Last week, it was the launch of the Huawei Display 23.8-inch. While Huawei faces no scarcity of notebooks in its arsenal, the Display 23.8-inch is the first desktop monitor launched by the tech giant. According to the company, the launch is part of its 1+8+N strategy to diversify its product line, however, the question is that what role this new step will play for its mobile business?
The official line was as following: “At a time when purchase decisions are primarily driven by user experiences, consumers demand more from not just the displays equipped on smartphones, but also from PC displays”.
Shortly, not content with the bezel-less displays found across its Matebook line, Huawei is not extending out a branch with its first monitor launch.
It is great from a tech perspective. The Huawei Display 23.8-inch comes with a 23.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display surrounded by slim 5.7mm bezels for a screen-to-body ratio of 90%. The screen is compatible with 72% of the NTSC color gamut, contains a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a broad view angle of 178 degrees.
The monitor can be used to display high-res images and play Blu-ray videos, is TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free certified, and has a tilting base.
Everyone is curious why the company needed to make a monitor. Perhaps, the timing is perfect as various people across the UK still working for the advanced future and looking to invest in the right home office setup. Huawei’s 1+8+N strategy is a seemingly crucial point for the firm.
In the development of Huawei’s tech ecosystem, the strategy is obviously an essential action plan. In 1+8+N, the ‘1’ represents your smartphone controlling your other devices, while the ‘8’ denotes connected devices. It can be assumed that the Display 23.8-inch will come in this category, in addition to its MacBooks and notepads. Eventually, there is the ‘N’ symbolizes all the third-party devices associated with the ecosystem through Huawei technology.
Huawei’s smartphone lineup easily gets an important place in this strategy, connecting and controlling the other devices but, with the Android ban still there, many users have been put off due to the absence of Google apps. The company’s HarmonyOS has entered its 2.0 developer beta, however, phones for example Mate 40 Pro are continuously suffering the consequences of the ban.
Well, Huawei’s mention of its 1+8+N during the launch of its first monitor is an obvious reminder of the company’s continuing efforts for its mobile services. Thus the expansion of its computing products with the Matebook line and the new monitor could be the best backup plan if the phone business maintains its successes.