On April 8, 2021, at Huawei’s flagship new product launch event, the Chinese tech giant announced the whole house smart house solutions. Faced with the three major challenges that affect the development of industry and user experience including:
- All House Interconnection
- All House AI
- Ecological Integration
However, Huawei has something more ultimate for its consumers, as the whole house smart solution, powered by AI technologies and smart intelligence.
Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, explained that family-based cloud pipe end edge core technology integration, with One Host, Two Network, the system can achieve greater results for the entire house system and trying to carry out a new round of upgrades from the smart home and real estate industries.
Before we move out for the details, you might want to look at the price segment of this entire solution first.
The price of Huawei’s whole house smart exclusive version with 3 bedrooms and 2 halls (approximately 100 square meters) starts at 9,999 yuan and the price of the exclusive version with 5 bedrooms and 2 halls (approximately 200 square meters) starts at 149999 yuan.
Let us take at the details.
One Host, the whole house smart host powered by HarmonyOS:
It is different from conventional smart home items. Huawei Whole House Intelligence is a system-level solution. One of the core components is the central control module, which is the whole house, intelligent host. This host is the first home smart host with a modular design. It is officially claimed to be a “smart brain” that integrates learning, computing, and decision-making in the home.
Moreover, this whole-house smart host is equipped with HarmonyOS (Hongmeng System) for the first time and has a Hongmeng AI engine with high efficiency, large computing power, and multi-threading capabilities. It can collect and calculate Huawei 1+8+N terminal data, sensor data, and Internet data in real-time.
Pass the two networks to the Hongmeng AI engine, then call the scene model, perform real-time analysis and calculation locally, form the most reasonable decision, control the equipment to execute various scenarios, and realize multi-condition dynamic prediction and active intelligence.
HarmonyOS supported host:
According to the information, in specific applications, the AI experience of Huawei’s whole-house intelligence is better than other solutions. Take the dynamic prediction capability as an example. In the early morning wake-up scenario, traditional IFTTT uses a single condition to passively trigger-linear linkage-forced wake-up (for example, using a password such as “I got up” to trigger smart home system linkage).
The house intelligence adopts multi-condition prediction, and actively and dynamically senses temperature, humidity, oxygen content, light, and other elements that are combined with the human body state, such as sleep habits data from the watch and 10 kinds of network data such as time, geography, and climate, assisted by AI Complete multi-condition prediction, trigger related equipment and systems, adjust the temperature, humidity, light, music, water temperature, etc. to the most comfortable state, allowing users to “real sleep until they wake up naturally.”
For example, the difference between simple conditional wake-up and AI multi-condition prediction
In terms of internal structure, Huawei’s whole-house smart host includes a central control system, a whole-house PLC control bus, a whole-house Wi-Fi 6+, a smart temperature-controlled fan, an optical modem, and two expansion modules for the whole-house storage, and whole-house music.
The modular design of the solution makes it highly integrated, expandable on-demand, and easy to maintain.
Huawei’s whole house smart host also reuses the location of the weak current box reserved for daily home decoration and does not occupy space alone. Compared with the traditional family computer room, it is more simple. The design also adopts all-aluminum alloy integrated stamping and seamless forming, which is simple and beautiful.
Two Networks, ensuring full and fast connectivity for the entire house:
It’s explained that the first network of Huawei’s whole house intelligence is the whole house PLC (PowerLine Communication). By loading control signals and data on the power line for transmission, it realizes the stable connection of “the power is available”.
Compared with DALI, KNX, ZigBee, and other connection technologies, there are disadvantages such as difficulty in deployment, high cost, and poor stability. PLC does not take up space and can be operated by an electrician to complete the network, saving 38% of wiring costs. It is a home Internet of Things connection to the future of technology.
Wired PLC and wireless Wi-Fi 6 + form two networks:
PLC has not been widely used in home networks before, mainly because of the two major problems of interference and attenuation. For this reason, Huawei has developed industrial-grade PLC chips by ourselves, and industrial-grade PLC chips are used in homes to solve power interference, attenuation, and other issues. The whole house PLC technology has the advantages of high maturity, high stability, high connection, high reliability, and easy deployment.
At present, it supports a transmission distance of 2000 meters and can cover a large apartment of 500 square meters. The Huawei laboratory test shows that it has not dropped the connection for a total of 1 million + hours, and the communication success rate is as high as 99.99%. As many as 384 devices can be connected, and by comparison, the industry can only achieve more than 100 at most, and the gap is obvious.
