Honor unveils the ViewPad 6 tablet, a 16.1″ MagicBook Pro laptop, TWS Earbuds X1, and more
Earlier this month, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor shared a render of an upcoming 5G device called the Honor X10 5G. The device, which is expected to launch in China tomorrow, will be powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 820 chip and feature a quad-camera setup, a pop-up selfie camera, and a 90Hz display. Just a day ahead of its launch, Honor has unveiled quite a few new devices at the recently concluded Honor All-scenario Smart Life Products launch. Here are some of the most noteworthy Honor devices that were launched today:
Honor MagicBook Pro
The 16.1″ MagicBook Pro is the latest addition to the company’s popular MagicBook lineup, which is powered by Intel’s 10th-gen mobile chips and Nvidia’s MX350 GPU. The notebook will be available in two configurations, with the base variant packing in a Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD priced at CNY 5,999 (~$844). The higher-end variant, on the other hand, features a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD priced at CNY 6699 (~$942). The company has also revealed that the MagicBook Pro will be launched in Russia in September this year.
Honor ViewPad 6
The MagicBook Pro is accompanied by a new tablet called the ViewPad 6, which is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G chipset. The tablet features a 10.4-inch 2K FullView display, support for WiFi 6+ connectivity, and stereo speakers. The tablet will be offered in two RAM/storage variants but the company will reveal its pricing and availability details on June 13th.
Honor Router 3
The company has also unveiled the new Honor Router 3, it’s first wireless router to adopt the latest WiFi 6+ standard. The router features a WiFi 6+ chipset, coupled with a Gigahome dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, which is capable of up to 3,000Mbps throughput across one 2.4GHz band and one 5GHz band. Additionally, the router includes support for OFDMA multi-user technology to enable direct connections to a number of devices with greater stability and low latency. The Honor 3 router has been priced at CNY 219 (~$30) and it will also be sold in other markets starting from July 2020.
Vision X1 Smart TV
Furthermore, Honor has launched its new Vision X1 series of smart TVs that feature 8K decoding and display, motion estimate and motion compensation features, and 4 10W speakers for audio output. The smart TVs are equipped with a smart assistant, that will allow users to seamlessly use the TV with other Honor devices. The Vision X1 Smart TVs will be available in two sizes variants — 65-inch and 55-inch — priced at CNY 3,299 (~$464) and CNY 2299 (~$323), respectively. Honor also plans to launch a 50-inch variant of the Vision X1 smart TV, which will be announced at a later date.
TWS Earbuds X1
Much like other smartphone OEMs, Honor is also doubling down on the truly wireless earbuds segment with the launch of the new TWS Earbuds X1. The new earbuds look a lot like Apple’s AirPods Pro, with a short stem and silicone ear tips for a better fit. The earbuds feature dual microphones and are powered by a new binaural synchronous transmission technology that is capable of transmitting audio with minimal latency. Honor claims that the earbuds and charging case combo can last up to 24-hours on a single charge, which is quite impressive when compared to other TWS earbuds in the market today. The Honor TWS Earbuds X1 has been priced at CNY 169 (~$24).
Along with the aforementioned devices, Honor has also unveiled a new smart vacuum cleaner, a bladeless fan, a humidifier, a desk lamp, an electronic toothbrush, and a smart kettle.