Huawei has already confirmed that this year, unlike previous years, it will not unveil its most important flagship P11/P20 (the name is still unconfirmed) at Mobile World Congress. But this does not mean that the Chinese leader in the smartphones market will not attend the most important trade show of the year related to mobile devices. According to a new official post published on the microblogging platform Weibo, the company will be present at MWC 2018 in Barcelona and it will unveil new products as well.
The most reliable hypotheses suggest that Huawei might launch a new tablet. The Chinese giant is one of the leading companies in the tablets market, and several leaks about the MediaPad M5 surfaced in the past few days. It was recently spotted on Geekbench with an octa-core Kirin 960 SoC (the same as Huawei P10), 4 GB of RAM and Android Oreo installed. It is expected to sport a 8.4-inch panel with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and LTE connectivity thanks to a Cat. 4 LTE modem and, obviously, a SIM Card slot.
The company might also decide to announce a new payment system for Europe: Huawei Pay. According to other rumors, we may see the Huawei Watch 3, the successor of the Watch 2, with Android Wear 2.0. A new patent has been just filed at WIPO, and it is related to a smartwatch able to track the movements of the finger outside of the display, allowing the user to write or draw gestures in the hair or on the back of the hand. Huawei may also decide to unveil new Windows tablets from the MateBook series, which would be direct competitors of the Microsoft Surface line composed of the Suface Pro, Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop.
Which products do you think Huawei will unveil in Barcelona?