Advantages of PLC connection vs. Zigbee connection
Another network of Huawei’s whole house intelligence is whole-house Wi-Fi 6+, which is also the ultimate solution for home broadband. The whole house Wi-Fi 6 + main routing module includes 1 IPTV, 1 uplink connection optical modem, 1 connection PLC, 5 multi-room AP expansion, a total of 8 network ports, to achieve whole-house Wi-Fi coverage. At the same time, the industry’s first smart positioning antenna technology with a performance of microseconds, a dual-band concurrent rate of 3000 Mbps can provide users with a high-speed Internet experience.
In order to achieve a seamless connection, the whole house Wi-Fi 6+ supports Hongmeng Mesh+, among which “super seamless roaming” can achieve 20ms hotspot switching. The industry’s flagship product can only achieve 100ms at present. Huawei is obviously superior in switching speed.
In addition, the whole house Wi-Fi 6 + is powered by a network cable, no additional power supply is required, simple and beautiful, tool-free installation, and can better match the modern home decoration style.
N System, full home life coverage:
Huawei’s whole-house smart solution also provides an expandable Hongmeng supporting system. Currently, it supports eight major systems including lighting systems, water health systems, and environmental systems. Hongmeng ecology will be more and more in the future.
At the same time, Huawei is also expanding its partners, and it has now reached 1,000+ major brands, such as AO Smith for water systems, Seton for lighting systems, Bossie for kitchen appliances, Daikin for environmental systems, and a full range of sensors from Morgan. , Midea’s full range, etc., will continue to be expanded and improved in the future according to personal preferences and needs.
Huawei’s whole-house smart solution also provides a scalable Hongmeng supporting system.
As far as the current example is concerned, Huawei’s whole house intelligence can already implement modules such as constant temperature, constant humidity, constant cleanliness, constant oxygen, and rhythmic lighting. For specific needs, users can achieve home intelligence scenes as simple as changing the theme of a mobile phone: on Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversaries, etc., sound and light linkage can also create a romantic atmosphere.
Because the whole house intelligence involves part of the decoration plan, Huawei whole house intelligence provides a “one-stop 4S service”. By the beginning of May, there will be 7 offline whole-house smart flagship stores across the country, which can be purchased from Huawei’s Vmall online store, JD.com and Tmall’s Huawei official stores. Consumers can also Huawei view the construction process on the App, and NFC touches them when handing over the house.
You can easily synchronize the whole house configuration to your mobile phone. At the same time, supporting after-sales and routine maintenance. If a household appliance stops working, the system will analyze the socket, wiring, switch, and other aspects to find the fault, the official will also provide the user with a 7X24 hotline service, and the engineer will be within 3 hours if there is a problem Door-to-door solution.
Huawei Whole House Smart Partner (Home Appliances):
Currently, ordinary houses are generally out of date after 5-10 years of renovation. However, Huawei believes that thanks to the powerful AI capabilities of smart hosts, Huawei’s whole-house smart hosts continue to bring new functions through software upgrades, which can be extended to bring the whole house through module expansion. Music, whole house storage, and other functions.
Additionally, Huawei and partners continue to add scenes, and DIY development enthusiasts and consumers continue to enrich the scenes. In a win-win attitude, Huawei also provides partners with open platforms, development tools, and end-to-end technical guidance.
Huawei Whole House Smart Partner (Real Estate)
For now, the Hongmeng ecosystem is also growing. HiLink has been fully upgraded to Hongmeng Zhilian. It has not only absorbed many home appliance brands to join but also established cooperation with home improvements real estates developers such as China Resources Land, China Overseas Land, and Real Estate. Huawei believes that the whole house will be smart in the future. The experience scenes and services will be enriched, making the home a “home that can grow”.
Huawei’s whole house smart will be available for sale from June to August. It can be purchased online at Huawei Mall and major authorized e-commerce, and offline can be experienced and purchased at 50 whole house smart experience stores in 50 cities. Specific store information can be inquired through the official website.
(Via – ithome)
How good is Huawei Nova 10 Pro 100W turbo charging?
Huawei Nova 10 Pro is a gigantic member of the Nova family. The device comes into existence with several exciting features that can level up the user experience. However, the most reflecting technology of Huawei Nova 10 Pro is its 100W turbo-charging.
