Like we told you before, the Mobile World Congress is on and one of the participants is Huawei. They showed off 5 new additions to their brand yesterday, two tablets, a self proclaimed “world’s fastest” MiFi, a watch/fitness tracker and a smartphone.
They have outdone themselves by combining both tablet and phone to create a phablet-like Huawei MediaPad X1 that has a 7inch HD screen, 4G LTE connectivity, a SIM card slot and 1.6 GHz processor. It sounds fast and clear enough for streaming purposes, doesn’t it? However, the rear and front cameras are only 5 and 1 megapixels respectively so it’s not that impressive.
Huawei also created the Media Tab M1 which is basically an oversized smartphone with a SIM card slot. It also sports the 1.6 GHz processor running on 4.2 Android Jellybean, and a 7 inch HD screen. It packs in a 5,000mAh battery and can last several days with “normal” use. That battery is welcome! With all the load-shedding in Zambia we might as well get our hands on it. Plus, it has a remarkable 13-megapixel Sony Exmore BSI camera with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with various camera features, so click away!!
Watches just keep getting attention these days and Huawei is not passing up on that. With the addition of the Talkband B1. It doubles as bluetooth headset ( it has removable parts so you can pop it out, wear it on your ear and make/take a call), and also works as a fitness tracker. It even has a USB port included in the strap which allows you to charge it. Pretty cool, huh? That’s not all, it’s dustproof and waterproof so you can wear it in the shower!
Huawei also unveiled their newest smartphone, the Ascend G6 4G. It has a 5MP front facing camera. That’s what we call the ultimate selfie-enabling device ever! The rear one is 8MP which is also good enough. Its 4.56 inches, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running self has a 960×540-pixel resolution screen and comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor.
Tech assassination is what Huawei seems to want to do by creating what they have fondly called the “world’s fastest” MiFi. They claim it has download speeds of up to 300 mb/s. Going by the name Huawei E5786, the device connects to carrier LTE networks. We anticipate its arrival in Zambia where lately internet downloads, uploads and streaming are the order of the day.
Now this is where it gets interesting. The MiFi supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and 802.11ac and can connect up to 10 devices to the carrier LTE network via Wi-Fi. It has a 3000mAh battery that can go for up to 10 hours of use and it also allows you to charge other devices connected to the MiFi. So if your tablet or smartphone is very low, just plug it into the MiFi and you’re all set. “All-in-one” is an understatement here.
We might just be seeing a whole Huawei revolution right here. Don’t be left out. Prices and expected dates of release of all these gadgets has not been announced yet but hopefully they will find themselves on the Zambian market before the end of the year without having exorbitant prices *fingers crossed*.