Huawei ‘Sound X’ Smart Speaker coming to UK August 17

Huawei Sound X will retail for £299 and will be available to buy from 17 August.

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Huawei unveiled their ‘Sound X’ smart speaker back in November of last year and it was primarily only available in China. The company has now announced that Sound X will be available in the UK from August 17.

The Huawei Sound X Smart Speaker has two 3.5” subwoofers (60W in total) and uses SAM bass enhancement technology. The bass can dive to an ultralow frequency of 40Hz, allowing you to feel the bass effect with your entire body.

The speaker has a sound intensity of 93 decibels. Even at such a high volume, sounds are not distorted and this is because the speaker uses Devialet’s Push-Push acoustic design. The Push-Push design has two symmetrical woofers installed in a confined space and cancels out noise generated at a high volume by using the back-wave thrust generated by each woofer.

There are six evenly distributed 1.5” 8W mid-range speakers alongside the subwoofers and they are tuned using Huawei’s Histen sound algorithm. The Sound X also has spatial awareness, so it adjusts sound output depending on where it is placed. There are six microphones placed around the speaker that can pick up your voice from up to 5 meters away.

Huawei Sound X

The combination of the 1.5GHz MediaTek MT8518 quad-core processor and anti-interference signal processing technology ensures that your commands are picked up even in a noisy environment.

The Sound X has a cylindrical design which is the best if you are aiming for 360° surround sound. It has a two-tone finish – glazed upper half and a mesh bottom. There is a cut-out on the body of the speaker for the subwoofer. The top is where the capacitive controls are and there is a rainbow light effect when the speaker is on or the AI voice assistant is active.

Outside of China, Sound X doesn’t support digital assistants like Siri, Alexa or the Google Assistant. So even though there’s a mute mic button and Wi-Fi built-in, you can’t use it for voice control. However, It’s possible Huawei could turn it into a smart speaker later via a software update.

Sound X will retail for £299 and will be available to buy from 17 August. Customers who order before 30 August will get a free Huawei MatePad T8 tablet worth £99.

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