Huawei launches six new premium and flagship products in APAC. These include the Nova 8i, MatePads, Watch 3 series, Freebuds 4, and MateView series.
Huawei Consumer Business Group held a summer launch event in APAC region bringing six new flagship products on the market. These include the HUAWEI nova 8i smartphone, HUAWEI MatePad series tablet (MatePad Pro 12.6-inch, HUAWEI MatePad Pro 10.8-inch, and HUAWEI MatePad 11), HUAWEI Watch 3 series smartwatch, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4, next-generation open-fit Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) wireless earbuds, two high-end monitors - the HUAWEI MateView and MateView GT.
The HUAWEI MatePad series tablets and HUAWEI Watch 3 series smartwatches are the first Huawei smart devices powered by HarmonyOS 2. With the distributed data management and distributed task scheduling capabilities of the HarmonyOS, the HUAWEI Watch 3 and HUAWEI MatePad Pro can efficiently work together with other intelligent devices such as smartphones, PCs, and monitors. It is designed to boost user's productivity as well as creativity, especially when it comes to artwork production and office work. It offers consumers better work from home, fitness & health management, and entertainment experience.
"Huawei will continue to provide more powerful smart devices, and strive for bringing the more perfect, richer, and comprehensive smart life experience in all scenarios to the consumers in the APAC region," said Alex Lin, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group APAC.
Connect for better work
Huawei is committed to meeting office requirements with intelligent productivity tools in order to deliver an intelligent experience to consumers. This experience supports natural human-machine interactions and smooth information sharing. It also enables seamless shifts between different types of devices across all scenarios.
HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6
As a tablet powered by HarmonyOS 2, the HUAWEI MatePad series can work with Huawei PCs and HUAWEI MateView for multi-screen collaboration. The tablet can be connected to MateBook and MateView in different dual-screen modes.
Mirror mode allows user to project tablet’s screen to MateBook and MateView simultaneously.
Extend Mode supports cross-device file dragging and transferring, providing a more efficient and collaborative multi-device experience.
The HUAWEI MatePad series includes the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6-inch, HUAWEI MatePad Pro 10.8-inch, and HUAWEI MatePad 11. HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6/10.8 is equipped with a gorgeous bezel-less OLED display, 8 speakers, and 3 rear cameras, the first in the world. The HUAWEI MatePad 11 is Huawei's first tablet to support 120Hz screen refresh rate, providing a smoother visual experience for gaming and videos.
The HUAWEI M-Pencil - 2nd generation offers a natural pencil-like writing experience with the new platinum-coated pen nib. The new Smart Magnetic Keyboard features a full-size design and comfortable typing experience with 1.3mm key travel while taking advantage of the strengths of its previous generation, including the magnetic cover, wireless charging, and Bluetooth connectivity to ensure that it’s ready to use instantly.
With the HUAWEI M-Pencil (2nd generation), the new HUAWEI Smart Magnetic Keyboard, and Bluetooth wireless mouse, the HUAWEI MatePad series will give consumers a PC-like experience to boost productivity and creativity.
The HUAWEI MateView is designed for smart office scenarios and features professional color display performance. It is a pro-grade stand-alone monitor featuring a 28.2-inch 3:2 panel that supports a high resolution of 3840 × 2560 pixels to deliver a premium viewing experience and present every single detail on the screen.
In addition, HUAWEI MateView can be connected with smartphones, laptops, and tablets wirelessly. It also supports the keyboard and mouse control function. The keyboard and mouse can be connected to a monitor to control other devices such as laptops and mobile phones, greatly improving the working efficiency of consumers.
Connect for better Fitness & Health Management
Huawei aims to deliver a new experience for proactive health management in the digital era. The company is working with upstream and downstream app developers, medical device manufacturers, and professional medical institutions to build a hardware ecosystem, app ecosystem, and HUAWEI Research ecosystem in the fitness and health domain.
Huawei is also combining smart devices with health management services to provide consumers with 24/7 professional health services. In the near future, everyone will have access to a personal health manager, and be able to proactively manage their own health.
HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series
The HUAWEI WATCH 3 series, a new flagship smartwatch, supports independent communication. It also allows users to make phone calls and listen to music using the same phone number and data plan as their smartphone. Featuring a curved glass screen and 316L stainless steel case, this stylish watch comes with a brand-new 3D rotating crown that senses different levels of pressure and provides haptic feedback in response, making the watch comfortable to wear and easy to operate.
Meanwhile, the HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series is your personal fitness and health management assistant. It serves as a professional fitness & health manager that supports more than 100 workout modes. In addition to a broad range of healthcare monitoring function for reference, the watch can now monitor skin temperature with a new, high-precision temperature sensor. It also supports fall detection and SOS functions so users can supervise and manage their health data in realtime.
Connect for better Entertainment
Huawei uses distributed technology to deliver a wireless entertainment experience across all scenarios that supports low-latency audio-to-video synchronization and multi-device collaboration. These include dual-device connectivity for headphones, seamless audio switching between devices, and HUAWEI CAST+ screen mirroring. All of these is possible with Huawei devices, such as wireless headphones, smart speakers, Huawei Vision, smartphones, PCs, and tablets.
HUAWEI FreeBuds 4
The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 not only improves air-like comfort and active noise reduction abilities, but also delivers high resolution sound quality and intelligent audio connectivity. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 only weighs 4.1 grams per earbud. It's very lightweight that you can wear them without feeling any burden.
