HUAWEI's Back to School Promotion offers affordable devices to students, teachers and parents.
These devices support Google apps, like Google Classroom and Google Meet, and equip students with technology to succeed in their studies.
The promotion runs from now to March 31 and offers discounts of up to RM1,000 as well as free gifts worth up to RM1,300.
TABLETS WITH GOOGLE APPS
The HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 comes with 2K FullView Display, immersive surround sound and powerful performance. Students and teachers can expect smooth online classes and meetings on the tablet, which performs well even under heavy load.
Those who jot down notes often will appreciate the HUAWEI MatePad 11, which comes with the HUAWEI M-Pencil Second Generation. Use the pencil to take notes, reply messages, make annotations and draw diagrams with ease and precision.
LIGHTWEIGHT & BIG SCREEN LAPTOP
The HUAWEI MateBook D15 is suitable for on-the-go users who want a powerful laptop.
It sports a 15.6-inch screen that offers ample space to work on presentations or spreadsheets. Its 11th Gen Intel Core processor provides high performance and allows users to multitask with ease.
The MateBook D15 is also portable, weighing just 1.56kg.
GOOGLE APPS SUPPORT
Devices such as the HUAWEI Mate50 series and HUAWEI tablets support Google apps, which help students and teachers in online learning.
It takes a few steps to access Google-related apps:1. On the HUAWEI AppGallery, search and install the 'Lighthouse' app.2. Once the 'Lighthouse' app is downloaded, users can search for any Google app on the HUAWEI AppGallery and install it.3. Open the downloaded Google app and log in.4. Users may log in to multiple Google accounts.
Take advantage of HUAWEI's Back To School Promotion and upgrade a device today.
Visit the nearest HUAWEI Experience Store or HUAWEI's official website for more information.
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Downloading Zoom on a Huawei smartphone might be more manageable. You must follow our step-by-step tutorial on how to download Zoom on a Huawei device. Zoom is compatible with any Huawei device, whether a smartphone or tablet. Using applications like Zoom on Huawei devices with a high-quality screen display provides you with the best experience.
You can collaborate with participants remotely for content sharing and whiteboarding. The loud notification sound speaker on Huawei ensures you get the notification of your next meeting in advance. To download Zoom Cloud Meetings on a Huawei smartphone, you can use the pre-installed AppGallery, which comes with all Huawei devices.
How to download Zoom on Huawei Smartphone
Step 1: Launch 'AppGallery' from your home screen.
Step 2: Tap the search bar, type 'Zoom,' and click on 'SEARCH.'
Step 3: Select 'Zoom Cloud Meetings' from the list on your Huawei smartphone and click on it to download zoom on Huawei.
Step 4: Wait for the application to be downloaded, then select the application from your downloads list.
Step 5: Click 'Install.’
Step 6: Continue to 'Sign Up' or 'Sign In' to Zoom.
AppGallery on the Huawei phone allows you to install any application on the internet free of cost. After downloading Zoom on Huawei successfully, you can create a new account using your email ID. If you already have an account, you can log in to Zoom on your Huawei smartphone and continue your work hassle-free. Huawei smartphones provide you the perfect resolution to complete tasks in Zoom meetings. Huawei provides four gesture-controlled system navigators on its latest devices, making working easy. That makes using Zoom on Huawei a lot better.
How to update Zoom using AppGallery
The steps to update Zoom or any other application in particular from AppGallery is super simple. Here’s how:
The simple guide takes you through the detailed process of installing Zoom on Huawei smartphones. Regarding using Zoom on Huawei, the smartphone holds the best reviews from thousands of users worldwide in the meeting solution market.
For more information, you may also visit our YouTube video about downloading Zoom for your Huawei phone.FAQs
Yes, the Zoom application can be installed and launched on the Huawei device using Huawei’s official app marketplace, “AppGallery.”
On zoom in Huawei smartphones, you can keep other apps running in the background and work on them even if you are in a meeting.
