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HUAWEI Sound X

The HUAWEI Sound X, the all-new Huawei-Devialet joint wireless speaker was unveiled together with the HUAWEI P40 Series that was announced earlier in the year. This new audio product is going to revolutionise high-end acoustic technology with sonorous audio that leaves an enduring, life-altering impression on the listener. It is the first-ever dual-subwoofer Hi-Fi speaker, co-designed with French audio brand Devialet with premium hardware, a stylish exterior, and next-level software.

This is the first top-notch wireless speaker from Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, its arrival marking the start of a new era for premium audio and speaker design, characterised by deep evoking sound that lingers while you listen. The HUAWEI Sound X is a marriage of first-rate aesthetics with exquisite craftsmanship, recognised by the 2020 German iF Design Award committee for its stunning appearance.

Huawei and Devialet Collaboration

HUAWEI Sound X is the fruit of both technological heavyweights, Huawei and Devialet collaboration on their strengths and expertise.

Devialet is a top-three global audio brand that enjoys unique reputation for its premium High-Fidelity products. The company has garnered 76 awards and 160 technology patents, and cemented its position as a leader in acoustics, with inventive products that boast thunderous power and unparalleled performance within a limited-sized body, while suppressing background noise to a remarkable degree, providing distortion-free sound even at maximum volume levels and low-pitched vibrations that can literally be felt in the listener’s bones.

The HUAWEI Sound X comes equipped with Devialet‘s patented signal-processing SAM® (Speaker Active Matching) technology, and iconic Push-Push symmetrical structure, faithfully rendering music with an audiophile’s attention to detail, within an impact-resistant form.

iF Design-winning Sound X

The HUAWEI Sound X has a sleek black body, with a meticulous coating of premium, impact-resistant polycarbonate material to ensure optimal durability. The lower portion of the speaker is encased by a cover with dust-proof and splatter-proof properties.

The HUAWEI Sound X incorporates dual subwoofers that deliver 60W of booming bass, while remaining compact and portable for every day, all-purpose use. The innovative, visible bass unit also creates a lasting visual impression to pair with the resonance of the audio.

Wireless, Lossless Audio Transmission and Multi-Device Control Panel

The HUAWEI Sound X plays audio via Wi-Fi, a process that leads to much less data compression, and fewer lag or latency issues than Bluetooth transmission. That is built on HUAWEI’s self-developed technology – EMUI 10.1 Multi-Device Control Panel which is similar to Apple’s Airplay, can transmit high-quality audio whether online or local from Sound X speaker to HUAWEI Smartphone.

The speaker also packs the “Huawei Share ” function, which saves users the hassle of waiting for a wireless or Bluetooth connection to establish. Instead, you can simply tap your phone’s NFC area against the Sound X, and velvety surround sound will begin to play without delay. Or to answer calls on your Sound X, just switch on call mode, with a tap of your hand. You can also cover the top with your hand to mute the speaker, similar to the ambient sound mode on noise canceling earphones.

Pricing and Availability

The HUAWEI Sound X is available at a retail price of S$498 in all Huawei Concept Stores, Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee as well as authorised retailers including Best Denki, Challenger, COURTS and Harvey Norman.

Every purchase of the HUAWEI Sound X is covered with a one-year warranty, terms and conditions apply.

* Information and picture courtesy of Huawei CBG and MSL Singapore *

Huawei Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020

Mother’s Day 2020 is just round the corner, a few days away from Sunday 10th May 2020. With huge and never-ending responsibilities at the workplace and home, the mother’s role and sacrifice is like none other. This Mother’s Day, give them a break and let them choose from a range of consumer technology gadgets for Moms to take on a sporting lifestyle, listening to music, smartphone photography and Mom on the go with Huawei Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020!

For the fitspo: HUAWEI Watch GT 2e

Staying fit and healthy is important, with the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e featuring upgraded health tracking function that allows her to track her blood oxygen saturation levels (SpO2) and assess her body condition anytime. Mom can stay fit, monitor her heart rate better, stress level and sleep quality in real time with the high-performance heart rate sensor.

For the smartphone photography enthusiasts: HUAWEI P40 Series and HUAWEI nova 5T

Smartphones are now an essential part of our social media and internet connected lifestyle, using the smartphone camera is an everyday part of our life, capturing Mom’s precious moments and memories.

Featuring Ultra Vision Leica camera system with HUAWEI Golden Snap’s AI capabilities, the 5G-ready HUAWEI P40 Series allows your mom to express herself freely with a simple tap of her fingers that instantly removes passers-by in the background of the picture and even reflections! Your mom can even record high-quality videos in any light with the SuperSensing Cine Camera and Ultra Low-light Video feature.

