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Huawei launches Freebuds 4 and Watch 3, Pro and more

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Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today announced the launch of HUAWEI Watch 3 Series, which consists of HUAWEI Watch 3 and HUAWEI Watch 3 Pro, two smartwatches that run HarmonyOS 2 to bring consumers convenient and smart life experiences that are underpinned by continuous health monitoring features (including a high-precision temperature sensor for the first time to support skin temperature detection), up to 21-day battery life and independent calling.

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“The brand-new HUAWEI Watch 3 Series is powered by HarmonyOS 2. The new smartwatches are independent, smart, and as powerful as smartphones. They are designed to make everyday life more convenient than before,” said Kevin Ho, Chief Operating Officer of Huawei Consumer BG. “Health and fitness monitoring has always been one of our wearables’ core strengths and this time, we are including skin temperature detection, handwashing and fall detection to offer a more complete feature set for users to take better control of their own health.”

Redefining smartwatch aesthetics

The HUAWEI Watch 3 Series strikes a balance between smartwatch and traditional watch aesthetics. The polished stainless steel watch body is adorned with a pane of ultra-curved 3D glass and a large display, culminating in an elegant design for the smart timepiece series. HUAWEI Watch 3 Series is the first Huawei smartwatch series to come with a 3D rotating crown that offers tactile feedback. Thanks to the high-precision finger movement recognition, users can zoom in and out of images and slide across the menu options accurately. HarmonyOS 2 also introduces a whole new user interface with a grid launcher app menu, which complements the 3D rotating crown to deliver a smoother and more intuitive user experience.

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The HUAWEI Watch 3 Series debuts with a more expansive selection of watch faces and watch straps that provide options for users to personalise their smartwatch. With a wide range of innovative and interesting themes including technology, gaming, DIY and short videos, the watch faces can be mixed and matched with fluoroelastomer, nylon, leather, stainless steel and titanium straps to create the perfect accessory to go with any outfit.

Continuous Health Monitoring

HUAWEI Watch 3 Series is a professional fitness monitoring assistant, offering over 100 workout modes, and now skin temperature detection with the new high-precision temperature sensor. It will also bring in new features such as handwashing detection and fall detection, and coupled with health monitoring features such as heart rate, SpO2, sleep and pressure, the smartwatch series’ comprehensive feature set allows users to stay up to date on their health.

The HUAWEI Watch 3 Series provides comprehensive protection to safeguard users’ data privacy and seeks users’ express consent before any data is logged. The HTTPS encryption secures the data in transit, providing users with peace of mind while they enjoy the benefits of Huawei’s health and fitness features.

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Up to 21-Day Battery

HUAWEI Watch 3 Pro features ultra-long battery life, supporting five-day battery life in smart mode and provides 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode. HUAWEI Watch 3 can stay powered for three days in smart mode and 14 days in ultra-long battery life mode.

  • UK price and ranging info:
    • HUAWEI Watch 3 will launch on 18th June (starting from RRP: £349.99) from the Huawei Store and selected retailers. Customers will also be able to reserve their device from the Huawei Store from 2nd June to 17th June. Customers who reserve their device with a £20 deposit will be able to purchase the Watch 3 from launch day with an additional £20 off, plus a free pair of HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro (via redemption).
    • HUAWEI Watch 3 Pro will launch from 28th June  (starting from RRP £499.99) from the Huawei Store and selected retailers. Customers will also be able to reserve their device from the Huawei Store from 2nd June to 27th June. Customers who reserve their device with a £50 deposit will be able to purchase the Watch 3 Pro from launch day with an additional £50 off, plus a free pair of HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro (via redemption).

Independent Calling

HUAWEI Watch 3 Series supports standalone connectivity. By activating the eSIM service on their smartphones, users can share the phone number as well as voice and data plans between their smartphone and smartwatch. When travelling, users can turn the HUAWEI Watch 3 Series into their personal travel assistant and view taxi information or flight status by raising their wrist, saving them from the hassle of having to juggle their smartphone and luggage.

UK App Partners

HUAWEI Watch 3 Series comes pre-installed with AppGallery, where users can download third-party apps. One such app is the leading global fitness and wellness community app TRUCONNECT by TV.FIT will be the one of the first major UK partners to deliver an integrated app for the HUAWEI Watch 3. The fitness app, which offers a range of workouts for all levels led by leading trainers and celebrities, launched on Huawei smartphones last year and is now coming to the HUAWEI Watch 3, offering users a seamless and connected journey across their devices. The app utilises the continuous health monitoring capabilities of the watch, including heart rate and Sp02 tracking, to ensure users have the best data possible to get the most from their workouts. TRUCONNECT will also bring new features and capabilities to Huawei users first, such as swimming and climbing tracking (to launch in the coming weeks), delivering even more benefits to customers.

