Huawei just unleashed a host of products into the international market, including its new flagship foldable, the Mate Xs 2, along with a bevvy of new wearables, such as the titanium and ceramic-clad Watch GT 3 Pro line.
Here we rundown everything announced at the company’s 18 May ‘Flagship Product Launch’ event, what they each bring to the table, where and when you can get them, and for how much.
Huawei Mate Xs 2
As the name suggests, Huawei has reverted to the markedly more distinct Falcon Wing Design for its latest book-style foldable, last seen on the Mate Xs from 2020. Unlike the
Mate X2, with its pair of displays (cover and main), the
Xs 2 offers up a single 7.8in outward-facing folding AMOLED panel that remains exposed when closing the Xs 2 up.
A new 66W Huawei SuperCharge-compatible high-density battery features inside the Mate Xs 2 that (oddly) varies in capacity based on the amount of RAM inside the model you opt for; the 8GB RAM SKU comes with a 4600mAh cell, while the 12GB RAM build sports a larger 4880mAh power.
Huawei has also dressed a new trio of cameras on the Xs 2’s back, led by a 50Mp sensor, while a new 10.7Mp snapper now sits set into a cutout on the display.
The big win isn’t the use of a powerful Snapdragon 888 4G chipset or the upgrade to a 120Hz panel but the drop in price from the previous Mate Xs to make Huawei’s newest foldable significantly more competitive against competition from the likes of
Samsung’s Z Fold series.
The Mate Xs 2 is slated for a June release, priced at €1,999 for the 8GB RAM/512GB storage SKU.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro
Huawei introduced the Watch GT 3 series earlier this year and now they’re going pro; embracing the premium materials (plus a few extras) akin to the approach that made
2020’s GT 2 Pro so desirable.
Unlike the previous Pro, the
Watch GT 3 Pro echoes the current GT 3 series by turning up in two discreet casing sizes, each paired to its own luxurious material.
The larger 46mm Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition looks and feels most like its predecessor, albeit with the upgraded feature set found on the GT 3 line, while a new, smaller 43mm model arrives in the form of the Watch GT 3 Pro Ceramic Edition, which boasts an eye-catching white ceramic casing that can be paired with a matching link strap (for a premium).
Both also feature sapphire crystal fronts, ceramic backs and improved waterproofing, which means they’re now suitable for diving up to 30m, as well as IP68-certified.
The Titanium Edition goes on sale on 30 May, starting at £299.99/€369 while the Ceramic Edition goes on sale on 8 June, priced from £429.99/€499.
Huawei Watch Fit 2
An expansive new 1.74in ‘FullView’ rectangular AMOLED display fronts the experience offered up by the updated Watch Fit 2, that’s not only larger but sharper too (at 336ppi), compared to its predecessors.
On-wrist calling over Bluetooth is now part of the equation, thanks to an integrated speaker and microphone, and there’s a new ‘checkboard’ launcher to allow for easier user interaction.
As before, the Fit 2 offers support for 97 workout modes, plus, there’s an animated fitness coach for select activities. Integrated GPS persists too and there’s also a larger battery to boot.
Pricing starts at £129/€149 alongside a June release window.
Huawei Band 7
If you’re in the market for a more affordable fitness tracker, Huawei’s latest answer to the much-loved Xiaomi Mi Band is the Huawei Band 7.
It’s one of the thinnest and lightest (and therefore most unobtrusive) trackers out there, measuring just 10mm thick and weighing only 16 grams while packing in enough battery life for two weeks’ use per charge.
Taking a leaf out of the
Huawei Watch GT Runner‘s playbook, the Band 7 also integrates RAI (Running Ability Index), offering real-time feedback on a user’s running ability and offering suggestions on how to improve.
Starting at €59.
Huawei Watch D
Having launched in China earlier than more recent additions like the Mate Xs 2, the Huawei Watch D is finally finding footing in new regions with its 18 May unveiling. It also happens to serve as the company’s first wearable with both ECG and blood pressure monitoring functionality; using a miniature pump that inflates the strap to get a read on the wearer’s blood pressure.
However, it’s also packed with more conventional activity tracking abilities, like heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) tracking, skin temperature monitoring and stress monitoring.
The Watch D is also equipped with support for 70 workout modes, with seven-day battery life and a price of €449.
Weighing just 7.5 grams each, the long-rumoured S-Tag is a curious addition to Huawei’s 18 May lineup. This long rumoured tracker may bear ‘tag’ in its name, but it’s no rival to Apple’s AirTags or Samsung’s SmartTag.
These tiny motion trackers feature ‘9-axis high-precision sensors’, logging foot and waist movement to analyse ’13 types of running posture data’ in order to help improve running posture and performance.
S-Tags can be paired with Huawei’s Health app or compatible Bluetooth watches and reportedly help offer basic cycling tracking for metrics like distance, cadence and speed.
Pricing and availability for the S-Tag has not yet been announced.
Check out our rundown of the
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