Huawei announces Watch GT 2 Pro and FreeBuds Pro
Along with new MateBook laptops
At the HDC (Huawei Developer Conference) 2020, today, Huawei has announced a range of products, alongside an announcement related to the ongoing updates to its own operating system. The newly-announced products include two laptops, one smartwatch, and a pair of TWS earbuds. The latest smartwatch, the Watch GT 2 Pro, is a follow up to the Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2e. Similarly, the FreeBuds Pro TWS, are the latest pair of TWS offerings that follow the FreeBuds 3 in the lineup. Here’s a closer look at these devices in detail.
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
To start with, the Watch GT 2 Pro sticks to a very standard watch style, with a circular dial and a body made of titanium. It is available in only one size: 46mm. Upfront, there is a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a 454×454 screen resolution and a sapphire glass on top. At its core, the watch comes with a 455mAh battery and runs on Huawei’s LiteOS. As per the company, the battery provides 14 days of usage (without GPS) on a single charge. What’s more, the watch supports wireless charging.
The Watch GT 2 Pro utilizes Bluetooth 5.1 LE for connectivity and also offers GPS. There is no LTE connectivity. It includes 4GB of internal storage. As for other features, there is heart rate and SpO2 monitoring, in addition to fitness tracking with support for around 100 workout modes. The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro comes in two colorways: Nebula Grey and Night Black.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro
The all-new Huawei FreeBuds Pro are an in-ear-style pair of TWS earphones. They offer noise isolation, thanks to the in-ear design, and also feature ANC (Active Noise Cancellation), similar to the FreeBuds 3. Huawei FreeBuds Pro come in three colors: Silver Frost, Ceramic White, Carbon Black.
The FreeBuds Pro have a HiSilicon Kirin A1 chipset running underneath, with up to 30 hours of playback time, as per the company claims. Talking in numbers, the case packs in a 580mAh battery, with each earbud coming in with a 55mAh battery. Both earbuds come with 11mm dynamic drivers and have 3 microphones. The earbuds connect over Bluetooth 5.2.
Huawei MateBook 14
The MateBook 14 comes with a 14-inch screen that offers a 90% screen-to-body ratio and a 2160×1440 pixels screen resolution. It comes in at 1.49Kg. Huawei MateBook 14 comes in Silver color.
Under the hood, the machine runs on Ryzen 7 4800H processor coupled with AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics processing unit. There is 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB of M.2 NVMe SSD storage. To power the internals, the laptop includes a 56Wh battery with 65W charging support. As for other specifications, there is Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0, for connectivity, alongside 2x USB Type-A port, 1x USB Type-C port, 1x HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Huawei MateBook X
Moving to MateBook X, which falls in the premium notebook category, the laptop comes in at just 1Kg and features a 13.9-inch FullView display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio. The display offers 400 nits of brightness and covers 100% of the sRGB color space. Huawei MateBook X comes in two color options: Emerald Green, Mystic Silver, and Space Gray.
Talking about the internals, the MateBook X has an Intel 10th-Gen Core i7-10510U processor running under the hood, coupled with 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 1TB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage. It has a fingerprint scanner on the power button. For connectivity, the laptop comes with Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. It includes 2x USB Type-C ports and 1x USB Type-A port.
Pricing and Availability
- Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro: €329 and €349
- Huawei FreeBuds Pro: €199
- Huawei MateBook 14: €849 (Ryzen 5) and €949 (Ryzen 7)
- Huawei MateBook X: €1599 (i5) €1799 (i7)
As for availability, all four products will go on sale in October.