It is based on a liquid metal based on zirconium, and promises to be 30% stronger than a titanium alloy. The chipset was upgraded to the Kirin 990 5G, promising 23% more performance than the previous version, as well as energy savings. The smartphone promises yetoitobands of 5G connectivity, that is, double the previous model. The advance information states that the battery also has 21% more autonomy, being able to charge 85% in 30 minutes.
Regarding the cameras, Mate Xs has a Leica four lens system, including a 40 MP main, an 8 MP telephoto and a 16 MP ultra-wide and a ToF camera for 3D depth effect. The software has the operating system EMUI 10 with Android 10, included in the XS. Among the features, it has a double window system on the same screen when opened, which allows you to drag the contents from side to side.
MatePad Pro 5G tablet confirmed to start at 549 euros
The new tablet from Huawei offers a screen with a resolution of 2,560×1,600, 10.8 inches, with a screen coverage of 90%, greater than rivals iPad Pro, says Richard Yu, also having a system of four channels of sound, with resonant bass. It also has a system of four microphones along its side, and a noise canceling system in the chamber area. It has the capacity to run AAA games on the tablet, and a 40W supercharge charging system, and 27W wirelress charging.
The company says that it has a new landscape visualization system, capable of placing two windows side by side, leaving it to the user to define which side occupies the most area on the screen. Huawei says it is using Open UIKit for producers, with some "treats" like Zero Re-coding and simple configurations. You can also operate the smartphone on the tablet, dragging content between the devices, in a multiscreen collaboration.
As an accessory, the tablet comes with a 1.3 mm wireless keyboard, with automatic pairing, and a possibility of using 60/70 degrees. There is also the Huawei M-Pencil, with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, making tilt for shading and without error of mistakes for touching with the fists on the screen. The company says that the tablet allows you to write and paint freely and fluently.
Huawei MateBook X Pro – a "borderless" experience starting at 1,499 euros
Another innovation that the manufacturer had in the pipeline was also the arrival of a new laptop computer. In an interview with SAPO TEK in December 2019, Tiago Flores, responsible for the consumer area at Huawei, confirmed that MWC 2020 would be an important moment for announcing news in the PC segment. In question is the launch of the new MateBook X and MateBook, both with Intel processors.
And MateBook X Pro, a computer with a touch screen and a 3000×2000 resolution screen, was revealed, promising low consumption. It has a 100% SRGB color palette. Its processor is the latest generation from Intel. It also has the ability to share across the MateBook family, including multi-screen tasks.
It was also shown the MateBook D15, a 15.6 inch notebook and the 14 inch D14, available in two colors. There are also versions based on the AMD Ryzen 7 processor. Computers have a power button with biometric fingerprint sensors, with an independent chip for security. The brand also promises a camera built into the chassis itself, which can be shrunk when not used. The charger not only allows you to charge your computer, like a smartphone. This range of computers starts at 649 euros.
In a long conference, and with many new features, Huawei also showed its Wi-Fi 6+ solutions, promising faster routers, with quad-core and touch sharing capabilities. The 5G CPE Pro 2 router is the answer to the new generation of consumer connectivity. The company maintains a big bet on IoT systems, presenting a new 5G module, the MH5000 for everything related to Internet of Things equipment.
Richard Yu also assumed that Huawei's AppGallery is really here to stay, revealing to be present in 170 countries. The executive says that programmers thus have three options in the production of applications, alongside Apple's App Store and Google's Google Play. Huawei also introduced the Quick App system, a faster way to access applications, using as little system memory as possible. For the producers, the novelty is the new HMS 4.0, the dev kit for production, which brings more tools and wants to entice developers to bring more apps to the Huawei ecosystem.
Editor's Note: The news was updated throughout the conference. Last update 16h22.