UK Pricing and Availability

The HUAWEI Watch 3 comes in Active, Classic and Elite Edition and the HUAWEI Watch 3 Pro comes in Classic and Elite Edition.

HUAWEI Watch 3 will launch on 18th June (starting from RRP: £349.99) from the Huawei Store and selected retailers. Customers will also be able to reserve their device from the Huawei Store from 2nd June to 17th June. Customers who reserve their device with a £20 deposit will be able to purchase the Watch 3 from launch day, with an additional £20 off, plus a free pair of HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro (via redemption).

HUAWEI Watch 3 Pro will launch from 28th June (starting from RRP £499.99) from the Huawei Store and selected retailers. Customers will also be able to reserve their device from the Huawei Store from 2nd June to 27th June. Customers who reserve their device with a £50 deposit will be able to purchase the Watch 3 Pro from launch day with an additional £50 off, plus a free pair of HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro (via redemption).

 

With the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4, this new addition to Huawei’s numeric series of TWS earbuds inherits the world’s first open-fit active noise cancellation (ANC) technology from the previous generation. With open-fit ANC 2.0 technology, lightweight comfort, high-resolution sound quality and intelligent audio connectivity, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 deliver not only audio quality but takes the open-fit ANC listening experience to a whole new level.

A new benchmark for comfortable open-fit ANC and tranquil audio experience

In 2019, Huawei introduced the world’s first open-fit ANC TWS earbuds, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, finally allowing consumers to enjoy the comfort of an open-fit wearing style, while also benefitting from the immersive ANC sound quality. After nearly two years of continuous R&D investment and accumulation of technical expertise, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 has been launched, equipped with newly upgraded Open-fit ANC 2.0 technology which has improved noise cancellation at the hardware and software level, taking open-fit, comfortable noise cancellation to new levels.

The new HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 features dual-microphone noise cancellation technology to deliver upgraded noise cancellation performance. It is the industry’s first set of open-fit earbuds to use dual-microphone noise cancellation technology, which ensures that the microphones pick up ambient noise with far greater accuracy, reaching industry-leading levels.

To enhance noise cancellation effectively across different wearing scenarios, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 uses Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) noise cancellation technology and are the first open-fit earbuds in the industry to do so. When noise cancellation is switched on, the earbuds automatically detect the user’s ear shape and determine the optimum noise cancellation setup for each user, resulting in the most comfortable noise cancellation experience.

Up to 40kHz frequency response for more immersive listening

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 use a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) composite diaphragm, which supports a frequency range of up to 40kHz, delivering high-resolution sound quality. With no major quality loss, the treble part sounds richer and fuller.

What’s more, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 is equipped with a 14.3mm dynamic driver, producing greater and more impressive bass sounds.

In terms of bass performance, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 adopts a newly upgraded bass enhancement engine, bass tube and motherboard to form an independently sealed sound cavity. Compared to FreeBuds 3, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 dramatically enhances the airtightness and acoustic pressure, and the volume of the bass tube is increased by 15%, which provides intensified resonance effect from the air and diaphragm.

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HUAWEI FreeBuds 4, feature Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) technology in open-fit earphones for the first time. By automatically detecting the user’s ear shape and wearing condition, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 can intelligently optimise the audio effect, allowing users to have consistent and high-resolution audio quality, regardless of the wearing situation.

 

When ANC is turned off, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 offer 4 hours of continuous music playback. Together with the charging case, it can achieve 22 hours of music playback. If the ANC is turned on, it can offer 2.5 hours of continuous music playback. Moreover, the industry-leading quick charge technology provides 2.5 hours of audio enjoyment from a 15-minute charge, so users do not need to worry about the battery level when they are out and about.

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“Breathable” build: Ultimate wearing comfort packed in a sophisticated, lightweight design

Wearing comfort is the key to ensuring an optimal user experience. Compared with its predecessor HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 is revamped with 13 size optimisations, further reducing its body size for less weight –  4.1g per earbud. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 also brings three enhancements to its overall curvature for a better fit. The string of optimisations not only enables a more pleasant wearing experience and increased rigidity, but it also allows for strengthened ANC performance of the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4. The charging case of the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 is just 21.2mm while weighing only 38g, which is 6.3% smaller and 20.8% lighter than its predecessor. It adopts a symmetrically round design along with refined craftsmanship, exhibiting a simplistic yet sophisticated feel overall. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 come in colourways including Ceramic White and Silver Frost.