Zoom cannot inform the host if you open a different application while in a meeting; Zoom cannot tell the host whether you are using a Huawei device or a different mobile.
Install the app via AppGallery. Login to your Google account or Sign up for a new one. Then tap “Launch meeting” on Zoom to join or create a new meeting.
The new Huawei smartphones have an OLED screen, which allows you to use its dark mode feature on Zoom. This helps you save a ton of battery life, although it is optional because Huawei comes with excellent battery life. Huawei provides you with the feature of having a traditional app drawer to organize applications by your preference. It lets you connect with various participants simultaneously without facing any quality issues. It provides high-quality calls with different inbuilt functionality and tools.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei saw revenue decline in 2021 for the first time on record.
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BEIJING — Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is turning to patents for a lifeline as the company seeks to forge a path forward in advanced chip technology — the prized tech which the U.S. is trying to cut off from China.
In 2022, Huawei announced it signed more than 20 new or extended licensing agreements for its patents. Most were with automakers, for 4G and LTE wireless technology, the company said.
Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW and at least one U.S. automaker were among the licensees, said Huawei's global intellectual property head Alan Fan. He said he wasn't able to say which American company.
Huawei has more on the way — and filed a record number of more than 11,000 patent applications with the U.S. in 2022, according to IFI Claims Patent Services. Their analysis showed just under half typically get approved each year.
But the sheer number of patents filed meant Huawei ranked fourth last year by the number of patent grants in the U.S., IFI said. Samsung was first, followed by IBM and TSMC.
"The U.S. is still a substantial market that everybody wants to have a part of," said IFI Chief Executive Mike Baycroft. "They want to make sure when they're developing those technologies that they're protecting those IP [intellectual property] rights for the U.S. market for the European market."
Over the last two years, Huawei's U.S. patents have increased the most in areas related to image compression, digital information transmission and wireless communication networks, according to IFI.
The U.S. government put Huawei on a blacklist in 2018 that restricted its ability to buy from American suppliers. By October 2022, the U.S. made it clear that no Americans should work with Chinese businesses on high-end semiconductor tech.
Huawei's revenue dropped for the first time on record in 2021, and the consumer division that includes smartphones reported sales plunged nearly 50% to 243.4 billion yuan ($36.08 billion).
For Huawei, licensing its patents to other companies has the potential to claw back a bit of that revenue.
Alex Liang, partner at Anjie & Broad in Beijing, pointed out that having ceased operations in certain business areas allows the company to realize patent revenue that previously existed primarily on paper.
"Huawei's situation is similar to Nokia's when the first generation iPhone came out," Liang said. "Nokia was quickly losing market share to Apple and lots of their patents no longer [had] to be licensed in exchange for other licenses to protect their phone business."
Companies that share technical areas with Huawei ... should all beware that a giant patent monetization player is jumping into their respective pool and will make a splash.
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Nokia generated 1.59 billion euros ($1.73 billion) in sales last year from patent licensing — about 6% of its total revenue. The company said in 2022 it signed "over 50 new patent license agreements across our smartphone, automotive, consumer electronics, and IoT [Internet of Things] licensing programs."
Nokia and Huawei extended their patent licensing agreement in December. Huawei also announced licensing deals with South Korea's Samsung and China's Oppo.
"As far as I know, Huawei is aggressively pushing for the monetization of its patents," Liang said.
"It is one of the most important [key performance indicators] of their IP department, if not yet the single most important," he said.
"So any other companies that share technical areas with Huawei — such as telecommunication, phones, IoT, automobiles, PC, cloud service, and so on — should all beware that a giant patent monetization player is jumping into their respective pool and will make a splash."
Huawei pushed back at the idea it was building a business in patent monetization.
The company's IP head Fan said his department is "a corporate function, not a business unit," and that it redirects royalties to the research departments that filed the patents to fund further research.
"We actively support patent pools and similar platforms, which license patent not just for us, but also for other innovators at the same time," Fan said in a statement.
