Over the past two years, Huawei has improved its Consumer Business portfolio in all products including PCs, and Huawei Consumers Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong said that the company is moving towards growth in the PC market amid an industry-wide slowdown.
According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments accounted for a total of 65.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022, which is a massive 28.5% decline as compared to the same quarter last year.
Garter mentioned that this is the largest quarterly shipment decline in the PC market since the market researcher began tracking the PC market in the mid-1990.
Huawei CEO said that Huawei PC products attained rapid growth in 2022 and the overall sales expanded rapidly. The Chinese tech maker has also achieved digital growth and a new milestone in key industries.
This is quite amazing but the Huawei consumer business chief has something more to say about the year ahead.
Yu said in the new year, Huawei will provide a consumer-centric approach and will continue to harness the power of research and development, open innovation, and build core competitiveness to bring new products.
The company will continue to explore industry scenarios and work with partners to create a prosperous environment for satisfying consumers’ demands. Simultaneously, Yu promised that his company will build an industry-leading commercial full-scenario service system to create a professional, efficient and powerful service ecosystem.
The new year will be filled with new energy and the Huawei PC market is likely to fulfill its promise by utilizing the company’s high-quality resources.
It will gain momentum from research, marketing, sales, supply, and service with partners in all ways possible. The collaboration will help all industry players to get their fair share of growth in the commercial market.
Yu emphasized that the company is willing to work with partners and explore the upcoming industry transition.
Huawei MatePad 11 and 10.8 gets HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168
Huawei is rolling out HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 for MatePad 11, upgrading from HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199/163. While on the other hand, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 is getting HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 upgrading from HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206. Below you can check the eligible tablet models to get a new software update.
- Huawei MatePad 11 WiFi DBY-W09
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 WiFi MRR-W29
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 WiFi MRR-W39
To be mentioned, this firmware is only available for the Chinese models.
According to the changelog, Huawei is adding a feature that supports two pairs of Bluetooth earphones simultaneously to allow people to listen to songs together.
This new firmware adds support for the PC mobile engine, which would enable to use of the PC version of the WPS office on a tablet. Furthermore, Huawei is installing the latest security patch for these two tablets with January 2023 HarmonyOS security update.
The latest software update for Huawei MatePad 11 and MatePad 10.4 comes is rolling out in batches and it’ll soon cover all of the devices. Below you can check the complete changelog for more information.
- Added the function of supporting two pairs of Bluetooth headsets at the same time, one song, two people, listening to the beauty together add Good (only supported by some Huawei headsets).
- Added support for PC application engine, you can use the desktop version of the office software WPS on the tablet, to get a more comprehensive and efficient office experience.
- Incorporate the January 2023 security patch to enhance system security.
Huawei to launch new tablet in Q2 this year
This year is different and we could expect a number of new tablet device devices from Huawei, in that place, new tablet devices could launch in the Q2 of this year.
Inputs reveal that Huawei could launch a new tablet lineup in Q2 because Huawei has a big launch event in the first quarter. However, there’s a minor possibility that Huawei may reschedule the tablet launch to an early or later date.
Currently, there’s no new input available on the tablets but we may come in the near future. It is possible that the upcoming tablet will be powered by the latest Snapdragon and HarmonyOS 3.1 technologies but we’ll wait for new remarks from Huawei.
Huawei MateBook 14s Intel i9 sale begins
Huawei has recently upgraded its notebook lineup with the latest Intel i9 processors and the company today begins MateBook 14s i9 version sale. According to the information, the MateBook 14s is equipped with several high-profile features and a sleek design as it is priced at 8499 yuan (1218 USD)
Huawei MateBook 14s i9 version comes with a 14.2-inch of LTPS screen with a 90% screen-to-body ratio and a 3:2 screen ratio. It has a 2.5K (2520 x 1680 pixels) resolution, 213 PPI, up to 90Hz refresh rate, 400 nits peak brightness, 100% sRGB, 1.07 billion colors, 1500:1 contrast, and 178 degrees viewing angle.
Interestingly, the bezels around the display are tiny, which provides a better view experience. But the fact is that this screen also supports touch interactions.
The dimensions of this notebook are 313.82 mm x 229.76mm x 16.7mm and weighs lightly around 1.43 kg.
Moving on, the notebook has two storage options of 1TB and 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD. Along with integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics. This will be supported by 16GB LPDDR4x dual-channel RAM.
The notebook uses a 60Wh high-capacity battery that could recharge with a 90W super fast charger with a USB-C interface.
It runs Windows 10 for the older model and the latest model may come with Windows 11 out of the box. If it won’t then it’s a free upgrade over the newest version.
That’s not it, the notebook is featured with the Huawei Mobile App engine, which helps you to run mobile apps on a PC. There are several other smart features such as smart screen collaboration.
Furthermore, it has four microphones on each side of the base to pick up voices up to 5 meters of distance.
In terms of connectivity, the Huawei MateBook 14s will provide WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. In terms of Input/Output, the notebook includes two USB-Cs, one USB 3.2 Gen1, one HDMI, and One 3.5 mm headphone & microphone combo port.