Huawei announces new MateBook and FreeBuds Pro for Canada

I'm actually writing this up waiting for my plane today while listening to some music in the airport on my FreeBuds 4, they are great with their noise cancelling option for this kind of setting.

And I now hear about a new FreeBuds Pro 2 coming out and I'm all intrigued!

Huawei also announced some new MateBooks, and I think these will be the first in Canada; whereas the new Mate Xs (fold) isn't coming to Canada.

Here's their press release

Huawei showcases the next generation of cutting-edge products, launches the lightest foldable smartphone Mate Xs 2, World’s first Hi-Res Dual Sound System TWS FreeBuds Pro 2 and 16-inch laptops MateBook D 16 & 16s.

Huawei has established a powerful ecosystem of products that can provide a seamless AI life experience. The strategy focuses on 6 main areas: Smartphone innovation, Non-smartphone products, HMS ecosystem, B2B business, Car solutions, and Smart Home solutions.

Istanbul, Turkey (June 23, 2022) Today, Huawei presented its key strategic areas of focus during this challenging time and announced new, cutting-edge products including 16-inch laptops MateBook D 16 & 16s and the latest addition to the audio family of devices, the FreeBuds Pro 2. Huawei also launched the lightest foldable smartphone Mate Xs 2. 

“Huawei is committed to continuous innovation and bringing the digital world to every person, family and organization,” said Derek Yu, President, Central Eastern Europe, Nordic & Canada, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “We are, therefore, maintaining high R&D and marketing investments for various categories. We want to provide revolutionary innovation to consumers and continuously lead the industry development.” 

HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2: World’s first Hi-Res Dual Sound System TWS

In the Audio category, Huawei has launched a device that will please all fans of crystal-clear music and voice - FreeBuds Pro 2. The new earbuds stand out with exquisite sound quality achieved thanks to their Dual Sound System. Adopting the integrated two digital-to-analogue converters (DAC) chips and a quad-magnet dynamic driver with advanced digital frequency crossover technology, allowing the device to distinguish between high and low frequencies, coupled with LDAC High-Resolution codec, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 bring the purest sound quality in the industry. Equipped with the industry’s first Triple MIC ANC TWS system that is able to provide 15%  more noise reduction capabilities as compared to the previous model. In certain scenarios, a maximum of 47dB noise reduction depth can be achieved. HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 is also equipped with three dynamic audio listening optimization algorithms which are able to detect changes in volume, differences in ear canal structure and changes in wearing status in real-time. The new earbuds also support Huawei’s All-Scenario Seamless AI Life approach thanks to easy connectivity with any smartphone operating system and great usability in all daily scenarios.

HUAWEI Mate Xs 2: Huawei’s lightest and flattest foldable smartphone

The HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 embodies Huawei’s new explorations in the development of foldable phones. Inheriting Huawei’s classic outward folding design, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 is ultra-lightweight, ultra-slim, the thinnest in the foldable smartphone market, and ultra-reliable to deliver the best consumer experience.

Radek Krasny, Director of Marketing & Brand, HUAWEI Canada said, “Thanks to constant development and innovations Huawei continues to be a leader in the foldable smartphones field. Moreover, with the introduction of the newest HUAWEI Mate Xs2, the company owns the most complete portfolio of foldable phones, including the inner and outer display and flip phones. HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 fully embraces the design aesthetics, smart communications, imaging technology and the large-screen interactive experience. It is also the lightest foldable phone on the market so far. This exciting new flagship is set to lead the era of ideal foldable phones.” 

Introducing the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2, Huawei’s brand-new flagship foldable smartphone with outward folding design and ultra-light, ultra-slim body, marks a milestone in the Huawei's history, as of this premiere the company owns the most complete portfolio of foldable smartphones, including models with an inner and outer display, and flip phones. When unfolded, the Mate Xs 2’s screen becomes as flat and smooth as a mirror, bringing users a more immersive foldable experience, perfect for both entertainment and work. The smartphone is also equipped with other flagship features, such as a 50MP True-Chroma Camera that supports HUAWEI XD Optics, taking mobile photography to new heights. The new device also dispels the concerns about the unreliable battery in foldable smartphones, boasting a 4600mAh battery, with 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge for ultra-fast charging on the go.

HUAWEI Matebook D 16 & 16s: 16-inch laptop with a traditional 15.6-inch body size for work, study and play

Those of us who work remotely, but miss the traditional office setup with a large monitor, will be pleasantly surprised by the latest additions to Huawei’s laptop portfolio. The company has noticed the consumers’ need for more workspace on their screens, combined with a post-pandemic desire for more flexibility at work, and launched a new product line with a 16-inch FullView display. The HUAWEI MateBook D16 and 16s feature a 16-inch vast display that offers ample space for work and makes managing many tasks at once easy. The MateBook lineup is powered by the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ H- Series Processor with TDP of up to 40W, dual channel RAM and a high-speed solid-state drive, which handles multitasking and complex usage scenarios flawlessly and efficiently, such as data analysis, code compilation, opening multiple webpages, charts, or PowerPoints, allowing users to view content more easily on a larger and taller display area, without the need to compromise on other aspects such as high performance. Moreover, with the D 16 & 16s models, Huawei makes seamless cross-device experiences even more streamlined with multi-device file management and AI search to further enable device collaboration and allow easy file transmission between PC, smartphone, and tablet, breaking the barriers of data sharing between devices. What’s more, users can be productive on the move thanks to the HUAWEI MateBook D 16 & 16s high portability thanks to their light metallic body of weight similar to traditional 15.6-inch laptops.


HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 and Selected MateBook 16” laptops will be available in Canada soon.

HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 is not available in Canada.