The company previously said it expected $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion in revenue from licensing its intellectual property between 2019 and 2021. Huawei did not break down specific figures, and only said it met its intellectual property revenue expectations for 2021.
A business of that size would still be a tiny fraction of the company's overall revenue. Huawei said in December it expects 2022 revenue of 636.9 billion yuan, little changed from a year ago. Cloud and connected cars are other business areas the company has sought to develop.
Huawei has "been floundering around since the demise of their handset business," said Paul Triolo, Senior Vice President for China and Technology Policy Lead at Albright Stonebridge Group. "I don't think they had a choice in terms of sort of boosting their licensing revenue."
"The question is what do they do for 6G [in] five years?" he said. "Are they still going to play a patent game? They can't really manufacture the equipment. They're sort of stuck if they can't figure out the semiconductor piece in terms of going forward."
Still, Huawei said it spent 22.4% of 2021 revenue on research and development, bringing total category spending to more than $120 billion over the last decade.
Some of the research is in semiconductor manufacturing. Huawei has filed for a patent in the highly specialized area of lithography technology used for making advanced chips, according to a disclosure late last year on the China Intellectual Property Administration website.
"It's significant in the sense that each individual piece of a complicated technology like EUV [extreme ultraviolet] is not that difficult to sort of make progress on," Triolo said. "Turning that into a commercial system at scale that can boost commercially is a huge, huge task."
Right now, Netherlands-based ASML is the only company in the world that can make the extreme ultraviolet lithography machines needed to make advanced chips.
Not only did it take ASML about 30 years to develop EUV on its own, but the company had the benefit of unrestricted access to thousands of suppliers and international industry groups, Triolo said. "What China really lacks is these international consortia."
But he didn't rule out the possibility that China's national champion could help Beijing build up its semiconductor industry.
"Huawei has a very capable group of engineers," Triolo said. It's "probably a five-to-seven year process to build something commercially viable — only if everything goes well, if there's substantial funding. The Chinese government is going to have to step up here."
Other Chinese companies are also pouring resources into intellectual property.
IFI's rankings of companies' and their subsidiaries' global patent holdings showed a number of Chinese giants among the top 15, including the state research organization Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Appliance companies Midea and Gree also ranked high globally, among South Korean and Japanese heavyweights, the data showed.
"The rise in Chinese innovation has been in plain sight for a long time," said IFI CEO Baycroft. "Why shouldn't we expect that China is innovating today like everybody else? Like Japan, like Germany, everybody's in this game. It's not just the U.S."
— CNBC's Arjun Kharpal contributed to this report.
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Europe's largest economy Germany hasn't kicked its habit of using Chinese kit for its 5G telecoms networks yet.
A new study analyzing Huawei's market share in Europe estimates that Germany relies on Chinese technology for 59 percent of its 5G networks. Other key markets including Italy and the Netherlands are also among eight countries where over half of 5G networks run on Chinese equipment.
The study, by Copenhagen-based telecoms consultancy Strand Consult, offers a rare glimpse of how some telecoms operators have relied on Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE in the early stage of Europe's 5G rollout. The figures also underline one of Western officials' fears: that Europe's pushback against Chinese technology for communications networks was slow to wean operators off Huawei.
"It's easier to preach than to practice," said John Strand, founder of the consultancy, of EU governments' hesitance to throw up clear barriers to using Chinese telecoms equipment.
"It is more dangerous to be dependent on Chinese telecoms networks than to be dependent on Russian gas. Digital infrastructure is the fundament of society," Strand said.
The study matches a warning by the European Commission's digital chief Margrethe Vestager, who said last month that “a number of countries have passed legislation but they have not put it into effect … Making it work is even better."
“It is not only Germany, but it is also Germany," Vestager said in November.
Germany's ministries of digital affairs, interior and economic affairs didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Huawei also didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
European governments in the past two years have imposed security policies on the telecoms industry to cut down on Chinese kit.
