Huawei has recently confirmed that it will be holding a press event on Feb. 25 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The company is unlikely to launch Huawei P20/P11 series smartphones at MWC 2018 as it will be holding a dedicated event in March this year to launch them. Hence, the rumor mill is now speculating on the devices that Huawei may unveil on Feb. 25. A promotional video shared through a Weibo post by Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu suggests that the company may unveil a new Matebook at the event.
The “Experience New Horizons” text that can be seen in the video indicates that the upcoming notebook from the company may feature slimmer bezels that will allow it sport larger display. The Weibo post by Yu that carries translated text like “a new horizon, a new realm, a new era” also hint that the upcoming notebook will be sporting ultra-thin bezels.
At present, mainstream laptops are sporting bezels of around 6mm. There are some notebooks that have bezels of 4.5 mm and 5 mm. The recently unveil Huawei smartphones like Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have super-slim bezels. Hence, there is a possibility that the next-generation Matebook may arrive with slimmer bezels.
At MWC 2016, Huawei had launched the first Huawei Matebook with 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrid design. Last year, it had unveiled the MateBook X, MateBook E, Matebook D and D (2018) models. Huawei is silent on the market response of the Matebook devices. In a recent interview, Huawei Consumer Business COO Wan Biao revealed to the media that the market reputation and sales of the Matebook have met with internal expectations of the company.
The MediaPad M5 tablet is also speculated to debut at MWC 2018. Recent reports have revealed that it will be coming with an 8.4-inch QHD display, Kirin 960 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and Android 8.0 Oreo. It is speculated to debut the Huawei Watch 3 as a successor for Watch 2 smartwatch. There is a possibility that the company may announce some mid-range smartphones at MWC 2018.