About a week ago, Huawei sent out invitations for a press event it plans to host at Mobile World Congress in March. The company offered no hint as to what we might expect to be unveiled on March 1st. The company didn’t announce any phones at CES, but it looks like the most interesting aspects of Huawei’s press conference at MWC won’t revolve around phones, either.
Pocket-Lint reports that Huawei itself has revealed plans to focus on wearables and tablets this year. The company reportedly talked about its brand strategy for 2015 during a media trip to its head offices in China. During one presentation, the company confirmed plans to announce an Android Wear smartwatch at some point in 2015 (this is presumed to be coming at MWC), as well as a flagship smartband.
Huawei did say there would be at least one tablet at MWC, though we know nothing about this device, yet. The company will have some phones at the show, too. These will be Android-based devices, likely with the company’s EmotionUI on top, and will no doubt fall squarely within the mid- to high-end category Huawei has been targeting over the last year or so.
Huawei announced its yearly financials earlier this week, confirming smartphone sales of 75 million for 2014. The company is hoping to ship 100 million phones this year, a tough sell without compelling new hardware. The company’s most recent Canadian phone was the Ascend Mate 2, which launched in August in Canada but was announced more than a year ago.