The launch of Huawei’s Mate 40 series was accompanied by a few other gadgets launched alongside it. The listing includes a 65W wireless car charger, a 50W charging stand, a 12,000mAh power bank that supports 66W charging, and a new case that uses a light ring to illuminate the images. The new launches also include a smaller, louder, and cheaper version of Huawei’s Sound X Bluetooth speaker, co-developed with French audio company Devialet, and a new Porsche Design version of the Huawei Watch GT 2.
Huawei SuperCharge upgrades
Huawei has upgraded its SuperCharge wireless charger stand from its earlier capacity of 40W to 50W fast charging. It has the same vertical design which allows tilting up to 60 degrees. It has two charging coils and a phone can be placed on it both horizontally and vertically. The new charger also gets the same noise-free cooling fan functionality for heat dissipation.
The company also today launched two new car chargers. The Huawei SuperCharge wireless car charger with a clip mount, which has a built-in energy storage capacity. It allows you to charge your phone up to 30 minutes after the car is turned off. It also has a USB Type-C input port for connecting accessories such as a dashcam. There is also a wired version of this SuperCharge car. A much smaller cigarette lighter charger comes with the SuperCharge wireless car charger which gives you an extra port for 5W charging.
The next step is the Huawei SuperCharge external battery. It has an energy storage capacity of 12,000mAh with three 4,020mAh batteries. It has one USB Type-A port and one USB Type-C port as well as four LEDs indicating the battery level. Huawei says the power bank will be able to charge both smartphones and laptops.
It’s said to be a smaller but more powerful version of the Huawei Sound X, a portable Bluetooth speaker launched last year. The new speaker supports LDAC, a high-resolution audio coding technology for wireless listening, and features a 3.5mm auxiliary input with Bluetooth. The package includes a woofer with two passive units and three tweeters offering a frequency response of 55Hz to 40KHz. The speaker was launched in a single black color option and weighs around 2.2kg. As mentioned, it was co-developed by luxury audio brand Devialet.
Porsche Design Huawei GT 2 Watch
The new launch is a full titanium version of Huawei’s GT 2. The new watch also features a ceramic back and a snap buckle. The GT 2 has a 14-day battery life and runs on Huawei’s Kirin A1 SoC. It supports Bluetooth v5.1 and comes with built-in GPS.
Ring Light Case for Huawei Mate 40 Pro
The new housing in a pearl white color variant comes with a ring that houses 54 LEDs and pops out to give selfies more light. The case is designed to automatically and wirelessly draw power from the Mate 40 Pro. The intensity of the light can be controlled with three modes – mixed, cold and warm – which you can toggle depending on the ambient lighting conditions.
Pricing and availability for the Huawei Sound and the chargers and accessories launched Thursday with the Huawei Mate 40 have yet to be revealed. The Mate 40 series, which also includes the Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro +, was launched at a starting price of 899 EUR (around Rs. 78,000) for the Mate 40 8GB + 12GB version.
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