Smart audio connectivity

Leveraging Huawei’s all-scenario device ecosystem and accumulated expertise in wireless connectivity, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4, bring various connection features, including proximity pairing, pairing via cloud information sharing, dual device connection and Audio Connectivity Centre. The earbuds can be connected to any EMUI based devices, from Huawei smartphones to tablets and Huawei PCs, delivering a truly seamless audio connectivity experience to consumers and ushering in an interconnection era.

Dual device connection is supported with HUAWEI FreeBuds 4. Whether it is a Huawei smartphone, tablet, PC, smartwatch or smart display, or any other smart devices running Android, iOS or Windows, any two devices can be connected to the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 simultaneously. This lets users enjoy their favourite music or show without missing any calls. When a call comes in, the music or show will be paused and seamlessly switched to the call.

The Audio Connectivity Centre within HUAWEI AI Life gives a snapshot of ten recently connected devices, where users can flexibly switch devices with a simple tap.

As an important device in Huawei’s Seamless AI Life strategy, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 come with comprehensive improvements over its predecessor in terms of noise cancellation, wearing experience, audio quality and connectivity. Not only does it represent Huawei’s leading audio strength in the TWS sector, but it also showcases Huawei’s thoughtful strategy in delivering Seamless AI Life experience. In the future, Huawei will continue to make breakthroughs in seamless connectivity and intelligent audio experience, bringing even more exciting audio products to consumers worldwide.

UK Pricing and Availability

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 (wired charging edition, RRP: £129.99) will launch on 21st June from the Huawei Store and selected retailers. Customers will also be able to reserve their headphones from the Huawei Store from 2nd June to 20th June. Customers who reserve their headphones with a £10 deposit will be able to purchase the FreeBuds 4 from launch day with an additional £10 off, plus a HUAWEI Band 4 Pro. The wireless charging edition of HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 (RRP: £149.99) will launch Mid-July.

 

Also at the launch of new products from Huawei is the HUAWEI MateView, the first flagship standalone monitor from the company. Carrying the “Mate” moniker, the all-new monitor embodies Huawei’s spirit of innovation, and with its launch, Huawei breaks into a new market, bringing the same fervour for pushing the envelope as it did with its smartphone business. As a beautifully minimalist Wireless Real Colour Monitor that supports a wide range of smart features, HUAWEI MateView is set to redefine the category for the next generation of smart monitors.

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Large 4K+ Ultra-HD monitor that faithfully reproduces real-to-life colours

HUAWEI MateView is a pro-grade standalone monitor featuring a 28.2-inch 3:2 panel that supports a native resolution of 3840 × 2560, delivering a premium viewing experience where even the most minute detail is faithfully reproduced on screen. Each monitor is also professionally calibrated in the factory to accurately produce colours, achieving a colour accuracy rating of ΔE <1 in sRGB mode and ΔE <2 in DCI-P3 mode. HUAWEI MateView is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, meaning that users will have no problem discerning details hidden in darker areas on a displayed image. Users will love the incredible breadth of colours on display, with HUAWEI MateView supporting 98 per cent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and 100 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut.

Furthermore, similar to many notebooks in the HUAWEI MateBook family, HUAWEI MateView has received TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free certifications, attesting to its ability to effectively filter harmful light emissions and alleviate potential eye fatigue caused by screen flickers.

Wired and wireless connectivity options offering maximum flexibility

Leveraging Huawei’s telecommunications expertise, HUAWEI MateView not only supports cable connections but also lets users connect their mobile phone, notebook and tablet to the monitor wirelessly. HUAWEI MateView not only supports smartphone OneHop Projection but also allows users to initiate Desktop Mode wirelessly. With this mode, users can fully harness the computing power of their smartphones and enjoy the ultimate productivity experience on the large screen.

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Behind the monitor, users have access to a versatile range of ports for every office use case, including two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one Mini DisplayPort and one 3.5mm audio jack.

Mice and keyboards connected to HUAWEI MateView can be used as input and navigation peripherals for connected devices such as notebooks and smartphones, allowing users to flexibly switch between multiple devices without having to re-plug all their peripherals – all they need to do is plug a new device into the HUAWEI MateView via the USB-C port.

Minimalist aesthetics that accents any decor

Inspired by the compositions of renowned painter Wassily Kandinsky and the concept of Futurism, HUAWEI MateView abandons the bulky backplates seen on traditional monitors, and instead features a geometric design and introduces an innovative magnetic back panel for a minimalist look that is brimming with subtle details.

