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Although the Huawei P30 series headlined the Chinese company’s South African launch event on Wednesday, it also announced the availability of “companion” devices.
Speaking at the launch, Huawei’s SA GM Likun Zhao noted that the firm will adopt a new local strategy consisting of a variety of smart devices. That’s not to say smartphones are dead for Huawei. Anything but. However, you can expect the following wearables, tablets and laptops to arrive in South Africa before too long.
Huawei Matebook 13
Announced at the P30 launch event in Paris, the Matebook 13 will arrive in South Africa in June for R21 999.
The laptop sports a 13 inch touch display with 3:2 aspect ratio and 2160×1440 resolution, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, and Windows 10 Pro. It’s powered by an Intel Core i7 8565U chipset.
The Matebook 13 also has a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU with 2GB of memory.
Huawei claims the laptop will endure 10 hours of local video playback at 1080p.
Huawei Watch GT
Two new Watch GT devices are hitting South Africa from mid-April, namely the Elegant and the Active.
The Elegant is the smaller 42mm smartwatch with a 1.2 inch AMOLED display with 390×390 resolution. It’s retailing for R4499, and features a one-week battery life, Huawei-developed chipset and OS, heart-rate monitoring, fitness tracking and sleep tracking.
The Watch GT Active, the more fitness-orientated and larger watch, will retail for R5499 and sport a two week battery life, GPS, . It has a 1.39 inch AMOLED display with a 454×454 resolution.
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite
The MediaPad line isn’t dead just yet. The company announced that the 10.1 inch device is available to purchase in South Africa.
The tablet sports a stylus, the M-Pen, to be exact, a 10.1 inch 1920×1200 resolution display, a 7500mAh battery, 8MP front and cameras, and 64GB of internal storage.
The MediaPad M5 Lite is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 with 4GB of RAM.
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