In some countries, this has led to a full stop on using Huawei and its smaller Chinese rival ZTE. Strand's study estimates that nine EU countries, as well as Norway and the Faroe Islands, have no Chinese equipment in new 5G networks at all. France (17 percent) and Belgium (30 percent) have a much lower presence of Chinese kit in 5G than was the case in their 4G and 3G networks.
But the EU regime on using Chinese technology in 5G is a patchwork. In other EU countries those policies either allow for operators to still rely on Huawei for parts of their networks or require the government to actively step in to stop deals.
The Berlin government in the past two years was criticized for being slow in setting up the legal framework that now allows it to intervene on contracts between operators and vendors if ministers choose to do so. Olaf Scholz’s government has taken a more critical stance on Chinese technology and just last month blocked Chinese investors from buying a German chip plant over potential security threats.
But Germany's largest operator Deutsche Telekom has also maintained a strategic partnership with Huawei for years and it and others have worked with Huawei on the early stages of rolling out 5G, Strand's report suggests.
In Italy, the government has "golden powers" to stop contracts with Huawei. The former government led by Mario Draghi, seen as close to the U.S., intervened on a couple of deals but it is still unclear how the current government led by far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will position itself.
In other, smaller countries like the Netherlands, operators were quick to launch 5G networks and some did so using Huawei, especially in "radio access network" (RAN) parts — effectively preempting EU and national decisions to cut down on Chinese kit.
The EU in the past few months repeatedly slammed countries' slow pace in adopting its common "5G security toolbox" guidelines to mitigate security risks in networks, according to several legislative texts.
Strand's data, gathered from European industry players in the past months, show Huawei was quick to provide operators with 5G gear in the first stages of Europe's rollout.
But another boutique telecoms consultancy, Dell'Oro, compiled data recently that showed the firm in the past year started running into serious obstacles in selling its kit.
As of early last year — right as European officials were changing direction on 5G security — Sweden’s Ericsson overtook Huawei in market share of new European sales of radio access network (RAN) equipment for 3G, 4G and 5G equipment, according to updated figures Dell’Oro compiled this summer, shared with POLITICO by an industry official. Radio access networks make up the largest chunk of network investment and include base stations and antennas.
For 5G RAN specifically, Huawei lost its initial position as a market leader at the start of the rollout; it now provides 22 percent of sales, with Ericsson at 42 percent and Nokia at 32 percent in Europe, Dell’Oro estimated.
A POLITICO investigation last month revealed how the Chinese tech giant was consolidating its operations in Europe and scaling down its lobbying and branding operations across a series of important markets, including France, the United Kingdom and its European representation in Brussels.
Pressed by the United States and increasingly shunned on a continent it once considered its most strategic overseas market, Huawei is pivoting back toward the Chinese market, focusing its remaining European attention on just a few countries, among them Germany.
China hawks, however, fear that Huawei could continue to supply 5G equipment because of the loopholes and political considerations of national governments.
The new figures could serve as "an eye opener for a lot of governments and regulators in Europe," Strand said.
Sarah Wheaton contributed reporting.
The Huawei Watch Buds is Huawei’s smartwatch with built-in earbuds, and it just went global. This smartwatch was first announced back in December, in China. Today, Huawei announced its global variant and availability.
This smartwatch basically has all the benefits of the regular Huawei smartwatch, but with earbuds included on the inside. It’s actually quite impressive how Huawei managed to pull this off, and still keep the battery durability above the competition. Huawei claims you can get three days worth of battery life here. That is considerably lower than on something like the Huawei Watch GT 3 or GT 3 Pro, but above what Samsung offers, for example.
The Huawei Watch Buds smartwatch comes with a magnetic pop-up cover, for when you need to access the earbuds. The watch itself acts as a charger for those earbuds too, of course. The earbuds themselves get magnetized on the inside too.
The watch is made out of metal (stainless steel), and there is a button / rotating crown on the right side of it. A 1.43-inch 466 x 466 AMOLED display sits on the front, so Huawei didn’t really cut corners in the display department either.
