Huawei has unveiled the smart office of the future at a global launch in Bangkok today which showcases new innovations, connectivity and interaction which are designed to maximise creativity and offer easier and higher quality communication.
The new products include the Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop, MateBook 16 S laptop, MateBook D 16 laptop, the MatePad Pro 11 tablet, the MateView SE monitor, the FreeBuds Pro 2 earphones, the WiFi Mesh 3 and the Huawei Wireless Mouse.
We can expect them to land in Australia in the coming months.
Huawei has been working to build a smart office framework since 2018 based around two main capabilities – cross device collaboration and ecosystem integration.
In terms of spending on research and development, Huawei is second only to Google parent company Alphabet but ahead of Microsoft and Apple.
In fact, 22 per cent of the company’s revenue is re-directed back into R&D.
Huawei can also lay claim to filing more patents than any other tech company in the world.
Its latest products extend the drag-to-connect capabilities to even more devices which makes connecting and interacting on multiple devices even easier and faster.
The ecosystem Huawei has created with these new products so you can drag and drop content between them and extend and mirror displays.
“The Asia Pacific market has always been one of the most important regions for Huawei and we are always committed to offer the most innovative product to elevate your daily lives,” said Yu Chengdong (Richard Yu), CEO of Huawei’s Consumer BG.
HUAWEI MATEBOOK X PRO
The Huawei MateBook X Pro defies traditional laptop convention and has a sleek Ink blue metallic body.
The laptop is light yet sturdy thanks to its magnesium alloy construction and unibody design which weighs just 1.26kg
It has a 14.2-inch Real Colour FullView 3.1K Display with the world’s first Eye Comfort 3.0 certification by TUV Rheinland with 92.5 per cent screen-to-body ratio.
There is also a Nano Optical AR layer to reduce reflections by up to 60 per cent so you can use the laptop inside and out.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is powered by Intel Evo and comes with the 12th Gen Core processors.
The 30W super cooling performance mode allows users to power through intensive tasks.
The system level Super Turbo technology works hand in hand with Windows 11 to offer powerful performance and create a much smoother experience whether in a video conference or powering through a heavy workload.
The touchpad offers Smart Interactions so you can use eight gestures to do things like control media and take screenshots.
The MateBook X Pro also has virtual gestures including Air Stop to control video playback with a wave of your hand.
HUAWEI MATEPAD PRO 11
The Huawei MatePad Pro 11 is a tablet that offers stunning design and enhanced smart solutions.
It has an 11-inch OLED screen with real colour Huawei FullView Display and a 92 per cent screen to body ratio and smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
It is also the world’s first TUV Rheinland Full Care Display 3.0 certified tablet.
The screen has a frosted surface to reduce fingerprints while still offering responsive touch
Weighing in at just 440g with a thickness of just 5.9mm, the MatePad Pro 11 is the lightest and thinnest 11-inch premium tablet in the company’s line-up.
Also on board is Huawei Sound, another first for a tablet, that offers immersive cinematic audio.
Multitasking is made easier thanks to Multi-Window so you can work on several applications at once.
You can also create widgets to offer instant access to often-used app and tasks.
The tablet also has a 1.5mm detachable Smart Magnetic Keyboard and a newly enhanced Huawei M-Pencil so users can unleash their creativity.
HUAWEI MATEBOOK D 16 & MATEBOOK 16S
The MateBook D 16 is the latest offering in the MateBook D laptop series with a stunning 16-inch Full HD display with 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, sleek and light design that’s just 18.4mm thick and weighing in at just 1.7kg.
It’s also equipped with the Huawei Metaline Antenna to improve the signal and facilitate high speed Internet access.
There’s also a fingerprint power button and fast charging. There are also dedicated shortcut keys to search for a document, switch the camera off and access a calculator.
The MateBook 16 S has an Intel Evo-certified i9 processor and a huge 16-inch 2.5K touchscreen and a 1080p AI camera for crystal clear video calls.
With high colour accuracy, the MateBook 16 S is ideal for a graphic designer.
Through an all-new control panel you can access an AI camera with face-tracking technology, apply a virtual background and AI Sound to enhance your voice and be sure you’re heard clearly even in a noisy environment.
The pro-level keyboard has 1.5mm key travel with soft landing for easier, quieter and more comfortable typing.
HUAWEI MATEVIEW SE
The Huawei MateView SE is an all-new Full HD monitor with a 23.8-inch screen and 92 per cent screen to body ratio.
It also has an adjustable swivel stand to rotate from zero to 90 degrees to suit the content you’re viewing and working on.
Each monitor has also been individually calibrated to ensure colour accuracy of the screen meets the highest standards.
The MateView SE also has an eBook mode that creates an ink-on-paper effect to make it easier on your eyes when reading documents.
HUAWEI WIFI MESH 3 & AX3 PRO
The Huawei Wi-Fi Mesh 3 offers high speed wi-fi for more than 250 connections over a 400 square metre area.
Mesh 3 supports Wi-Fi Bonding and backup which creates a connection between the routers with all bands at the same time for higher network efficiency.
The Huawei AX3 pro support speeds of up to 3000Mbps and connects devices with just one touch.
HUAWEI FREEBUDS PRO 2
The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 have had a significant update with improved audio thanks to the Ultra-hearing dual driver true sound system and digital crossover technology.
What you get is even better bass and great detailed sound quality.
The FreeBuds Pro 2 also have vastly improved noise cancellation while you’re listening to music and while making voice calls.
This is achieved through a 4-Mic Call Noise Cancellation system and Huawei’s exclusive deep neural network (DNN) noise cancellation algorithm.
The triple-mic active noise cancellation system includes three highly sensitive microphones to boost the average ANC depth by up to 15 per cent when compared to the previous model.
It also has a wider noise cancellation frequency with up to 47dB of noise cancellation.
The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 have been co-engineered with prestigious audio brand Devialet to provide the ultimate balance of technology and design and create a more satisfying audio experience.
HUAWEI WIRELESS MOUSE
The Huawei Wireless Mouse is the first to support Seamless Handoff among three devices by ScreenHop.
Its ergonomic design has been created with office workers in mind to offer a more comfortable experience and produce a hand-in-glove grip.
* Stephen Fenech travelled to Bangkok as a guest of Huawei