Recently, Huawei launched several smartphones in Malaysia, including the Mate Xs 2, P50, and the nova Y70. On top of that, they also released several smart wearable devices like the Watch GT 3 Pro, Watch Fit 2, Watch Kids 4 Pro, and the Huawei Band 7.
After attending the event and getting brief hands-on sessions with several of these products, here are some specs highlights and key features.
Huawei Mate Xs 2
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
|Memory & storage
|8GB RAM, 512GB internal storage
|7.8-inch, OLED 2200 x 2480 True-Chroma Foldable, 120Hz display (6.5-inch display with 2480 x 1176 when folded)
|Triple-camera setup with 50MP wide, 8MP telephoto, 13MP ultra-wide camera, 10.7MP selfie camera
|4600mAh internal battery, which supports 66W Huawei SuperCharge, claimed to be able to charge up to 90% battery in just 30 minutes
The Huawei Mate Xs 2 comes with a foldable 6.5-inch display which can be unfolded to a 7.8-inch display. The phone is also lighter at 255g, unlike its predecessor two years ago, which weighed 300g.
At the price of 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 productivity on the go without lugging around a tablet or laptop.
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
|Memory & Storage
|8GB RAM, 256GB internal memory
|6.5-inch, 1224 x 2700 pixel, 90Hz display
|Triple-camera setup with 50MP wide, 12MP telephoto, 13MP ultra-wide camera, 13MP selfie camera
|4100mAh battery which supports 66W Huawei SuperCharge
|Cocoa Gold, Golden Black
Almost five months after the release of the P50 Pro and the P50 Pocket, Huawei has finally introduced the Huawei P50 into the Malaysian market, which can be pre-ordered from today onwards at the price of RM2,999 from their 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 the FreeBuds Lipstick.
On another note, the P50 Pro is now available for pre-order in several new colourways, including the Golden Black, Cocoa Gold, and Silver Blue, at a lower price of RM3,699.
Huawei nova Y70
|Not revealed during the launch
|Memory & Storage
|4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage
|6.75-inch, 1600 x 720 pixel display
|Triple-camera setup with 48MP main, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth camera, 8MP front-facing selfie camera
|6000mAh battery, supports 22.5W SuperCharge technology
|Midnight Black, Pearl White, Crystal Blue
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro
|1.43-inch AMOLED display with Sapphire glass (1.32-inch AMOLED display for the Ceramic Edition)
|Up to 2 weeks
|TruSeen 5.0+: Heart rate and SpO2 monitoring, sleep tracking, 100+ workout modes, compatible with 60+ workout apps, Dual-Band- Five-System GNSS positioning
Onto our first wearable, the Huawei GT 3 Pro is available in two flavours, 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 grey leather strap. The Ceramic edition, on the other hand, has a smaller display, but a more premium and elegant looking design with an all-white exterior.
Both the editions are not only rated for IP68 water and dust resistance, but they’re also able to withstand water depths of up to 30 metres, unlike the Watch GT 2, which was rated for 5 ATM only.
The Titanium and Ceramic versions can be pre-ordered from today until May 26, 2022, from RM1,399 and RM2,399, respectively. The pre-order freebies include a Huawei Band 6 and a Huawei FreeBuds Lipstick, depending on which edition you get.
Huawei Watch Fit 2
|1.74-inch AMOLED display
|Heart rate and SpO2 monitoring, all-day stress tracking, animated fitness coach
|Isle Blue, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink, Moon White
Huawei also released the Watch Fit 2, a follow-up to the original Watch Fit released in 2020. Besides supporting more than 97 workout modes, it also comes with an animated fitness coach that offers training regimes across seven workout courses.
Two editions are being offered. The first of which is the Watch Fit 2 Active Edition, available from May 27, 2022, in Isle Blue, Midnight Black, and Sakura Pink, at the price of RM599. The second is called the Elegant Edition (Moon White colour), which will be available from July 2022 onwards for RM699.
Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro
- 5MP front-facing camera that supports HD video calls
- Combines nine positioning technologies for accurate location tracking
- Available in Blue and Pink
Huawei also offers the Watch Kids 4 Pro smartwatch for children with various tracking and video calling functionalities. Priced at RM699, they’re available for purchase from May 27, 2022.
Huawei Band 7
- All-day fitness tracker
- Available in Graphite Black, Nebula Pink, Wilderness Green, and Flame Red
Last but not least, there’s the Huawei Band 7 at RM219, which is available from July 2022 onwards.
Overall, it was nice to see that the price of the Huawei Mate Xs 2 lowered by a significant amount compared to the predecessor two years ago, but it is still undoubtedly a high price for many to pay. It’s likely that its main customers will be made up of early adopters, tech enthusiasts, or serious Huawei fans.
Their new wearables are also quite attractive, especially the Huawei GT 3 Pro Ceramic edition, which is both eye-catching and functional. Surprisingly, the fact that there’s even a Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro implies that the previous models sold well enough for the brand to continue making them.
These were my immediate thoughts over the launch, but we’re aiming to get our hands on some units for full reviews soon.