Huawei says that the watch is 14.99mm thick, which is a feat on its own considering everything that sits on the inside. It also supports wireless charging, and comes with a wireless charging cradle. Speaking of which, a 410mAh battery is included here
Huawei also says that it thoroughly tested this watch, so the pop-up cover has been tested for 100,000 times openings and closings, giving some you some piece of mind. It also endured a 5kg stress test, amongst others.
The earbuds come equipped with the Adaptive Identification Technology, and touch controls. Huawei even managed to include noise cancellation in these small earbuds. On top of that, it included a quad-magnetic full-Range Planar Diaphragm drove. They also support Triple Adaptive EQ.
Now, the watch comes with 80 sports modes, amongst which are 10 professional sports modes. It can also show you your notifications, and much more. All you need to do is grab the Huawei Health app from the AppGallery. Yes, this watch is compatible with both Android and iOS.
The Huawei Watch Buds smartwatch will become available in Europe starting from March 1. It will be available from the Huawei Store, and other authorized e-commerce platforms and retailers. The price will be £449.99 in the UK, while we still don’t have the price in Euros. It will likely be an equivalent of that, or close to it (€499.99 perhaps, or something like that).
Here’s a product you probably haven’t seen before. Meet the Huawei Watch Buds, a smartwatch with a pair of true wireless earbuds inside. That’s right, it’s a two-in-one solution to a problem you didn’t know existed.
But before you dismiss it as being a ridiculous gimmick, Huawei may actually be on to something here, and there’s no doubt this is a properly thought-out product, and not something sketched out on a napkin during a drunken night out.
You don’t have to worry about carrying around or forgetting to pick up your earbuds when you wear the Watch Buds. The screen flips up, and they are inside. The tiny earbuds aren’t marked left or right, as they intelligently understand which ear they are placed in, plus the symmetrical shape and lack of contacts mean they just pop back inside the smartwatch without fiddling around to make sure they’re placed correctly to charge. For someone who doesn’t use earbuds that often, hates the fiddly cases, and rarely remembers to even have them nearby, the Watch Buds could solve a few problems.
They’re also tiny at just 21mm long and 10mm across, and incredibly light at only 4 grams. Huawei says the Watch Buds earbuds are about 50% smaller than most other true wireless earbuds. This doesn’t mean they lack features, though. AI-powered noise cancellation is onboard and there are dual microphones, as well as wear detection, wind noise suppression, and even a clever gesture control system that responds to taps on the earbud, or your actual ear. It’s an important consideration considering how small the buds are. Huawei has chosen a pair of planar diaphragms with quad magnets for sound.
Then you’ve got the smartwatch itself. It has a 1.43-inch AMOLED screen that magnetically locks closed over the earbuds, and the special hinge has been tested up to 100,000 openings to ensure it remains durable. When it’s closed, the smartwatch has an IPX7 water-resistance rating, and the buds themselves have an IPX4 rating. On the back of the smartwatch’s case is a heart rate sensor, and the watch tracks all your activity as usual. It will connect to either Android or iOS phones using Huawei’s own app, and it tracks workouts and movement through the Huawei Health app.
The downside of squeezing a pair of earbuds inside a smartwatch is that battery life for both has been affected. Huawei claims the smartwatch will last for about three days with normal use, and the earbuds around three hours with the noise cancellation active. That’s not great when we’re used to seeing at least twice that number for both when they aren’t combined. The ease of charging does take away some of the frustration here, though.
Huawei knows what it’s doing with smartwatches, has a long history of producing headphones and earbuds, and has worked on hinges for folding smartphones from the very beginning. All the ingredients and expertise are there to make a product like the Watch Buds, but it’s still an open question as to how many people will see them as useful or not. Amazingly, it’s not the only recent device that hides a pair of earbuds inside, as HMD Global released the Nokia 5710 XpressMusic phone last year with the same trick. Maybe you can get both, and have a choice of earbuds?