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In the front, HUAWEI MateView offers a 94 per cent screen-to-body ratio to provide users with a highly immersive viewing experience.

In addition, HUAWEI MateView debuts with the first-ever integrated height-adjustable mount. The mainboard of the monitor is separated from the panel by design, allowing users to adjust the height and tilt to their preferences easily and elegantly with a single finger. This showcase of precise engineering results in a monitor that can seamlessly and beautifully complement any desk space.

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Unique HUAWEI Smart Bar delivers a new UI control experience

Unlike traditional monitors that come with an unintuitive on-screen display (OSD) settings menu, HUAWEI MateView introduces a cleverly hidden HUAWEI Smart Bar that offers a user-friendly touch interface for users to easily adjust various display settings, such as input source and volume.

Dual-speaker and dual-microphone sound system

Two high-powered front-firing speakers are embedded into the stand, delivering specular sounds while minimising any quality loss from reflection.

Also integrated into the stand are two microphones, supporting built-in noise reduction algorithms and sound pickup from sources that are up to four metres away. With HUAWEI MateView, users can make sure that they are always heard on a call – whether they’re calling from home or the office.

The HUAWEI MateView (RRP £599) will launch in the UK in the coming months and be available on the Huawei Store and selected retailers. Further details will be shared at a later date.

 

Also today the Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) announced the launch of the HUAWEI MateView Series, including the HUAWEI MateView GT. This not only serves as the first monitor line-up added to Huawei Consumer BG’s product portfolio but also an extension of the signature qualities of the HUAWEI Mate Series, displaying cutting-edge technology, great reliability and outstanding quality.

Introduced as part of a brand-new product category, the HUAWEI MateView GT features a curved ultrawide display that supports a refresh rate of 165Hz, with an innovative integrated SoundBar. With the HUAWEI MateView GT, Huawei is dedicated to offering consumers an even more powerful and efficient monitor, taking the gaming and entertainment experience to a new level.

Curved ultrawide display for immersive viewing

The HUAWEI MateView GT is Huawei’s first curved monitor. The curved 21:9, 34-inch display supports a resolution of 3440×1440. It is designed to maximise gaming performance and create an immersive entertainment experience for players.

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In terms of colour performance, the HUAWEI MateView GT boosts colour accuracy for games and video editing as it supports DCI-P3 colour space. Every single panel is professionally calibrated to have a Delta E value of <2. Furthermore, the HUAWEI MateView GT supports a peak brightness of 350 nits and a contrast ratio of 4000:1, as well as HDR 10 to make the content more realistic.

Smooth visuals with a class-leading refresh rate

Huawei understands that a high refresh rate is essential for any gaming display. With support for a refresh rate of 165Hz, the HUAWEI MateView GT further unleashes the graphic processing capabilities of the connected device. This not only ensures smoother and clearer visuals for the user, for a more comfortable viewing experience.

For gaming scenarios, the HUAWEI MateView GT comes with a Dark Field Control feature. By adjusting the display brightness in low-light and overexposed scenes, it can help players to spot opponents quickly. In addition, the display incorporates a Crosshairs feature that is specifically designed for FPS games. Even when the game scope is off, the HUAWEI MateView GT will provide scope for players and help them to easily aim and shoot.

As Huawei’s first display, the HUAWEI MateView GT delivers excellent performance for both gaming and entertainment. It also comes with many subtle yet powerful features. Under its bottom bezel is a five-way joystick. Together with the sophisticatedly designed On-Screen Display (OSD) menu, the HUAWEI MateView GT makes monitor interaction easier than ever. It has also passed the TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification and supports DC dimming, which effectively reduces blue light and flicker, which can be harmful to the eyes.

Integrated SoundBar

The innovative SoundBar on the HUAWEI MateView GT meticulously combines the speaker and bracket into one. It includes two speakers supporting 2.0 stereo sound. Whether for games or videos, users can immerse themselves in stunning surround sound. The RGB touch panel on the SoundBar not only offers a customisable lighting effect but also allows users to easily adjust the volume with one finger. It perfectly combines aesthetics and usability, creating an enjoyable desktop experience for users.

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For expandability, the HUAWEI MateView GT also comes with a wide range of ports, including a 3.5mm audio jack for headphone and microphone, two HDMI 2.0 display ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, a USB Type C for charging, and a full-featured Type-C port that is unique in its class. Combined, these ports can fulfil users’ various needs for expansion.

The HUAWEI MateView GT (RRP £499) will launch in the UK in the coming months. Further details will be shared at a later date.

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