Huawei unveils new range of devices including E-ink tablet, laser printer

Huawei logo at the WMC in Barcelona
Availability of the new devices has yet to be confirmed for New Zealand. Photo credit: Getty Images

Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei has unveiled a range of new products it says are designed to create smart offices and "fresh experiences" for consumers.

As well as a new flagship laptop and the company's first OLED laptop, Huawei also revealed the MatePad Paper, its first E-ink tablet for writing notes and reading.

The Paper has a 10.3-inch display and promises a natural paper-like experience for writing. 

It can be used with the company's second-generation M-Pencil for handwriting and for handwriting-to-text conversion. Audio can also be recorded on the tablet.

The Paper runs Huawei's HarmonyOS 2, which allows users to read content seamlessly across devices and even use it as an external storage drive for PCs. It comes with a cover and M-Pencil.

Huawei has yet to confirm which of the new devices will launch in Aotearoa, or the prices that will apply locally.

The MatePad Paper is going to retail for 499 euros which, at current exchange rates works out at just under NZ$830.

That would make it more expensive than the smaller-screened Kobo Elipsa bundle and the reMarkable 2 tablet, although the latter does charge a monthly subscription fee and extra for the stylus and cover.

Huawei also unveiled its first ever printer and mobile speaker as part of the launch.

The PixLab X1 laser printer prints, scans and copies and offers functionality such as 'Tap to Print' and 'Remote Printing' for easier interoperability with Huawei's phones and tablets.

According to the company, the toner cartridge drawer design is the first printer designed for easy replacement of toner.

The Sound Joy portable speaker has been co-engineered with Devialet and has an 8800 mAh battery which Huawei says will allow up to 26 hours of continuous playback on a single charge.

It's IP67 water and dust resistant meaning it should be safe to use on our beaches.