On September 4, at IFA 2020, Honor launched its new products for global consumers, covering segments such as smartwatches, laptops, and tablets and includes the following products.
- Honor Watch GS Pro
- Honor Watch ES
- Honor MagicBook 14 and 15
- Honor MagicBook Pro
- Honor Pad 6
- Honor Pad X6
Honor Watch GS Pro:
Honor Watch GS Pro comes with a rugged design, a whopping 25 days of battery life, MIL-STD-810G Rated (14 categories), GPS route back support, different Hiking and skiing modes and 100 plus workout modes.
The watch has built-in dual satellite positioning systems, celestial data & bad weather alert, and a big AMOLED display surrounded by stainless steel bezel. Other important features of this watch include the SpO2 blood oxygen saturation test and Bluetooth calling directly on the watch.
Honor Watch GS Pro comes in black, white, and blue color options and will be available starting September 7 in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain at €249.99.
Honor Watch ES:
The Honor Watch ES features a 1.64-inch AMOLED display with a 70% screen-to-body ratio, 12 animated workout courses, 95 different workout modes, and automated workout detection.
The battery life of Watch ES stands up to 10 days and have features such as message and call reminder. It also offers health features such as the Truseen 4.0 heart rate monitor and female cycle tracker, as well as sleep and stress monitor
Honor Watch ES priced at €99.99 and it’ll be available in the UK and Germany starting September 7. More European markets will be added later this month.
Honor MagicBook 14 and 15:
Back in July, Honor initially unveiled the Honor MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 notebooks in China. These two laptop packs with a new 7nm AMD 4000H processor alongside other latest specs for increased performance.
Honor MagicBook 14 starts at €749.99 and it’ll be available from September 21 in the UK, France, and Germany. On the other hand, the Honor MagicBook 15 starts at €699.99 and it’ll be avaialble from this October onwards.
Honor MagicBook Pro:
The Honor MagicBook Pro also comes with a new AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor. It features a 16.1-inch display, weighs 1.7kg, and has 16.9mm thickness.
The MagicBook Pro has 65W Typ-C fast charging, fingerprint embedded power button, multiple ports, multi-screen collaboration, and a dual-fan system for better heat management.
The Honor MagicBook Pro starts at €899.99 and it’ll be available from September 7 in the UK, France, Germany, and other European markets.
Honor Pad 6 and X6:
Similar to the MagicBook notebooks, Honor Pad 6 and X6 are already launched in the Chinese market and now, Honor has introduced them for the global consumers.
Honor Pad 6 sports a 10.1 FHD+ display, while the Pad X6 has a 9.7-inch HD+ screen. These tablets have big batteries and run Magic UI 3.1 (EMUI 10.1/Android 10) alongside Huawei Mobile Services (HMS).
Also, both of these tablets equips the latest Kirin 710A processor. The architecture of this chipset includes 4×Cortex A73 2.0GHz + 4×Cortex A53 1.7GHz. On the other hand, it has Mali G51 GPU.
Honor is yet to release the price and availability of Honor Pad 6 and X6 tablets.
Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop producing new ones: Chairman
During the Huawei Connect Event 2021, the Rotating Chairman Xu Zhijun and Huawei China Region President Lu Yon confront media on a specific question “about the sell of smartphone business due to certain issues”
Xu said that Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop making new smartphones. He further mentioned that Huawei’s phone market and phones are indeed facing deep challenges and 5G Huawei phones are difficult to purchase at the moment.
Even after these difficulties, Huawei will not give up or sell on its phone business and will work hard to bring back the prowess of consumer business on track in due course.
“Wait for a few years because at least you have to have a dream and an aim that will keep you motivated” expressed Xu.
In May 2019, Huawei was added to the U.S. Entity List, the list is officially designed to counter Huawei’s surge in both network and smartphone business. Thereafter, Huawei was unable to purchase the required components and software services to build new devices in both the ICT and consumer sectors.
Aside from other crucial components, Huawei felt an immense shortage of chipset and Google proprietary software services. Even after these challenges, Huawei established its supply chain with different global suppliers. However, the U.S. expanded the reach of Entity List in 2020 and barred the company from printing new chipsets via chip makers such as TSMC.
This forced Huawei to drop manufacturing of its flagship chipset – Kirin by the end of 2020. Thereafter, Huawei consuming the chip stack that it has gather before the last round of sanctions.
