There is a lot happening at Barcelona as the mobile giants get together at the most celebrated event Mobile World Congress. We can see a lot of new device announcements and launches in the following days. Let me take you through what Huawei had in stock for us today in their event.
Huawei today announced its new range of wearables the TalkBand B2, TalkBand N1 and Watch. Huawei TalkBand B2 is the successor of the last year’s activity tracker B1 which has grown in terms of capabilities and matured in terms of performance. B2 comes with upgraded functionality and 6-axis tracking. Where the original only let you track calories and steps, the B2 will recognize the type of activity (walking, running etc.) and will now track sleep. It can also pair with more than one device at a time, and is water and dust-resistant, depending on which model you choose – the plastic strap version is IP57 rated, whereas the leather version is IP54 rated.
The B2 with its unique design primarily being a wrist worn device can also be used as a Bluetooth Headset when removed from the strap. The B2 comes with the standard micro USB port for charging with a battery which can last four 5 days with a stand by time of 12 hours and a class duration of 7 hours when used as a Wireless Bluetooth in ear headset. Activity is tracked via the TalkBand app – available for Android and iOS devices.
TalkBand B2 will be available in black, silver and gold from launch and should cost between €169 and €199 depending upon the strap. It’ll be available in 28 countries from the end of April.
Huawei TalkBand N1 is a rather unorthodox approach to the activity and sorts tracking. The N1 is a multifunctional in-ear headphone which comes with an accelerometer to track your activities, though not as advanced as the B2, but the basics such as distance travelled, steps counts etc. The N1 is essentially a set of earbuds that clip together using magnets forming a techy necklace around the neck when you decide not to plug in you ears.
N1 comes with 4GB of built in memoryt to store music. The N1 is IP54 rated, so mostly dust-protected and able to withstand splashes of water. The N1 is powered with a 67mAh battery that would keep it running for 3 days, or provide around 5 hours call time. N1 will be available in gold, metallic grey and pink. Pricing and availability hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Huawei also announced the Huawei Watch today. You can find all the details about it here.
After the wearables at this year’s MWC, Huawei did announce a tablet the Huawei MediaPad X2. Mediapad X2 is a 7-inch compact calling tablet, which features LTE connectivity. It sports a 1,920 x 1,200 panel with a 16:10 ratio, surrounded by minimal bezels. The tablet packs the current top-end chipset of the company, the Kirin 930, with an octa-core 2.0GHz processor. Two versions will be available, the 16GB storage with 2GB of RAM and the 32GB model with 3GB of RAM.
The Mediapad X2 packs a 13MP camera on back and has a 5MP front facing camera. It gets its power with a 5000mAh battery. MediaPad X2 will boot Android 5.0 upon launch, enhanced by Huawei’s home-brewed Emotion UI. Additionally, dual-SIM versions of both storage options will be available. There is no news on the pricing and availability yet.
Huawei announced an entry-level affordable LTE-enabled phone Huawei Y635. Huawei Y635 has a 5-inch screen of 854 x 480 pixel resolution with an unimpressive 196ppi density. The insides include a quad-core processor, clocked at 1.2GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is rather limited too, at only 4GB, but that’s expandable via microSD. It packs a 2000 man battery.
No news on availability and pricing of this device as well.
Stay tuned for more news from MWC2015.