Huawei unveils ‘Sound X’ Smart Speaker

Huawei has teamed up with French startup company Devialet to unveil a new speaker called Sound X.

The Huawei Sound X Smart Speaker has two 3.5” subwoofers (60W in total) and uses SAM bass enhancement technology. Huawei says this is the first smart speaker with a Hi-Res certification. 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.

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.

Devialet said the Sound X represents its “first partnership in Asia,” and noted that China is its “second-largest region worldwide in terms of sales.”

For the moment, Sound X will only be sold in China and is available to pre-order for 1,999 yuan.

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