Huawei has officially entered the wearable market today by announcing the TalkBand B1. The device, available in six different colors, has a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display. Present here is the run-of-the-mill tracking feature set: steps taken, traveled distance, and calories burnt. Also, it can monitor sleeping patterns to wake up the user at just the right time. Then there’s a very interesting hardware feature. The TalkBand B1 has an earpiece that can be detached and used for phone calls. That is why people have been questioning its thickness. The 90mAh battery will net six days of use after taking two hours to fully charge. While there is no official price just yet, Huawei’s smartband will be available in China (next month), Japan, the Middle East, Russia and Western Europe later this year.
No, that is not the ‘HTC One Max 2′ you are looking at. That is an unidentified Huawei phablet sitting next to the company’s upcoming smartwatch. The reason I say unidentified is because while the MediaPad X1 is coming, its design doesn’t quite match this. Above is a premium aluminum device that is almost identical to what HTC’s devices look like. The MediaPad X1; however, looks like the front is all plastic.
The image, posted by @evleaks, was attached with a comment saying “WOW-wei” and I agree with that proclamation. If Huawei keeps up this kind of design language, people will certainly give them a look (as will HTC when they serve Huawei with a lawsuit).
Huawei released a teaser video the other day for their MWC 2014 presence. The video indicates a couple new tablets will be revealed along with a new smartphone. Until now, many people seemed to think the possibilities for the smartphone included the Ascend P7 or the Ascend D3. A new possibility has emerged thanks to a new leak from Twitter tipster @evleaks who posted a new image of the Ascend G6 suggesting a reveal coming up this weekend.
The image shows the device, a low to mid-tier version of the Ascend P6, in five different colors including black, white, pink, blue and gold. The Ascend G6 will reportedly be 7.5mm think which is similar to an iPhone 5S. The screen will run at 960×540 resolution and is supported by a 1.3GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Thus far, there is no indication the device will support 4G LTE nor is there any information indicating it will make its way out of the Chinese market.
The screen shot in the image shows a date of Sunday, February 23, indicating that may be the date it is unveiled.
A couple days ago we reported on some images of Huawei’s MediaPad X1 7-inch tablet as it made its way through the Chinese regulatory process. Huawei appears to be targeting the Nexus 7 tablet with this new device, although it is still not clear which markets will have access to the device. Ahead of MWC 2014, some more images have surfaced of the device giving us a better look.
Huawei is set to release a number of products at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, including a couple smartphones and tablets, as well as a wearable device.
2014 is set to be a big year for wearables. Already we know that the Galaxy Gear might switch over to Tizen, and that a number of manufacturers are set to release new devices. Recently an image leaked of what could be (although we hope not!) Huawei’s new wearable device.
Huawei is expected to release their newest flagship device at Mobile World Congress next week. That device is the Ascend P7, and it has recently leaked in a press image along with confirmation of some of the hardware specs of the device.
The leaked image shows that the device will be released in a number of different colors: black, white, pink, and beige. The specs that have been revealed show that the phone will have a 5-inch full HD display, a 13MP rear facing camera, a 5MP front facing camera, and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor.
If you are looking for a new 7-inch tablet device and want to consider something other than the Nexus 7, Huawei is hoping they can entice you with their new MediaPad X1 tablet. According to a teaser video the company released, the new tablet is one of several devices that Huawei will announce at MWC 2014 next week. Leading up to that event though, some press renders and detailed specifications surfaced on the TENAA site, the Chinese version of the FCC. Hit the break for more details and images.
Yup, not all teaser videos are supposed to make sense. Take Huawei’s latest offering, which uses a phone that resembles an iPhone along with a Siri clone. The narrator asks her, “What’s new at this year’s Mobile World Congress?” Then of course, you get the usual visuals that you find in any teaser along with certain bits of information. However, the visuals take place in the “iPhone” and is narrated by “Siri.” She talks about a tablet, a smartphone, and a new multimedia tablet.
Does the “iPhone” and “Siri” software have anything to do with the new announcements? Probably not, but Huawei sure got our attention this morning didn’t they? Hit the break for the video.
We thought Huawei would be unveiling the successor to the Ascend P6, the Ascend P7, later this month at Mobile World Congress— instead, they’ll be launching another phone, alongside a brand new smartwatch.
Details aren’t yet available on either device, and we’d expect that most would be more interested in the smartwatch of the two. It looks as though Huawei, Apple’s main Asian competitor, will be beating Apple to the wearable market, at least in Asia.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on all of this, especially because, as always, leaked specs and photos should be coming relatively soon.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Judging by how nice the design of the Ascend P6 was, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that the device’s successor, the P7, will look just as nice, or even better.
Thankfully, in a series of leaked photos, we got a nice look at the back panel of the phone, which should be released at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.
In terms of specs, here’s what we have so far:
A 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear shooter, a 1.6GHz HiSilicon chipset.a 2,460mAH battery and Huawei’s EmotionUI 2.0 Android skin.
Hit the break for a larger photo of the device’s back panel.