experience
Huawei has launched a new line under the Huawei MatePad product series, the Huawei MatePad Paper, for immersive reading and light office experiences.
The Huawei MatePad Paper features a 10.3-inch E-Ink FullView Display with an 86.3% screen-to-body ratio3, powered by the Huawei E-Ink Display Enhancement Algorithm, bringing a natural paper-like experience. When used together with a 2nd generation Huawei M-Pencil, the MatePad Paper supports multiple input methods such as handwriting, voice recording, and handwriting-to-text conversion. Other features such as Split-Screen Notes and Annotations4 bring smarter experiences to users.
As an E-Ink tablet powered by HarmonyOS 2, it brings greater convenience to users in multiple ways through connection and collaboration. Users can continue reading content from phone or PC on a connected Huawei MatePad Paper for easier reading and to reduce eye strain. It can also work as an external storage drive for PCs, enabling two-way transmission of documents and e-books for greater convenience and productivity.
Note: We're told the Huawei MatePad Paper offering contains the M-Pencil (2nd generation) stylus. Local market policy may vary for other Huawei tablets.
Huawei MatePad, the new HarmonyOS tablet, makes work and study easier
The new Huawei MatePad boasts a 10.4-inch 2K FullView Display with an 84% screen-to-body ratio3. The display was certified by TÜV Rheinland as low-blue-light and flicker-free. It also supports a Natural Tone feature, delivering eye protection for users6. the Huawei M-Pencil (2nd generation), it supports functions such as Huawei Free Script, Annotations and Take Snippet note-taking4. To create a more efficient and convenient experience for users in landscape mode, the Huawei MatePad also features Multi-window and App Multiplier functions.
The Huawei MatePad powered by HarmonyOS 2 can seamlessly connect to other Huawei devices, including a phone for drag and drop of files, and a PC for efficient work using Mirror Mode, Extend Mode and Collaborate Mode.
Huawei PixLab X1, Huawei's first multi-functional laser printer
The Huawei PixLab X1 is Huawei's first laser printer. It prints, scans, and copies, making it perfect for both homes and small offices. Functions like Pop-up Pairing, Tap to Print, and Remote Printing4 make using the printer easy together with Huawei phones and tablets. The PixLab X1 is also the industry's first printer to feature a toner cartridge drawer design for easy pigment replacement.
Huawei Sound Joy, Huawei's first portable speaker
The Huawei Sound Joy is Huawei's first portable speaker co-engineered with Devialet, bringing stunning sound quality to users with its four-speaker-unit system. With an 8800 mAh battery, it offers great battery life, supporting 26 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. It comes with IP67-grade water and dust resistance8, allowing users to enjoy an amazing acoustic experience outdoors. It is available in two colours – Obsidian Black and Spruce Green.
The launch event highlights Huawei's latest technological advancements and marks another solid step towards its ultimate goal of creating a Seamless AI Life. As the Super Device feature is made available to more devices for seamless connection and collaboration, Huawei will continue to innovate with consumers as the heart of its business, creating a better digital experience for users.
Here's a final Huawei video: