Huawei had been off the radar for quite sometime now. But the Chinese tech vendor seems to be highly aggressive in splashing the tech world with its extensive launches in the year 2014. At the CES 2014, the company made exciting waves with launch of varied Ascend range.
While only a month has passed since the major tech show, the other one has kicked off in Barcelona - MWC 2014. Looks like Huawei has already stole the spotlight at MWC 2014 with the launch of five new devices, including an innovative smartband and expanded 4G device's range.
These are two tablets - MediaPad X1 and M1, a new smartphone - Ascend G6, and the "world's fastest Mi-Fi" device. Further, Huawei has come up with an intelligent fitness band, dubbed the TalkBand B1. The unique device is a combination of a fitness tracker and integrated Bluetooth headset.
Let's have a look at Huawei's latest lineup of products unveiled at this year's MWC 2014 in the slideshow below.
Huawei TalkBand B1
After Sony and LG, Chinese player Huawei has joined the rank of biggies by announcing its first ever wearable device at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The TalkBand B1 isn't a smart watch by any means; rather we think it would be better to call as "polished fitness tracker".
Priced at 99 Euros or Rs. 8,500, the TalkBand B1 is an expensive option to achieve regular fitness regimes. Talking about its features, the device is combination of fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset. It does support Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC connectivity. This waterproof and dust resistant band features a 1.4-inch curve OLED display.
You can make calls, track your steps or check how much calories burned. That's it. We think the device's like these are still irrelevant. More than a wearable witness tracker, the product should be praised for integrating a nice-looking Bluetooth headset, when removed from the strap.
Huawei MediaPad X1
Huawei's latest product, the MediaPad X1, seems to be closer to a full sized tablet rather than a smartphone. This 7-inch Full HD tablet incorporates a SIM slot that provides 4G LTE data. Thus, you can make calls, send messages or exchange e-mails. It doubles as a phone, so the next time even if you forgot to carry a cell phone---this multifunctional device could come in handy.
This metal clad tablet features a 7-inch Full HD display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of internal memory (expandable via a microSD card slot), Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and a 5,000mAh battery fitted inside. What's great about the tablet is that it comes with a 13MP rear-facing camera with an LED Flash. Also, add a 5MP front-facing camera on the front. This Android-powered tablet is accompanied by Huawei's Emotion UI on the top.
Huawei MediaPad M1
The MediaPad M1's design will remind you of HTC One. Like the MediaPad X1, the M1 is a mash up of smartphone cum full-sized tablet. The tablet comes with an 8-inch display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a heavy duty 4,800mAh battery, and lastly a 5MP rear-facing camera on the back side.
On the front, you will notice dual-sided frontal speakers, just like the HTC One. The M1 is supported by 4G LTE connectivity. The device will land in European market sometime in UK.
Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Meet the Ascend G6 4G: The 4.5-inch 4G enabled might be priced economically in select markets worldwide. The Ascend G6 4G will appeal to those who love exploring the world with a camera. The phone features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED Flash, and a 5-megapixel shooter given on the front.
The handset features a 4.5-inch display having a resolution of 960 x 450 pixels. Under the hood, we can find a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. At 6.18mm, the phone is insanely thin. The 8GB of internal memory is expandable in nature via a microSD card slot. There's no update on device's retail availability in Indian market.
If Huawei grabbed headline by introducing one of the kind wearable fitness bands, then you are wrong. The company, known globally for its telecommunication equipments, today announced the "world's fastest MiFi", the Huawei E5786. The device will provide data speed of 300mbps, when connected to be an LTE enabled network.
It can be connect up to 10 devices to the LTE network via Wi-Fi. The product comes with a 3,000mAh battery and offers 10 hours of backup on a single charge. It will be available in the second half of the year.