There are already plenty of announcements to look forward to at this year’s MWC and Huawei has just stated that it will be added a new device into the mix. According to the teaser (above), we are most likely looking at a new product that comes equipped with a stylus.
The teaser was published to Huawei CEO Richard Yu’s Weibo account, containing the tag line “A new style of business” and a date for MWC. While a large smartphone accompanied by a stylus accessory might seem a likely candidate, the Mate 8 was only released a few months ago. Instead, this teaser could be related to the rumored Huawei MateBook.
Interestingly, the MateBook isn’t an Android device, instead it is said to be a business focused hybrid laptop powered by Windows 10. The device is expected to feature a 12.9-inch display and an Intel processor, making it quite different from the company’s usual products. The inclusion of a stylus suggests that the laptop will also work as a tablet, potentially putting it up against the likes of Microsoft’s Surface Pro series. An Android version of the MateBook has also previously been rumored, but seems less likely.
Huawei has become one of the fastest growing and largest smartphone brands across the globe, quickly catching up with Xiaomi in China last year. Perhaps the company is setting its sights on the PC market in search of an even bigger presence in the technology market. Either way, we should find out all about what Huawei has planned at MWC 2016 on February 21st.