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Huawei Set to Invest $2 bn on Cybersecurity Over The Next Five Years

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A man lights a cigarette outside a Huawei retail shop in Beijing. VOA

Telecom giant Huawei is set to invest $2 billion in cybersecurity over the next five years as part of its efforts to ease security concerns, the state-owned China Daily reported on Wednesday.

Through the investment, the company will hire more people and upgrade its laboratories, after several governments expressed doubt over the safety of its products, Efe news reported citing the newspaper.

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Huawei to spend $2 bn on cybersecurity over next 5 years. (IANS)

“We will open a security transparency centre in Brussels in the first quarter of 2019 to assure clients that our products are reliable,” said Huawei’s rotating chairman Hu Houkun.

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The announcement came weeks after the detention of Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Canada for alleged violation of economic sanctions imposed by the US against Iran.

Hu said the firm was waiting for a “just conclusion of Meng’s case”, according to the daily. (IANS)

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Huawei Unveils GT2 Smartwatch With Bluetooth Calling in India

The smartwatch will be available across Flipkart, Amazon India, Croma and other retail stores

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According to the company, the Huawei Watch GT2 can operate continuously for up to two weeks with both the intelligent heart rate monitor and call notification functions turned on. Wikimedia Commons

Huawei Consumer Business Group India on Thursday launched its much-anticipated Huawei Watch GT2 with two weeks of battery life, Bluetooth calling and in-device music in the country in 42mm variant (with 1.2 inch AMOLED display) and 46mm variant (with 1.39 inch AMOLED display).

The Huawei Watch GT2 46mm Sport (Black) has been launched for Rs 15,990, 46mm (Leather) for Rs 17,990 and 46mm (Metal) for Rs 21,990.

In terms of heart rate monitoring, the user will be notified if heart rate is above 100bpm or below 50bpm for more than 10 minutes. The watch is also powered with sleep monitoring function.

“This versatile smartwatch Huawei Watch GT2 further underlines our focus on health and fitness and help our customers manage it better. The watch scientifically monitors heart rate, physical activities and sleep pattern with help of accurate positioning feature,” Tornado Pan, Country Manager (Huawei Brand), Consumer Business Group, Huawei India, said in a statement.

The watch is equipped with Huawei’s proprietary Kirin A1 chipset to improve battery life. There’s also a super AMOLED display with 3D glass screen.

The chip essentially integrates an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a powerful audio processing unit, an ultra-low power consumption application processor and a separate power management unit.

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Huawei Consumer Business Group India on Thursday launched its much-anticipated Huawei Watch GT2 with two weeks of battery life, Bluetooth calling and in-device music in the country in 42mm variant. Wikimedia Commons

According to the company, the Huawei Watch GT2 can operate continuously for up to two weeks with both the intelligent heart rate monitor and call notification functions turned on.

The smartwatch will be available across Flipkart, Amazon India, Croma and other retail stores.

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Prospective buyers can book the watch from December 12-18 and get a Huawei Freelace worth Rs 6,999 for free.

However, they will be required to make the full payment for the watch at the time of booking the device. (IANS)