Yes, the company has done some amazing work with the Nova 10 Pro charging segments. Although, the devices hold several features to explore. Yet, turbo-charging is something that has drawn my attention a lot.
I think the battery is a very crucial part of a device. While purchasing a new gadget, users often check the battery specifications and its charging abilities. And why not, it is something that will power up our device and will keep it reliable in the time ahead.
Remember, a good battery and excellent charging functions can stretch the phone’s life to a long duration. It’s not us, but Huawei also understands this phrase. Hence, it equipped the latest Huawei Nova 10 Pro with a 100W turbo-charging facility.
100W turbo-charging – how does it work?
The Huawei 100W turbo-charging experience is worth praising. When I tried this technique for the first time, the results were surprising.
Ultimately, when you enable the turbocharging feature, it begins adapting the battery’s abilities. After plugging in the charger, the power suddenly jumps to 87W. After 3 minutes of super-fast charging, the power drops to 57W.
At this range, it continues to charge the device and slowly falls to 30W. Thereafter, it begins the background charging for 2-3 minutes with 26W power. Within or less than 10 minutes, the high-tech charging power up your device completely.
100W Turbo-Charging – good or bad?
Every technology has pros and cons. And so it follows on the charging as well. The turbo-charging may get affected by environmental factors. For instance, the temperature of your room, humidity, and more.
However, when we tried the turbo-charging effect under the ambient temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, the result was quite interesting.
- At 18.50 – 53% of charging
- At 18:53 – reaches 67%
- At 19:00 – 89% of the charging
- At 19:03 – 100% battery
Consequently, we can say that it takes 18-23 minutes to charge the device from 0 to 100 percent.
Notably, the battery capacity of Nova 10 Pro is only 4500mAh. In that aspect, turbo-charging operates in a very good manner. Moreover, it gradually increases and decreases the power level, so that your device may not get affected.
So far, Huawei has brought this technology with Nova 9 Pro smartphone. And now it’s playing wonders for users. With a 100W fast charger that offers turbo-charging, the device is good to go in your hands.
Any new charging technology is coming?
Well in recent times, we grabbed Huawei under a universal charging tech headline. As per the previous info, Huawei and some other companies have come across the table to find a universal solution for fast-charging adapters.
The new technique known as UFSC fusion (Universal Fast Charging Specification) will improve the charging facility. Further, it will contribute to the fast-charging ecosystem. It’s a simple way to unite different adapters with a revolutionary mechanism.
It’s believed, Huawei is doing great in terms of battery capacity. Even when the battery has low facilities, it is capable of boosting the entire functioning of the device. Well, a user most probably requires a phone that can survive for longer hours even when the battery is at a minimum percent. And the turbo-charging is perfectly offering these services.
After Huawei and Apple, Samsung to bring Satellite Communication
Huawei and its satellite communication are once again in the headlines. After Apple, it looks like Samsung is planning to follow Huawei and implement satellite communication technology on its flagship gadgets.
Satellite Communication technology is gradually becoming a trend in the market. In recent times, we come across several tech makers that are trying to adopt the respective feature for their devices or operating systems.
After Huawei, satellite communication enlisted Apple, Google (Android 14), and now Samsung. While Apple has already offered the benefits of satellite features with iPhone 14 series, Google and Samsung are in the preparation phase.
The latest information reveals that Samsung has associated with Iridium cooperation and is finalizing the satellite communication development for its next flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S23 series.
In our previous reports, we mentioned that Samsung is looking for a satellite connectivity provider other than Globalstar. This was so because Apple already merged with Globalstar for satellite features.
Thus, Samsung decided to take different steps in this tech concept. Eventually, it seems like the Korean tech maker has found the right companion to proceed with the new technology.
Samsung and Iridium
Speaking of the Iridium group, the cooperation utilizes the 66 low-orbit communication satellites. This framework offers effective voice and data communication services for users without any network hindrances.
On the flip side, the info states that Samsung has been working on satellite communication technology for the past two years. In the meantime, the company was dealing with antenna challenges as to how to make it a compact and power-efficient element.
Consequently, just like Huawei and Apple, Samsung’s main objective is to provide its users with immersive voice, messages, and image transmission facilities. And who knows, we could find the satellite tech with Galaxy S23 in the first quarter of 2023.
Satellite Communication – A long race!
Huawei is the first company to bring satellite communication features with the dynamic Mate 50 series. Ultimately, the feature is capable of relieving communication services even in low-area networks.
