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Huawei Teases Two New Devices, a Tablet and a Curved Smartwatch Perhaps?

February 15, 2015 - Written By Phil Bourget

Huawei has fast become the kind of company that people want to pay attention, both in their home nation of China and abroad.  They have wowed us in the past with offerings that are mid-range  in price and specifications but with one superior-to-the-rest specification among them.  Battery life, and specifically battery capacity, springs to mind when considering what wonders they will pack into a new and upcoming device.  And speaking of upcoming devices and our expectations for them, Huawei has teased a pair of images relating to their Mobile World Congress offerings, or two of them at least.

First, let’s look at the one with a star at the right end of the curve.  The two images look identical except for the white outline they each bear, so we might assume they are the same thing from two angles, but let’s play the ‘they’re two separate things’ game.  Well, Huawei has let leak out their Mediapad X2, which would reportedly feature a 1920 by 1200 7-inch display panel powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 925 64-bit octa-core (that’d be a high-powered quad-core at 1.8 GHz and a lower-powered quad-core at 1.3 GHz paired together) and 3 gigabytes of RAM on top of that.  What’s also great to note is that the 925 is capable of Category 6 LTE speeds, which can reach 300 megabits per second.  This would match with the ‘4G LTE’ marker in the top-left of the image as well, so perhaps an LTE-capable Mediapad X2?

And the second image, to play the ‘two separate products’ angle further, is an obviously rounded or curved display, which looks smaller than a phone and just about the right size for a smartwatch, similar to the Gear S from Samsung from last fall.  But what does a smartwatch from Huawei mean?  It means, according to the 4G LTE marking, it will have a data connection, meaning that it will be able to function (and thus compete) directly with watches like Samsung, giving a true wrist-phone user experience with blazing fast speeds in the data realm.  This could also be a partner, or partnerable, device with the previous device / image, so both can take advantage of the aforementioned LTE speeds.

Regardless of what they are, we will no doubt find out during Mobile World Congress, which kicks off on March 1, and you can expect coverage of some of the top events from Barcelona.  Huawei is among the many attending and showing their latest and greatest, but they might have the edge on some choice competition, especially if the images point to a new high-speed data-connected tablet and a brand new wearable with a curved display for your comfort and convenience.  Which device of Huawei, or any other exhibitors, are you looking forward to seeing the most at this year’s Mobile World Congress?  Would you consider getting a smartwatch made by Huawei over one of the more global brands?  Let us know down below.