During the launch of HarmonyOS on June 2, Huawei officially announced new devices with Qualcomm chipsets. Later on, the Huawei P50 Pro flagship was also unveiled with Qualcomm processors. Amid all of the issues, Huawei’s new phones also cannot access the 5G network, which has become a major lack of selling point for its smartphone despite all of the power-packed specifications.
Still, the company has decided to move further on this road and we’ll wait to see what Huawei can usher in the time of such difficulties.
Will focus on building HarmonyOS and Euler operating system: Huawei
On the sideline of the Huawei Connect 2021 conference, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman – Eric Xu took an interview with media personnel. The current Huawei head announced that the company will focus on building two of its operating system HarmonyOS and EulerOS.
HarmonyOS and Euler, both will be open source and the company will focus on building these two operating systems in the future. In terms of working terminology, HarmonyOS is used for smart devices, IoT, industrial use cases. On the other hand, Euler is designed for servers, edge computing, cloud, and more.
Xu also said that Euler is not new and was released in 2019. The opnEuler operating system was initially served with the Kunpeng platform and moving to become the futuristic infrastructure of the operating system.
EulerOS provides enhanced security, compatibility, and easy-to-use features along with high Reliability. It meets the increasing requirements of Linux OS in enterprise applications and provides a compelling choice of open IT platform for users.
Launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, HarmonyOS comes with distributed technology and is designed to work across different devices for a seamless cross-device user experience. Initially, the operating system only supported smart TVs.
At HDC 2020, the Chinese tech maker introduced the second version of this OS – HarmonyOS 2.0. This time, Huawei added new platform support including smartphones, tablets, smart wearables, IoT devices, In-car systems, home consumer devices, and more.
However, the most interesting part of the HarmonyOS release comes in the form of smartphones adaptation. The smartphone version of this Huawei operating system debut on June 2, 2021.
Following the launch, the Chinese company began seeding it on the device. The roadmap is pretty huge consisting of over 100 models. As of September 23, 2021, Huawei has already installed HarmonyOS in 120 million smartphones.
HarmonyOS and EulerOS are currently in their early phase but the progress made by these operating systems comes in the form of major successes in a short amount of time. Therefore, bringing them upwards and developing their complete ecosystem will surely bring a boost to Huawei’s business.
Huawei introduce 11 major scenario-based solutions at Huawei Connect 2021
On the second day of the Huawei Connect 2021 Event, the Chinese tech maker introduces 11 major scenario-based solutions for five business areas. The application scope mainly includes transportation, finance, energy, manufacturing, and some government sector.
Peng Zhongyang, Director of Huawei and President of Enterprise BG speaks out his view framing “Deepening Digital and Creating a Great Future Together”. He presents current industrial digital transformation from different perspectives.
Director Zhongyang said, the company is helping its consumers to embrace digitalization through deep cultivation of scenarios, models, and partners. However, it’s an iterative process, which is now becoming a main asset in the industry.
In order to present industrial deep cultivation, Huawei brings 11 major scenario-based solutions covering five business sectors. As I mentioned earlier, the solution will apply in the government, energy, finance, transportation, and the manufacturing industry.
Let’s take a brief introduction of each sector-
Government and Public Sector: Three core solutions for network management, auxiliary operations, and zero-trust security has been released for this sector. The company is help and initiating projects for smart cities.
Energy Sector: This Chinese firm brings two solutions for this sector. They will be applicable to smart power plants and gas stations and will help in bringing green, low-carbon, safe, and efficient zero-carbon smart energy systems.
Financial Sector: The Finacial Sector also gets two solutions for mobile payments to built a fully connected smart ecological finance system.
Transportation Sector: Smart airports, air traffic control, and united transportation are part of solutions designed to bring a convenient riding experience.
Manufacturing Sector: Smart car enterprise solutions are designed for the production industry. It’ll help manufactures in profitable production with higher safety measurements and time-saving techniques.
Besides, Huawei is looking forwards to work with its partners and provide them all possible help in industrial practice. It wants to jointly solve the problems challenging the development.
About Huawei Connect Event:
This event has started on 23rd September and will end on 25th September. It’s an online conference giving the viewers an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, experts, and the company’s business partners. The theme of this year is “Dive Deep Into Digital” providing insights about AI, cloud, 5G, and other ICT technologies.