As scheduled, HUAWEI has officially unveiled a trio of new products in the APAC region including the much anticipated HUAWEI Nova 9 smartphone, HUAWEI Watch GT 3 premium smartwatch, as well as the brand new HUAWEI MateBook 14s laptop.
Although the actual availability and pricing of these products have yet to be disclosed by the company, but it did announced every single bit of details pertaining to the hardware of these devices. Without further ado, let’s check out what the new products have in store for us!
HUAWEI Nova 9
Following the launch of the HUAWEI Nova 8i earlier this year, HUAWEI is now back with the new Nova 9 smartphone that’s targeted more towards the upper mid-range segment of the smartphone market.
The new HUAWEI Nova 9 packs a vibrant 6.57” OLED display that offers a FHD+ screen resolution along with 10-bit color depth for a sharp and immersive viewing experience. To sweeten the deal, the front panel also supports up to 120Hz refresh rate that makes swiping and scrolling on the screen smoother than ever.
In the imaging front, the HUAWEI Nova 9 features a versatile quad-camera system that comprises of a 50 megapixels wide camera, 8 megapixels ultra-wide camera, as well as a pair of 2 megapixels units for macro and depth information. This will be rounded out by a 32 megapixels front-facing camera for selfie and video calling purposes.
Under the hood, the HUAWEI Nova 9 is driven by an octa-core Snapdragon 778G mobile processor which will be aided by 8GB RAM as well as an option between 128GB and 256GB built-in storage. The phone draws power from a respectable 4,300mAh battery which carries support for 66W fast-charging that’s capable of delivering a full charge in around 38 minutes.
Unlike the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 10.8 (Review) and HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6 (Review) that runs on the company’s proprietary HarmonyOS 2.0, the new Nova 9 smartphone boots on a more familiar-looking EMUI 12 instead.
Even though the HUAWEI Nova 9 had already been launched in the Malaysian market, do keep in mind that the company currently has no plan to launch this device in Singapore.
HUAWEI Watch GT 3
Available in both 42mm and 46mm sizes, the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 is the company’s latest effort to expand it’s presence in the wearable market following the recent launch of the Huawei Watch 3 Pro (Review).
Just like the 2019’s Watch GT 2, this year’s model continues to pack a vibrant AMOLED display measuring 1.32” and 1.46” respectively for the 42mm and 46mm models. It builds around a high-quality stainless steel watch case will be paired with either a skin-friendly Viton strap, stylish calfskin strap or an elegant Milanese strap.
Also, it’s worth pointing out that the Watch GT 3 carries a 5 ATM water-resistant rating which allows the watch to be worn during shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean.
Once again, the signature rotating crown that we saw on the Huawei Watch 3 series smartwatches also made it’s return to the new Huawei Watch GT 3, allowing users to easily zoom in and out or apps, or quickly access your target function.
Expectedly, the Huawei Watch GT 3 also arrives with dozens of sport tracking and health monitoring features that ensure you’re always at the best of health. What’s noteworthy however, is that the Watch GT 3 is claimed to feature an upgraded heart rate module dubbed as the fifth-gen’s TruSeen optical heart rate sensor that ensures highly accurate reading throughout the day.
According to Huawei, the Watch GT 3 offers an impressive battery life of up to 14 days for the 46mm model and up to 7 days for the 42mm model. Just like any of the company’s recent smartwatches, the Watch GT 3 continues to charge wirelessly via it’s dedicated wireless charging port.
HUAWEI MateBook 14s
Last but not the least, we also have the HUAWEI MateBook 14s laptop that flaunts an extremely sleek and slim design like any other MateBook series laptops.
It features a 14.2” LTPS display that offers an impressive 2520 x 1680 pixels screen resolution, 90Hz fast refresh rate, 10-bit color depth, 100% sRGB color gamut coverage, as well as a peak brightness of 400 nits.
While all these features might already sound attractive enough, but the key highlight of the MateBook 14s still lies in it’s 3:2 tall aspect ratio that helps to bring up more contents on the screen. That’s a feature that I really love on the Huawei MateBook X 2021 which I reviewed several months back.
Under the hood, the HUAWEI MateBook 14s is backed by Intel’s 11th Gen H series processors (either i7-11370H or i5-11300H) that come with an integrated Iris Xe Graphics. Depending on it’s model, you can get up to 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD storage in the memory department.
To keep it’s lights on, it features a 60Wh battery which charges via it’s bundled 90W power adapter. According to HUAWEI, the laptop can work for up to 3 hours on a 15-minute charge.