Despite Corona's panic in China, Wavey unveils a host of new products including a new folding and promising smartphone • Products have not yet arrived in Israel
Wavie's new folding smartphone // Photo: AP
Although a year ago, Huawei introduced Maxte X with the folding display, but the phone did not come to serial production, and was only delivered to individual experimenters, and presented at exhibitions and press conferences. Now, although the Barcelona mobile show was canceled due to the Corona virus crisis, but Wavi, who was to be the main sponsor of the show and unveil her flagship devices for 2020, has not canceled the plan to unveil her new folding device, called the Mate XS. In the absence of journalists from most countries around the world, the exposure yesterday (Monday) was made both physically and in a virtual press conference.
Photo: Niv Lililan
Wavy introduced the folding device that is ready for the fifth generation of the cellphone, with its 8-inch display open, which also turns into a phone with a 6.6-inch display in its folded position. The axis on the new device has been greatly improved compared to the folding axis from the display last year. The Leica camera has a Square SuperSensing camera, which includes a SuperMP 40S main camera, a 16MP ultra wide camera, an 8MP telephoto camera and a 3D depth sensor. The camera array takes full advantage of the front and rear cameras to support a wide range of photo options on the folding device. Another advantage of the device is working in parallel in some applications, utilizing the folding structure of the device. It is not yet known if Wawi will import the device to the country or what its price will be, if it does.
Wavey also unveiled at its press conference its new ecosystem, which was forced on it by the U.S. government, which banned Google from providing it directly with the Android operating system. Wavy has unveiled a variety of alternative apps and an online store here for all the needs of phone owners.
According to Richard Yu, CEO of Wavy, the company is committed to the connected life strategy tailored to each scenario. We will continue to invest in our leading technologies including chipset, communication processors, artificial intelligence, fifth generation mobile, operating systems, cameras and audiovisual solutions. Eager to work with developers around the world to accelerate the growth of the ecosystem that fits every scenario. Together with them we will elevate the user experience to new heights. "
The phone was not the only product unveiled in Barcelona. The flagship products announced today include the HUAWEI Mate Xs, the next generation of folding devices that includes advanced hardware and software; HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G, flagship tablet 5G, and HUAWEI Wi-Fi AX3 HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro 2 - two Wi-Fi 6+ connectivity solutions that enable ultra-fast connectivity. In addition, Huawei also unveiled a variety of new MateBook laptops. The laptops are supported by 10th-generation Intel Core processors and Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
During the virtual launch, Huawei launched the Gigahome 650 and Kirin W650, the new Wi-Fi 6+ chipsets designed for routers and smartphones respectively. The new HUAWEI AX3 Wi-Fi series is equipped with the Gigahome 650 chipset, which allows it to support dual-duplex (DBDC) operation at high speeds up to 3000bps. Used in conjunction with a Huawei device that also supports Wi-Fi 6+, HUAWEI Wi-Fi AX3 routers can provide better signal coverage and speeds that exceed Wi-Fi 6 routers.
The Tablet - MatePad Pro 5G is designed to sync with Huawei, wearable and other devices. It has a 10.8-inch HD monitor with support for the DCI-P3 cinematic color gamut. The KIRIN 990 5G SoC processor, embedded in the lightweight tablet body, supports fast, high-performance 5G connectivity and energy efficiency.
With the EMUI10, the HUAWEI MatePad Pro can be connected to other Huawei smartphones through the Huawei Share feature with Huawei's multi-screen operation. Once connected, users can navigate and control both devices on the tablet's display.
New Wavey's Laptop // Photo: AP
Multi-screen collaboration also allows dragging and dropping files between smartphones and tablets. Peripheral sharing allows users to type on their smartphone using the tablet's keyboard and screen, play music stored on their smartphone using the tablet's speakers, and more. HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G supports multiple windows for displaying up to three apps at a time. The app multiplier splits one app instance into two windows, providing a revolutionary dual viewing experience that takes full advantage of mobile.
The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G can be paired with the HUAWEI M-Pencil, which supports 4,096 pressure-sensitive levels to provide a natural and intuitive writing experience. HUAWEI Notepad naturally supports the Huawei tuner with a new Shorthand Screen-off feature that lets users express their inspiration whenever it appears.
Huawei announced the new HUAWEI MateBook models during the event. The upgraded HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is powered by 10th-generation Intel Core processors. The latest laptop is available in a new green emerald color, and retains the FullView display design with a screen aspect ratio of 91%. The new HUAWEI MateBook D series joins the HUAWEI MateBook family as a computer that appeals to younger consumers, offering an innovative and designed smart experience.
New App Experience: Huawei AppGallery
In order to foster a full-fledged ecosystem that will support Huawei devices moving forward, Huawei is gradually opening up its cloud capabilities - devices - to global developers through HMS. The system includes preparations for every scenario, global distribution capabilities and life cycle management, this ecosystem is a key component of Huawei's All-Scenario Seamless AI Life strategy.
Today, HMS Core is a collection of tools designed for Huawei's partners and app developers to create new and unique experiences that utilize the full hardware and software capabilities that Huawei devices have to offer. By integrating HMS into their applications with HMS Core 4.0, developers can quickly deploy capabilities on Huawei devices like HiAI, distributed technologies and camera features in their apps and deliver end-user quality experiences.
For example, Cewe, the largest photo printing company in Europe, has deployed the Huawei sharing kit to streamline the device matching process in its offices. The intuitive printing process enables faster production by requiring only a simple connection between the Huawei device and the printer. These experiences are not exclusive to business users; HUWAEI AppGallery offers a variety of apps that allow users of Huawei devices to enjoy the convenience of Huawei's innovation.
HUAWEI AppGallery also offers Quick Apps, an innovative category of apps designed for devices in the 5G era. Rapid development based on industry standards, Quick Apps does not require installation and uses minimal system memory. Users can simply click on these apps to enjoy the seamless interaction and beautiful interfaces as if they were traditional apps. This category is growing fast; Currently there are over 1,700 fast apps available in the HUAWEI App Gallery.
In addition to creating apps, Huawei actively curates high quality popular apps around the world to enrich the user experience.
To protect users from malware, Huawei - a pioneer in security and full protection - includes real-name developer authentication, a four-step review process, download and installation protection, and a secure application prevention mechanism.
With a nine-year track record of app aggregation and development, HUAWEI AppGallery is one of the top three app stores in the world. Speaking about the plans and future of the HUAWEI App Gallery, Richard Yu noted: "Looking ahead, we will continue to expand our app ecosystem in the HUAWEI App Gallery in the hope of not only creating a secure and reliable platform, but also providing consumers with another option. The success of this thriving ecosystem will remain one of our top priorities. "
Huawei is actively collaborating with popular app developers around the world to expand the range of apps. Developers are invited to be part of this activity and work with Huawei to deliver a smarter app experience to consumers around the world.