The Chinese tech company Huawei is looking to expand its growth by breaking into the tablet market. Their new 2-in-1 “Matebook” was revealed on Sunday with some impressive features that will surely challenge Apple, Lenovo and Samsung.
HUAWEI NOT FAR BEHIND APPLE AND SAMSUNG
In terms of smartphones, Huawei is not far behind Apple and Samsung. They have far exceeded expectations last year, shipping 108 million smartphones in 2015. With a 44% increase, this puts them in a close third behind Apple and Samsung. Huawei now seeks to take this success in a new direction. The detachable tablet will be the device to lead the way.While tablets, on the whole, are seeing a decrease in sales, the detachable variety is up and coming.
THE MATEBOOK IS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Much like Apple’s iPad Pro, the Matebook will use the detachable keyboard feature that is popular among tablet users these days. As far as an operating system goes, Huawei will follow in the steps of Samsung. Windows 10 will be the operating system on all their new tablets. As far as device features, the Matebook will have a 12-inch display, a fingerprint censor, 512 gigabytes of storage and a 5-megapixel front camera. Colors will come in Champagne white and dark silver. An accessories kit will also be included with a stylus pen, USB, and HDMI adapters. At the moment, we do not know how the price will compare to Apple and Samsung.
LENOVO AIMS FOR THE BUDGET CONSCIOUS
Huawei’s cost may be a mystery, but Lenovo has made their monetary intentions quite public, and for good reason. Coming in at $229, Lenovo’s three new Yoga notebooks are significantly cheaper than their Yoga 900S they released last year. The low cost is an attempt at bringing Windows 10 to a more affordable level for Lenovo users. Even with the low price, consumers won’t have to give up their screen size. These new notebooks will come in 15-inch, and 14-inch displays, both bigger than their Huawei competition. Lenovo may not be in first place, but they certainly are offering up some worthy competition for a variety of notebook users.