It is interesting to see Huawei diversify into new hardware markets.
Technically this would fall within the +8-ecosystem remit Huawei have been going on about for the past few years, so the launch of speakers and monitors was probably already on the cards. However, with the company struggling with their mobile division it is no surprise that they want to push harder into new product categories that don’t have the same political restrictions.
Huawei MateView GT Specification
The Huawei MateView GT is the most exciting monitor they have launched so far and it is incredibly well specced for the price with:
- Display size: 34-inch VA
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Resolution: 3440×1440
- Refresh Rate: 165Hz
- Curvature: 1500R
- Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
- Peak Brightness: 350 nits
- Colour Accuracy: DCI-P3 colour space
- HDR: HDR 10
- Sound: Integrated soundbar
- Ports: 3.5mm, 2xHDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, 1xUSB-C for charging, 1xUSB-C fully functional
You get all this for £499.
There is a big caveat though, I can see no mention of NVIDIA G-SYNC or FreeSync
Similar Priced Alternatives
Looking at Scan, similar price options include:
- Acer Predator 35″ Z35P for £570 with lower contrast ratio and brightness also with 100Hz refresh rate but has G-SYNC.
- ASUS VP348QGL for £480 with lower contrast ratio and brightness and Just 75Hz refresh rate but has FreeSync.
Full Press Release
Huawei has announced the launch of the HUAWEI MateView Series, including the HUAWEI MateView and HUAWEI MateView GT. This not only serves as the first monitor line-up added to Huawei Consumer BG’s product portfolio, but also an extension of the signature qualities of the HUAWEI Mate Series, displaying cutting-edge technology, great reliability and outstanding quality.
Introduced as part of a brand-new product category, the HUAWEI MateView GT features a curved ultrawide display that supports a refresh rate of 165Hz, with an innovative integrated SoundBar. With the HUAWEI MateView GT, Huawei is dedicated to offering consumers an even more powerful and efficient monitor, taking the gaming and entertainment experience to a new level.
Curved ultrawide display for immersive viewing
The HUAWEI MateView GT is Huawei’s first curved monitor. The curved 21:9, 34-inch display supports a resolution of 3440×1440. It is designed to maximise gaming performance and create an immersive entertainment experience for players.
In terms of colour performance, the HUAWEI MateView GT boosts colour accuracy for games and video editing as it supports DCI-P3 colour space. Each single panel is professionally calibrated to have Delta E value of <2. Furthermore, the HUAWEI MateView GT supports a peak brightness of 350 nits and a contrast ratio of 4000:1, as well as HDR 10 to make the content more realistic.
Smooth visuals with a class-leading refresh rate
Huawei understands that a high refresh rate is essential for any gaming display. With support for a refresh rate of 165Hz, the HUAWEI MateView GT further unleashes the graphic processing capabilities of the connected device. This not only ensures smoother and clearer visuals for the user, for a more comfortable viewing experience.
For gaming scenarios, the HUAWEI MateView GT comes with a Dark Field Control feature. By adjusting the display brightness in low-light and overexposed scenes, it can help players to spot opponents quickly. In addition, the display incorporates a Crosshairs feature that is specifically designed for FPS games. Even when the game scope is off, the HUAWEI MateView GT will provide a scope for players and help them to easily aim and shoot.
As Huawei’s first display, the HUAWEI MateView GT delivers excellent performance for both gaming and entertainment. It also comes with many subtle yet powerful features. Under its bottom bezel is a five-way joystick. Together with the sophisticatedly designed On Screen Display (OSD) menu, the HUAWEI MateView GT makes monitor interaction easier than ever. It has also passed the TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification and supports DC dimming, which effectively reduces blue light and flicker, which can be harmful to eyes.
The innovative SoundBar on the HUAWEI MateView GT meticulously combines the speaker and bracket into one. It includes two speakers supporting 2.0 stereo sound. Whether for games or videos, users can immerse themselves in stunning surround-sound. The RGB touch panel on the SoundBar not only offers a customisable lighting effect, but also allows users to easily adjust the volume with one finger. It perfectly combines aesthetics and usability, creating an enjoyable desktop experience for users.
For expandability, the HUAWEI MateView GT also comes with a wide range of ports, including a 3.5mm audio jack for headphone and microphone, two HDMI 2.0 display ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, a USB Type C for charging, and a full-featured Type-C port that is unique in its class. Combined, these ports can fulfil users’ various needs for expansion.
The HUAWEI MateView GT (RRP £499) will launch in the UK in the coming months. Further details will be shared at a later date.
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