Huawei today announced the Huawei Sound X, the all-new Huawei-Devialet joint wireless speaker that will revolutionize high-end acoustic technology with sonorous audio.
As the first top-notch wireless speaker product from the Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei Sound X marries first-rate aesthetics with exquisite craftsmanship and has been recognized by 2020 German iF Design Award committee for its stunning appearance.
Huawei Sound X has also been designed to facilitate seamless interaction with the smart devices in the listener’s vicinity. Gently tapping your phone against the Huawei Sound X transmits audio to the speaker, providing a new layer of emotional immersion for the music that you love.
The lossless, low-latency audio can be further bolstered by a proprietary EMUI 10.1 multi-device control panel, Huawei’s equivalent of Apple’s AirPlay, when it is transmitted from the P40.
The launch of the Huawei Sound X represents a new era for premium audio and speaker design, characterized by a deeply evocative sound that lingers while you listen.
A Delightfully Disruptive, Joint Huawei-Devialet Effort:
From phonographs to digital recorders, vinyl records to online music streaming, or traditional playback to Bluetooth transmission, audio technology has been the source of relentless innovation.
However, due to soaring demand for premium sound quality across a wider frequency range that faithfully reproduces the spirit of the original recording, the next paradigm for audio has stayed elusively just outside of the listening range. That is, until the release of the Huawei Sound X, the fruit of Huawei and Devialet‘s collaboration, which leverages the strengths of both technological heavyweights.
Devialet is a global audio brand that enjoys a unique reputation for its premium High-Fidelity products. The company has garnered 76 awards and 160 technology patents, and cemented its position as a leader in acoustics, with inventive products that boast thunderous power and unparalleled performance within a limited-sized body, while suppressing background noise to a remarkable degree, providing distortion-free sound even at maximum volume levels and low-pitched vibrations that can literally be felt in the listener’s bones.
The Huawei Sound X comes equipped with Devialet‘s patented signal-processing SAM® (Speaker Active Matching) technology, and iconic Push-Push symmetrical structure, faithfully rendering music with an audiophile’s attention to detail, within an impact-resistant form.
SAM® introduces an efficient compensation algorithm that is capable of adapting output signal to match the specific characteristics of the speaker and minimize sound distortion.
As a result, listening on the Sound X provides for total immersion, transporting you to the scene that the music evokes in the mind’s eye. The Push-Push structure places the two high-power speakers symmetrically so that their back-wave vibrations cancel each other out. This means even when the walls are shaking from the thundering bass tones, the Sound X body remains as cool as a cucumber.
iF Design-winning Sound X: All Eyes and Ears:
As a recent recipient of the iF Design Award, the Huawei Sound X dazzles within any room, as well as any sound field. Its exterior design was inspired by the golden dome of the black, glazed surface hints at the robust sound that seems to emanate from a bottomless well.
The main, glossy portion of the body is crafted through the use of an advanced non-conductive vacuum electroplating process, to ensure quality signal transmission and reception. The lower portion uses a seamless cover that further facilitates free, lossless transmission. The RGB tri-color indicator light on the top surface seemingly blends the emitted light with its surroundings, for a kaleidoscopic display that is reminiscent of a glamorous music hall.
Wireless home speaker brands often try to maintain bass performance by making their products large and unwieldy. The Huawei Sound X represents an elegant solution to this dilemma, incorporating dual subwoofers that deliver 60W of booming bass while remaining compact and portable for every day, all-purpose use. The innovative, visible bass unit creates a lasting visual impression to pair with the resonance of the audio.
Multi-Device Control Panel: Wireless, Lossless Audio Transmission:
The Huawei Sound X plays audio via Wi-Fi, a process that leads to much less data compression, and fewer lag or latency issues than Bluetooth transmission. That is built on Huawei self-developed technology – EMUI 10.1 Multi-Device Control Panel which is similar to Apple’s Airplay, can transmit high-quality audio whether online or local from Sound X speaker to Huawei Smartphone. Pull up the main menu of the smartphone, choose Sound X to playback any lossless audio from the device, and improve its listening experience.
The speaker also packs the “Huawei Share ” function, which saves users the hassle of waiting for a wireless or Bluetooth connection to establish. Instead, you can simply tap your phone’s NFC area against the Sound X, and velvety surround sound will begin to play without delay. Or to answer calls on your Huawei Sound X, just switch on-call mode, with a tap of your hand.
