[Tech & Gadgets]
Headed over to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 8 March 2016 for the launch of the Huawei Mate 8 along with a new line of products – MediaPad M2 10.0, Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant, and the release of the Nexus 6P Gold Edition.
“We are excited to launch the latest flagship Huawei Mate 8 today as we believe the Mate 8 will fit into the lifestyles of many individuals here. We are excited to be one of the first in the region to bring the Mate 8 to Malaysia,” said Mr. Zhu Yong Gang, Country Director, Consumer Business Group, Huawei Technologies Malaysia when addressing the media at the launch of the Huawei Mate 8 this afternoon.
“In line with our continuous commitment to meet the evolving needs of consumers, the Huawei Mate 8 redefines design and experience, bringing about a new style for young business elites. It is inspired to assist a new generation of business individuals and entrepreneurs sync work with leisure. It is with that reason that several esteemed Malaysian entrepreneurs are here with us today. It marks our commitment not only for the premium segment, but also for each individual category of consumers, providing a premium touch, feel, look, and experience,” he added.
The Huawei Mate 8 runs on the latest Kirin 950 chip – the best processor available to date. The Kirin 950 enables the Mate 8 to reach high performance levels without running out of battery quickly, and is able to last over 2 days on a full charge on normal usage. The smartphone is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery and quick charging technology, and can provide a whole day of usage with just 30 minutes of charging time.
The Huawei Mate 8 come with a new generation of fingerprint touch technology which can be used for keeping files secure, locking applications, turning off alarms, taking photos and answering calls. With the firewall provided by the Kirin 950s TrustZone and secure OS, the Mate 8 protects all data from thievery, even if the phone is stolen.
The Huawei Mate 8 comes with the Super Hands-Free 3.0 technology, enabling users to have hands-free conversation with the phone from 3 meters away. The technology is also able to identify sound sources from specific directions, allowing users to play back recordings and listen in on all conversations surrounding the Mate 8 accurately, a feature that might be useful for business users.
The Huawei Mate 8’s camera has the industry’s greatest image-stabilization angle at 1.5° OIS, allowing better photos to be taken even with shaking hands or within a moving environment. For the business users, the Mate 8 can automatically recognize and save information on scanned business cards to the phone’s contact list. The Mate 8 allows users to use their knuckles as an alternative input, such as take screenshots, start or stop screen recordings, and even open apps through knuckle gestures.
“Today’s launch not only marks the availability of the award-winning Huawei Mate 8, but we are also proud to showcase our enhanced portfolio and latest product offerings to meet our consumers’ needs and wants,”Mr. Zhu elaborated.
The Huawei Mate 8 will be available in all four (4) colours through the two variants, with the Standard variant offering moonlight silver and space grey, and the Premium variant offering champagne gold and mocha brown.
Huawei Women’s Smartwatch
Following the successful launch of the Huawei Watch last year, Huawei announced a new pair of Android Wear smartwatches catered for the ladies, the Jewel and Elegant. Both smartwatches are bedazzled with rose gold-plated cases, premier leather thin wristbands, and a sleek, curvy design showcased underneath a round, Sapphire crystal watch face. The Elegant sports a rose-gold plated body while the Jewel has a rose-gold casing with 68 Swarovski Zirconia embedded. The models offer a softer, more feminine aesthetic compared to Huawei’s first smartwatch, and both smartwatches are 44mm in diameter, making it 2mm longer than its predecessor.
Huawei Watch has recently updated their software with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, featuring a refined Google Now app and notification card and a new reminder app, so users can now easily track their daily plans and manage their days accordingly. Users can also now make or answer calls through the watch, as well as use the speaker to play offline music.
MediaPad M2 10.0
The Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 is a premium tablet focused on sharing audios and videos for the enjoyment of families. Equipped with 4 speakers and 4 power amplifiers as well as configured by world-famous audio company Harman Kardon, it offers the highest sound quality compared to other tablets in the market. The M2 also comes with the M-Pen that enables writing, drawing, and formula identification to support entertainment, students’ homework tutoring, and basic home or office tasks. It is also the world’s first Android tablet that supports press fingerprint identification, and stores up to 5 fingerprints.
Nexus 6P Gold Edition
The Nexus 6P was one of the top rated smartphones launched in 2015, and Huawei continues its collaboration with Google as it launches the new Nexus 6P Gold Edition. This special edition Nexus 6P offers a stylish option for people who want a more luxurious-looking device.
The Huawei Mate 8 will be available in stores on the 11th of March, and also offered through telco partners Maxis, Celcom, Digi and RedOne. The phone can also be purchased through VMall (www.vmall.my) and online partner Lazada (www.lazada.com.my), with sales starting on the 8th of March. The Nexus 6P Gold Edition is available for sale from mid-March, while the MediaPad M2 10.0 and Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant release dates are set on the end of April.
The retail recommended prices for the devices:
· Huawei Mate 8 Standard variant in Moonlight Silver and Space Grey– RM2,099
· Huawei Mate 8 Premium variant in Champagne Gold and Mocha Brown – RM2,399
· Nexus 6P Gold Edition – RM2,698
· Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0
o Silver 2GB + 16GB, WiFi – RM1,299
o Silver 2GB + 16GB, LTE with M-Pen – RM1,599
o Gold 3GB + 64GB, WiFi with M-Pen and Case – RM1,699
o Gold 3GB + 64GB, LTE with M-Pen and Case – RM1,999
· Huawei Watch Jewel – RM2,299
· Huawei Watch Elegant – RM1,999
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