To enhance noise cancellation effectively across different wearing scenarios, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 uses Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) noise cancellation technology; the first open-fit earbuds in the industry to do so. When noise cancellation is switched on, the earbuds auto detect the user’s ear shape and determine the optimum noise cancellation algorithm for each user. This results to the most comfortable noise cancellation experience.
In terms of sound quality, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 uses a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) composite diaphragm, which can deliver high resolution sound quality. With no major quality loss, the treble part sounds richer and detailed.
Dual-device connection is supported on HUAWEI FreeBuds 4, providing consumers with the ultimate entertainment experience. Whether it is a Huawei smartphone, tablet, PC, smartwatch or HUAWEI Vision, or any other smart devices running Android, iOS or Windows, two devices can be connected to the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 simultaneously. This lets users enjoy their favorite music or drama without missing any calls. When a call comes in, the music or video will be paused and seamlessly switch to the call.
HUAWEI MateView GT
The HUAWEI MateView GT is Huawei’s first curved monitor that perfectly fits gaming and e-sports scenarios. It features a 34-inch 165Hz curved screen with a screen ratio of 21:9 and a resolution of 3440 × 1440 pixels. It also incorporates innovative designs such as the SoundBar. It is designed to maximize gaming delight and create an immersive entertainment experience for players.
HUAWEI Nova 8i
HUAWEI also brings the new smartphone, the HUAWEI Nova 8i, to APAC consumers. The HUAWEI nova series aims to become the smartphone that young people loves the most. Huawei design and R&D teams combined their passion of life and technology to create more products that are both beautiful and powerful, enabling HUAWEI Nova Series to provide more user satisfaction.
The HUAWEI nova 8i has a slim body and perfectly designed body ratio. It is equipped with a 6.67-inch Huawei bezel-less screen. Thanks to the NCVM (non-conductive vacuum metallization) process, the phone's back cover is having a beautiful visual and sleek 4D curved design. It brings the ultimate holding experience to the consumer.
The rear quad camera system, including the 64MP high-resolution main camera, provides strong photography experience for all types of users. In addition, the HUAWEI nova 8i also supports 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge, which takes only 38 minutes to fully charge the phone.
Huawei to build more experience stores and online channels in APAC
Alongside the announcement of six new flagship products to the APAC market, Huawei also announced at the launch event that it will continue to develop both retail and online strategies including Huawei experience stores and e-commerce channels to bring consumers a better and more convenient shopping experience.
Huawei has opened Huawei experience stores in several countries in the APAC region. Currently, there are 120+ Huawei experience stores in Malaysia, 110+ in Thailand, 130+ in the Philippines, 25+ in Indonesia, and 10+ in Singapore. A total of 400+ Huawei Experience Stores are in the most popular shopping centers in various regions that are ready to serve consumers.
In the Huawei Experience Store, consumers can experience the latest Huawei smartphones, as well as Huawei monitors, tablets, wearables, and audio devices. Huawei hopes to provide consumers with a convenient and direct shopping experience and enable them to experience Seamless AI Life.
In addition, Huawei has made great efforts to expand e-commerce channels and O2O services. Currently, consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines can easily purchase Huawei products through the e-commerce channels HUAWEI Store and third-party e-commerce channels such as Lazada and Shopee.
Price and Availability
HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series
Starting from ₱18,999, the HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series will be available for pre-order beginning July 6 to July 15 on Huawei Store, HUAWEI Experience Stores and authorized retail stores, as well as in Shopee and Lazada with a FREE Huawei Band 4 worth ₱1,890.
HUAWEI FreeBuds 4
Priced at ₱7,999, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 will be available for pre-order for only ₱5,999 from July 6 until July 15 via Shopee. Likewise, if you pre-order via the Huawei Store and pay ₱1,000 initial payment, you get 2,000 off, meaning pre-order customers can get the FreeBuds 4 for as low as ₱5,999 only. Lastly, pre-order customers are entitled to get a 3-month HUAWEI Music VIP subscription.
HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6
The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6 retails in the Philippines for ₱55,999. Those who are going to purchase a unit from June 28 to July 09 just need to add ₱1 to get premium freebies worth up to ₱18,035. The bundle includes a HUAWEI MatePad M-Pencil worth ₱5,999, a HUAWEI Smart Keyboard worth ₱7,999, a Bluetooth Speaker worth ₱1,499, and limited subscription to HUAWEI Cloud (3mos, 50GB, ₱49), HUAWEI Video (1 month VIP, ₱589), WPS (3 months VIP, ₱900), FilmoraGo (3 months VIP, ₱500), and HUAWEI Theme (VIP, ₱500).
The last promo bundle will be running from July 10 to 31. Customers just need to add ₱1 to get ₱13,998 worth of premium freebies. This includes a HUAWEI MatePad M-Pencil 2nd generation and a HUAWEI Smart Keyboard. The Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 is now available in all Huawei Stores nationwide, Huawei official online store, and via Lazada and Shopee.
MateView and MateView GT
Huawei is also entering the display industry with a powerful monitor duo: smart monitor MateView and curved gaming monitor MateView GT. These monitors for today’s corporate gladiators and new-gen gaming champs will be launched in the local market soon.
The MateView GT is expected to bear a retail price of ₱28,999. Hardcore gamers looking at elevating their rig can get the first dibs on the device through pre-order. From July 6 to 15, the MateView GT will be available for pre-order via Huawei Store, Shopee, and Lazada, and will be coming with a free classic backpack worth ₱5,990. You may purchase the Huawei MateView GT via these participating stores.
Stay tuned for updates on the MatePad 11, nova 8i, MateView, and MateView GT local launch availability.