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Huawei Opens its Largest Flagship Store Outside China: Report

Huawei is the world’s leading company in 5G. The Chinese company said it has already won 50 5G contracts globally

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FILE - A woman stands at the booth of Huawei featuring 5G technology at the PT Expo in Beijing, China, Sept. 28, 2018. VOA

China’s technology giant Huawei has opened in Madrid its largest flagship store outside China.

The two-storey, 1,100-square-metre shop is located in Madrid city centre, where the customers can experience Huawei’s latest technologies, including 5G and artificial intelligence applications, and enjoy the products it has launched such as smartphones, tablets as well as personal computers, Huawei’s Consumer Business Group for the Western European Region President Walter Ji said.

More than 1,000 people came to the new flagship store on the opening day, Xinhua news agency reported.

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FILE – The logos of Huawei are displayed at it retail shop window reflecting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, Jan. 29, 2019. VOA

On June 15, Vodafone Espana, in cooperation with Huawei, rolled out the first commercial 5G mobile services in Spain, making it one of the first European countries with the ultrafast mobile network in Europe.

Vodafone announced that it is offering 5G roaming in four European countries — Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy over the summer.

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On May 30, mobile network operator EE launched Britain’s first 5G service, using Huawei equipment.

Huawei is the world’s leading company in 5G. The Chinese company said it has already won 50 5G contracts globally. (IANS)

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Huawei Plans to Bring Watch GT 2 Soon in India

India is the third-largest wearables market in the world after China and the US

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According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the India market for wearable devices apaert from Huawei, grew 30.9 per cent quarter-over-quarter in the second quarter of 2019 and 123.6 per cent when compared to the same quarter a year ago, reaching an all-time high of three million shipments in a single quarter. Wikimedia Commons

Eying a bigger share of India’s growing wearable market, Chinese technology giant Huawei on Thursday said it would bring Kirin A1-powered devices to India next month. This chipset is expected to come with Huawei Watch GT 2.

Huawei claims the smartwatch can provide battery life of up to two weeks as the Kirin A1 enables “incredibly” low power consumption.

Kirin A1 comes with an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a powerful audio processing unit, an ultra-low power application processor and an independent power management unit, Huawei said.

The chipset supports Bluetooth 5.1.

“The Kirin A1 is a very powerful chipset and is anticipated to bring in a paradigm shift in India’s wearable market,” Tornado Pan, Country Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Huawei India, said in a statement.

“In line with our legacy of eliminating consumer pain points, products powered by this chipset will provide unparalleled performance, power efficiency and connectivity,” Pan said.

The chipset enables users to enjoy their exercise routines safely and better their performance, by leveraging enhanced data quality, Huawei said.

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Huawei claims the smartwatch can provide battery life of up to two weeks as the Kirin A1 enables “incredibly” low power consumption. Wikimedia Commons

Huawei Watch GT 2 supports features like Bluetooth calling in the 46 mm series, in-device music (in select regions), Message Notification, TruSleep 2.0 sleep tracking and TruRelax pressure monitoring.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the India market for wearable devices grew 30.9 per cent quarter-over-quarter in the second quarter of 2019 and 123.6 per cent when compared to the same quarter a year ago, reaching an all-time high of three million shipments in a single quarter.

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India is the third-largest wearables market in the world after China and the US. (IANS)