Price and availability yet to be confirmed:
New Huawei Hongmeng trademark clashes with first one, got rejected
Today, Beijing Intellectual Property Court gave the first instance judgment on Huawei’s appeal against the State Intellectual Property Office for the rejection of the Hongmeng trademark.
To be mentioned, Hongmeng is the Chinese name of the HarmonyOS, the trademark has been in controversy once before.
The court has rejected the plea of plaintiff Huawei filed because it was dissatisfied with the decision of the rejection of the “Hongmeng HongMeng” trademark by the State Intellectual Property Office.
The lawsuit was refused because the disputed Hongmeng HongMeng trademark was found similar to cited trademark Hongmeng in terms of text composition, call, meaning, and have constituted similar trademark signs.
However, if the trademark was passed and used together with cited trademark then it will definitely cause confusion and misidentification of services among the consumers.
According to the information, this trademark’s international classification was involved 38 types of communication services. To be mentioned, Huawei had filed a plea against 42 types of “Hongmeng” trademarks, which were also judged similarly.
In this dispute case plaintiff Huawei’s clarifications:
- The overall meaning of the disputed trademark and cited trademark is distinct and does not constitute a similar trademark used for the same or similar services.
- The cited trademark has been in the process of revocation of non-use for three consecutive years, and the state of rights is unstable, and the trial of this case is requested to be suspended.
- The trademark in dispute is the original design of the plaintiff, which has been well-known after long-term publicity, which will not cause confusion and misunderstanding by the relevant public.
On the other hand, the defendant argued that the facts were clear, the applicable law was correct, and the procedures were legal and requested the court to deny the plaintiff’s request for trial.
Huawei Forum maintenance completed one week earlier
Today, Huawei has officially announced that Huawei Forum maintenance has successfully been concluded one week earlier than the actual schedule. Now, the services are being resumed such as Huawei Club’s PC, APP, and WAP versions.
Huawei users can now visit Huawei Forum and continue the HarmonyOS 2.0 testing using the My Huawei App and WAP version of upgrade and early adopters.
According to the previous information, Huawei has published an official notice on July 25 regarding the upgrade maintenance for Huawei Forum between July 26, 2021, to August 9, 2021, 22:00.
With the Huawei Forum’s up-gradation announcement, the company also posted an apology for the inconvenience during the maintenance “Thank you Forum members for your continued understanding and support of the Huawei Forum!”
Huawei achieved 40 million HarmonyOS installations:
The rapid progress clearly reflects that Huawei is working as much as fast it can to deliver the next level user’s experience to the least possible device.
Huawei Petal One: An all in one package for Cloud, Music and Video services
The Petal One integrates 3 premium services at relatively less costly compared to individual purchases. This service is similar to what Apple offers under the Apple One subscription bundle.
This all-in-one package includes Huawei Cloud Space Premium Package with 200GB capacity, Huawei Super Music VIP, and Huawei Video Gold Member & Partner Zone VIP membership.
What services Petal One includes:
The premium music service in Petal One has millions of libraries with all kinds of audio and music, while the premium video subscription offers high-quality video programs and movies. Meanwhile, the 200GB of Cloud storage can be shared between 5 family members.
People with Petal One can cancel their membership anytime. Currently, Petal One only comes under monthly subscription, though Huawei could offer lengthy plans such as quarterly or half-yearly in the future.
To be mentioned, Petal One provides a multi-scenario membership service and can be supported on multiple devices including mobile phones, tablets smart wearables, and smart screens.
Huawei Cloud service
The Huawei Cloud service offers a safe place to store your crucial data. It takes automatic backup of the whole device that can be restored anytime very conveniently.
Talking about privacy, this service is completely secure and has a ‘Time Machine’ feature that can help you manage all your data in a single place. Furthermore, all this data can be synchronized on multiple devices to manage it over different smartphones and tablets.
Price and Availability:
As per the Huawei Member Center app, the Petal One will be available for early buyers from August 28 to August 30. While full access to this service will be opened from September 1. The starting price for the Petal One bundle is 79 yuan (12 USD) for a monthly subscription.
It’ll be interesting to see whether this package will enter on the global market. We’ll keep you posted on further updates.