During the MWC Shanghai 2021 event, the company showcased an area of 550 m2 in total, which included the installation of a living room, kitchen, study, home gym, entertainment room, and garage. These installations use wireless technologies made from products from the Chinese tech giant. This included smartphones, PCs, tablets, smartwatches, smart speakers, and the Vision TV range as well. The smart home project includes products integrated with the Huawei ecosystem partners.
The aim of the project is to offer customers a ‘comfortable, intelligent and immersive Smart Home experience.’ Furthermore, the Smart Home project represents an integral part of the brand’s Seamless AI Life Strategy, which also involves innovative technologies like the HiLink, HarmonyOS, and the new HiCar. In other words, the current prototype is basically what a smart home can be within the Internet of Things era.
The company demonstrated this by showcasing the living room, where just a few words can wake up the smart assistant and enable the Back Home mode. This mode will turn on the air conditioning and air purifier, while also turning on warm lights and closing the curtains. Similarly, the kitchen will also be wirelessly connected and have products that support HarmonyOS. One can simply control these products through their smartphone, once these appliances are connected to a shared network at home.
Huawei also showcased a mock study and living/entertainment room, where one can observe a MatePad Pro laptop and the 65 inch 4K Vision TV respectively. The company’s wearable lineup like the Watch GT 2 Pro also comes in for health related activities and tracking in the gym room. When entering the garage, the doors to the car can open directly through your phones, which can also be synced to other mobile applications and services like music and navigation as well.
According to Huawei, smart home isn’t simply about adding more IoT products, rather, it aims on how these devices connect and form a ‘virtual world.’ In other words, it aims to build an extension of human senses, while also improving how users interact with these devices by developing a ‘repertoire of intuitive voice and gesture commands.’ At the moment, the brand has more than 800 partners in its HiLink platform, which covers over 220 million IoT devices, and aims to bring more than 40 mainstream brands to provide 100 million HarmonyOS based products to households.
- Huawei turns to other businesses to make up for its loss of the smartphone market
- Huawei HMS for Car will feature on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
- Huawei saw ‘slight’ growth in 2020 despite various hurdles: Chairman
ALWAYS BE THE FIRST TO KNOW – FOLLOW US!