The annual battle of flagship phones that is Mobile rld Congress may be missing its most formidable competitor, but a new contender has emerged. After keeping a relatively low profile at last year’s event, Huawei is taking advantage of the void left by Samsung to introduce the 0 family—two high-end hsets that look to cement Huawei’s sting as a major player in the smartphone game.
The two phones might have different names, but they’re equally sleek powerful. Both include fingerprint sensors on the front—a curious decision in the age of shrinking bezels— feature diamond-cut all-metal designs with 2.5D glass. A strip across the top on the back houses dual ica-bred 12M 20Mrear cameras, on the front you’ll find an 8Mfront camera.
ile neither phone is water resistant, both are powered by Huawei’s proprietary 2.4GHz octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 960 chip, the same chip found in the Mate 9. Both phones run Android 7.0 out of the box (the first with EMUI 5.1) come in an veritable rainbow of colors: silver, rose gold, graphite black, gold, blue green.
As far as differences between the two models, they’re mostly as you’d expect. The smaller 0 features a 5.1-inch, 1920×1080 Full HD D screen, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the 0 us has a 5.5-inch, 2560×1440 display, 6GB of RAM, a whopping 128GB of storage. On the battery front, the 0 0 us include 3,200mAh 3,750mAh batteries, respectively.
In addition to the new phones, Huawei has also released two new Android ar watches. Dubbed tch 2 tch 2 Classic, both feature 1.2-inch, 390×390 displays, heart rate sensors, G, NFC for Android y, water resistance, , obviously, Android ar 2.0.
The non-Classic model also includes E. As is the trend with newer Android wearables, they are big bulky, with 45mm casings, though at just 57 grams, this is much lighter than the tch Sport. Huawei also says the 420mAh battery should last two days on the E model three days on the Classic. Notably, neither model features a rotating crown like the new watches.
Huawei hasn’t released pricing information for any of its new phones or watches, but will begin a global rollout in h. However, while U.S. buyers will be getting the watches, Huawei said that the 0 0 us are not destined for the U.S. at the time.
A better Huawei: 2016 was a big year for Huawei, as it looked to exp its global reach prove that it was a serious competitor to HTC. The new products here only solidify its gains. ile we don’t know how much they cost, the phones watches it released at M look to be solid entries to the mid-to-upper-end of the market. Of particular interest is the wide variety of colors available, which could broaden Huawei’s appeal to people tired of the stard black, silver, gold. However, on the heels of the solid Mate 9’s U.S. launch with upcoming exa integration, it would have been nice to see the 0s make it to the States as well.