With the HUAWEI nova 5T, your mom can be sure to ace the selfie game with its 32 MP selfie camera and AI capabilities to tailor beautification effects to individual facial features.

For the music lovers: HUAWEI FreeBuds 3

For the Moms who are music lovers, the wireless earphones, HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 open-fit design is ergonomically engineered for maximum comfort, letting your mom listen to her favourite songs all day long. Enjoy all the songs with no disruption and let the device deliver precise environment noise reduction that optimizes in real-time, capturing and cancelling background noise as it changes.

For the Mom on-the-go: HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite and HUAWEI MediaPad T5

A tablet for your Mom to do their work and leisure, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite and HUAWEI MediaPad T5 offer convenience and a moment of relaxation for the busy moms out there. Featuring stunning 1080p Full HD display and powerful speakers that delivers fine-tuned audio, the lightweight tablets let her work and play at the same time.

If you would like to get any of the Huawei gadgets as gifts for Mother’s Day 2020, you can visit Huawei online official stores on Lazada and Shopee to get them!

Wishing all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day 2020 in advance! Happy Mother’s Day shopping with Huawei Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Huawei Consumer Business Group and MSL Singapore *

Huawei launched P40 series – The Age of Visionary Photography

Huawei launched their iconic P40 series, marking the start of the age of visionary photography. Having reviewed the Huawei P9 and P10 smartphone cameras, the Huawei P40 series had strong foundations for smartphone photography. I had dedicated review articles that I did for the Huawei P9 smartphone photography and P10 smartphone photography. While I was watching the Huawei P40 series online global launch event, the smartphone cameras and technical specifications make the Huawei P40 series smartphones one of the best (if not the best) flagship smartphone models for mobile phone photography.

Let me share with you more information and details on the Huawei P40 series smartphones below:

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, “The HUAWEI P Series has always been about innovative aesthetics and democratising premium imaging hardware, representing the very best of industrial design and technology. With an outstanding sensor, optics from Leica, powerful chipset and HUAWEI XD Fusion Engine, the HUAWEI P40 Series exemplifies our focus and offers an all-day Super Definition experience to help consumers realise their creative vision.”

The HUAWEI P40 Series continues the series’ heritage of imaging excellence. The large 1/1.28-inch sensor has a binned pixel size of 2.44?m to massively boost light intake for enhanced low-light performance, while an improved periscope design realises 10x true optical zoom. The full line-up is powered by Kirin 990 5G and supports high-speed 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Plus. The advanced hardware is embedded in a beautiful and compact enclosure featuring the HUAWEI Quad-curve Overflow Display that delivers outstanding fluidity and responsiveness.

All-day Super Definition photography

Embedded in the HUAWEI P40 Series is the advanced Ultra Vision Leica camera system, available in triple-camera, quad-camera and penta-camera configurations. The HUAWEI P40 delivers outstanding photographic results with ultra wide-angle, wide-angle and telephoto lenses. The HUAWEI P40 Pro features an evolution of the Leica Quad Camera with a more powerful Ultra Wide Cine Camera and ToF Camera alongside 50x SuperSensing Zoom. The HUAWEI P40 Pro+ lets consumers see the unprecedented with the SuperZoom Array, which supports 10x true optical zoom and 100x maximum digital zoom.

The HUAWEI Ultra Vision Sensor included in the full HUAWEI P40 Series is Huawei’s largest CMOS sensor to date. Measuring 1/1.28 inches diagonally, it supports pixel binning to achieve a pixel size of 2.44?m and Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus for high-speed focus at any time of day, while the HUAWEI XD Fusion Engine integrates and processes data from multiple cameras to generate a comprehensive improvement in picture quality.

HUAWEI P40 Pro brings faraway subjects up close with 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 50x maximum digital zoom. For the first time ever, the 5x Optical Telephoto Camera in the HUAWEI P40 Pro includes a RYYB colour filter array to boost light intake and improve quality of zoomed shots. HUAWEI P40 Pro+ has a 100x SuperZoom Array with a new periscope design that reflects light five times, extending the light path by 178 percent to support 10x true optical zoom. The optically stabilised Ultra Vision Wide Camera and SuperZoom Array work in tandem with AI to realise Triple OIS+AIS for vastly improved photo and video stabilisation.

