During the Huawei October 2021 event held yesterday October 21 2021 in Vienna, Austria, China’s tech giant announced 3 new products: a pair of new smartwatches dubbed (Watch GT 3), a new pair of wireless earbuds (FreeBuds Lipstick), and a smartphone (Huawei Nova 9).
Huawei, during the event, allowed guests and participants to have a feel of all three products and test their uses as well.
We are going to take each of the products and show you what to expect from them.
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Huawei Watch GT3
The all-new Huawei Watch GT3 smartwatch comes in two sizes: 42mm and 46mm. If you are an ardent follower of Huawei, these two models are an upgrade or an upward tweak of the already existing Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro.
The Huawei Watch GT3 includes the Huawei’s Healthy Living Clover, which gives you daily challenges for exercise, sleeping, and walking. It has a feature quite similar to Apple Watch’s Rings that fills up throughout the day while these challenges are completed
The 42mm version comes with a 1.32-inch AMOLED screen while the larger 46mm model gets a more spacious 1.46-inch AMOLED panel.
Both models of the Huawei Watch GT3 comes with an upgraded fifth-gen TruSeen optical heart rate sensor with on-device SpO2 measurements and tracking for over 100 sports modes.
Both GT 3 watches come with 4GB onboard storage and an eSIM. The good news is both offer 5ATM water resistance, and are compatible with Android and iOS phones.
Battery endurance on the smaller 42mm model is rated at seven days of usage while the larger version should get you double that at 14 days.
Prices and availability
Huawei Watch GT 3 42mm costs €329 while the 46mm GT 3 model will sell for €349.
Pre-orders are already open those who order get a free pair of Huawei FreeBuds 4i wireless earphones. Official sales start on November 10.
Huawei Watch GT3 models compared
|Models||Watch GT3 (44mm)||Watch GT3 (46mm)|
|Display panel||1.32 AMOLED||1.46 AMOLED|
|Compatibility||Android, iOS||Android, iOS|
|Battery power||7 days usage||14 days usage|
Huawei FreeBuds Lipstick
Just like the name suggests these Huawei Freebuds come in a lush red lipstick colour. The stainless steel charging case emphasizes or enhances the lipstick outlook of the product.
The limited FreeBuds Lipstick range can be connected with any device through Bluetooth and act as standard wireless earphones. However, to get all the extra features, you need the Huawei AI Life app**.
**The Google Play version may not be compatible with some non-Huawei smartphones so it is best downloaded from the AppGallery or using the QR code on the box.
The app allows you to check the battery charge levels and customize the buds’ controls. It also comes with three sound modes – Noise cancellation, Off, and Awareness.
The FreeBuds Lipstick have a dual-mic system that reduces outdoor wind noise and using beamforming technology (locating where your voice comes from), makes talking on the phone smooth.
Huawei Freebuds Lipstick has a 55mAh power cell in each bud, and the case has a 215mAh capacity. It has a 10-hour continuous playback time at 50% volume with ANC turned off, and AAC mode enabled.
Price and availability
They retail for €249 and will be available in limited quantities.
Huawei Nova 9 smartphone
Finally, after release only in China, the phone is up for global use. The Huawei Nova 9 features a curved 6.57-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 4,300 mAh battery with 66W charging, as well as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G 4G chipset with 8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage.
The 50MP RYYB sensor of the smartphone sits alongside an 8MP ultrawide snapper and two 2MP auxiliary modules for macro pictures and depth data on the back camera. On the software front, EMUI 12 runs on top of Android 11 and is devoid of Google Mobile Services.
Those rear cameras are housed in a distinctive oval camera block with two big circles – a design similar to the Huawei P50. The rest of the design here includes a glossy, and an all-screen front with a punch-hole camera.
The Huawei Nova 9 is a bold competition to the Google Pixel 6 when it comes to most of its hardware.
Price and availability
The smartphone retails for €499.
Huawei is offering a broken screen replacement free of charge in the first year.
Pre-sales are already underway and come with a free pair of FreeBuds 4 earphones while regular sales later this month.
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