At the recent Chinese press conference of the Mate 40 series, in addition to new smartphones, Huawei also launched the Huawei Sound smart speaker. It is worth noting that this speaker comes with Sony’s selected Hi-Res technology. This is also the first time Sony has provided audio sources for IoT outside of smartphones.
One of the highlights of the Huawei Sound smart speaker is the sound quality. Huawei has launched in-depth technical cooperation with French high-end audio brand Devialet, adopting a full set of Devialet acoustic speaker structure design and professionally tuned by Devialet.
In addition, Huawei Music has also reached a cooperation with Hi-Res streaming music service provider Sony Select to simultaneously launch a high-resolution streaming music library on the Huawei Sound smart speaker series.
Naofumi Yazaki, Business Director of Sony China Music Division and Editor-in-Chief of Sony Select Hi-Res Music, said that Huawei Music and Sony Select pursue the same goal and direction. It is to provide Chinese users with the best music experience. In addition, the quality of Huawei’s terminal equipment, such as Huawei’s smart speaker Sound series, and Huawei’s music and other content services provided by Huawei’s terminal cloud service, provide the necessary hardware conditions and content platform for displaying the high quality of Hi-Res music.
Huawei Pays Much Attention To Hi-Res and Other Sound Quality Certificates
Wu Bin, head of the full-scene solution department of Huawei Consumer BG Cloud Services, said that Sony’s Hi-Res selection library covers many well-known music labels around the world. Also, it covers multiple styles and genres such as classical, jazz, and pop. The cooperation provides quality support for the content of smart speakers. For users, they can enjoy high-quality music selected by Sony Hi-Res in the Huawei Music App and smart speakers at the same time by logging in to their Huawei account.
Wu Bin believes that for users, in addition to smartphones, smart speakers, smart screens, and in-car solutions will all be the main scenarios for music. The full-scene experience and ecology of music content is one of Huawei’s main directions in the future. Huawei will continue to introduce partners’ music and other high-quality content to 1+8+N devices such as smart speakers, smart screens, and in-vehicle solutions to provide rich content support for terminal hardware devices. For example, Huawei’s HMS for Car will cooperate with high-end luxury car brands. And Huawei will simultaneously consider bringing Sony and other premium music content services online to more devices.