Shortly after the announcement that Huawei became the largest player in terms of sales volume for the past quarter, the company has launched a lot of gadgets catering to various segments of technology. It has launched MatePad 10.8, Enjoy Tablet 2, TalkBand 6 and a smartwatch for kids. Let us see what features and specifications these poses in the upcoming section.
Huawei MatePad 10.8
As the name suggests Huawei MatePad 10.8 has a 10.8-inch IPS LCD display with 2,560 x 1,600 px resolution giving a pixel density of 280 PPI. The display also supports M-Pencil stylus and the company also offer a detachable keyboard. Both of these comes as an accessory for purchase. Under the hood, it is powered by the in-house Kirin 990 SoC and is paired with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. There’s an additional variant with 128 GB of storage or you can expand the storage using the dedicated microSD card slot.
Moving to the camera department, it features a single rear camera with 13 MP sensor and has an aperture of f/1.8. For selfies, you will have to make do with an 8 MP camera on the front. The notepad 10,8 runs on Android 10 with EMUI 10.1 skin on top. Sundries include a 3.5 mm headphone jack and four-speaker units to the side by Harman Kardon and tuned with Huawei’s Histen 6.1 tech. You can charge the fairly large 7,500 mAh battery via the US Type-C port on the bottom. The colours in which the Huawei MatePad 10.8 include Champagne Gold and Silver Gray. It weighs 500 grams and is 7.2 mm thick.
The Huawei MatePad 10.8 will be available from mid-August. The Wi-Fi only variant (with Wi-Fi 6+ support) comes with 6/64 GB storage option and will cost CNY 2,400 ($340/€290). If you choose the 128 GB storage model, it will cost CNY 2,800.
Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2
For those who are looking for a cheaper alternative Huawei has launched the Enjoy Tablet 2. It features a slightly inferior feature set as compared to the MatePad 10.8. It has a 10.1-inch IPS LCD screen with 1,920 x 1,200 pixels resolution, making out a 224 PPI. It features a less powerful Huawei Kirin 710A chipset, based on the 12 nm architecture.
Coming to the other specifications, it gets its juice flowing from a 5,100 mAh battery equipped with a 10W charger inside the box. Regarding the audio, it does retain the headphone jack, but the speaker count drops to two and loses the Harmon branding. The /64 GB variant is priced at CNY 1,600 ($230/€195) and the 4/128 GB variant is priced at CNY 1.800. Both models come with a dedicated microSD card slot for expansion. The pre-order for Enjoy Tablet 2 begins from today and the shipping starts from mid-August.
Huawei TalkBand B6
The TalkBand B6 from Huawei is a multi-purpose watch. It is a smart band that can transform into a Bluetooth earpiece when pulled out of the casing. The strap comes in silicon, leather or metal fashion. It has an AMOLED display of 1.53-inches and a resolution of 188 x 460 pixels with 326 PPI.
It supports devices running Android (4.4+) or iOS (9.0+) and above. It officially is waterproof as it has an IP57 rating. It supports features like optical heart rate sensor, complete with SpO2 monitoring, and sleep tracking. The company claims it can run up to 3 days if used as a smart band and up to 8 hours when used as the Bluetooth earpiece, with the 120 mAh battery inside. It also charges via USB Type-C which is convenient.
It is priced at CNY 1,000 if you opt for the silicone band or at CNY 1,500 if you choose the metal strap.
Huawei Children’s Watch 4X
Lastly, the company has also launched a smartwatch for kids. It has a rugged and bulky design, perhaps to endure the roughness from toddlers. It features an AMOLED display of 1.41-inches with 320 x 360 pixels. Huawei has also included a 5 MP selfie camera, and an 8 MP camera for general photos.
Coming in at 67.7 grams, which is very light, it offers water-resistance of up to 5 ATM. The 800 mAH battery inside should last about 2 days with general use and up to 5 days in power saving mode. It features NFC to facilitate AliPay and also doubles up as a phone, so parents can talk to their kids. It also houses other sensors like GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS.
The Huawei Children’s Watch 4X is priced at CNY 1,400 and will go on sales from August 19.