Thus, a user with Huawei Mate 50 smartphone can conduct calls, send a 19-20 characters text, scan a code 8-10 times, and generate trajectory maps and locations.
On the other hand, Huawei is making the corresponding feature more useful with the Mate 60. Yes, the internal tweaks suggest that the new version of this technology will enable two-way communications, sending voice messages, and making short voice calls as well.
It won’t be wrong to say that when it comes to technology and innovation, Huawei remains one step ahead.
Apple iPhone 14 series – SOS feature
Following Huawei, Apple also launched the iPhone 14 series with satellite features. It has implemented the Emergency SOS feature which combines with the software and connects antennas directly to the satellite.
As a result, this mechanism starts messaging functions with emergency services. Being an iPhone 14 user, you can use the feature under low-network or Wi-Fi coverage.
Android 14 is also on the list!
Yes, Android 14 has also appeared in the satellite communication headlines. The information states that Google is also making efforts and could initiate satellite features on the next coming Android version.
In the time ahead, we could see many competitors in this tech field. But it would be worth seeing which manufacturer will remain in the first position regarding satellite communication.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 launched, could come with Huawei P60 series
Today, Qualcomm launched the flagship chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for smartphones and flagship Android devices. The ultimate processor is baked with the most advanced technologies such as smarter image processing, and Wi-Fi 7, and it could be featured on the P60 series.
According to Qualcomm, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset contains extraordinary implements over its predecessors. Accordingly, the new features will offer a boasting performance to the premium devices.
The latest flagship processor stands upon the 4nm process layout. Ahead, it leans on four performance cores that deliver better results than the previous chipsets. All these cores range between 200 and 300MHz.
Further, Qualcomm claims that both CPU and GPU are turbo elements and exhibit 40-45% of power saving. To count on the major additions, the company has introduced revamped AI structures, the super-ultra Wi-Fi 7 for extreme connections, and smarter image processing.
Let’s dive into the features of the newly-launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset:
The AI Engine comprises the Qualcomm Hexagon chipsets with innovative micro tile inferencing. Besides, it equips Tensor accelerators with up to 4.35 times faster AI performance than previous processors. It also supports the INT4 format for the first time which accelerates AI analysis performance by 60%.
The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset adopts the amplified Adreno GPU that offers 25% faster graphics rendering.
On top of that, it features a full Snapdragon Elite Gaming arsenal that includes industry standards for Real-Time Hardware Accelerated ray Tracing, delivering authentic light, reflections, and illuminations for desktop-level gaming experiences.
Intelligent Camera functions
The effective Qualcomm Spectra installs a triple 18-bit cognitive ISPs and an Always-On Sensing camera. The optical components derive from the AI functions and enhance the real-time capture of photos and videos.
Together, these intelligent camera functions keenly inspect the objects in an image and apply image tuning accordingly. The chipset also supports iconic 200MP single captures with 3.2 gigapixels per second.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powers Kryo CPU cores which results in 35% faster performance and 40% finer battery efficiency. Additionally, the micro-architecture helps in converting one efficiency core into an additional performance core to achieve maximize multi-threaded performance up to 3.2GHz speed.
Advanced 5G Performance
Qualcomm has also added the Snapdragon X70 Modem-RF, which was announced earlier this year. This technology implies the Qualcomm 5G AI processor, Qualcomm Smart Transmit, and Qualcomm 5G PowerSave.
These all variants offer the latest advancements in speed, network coverage, and high-range link, and effectively support dual 5G SIM activation at the same time.
First-Ever Wi-Fi 7
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip brings the first commercial Wi-Fi 7 with High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link, on the new FastConnect 7800 board. The new system delivers VR-class low-latency, more than doubling Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 5.8Gbps.
Apart from these functions, the newly-released chipset also supports Dual Bluetooth, LE Audio, and Snapdragon Sound with spatial audio for immersive audio experiences.
Huawei P60 series could feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
While several smartphones are waiting to taste the new processor, the Huawei P60 series also falls on this list. The phone has been rumored many times to bring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset on its surface.
Adding to this, Qualcomm has now released its premium processor and it’s time to wait for Huawei’s upcoming flagship. Notably, the P60 series is expected to make its debut in the first quarter of 2023.
Whereas, Qualcomm said that the latest processor will start appearing in high-end phones by the end of 2022, and will make a complete space in 2023 Android devices. Probably, the rumors of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for P60 models will soon turn into reality.