Preorders open on February 15, with deliveries expected to begin on March 1 in the U.K., where they cost 449 British pounds. This converts over to about $545 U.S., and that makes them quite expensive. Huawei will argue you’re getting two products for this price, which is accurate, but you could get an Apple Watch SE 2 and a pair of third-generation AirPods for less, so you’ll really have to believe in the convenience of carrying earbuds around inside your smartwatch to consider them a good value.
With the evolution of smartphones over the years, users have started to pay more attention to the looks and feel of the phones they carry. Even with the best technologies, users want their phones to look good in their hands. Representing a major step forward in smartphone aesthetics, the new HUAWEI Mate50 Pro features the symmetrical Space Ring Design and an eye-catching Clous de Paris step-patterned embossing design, which creates an intricate texture. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro conveys the inclusive technological futurism of our current era. Equipped with industry-leading technology, the series wraps everything within a thin body offering a slick and seamless look to all its users.
HUAWEI Mate50 Pro
Symmetry is said to be key in any design as it provides a balanced and neat look. However, it can be difficult to achieve perfect symmetry when it comes to smartphones, as they also need to be able to pack in all essential hardware. On this front, the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro has once again broken new ground in smartphone design. Based on an iconic symmetry and Space Ring design, the phone’s streamlined camera modules keep the phone light without compromising imaging quality.
HUAWEI Mate50 Pro
Unique look, effortless elegance
Looking to add a touch of elegance to the slim bodies of the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro, the design teams at Huawei reproduced the Clous de Paris design onto its body. As a time-honoured embossing process that originated in France, this design pattern was previously found on luxurious wristwatches, jewellery, and other accessories. The implementation of Clous de Paris Pattern was perfected on the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro through multiple trial productions.
The multi-layered camera module of the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro consists of lenses, decorative rings, and a bottom crater. These components are meticulously processed on a whole piece of aluminium alloy material through computer numerical control (CNC) and fine engravings. This allows the series to maintain an intact cohesive structure and avoid scratching the surrounding components. What’s more, the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro showcases unmatched attention to detail. By incorporating the stunning Clous de Paris design, the series features a new kind of layered beauty that would mesmerise all.
HUAWEI Mate50 Pro
The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro features beautiful natural colourways that will suit the look and vibe of daily life. The phone comes in two different material types – glass and vegan leather. And the glass cover is available in two colours, Silver and Black, which gives a distinct and elegant finish. The vegan leather version comes in a stunning orange, inspired by radiant orange sun rays.
Price & Availability in Saudi Arabia
The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro comes in two different types of rear cover, glass and vegan leather. The glass cover is available in two colours, Silver and Black, while the vegan leather version comes in Orange, and it is available in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at a starting price of 4299SAR from Huawei’s online platforms as well as certified retailers.
The Huawei Watch Buds 2-in-1 smartwatch unveiled last December in China made its debut in Europe today. It's priced at €499 with genuine sales starting March 1. However, those who pre-book the Watch Buds through Huawei's official website by paying €30 will get a €30 discount. That means the Huawei Watch Buds will effectively cost €469 to those who pre-order it now, and they will also get a Huawei Scale 3 for free with their purchase.
In the UK, the Huawei Watch Buds is priced at £449.99, and you can reserve your unit with a £30 deposit via Huawei's UK website, which brings down its effective price by £30 to £419.99 with the £389.99 balance amount to be paid upon sales start. Customers in the UK will also get a free Huawei Scale 3 if they pre-book the Watch Buds.
The Huawei Watch Buds is a 2-in-1 device. It's a smartwatch with a screen that opens to reveal a pair of pill-shaped TWS earbuds, with the latter having AI Noise Cancelation Calling.
Huawei Watch Buds
The Huawei Watch Buds is compatible with Android and iOS devices and comes with the usual slew of health and fitness features we see on most other smartwatches. The watch packs a 410 mAh battery, while each bud comes with a 30 mAh cell. You can read our Huawei Watch Buds announcement coverage here to know more about it.
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