Skin tone and texture are faithfully reproduced by a new Multi-spectrum Colour Temperature Sensor and AI AWB algorithm that boost colour accuracy by 45 percent. Deep learning algorithms provide real-time portrait optimisations that enhance lighting and detail. HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+ have a 32MP AF Camera and IR Depth Camera that support autofocus and Bokeh reproduction to deliver the same outstanding portrait effects that are signature to Huawei devices, as well as IR Face Unlock for device unlock even in low light conditions. HUAWEI P40 Series also introduces HUAWEI Golden Snap, which includes AI Best Moment, a new smart photography feature that chooses the best frames from a Moving Picture. AI Remove Passerby and AI Remove Reflection can do away with unwanted subjects and glare from the frame, allowing users to easily enhance their images after the fact.

A powerful pocket-sized video camera

The 40MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera in HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+ has a focal length that is equivalent to 18mm and a 1/1.54-inch sensor supporting the 3:2 aspect ratio. SedecimPixel Fusion Technology is built into this camera to support 16-in-1 pixel binning, producing super pixels that measure 4.48?m to boost light sensitivity up to ISO51200 and enable 7680fps Ultra Slow-Motion video capture.

HUAWEI P40 Series supports real-time Bokeh effects for videos. Similar to the results of a wide aperture lens, this feature adds progressive Bokeh to help highlight the main subject of the footage. The telephoto camera can capture high quality zoom footage as well as 4K time-lapse videos. Directional Audio Zoom, available on HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+, allows users to zoom in on an audio source and amplify its sound at the same time.

An all-connected 5G powerhouse

The HUAWEI P40 Series is powered by Kirin 990 5G to deliver integrated 5G connectivity with the most comprehensive 5G band support, robust AI performance and power efficiency. Display responsiveness and gaming experience are taken to the next level by the upgraded graphics rendering engine making the most of the 90Hz panel on the HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+. The 160MHz Wi-Fi 6 Plus technology featured in the full line-up offers high-speed connectivity with support for 2,400Mbps peak theoretical transmission speed. The industry-leading 40W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge is available on the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ for fast and convenient charging. The chipset is given the thermal headroom to deliver exceptional performance by the advanced cooling systems, including the bespoke 4-in-1 SuperCool system in the HUAWEI P40 Pro+.

The EMUI 10.1 operating system introduces a host of new features that enable a richer, more seamless AI life. HUAWEI MeeTime supports 1080p Full HD video call on Huawei smartphones, tablets and the HUAWEI Vision TV and delivers clear picture quality even in low light or weak signal conditions. Users can also share their phone screen with the other party during the video call and mark-up notes to quickly share thoughts.

Huawei Share facilitates high-speed file transfer between the smartphone and other devices such as tablets and PCs. With Huawei Share on the HUAWEI P40 Series, consumers can stream music to a smart speaker, initiate screen projection and connect to Wi-Fi by tapping the device they want to connect to with their phone. New functionality added to the Multi-screen Collaboration allows users to easily answer video or voice calls hands-free directly through the PC, and open files and hyperlinks on the smartphone with native PC applications for enhanced productivity.

Working in close collaboration with global developers, Huawei offers a wide range of global and local apps on AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace. Users can also enjoy a rich library of quality entertainment media on HUAWEI Video, HUAWEI Music and HUAWEI Reader, with new additions from top content providers being added on a continuous basis.

Pricing and Availability

The HUAWEI P40 Series will be available for sale islandwide from 4 April 2020 at all Huawei Concept Stores, major telco outlets, selected consumer electronic stores; Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

Pricing details are as follows:

Model

Colour

Configuration

Price (SGD)

HUAWEI P40 Pro

  • Silver Frost
  • Blush Gold
  • Deep Sea Blue

8GB RAM + 256GB ROM

$1,448

HUAWEI P40

8GB RAM + 128GB ROM

$1,048

Customers of the HUAWEI P40 Series will also enjoy Prestige Care services which includes:

  • One year door-to-door repair pick-up and delivery service
  • Two-year warranty coverage
  • Three months screen insurance, terms and conditions apply

Customers can now make a pre-order till 3 April 2020 through the official channels listed below and enjoy a free premium bundle worth up to S$562, while stocks last:

Telco operators

Singtel : https://www.singtel.com/personal/products-services/mobile/info/huawei-p40 

M1 : https://www.m1.com.sg/huawei-p40 

Starhub : https://www.starhub.com/personal/promotions/huawei-p40-series.html 

Consumer Electronic Stores

Best Denki : https://www.bestdenki.com.sg/new-huawei-p40

Challenger : https://www.hachi.tech/huawei-p40

COURTS : https://www.courts.com.sg/p40

Harvey Norman : https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/huawei-p40

Sprintcass: https://www.ishopchangi.com/brand/huawei#1

Huawei Official Online Stores

Lazada : https://www.lazada.sg/shop/huawei-flagship-store

Shopee : https://shopee.sg/huawei-p40-series

* Information and picture courtesy of Huawei CBG and MSL Singapore *