Devialet Cuts Deal With Banned Huawei For Voice Activated Network Speaker
Banned networking and smartphone company Huawei has officially confirmed that they are set to partner with Devialet with the French companies sound technology set to be built into a new Huawei speaker, smartphones and the companies MatePad Pro tablet.
Sources in Shenzhen where I am at the moment said that Huawei approaches several sound Companies prior to cracking a deal with Devialet whose products are distributed in Australia by Melbourne base Aqipa.
The first of the new Huawei products featuring Devialet technology will be the Sound X speakers which will be announced on November 25, alongside the MatePad Pro flagship tablet.
The Devialet Phantom range of speakers, especially the Silver Phantom and Phantom Gold was originally distributed in Australia by Interdyn, then when Aqipa took over they launched a low-cost Devialet speaker that has been getting good reviews.
A leaked manual has revealed that the Sound X will be powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor featuring 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage. There will be two 60W subwoofers and six 1.5W tweeters for a 360° 5.1 home theatre surround sound experience. The Sound X connects via Bluetooth 5.0 to your phone and supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi networks.
The Sound X is also a smart speaker. So, you can control your lights, robot vacuum cleaner, and smart plugs using Huawei’s a Huawei HiLink app.
The speaker will reportedly come with six microphones that can pick up your voice from up to 5 meters away.
At this stage, it’s not known whether Huawei who are banned by the Australian Government from supplying 5G technology to Australian carriers will launch the new speaker next year in Australia.