Report with Video & 38 Photos: Huawei unveiled their First Smart TV along with new Phones with Tons of Features and more
Earlier this morning it was Huawei's turn to unveil their new smartphones, watches, accessories and yes, even their first Smart TV; something that Apple fans have wanted Apple to do for more than a decade. Huawei is innovating at very fast pace and they once again enjoyed prodding Apple at every possible turn possible during their keynote.
For those that are interested, the full Huawei keynote is available below, followed by a series of key screenshots of products and more.
The keynote only got about 90,000+ views and they could do much better if Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group would be gracious enough to hand over keynotes to a fluent English speaking executive.
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Screenshots of Key Points made in the Keynote
Richard Yu loves to kick Apple whenever he can and he began almost right out of the gate. Last Year Huawei introduced the square block of cameras on the backside of their high-end smartphone and Yu laughed at the iPhone 11 Pro copying their design in the first slide below.
New Huawei Smartphones
Huawei GT 2 Smartwatch
If you happen to be a Hauwei fan in Canada, Europe and Asia, you had to be absolutely thrilled at Huawei's pace of innovation. Apple has had patents on a lot of today's announcements for years but it's Huawei that delivered. Apple has patents for fingerprint under the display (01, 02 & 03), in-air gestures, virtual buttons, a speaker behind the display, wireless reverse charging and pen support and yet not one came to iPhone 11. Not only does Apple have patents hinting of a real TV, Apple's CEO all but said it back in an NBC interview back in 2014. And while Apple brought "Always On" to their latest Series 5 Apple Watch, Huawei went one step further and introduced this feature to their new smartphones.
At the end of the day, keeping track of what Apple's competitors are bringing to market is smart. Seeing competitors push innovation into the market place is a healthy market function. The steady stream of nice features coming to Huawei phones is what Apple fans want to see as well. While Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro cameras offer Night mode, it's Huawei who had this feature first.
The biggest surprise of all was the announcement of their new Smart TV. I'm sure that LG and Samsung executive fell off their chairs when that announcement was made. This could be huge for Huawei if they don't drop the ball.
Yet as great as the event went today, the ten ton gorilla in the room was omnipresent. The new Huawei smartphones won't ship with Google apps that customers demand. Outside of China, this will be an issue and Huawei knows it.