Huawei GT 2 X Porsche Design

As part of the Huawei Mate 40 presentation last week, the company also released the new Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch. Consider it a high-end addition to the current Huawei smart watch range.

Partnering supercar design and technology, the body of the watch is built of titanium and the bezel has the iconic Porsche Design logo integrated. It is a 46mm case with a 1.39-inch AMOLED circular display.

Fitted on a titanium strap that has been sandblasted to offer a matte finish. On the side of the circular watch are two digital crowns, one of which has Porsche Design’s iconic red circle – letting users explore the various settings and configurations. It has a two week battery meaning you can also wear it over night for it sleep tracking abilities.

Even though it is a fashionable smartwatch, one that can be worn everyday to work it supports data tracking for more than 100 different type of workout, including indoor and outdoor sports such as hitting the driving range, skiing and mountain climbing amongst others. If swimming is more your thing, the watch is water resistant up to 50m. During these intense workouts, you can keep an eye on your SpO2 level and heart rate thanks to the 6-in-1 LED lens embedded in the ceramic back of the watch.

The watch comes with a wireless charger, cable and a Fluoroelastomer strap and while stocks last, Huawei will throw in a pair of FreeBuds 3 worth £150 for free, which may soften the blow on the total cost as the watch comes in at £629.


Huawei Mate 40 Pro – The best phone you shouldn’t buy

Huawei, the smartphone manufacturer that has unfortunately been added to Trump’s USA ban keep pulling out all the stops to show that their phones are technically advanced than everything else on the market and now they have released their latest model – the new Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G.

Fitted with a 6.76-inch OLED 90Hz refresh rate edge to edge display, the screen seems like it wraps all the way around the frame. In fact, it curves so much that the buttons for the lock screen and volume have been moved further back too. It has two selfie cameras, a 13MP wide angle selfie camera and a 3D depth sensing camera used for 3D Face Unlock and also has an optical in-display fingerprint sensor for additional security options, especially as this is the year of the facemask.

At the back of the phone, the user is treated to an array of cameras in what Huawei calls a Space Ring formation as an homage to balance and symmetry. There is a 50MP ultravision wide angle camera, a 20MP ultra wide camera and a 12MP Telephoto camera.

The new phone is powered by the Kirin 5nm 9000 chipset, a first in a smartphone with 5G connectivity, meaning it is FAST. It is IP68 dust and water resistant and if you can’t put it down long enough to charge, the 4400mAh battery can be charged via 66W ultrafast wired charging or 50W wireless charging. The screen also has a new feature that makes always-on display look dated. This is ‘eyes on display’ meaning it will light up and show notifications when you look at it.

Gaming or watching films has got that much better with true stereo speakers, a downward facing speaker at the bottom and another speaker at the top which is separate from the earpiece.

However, there is one major caveat that needs to be added in whenever talking about Huawei phones outside of China – there are no Google applications – meaning no Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Uber or anything that uses a Google component in the app. As much as it is one of the best phones on the market, it isn’t one that can be recommended. But if that doesn’t phase you, the Mate 40 Pro will be available in Black or Mystic Silver with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for £1,099.99.