Recently, Huawei launched several smartphones in Malaysia, including Mate Xs 2, P50 and nova Y70. Besides that, they have also launched several smart wearables like Watch GT 3 Pro, Watch Fit 2, Watch Kids 4 Pro and Huawei Band 7.
After attending the event and getting brief hands-on sessions with several of these products, here are some highlights of the key specs and features.
Huawei Mate Xs 2
|chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Memory storage||8 GB of RAM, 512 GB of internal storage|
|Display||7.8-inch, foldable OLED 2200 x 2480 True-Chroma, 120Hz display (6.5-inch display with 2480 x 1176 when folded)|
|Camera||Triple camera setup with 50MP wide, 8MP telephoto, 13MP ultra-wide camera, 10.7MP selfie camera|
|Battery||The 4600mAh internal battery, which supports 66W Huawei SuperCharge, claims to be able to charge up to 90% of the battery in just 30 minutes|
|Color variants||Black White|
The Huawei Mate Xs 2 comes with a 6.5-inch foldable display that can be unfolded into a 7.8-inch screen. The phone is also lighter at 255g, unlike its predecessor two years ago which weighed 300g.
Priced at RM7,999, the phone is also much cheaper than its predecessor which was priced at RM11,111. From my brief experience, I could already tell this was a powerful phone, and its size makes it ideal for those who want to be productive on the go without lugging around a tablet or laptop.
Those who pre-order the phone from June 3 to June 23, 2022 at Huawei’s Experience, Lazada or Shopee stores will be eligible for freebies worth up to RM1,400, such as the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro.
|chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Memory storage||8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal memory|
|Display||6.5-inch screen, 1224 x 2700 pixels, 90 Hz|
|Camera||Triple-camera setup with 50MP wide, 12MP telephoto, 13MP ultra-wide camera13MP selfie camera|
|Battery||4100mAh battery supporting 66W Huawei SuperCharge|
|Color variants||Golden Cocoa, Dark Golden|
Nearly five months after the release of the P50 Pro and P50 Pocket, Huawei has finally introduced the Huawei P50 to the Malaysian market, which can be pre-ordered from today at a price of RM2,999 on its official website, Lazada , and Shopee.
Customers who pre-order the phone before May 27, 2022 can get a number of freebies worth up to RM1,000 like FreeBuds lipstick.
On another note, the P50 Pro is now available for pre-order in several new colors including Golden Black, Cocoa Gold and Silver Blue at a lower price of RM3,699.
Huawei nova Y70
|chipset||Not revealed at launch|
|Memory storage||4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage|
|Display||6.75-inch screen, 1600 x 720 pixels|
|Camera||Triple-camera setup with 48MP main camera, 5MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP depth, 8MP front selfie camera|
|Battery||6000 mAh battery, supports 22.5 W SuperCharge technology|
|Color variants||Midnight Black, Pearl White, Crystal Blue|
The most affordable smartphone of the bunch, the Huawei nova Y70, is also available from June 2022 on Lazada and Shopee.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro
|Display||1.43-inch AMOLED display with sapphire crystal (1.32-inch AMOLED display for Ceramic Edition)|
|Battery||Up to 2 weeks|
|Features||TruSeen 5.0+: Heart rate and SpO2 monitoring, sleep tracking, 100+ training modes, compatible with 60+ training apps, dual-band, five-system GNSS positioning|
On our first wearable, the Huawei GT 3 Pro is available in two versions, namely the Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition and the Watch GT 3 Pro Ceramic edition.
The first of the two comes with a larger 1.43-inch AMOLED display and a gray leather strap. The Ceramic Edition, on the other hand, has a smaller screen, but a more premium and sleek design with an all-white exterior.
Both editions are not only rated for IP68 water and dust resistance, but they are also able to withstand water depths of up to 30 meters, unlike the Watch GT 2, which doesn’t. was rated only for 5 ATM.
The Titanium and Ceramic versions can be pre-ordered from today until May 26, 2022, starting at RM1,399 and RM2,399, respectively. Pre-order freebies include a Huawei Band 6 and Huawei FreeBuds Lipstick, depending on which edition you get.
Huawei Watch 2
|Display||1.74-inch AMOLED screen|
|Features||Heart rate and SpO2 monitoring, all-day stress tracking, animated fitness coach|
|Color variants||Isle Blue, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink, Moon White|
Huawei also launched the Watch Fit 2, a sequel to the original Watch Fit released in 2020. Along with supporting over 97 workout modes, it also comes with an animated fitness coach that offers workout regimens. training on seven training courses.
Two editions are offered. The first is the Watch Fit 2 Active Edition, available from May 27, 2022, in Isle Blue, Midnight Black and Sakura Pink, priced at RM599. The second is called the Elegant Edition (Moon White color), which will be available from July 2022 for RM699.
Huawei Kids Watch 4 Pro
- 5MP front camera supporting HD video calling
- Combines nine positioning technologies for precise location tracking
- Available in blue and pink
Huawei also offers the Watch Kids 4 Pro smartwatch for children with various tracking and video calling features. Priced at RM699, they are available for purchase from May 27, 2022.
Huawei Band 7
- All-day fitness tracking
- Available in Graphite Black, Nebula Pink, Wild Green and Flame Red
Finally, there’s the Huawei Band 7 at RM219, which is available from July 2022.
Overall, it was nice to see that the price of the Huawei Mate Xs 2 had come down significantly from its predecessor two years ago, but that’s undoubtedly a steep price for many to pay. Its main customers are likely to be early adopters, tech enthusiasts, or serious Huawei fans.
Their new wearables are also very attractive, especially the Huawei GT 3 Pro Ceramic Edition, which is both eye-catching and functional. Surprisingly, the fact that there is even a Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro implies that previous models have sold well enough for the brand to continue making them.
Those were my immediate thoughts on the launch, but we’re aiming to get our hands on some units for full reviews soon.
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