Huawei teases stylus-equipped device to be announced at MWC

Huawei teases stylus-equipped device to be announced at MWC
Though it's difficult to ignore what the likes of Samsung and LG have up their sleeves with Mobile World Congress around the corner, there are plenty of other exciting smartphones in the offing. Huawei is one of a number of Chinese firms to have risen to prominence fairly recently on the mobile stage and added to the deluge of cheaper, hi-spec handsets on the market. The elusive P9 has been the subject of much speculation, with rumored features ranging from a dual-camera setup to 6 gigs of RAM. In an attempt to ramp up some anticipation as MWC approaches, Huawei has gone ahead and dropped a teaser of its own, hinting that an upcoming device will include an S Pen-like stylus. 

It doesn't look like this teaser is directly related to the P9, though. Huawei has been actively looking to compete with Samsung in this capacity, having reportedly approached Wacom -- the firm behind the famous S Pen. Huawei didn't apparently manage to strike a deal, but has clearly found another partner, and a business-centric, stylus-equipped device looks to be on the cards. 

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Unfortunately for Android fans, the first beneficiary seems more likely to be Huawei's MateBook, a rumored Windows 10 notebook-tablet hybrid. There's certainly hope that smartphone / phablet with a stylus could manifest itself in the near future, but perhaps Huawei wants to take things slowly and ensure that its fledgling tech is up to competing with the well-developed S Pen. 

The P9, meanwhile, could be released in March, and may feature a dual camera set-up on the back. There's still time for more leaks before next week's big gathering, though the lack of any substantial information doesn't bode well for the prospect of a Huawei hero phone before the month's end. 

Indeed, Evan Blass believes that the P9 won't be announced until a few weeks after MWC, though given Huawei's major presence at the event, there's definitely the possibility of a surprise. 

Are you waiting on Huawei to deploy the stylus across its range? Let us know via the comments!

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6 Comments

1. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

A Mate 8 with stylus is the best thing to get I think .

2. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Accept the crappy Gpu, which ruined the phone, Or-else a superb phone in every way.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

With 1080p its very much like S6 with 1440p so I would say its quite good.

3. rifle33

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I am still far from P9, as I am happy with my P8. In the meantime I am looking for a good smartwatch. Huawei Watch seems like a great option, but it's a bit expensive. And Moto 360 2nd gen is a great alternative. What do you think? buyandroidwear.com/huawei-vs-moto-360/

5. x88yunkw

Posts: 132; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

I lover Huawei smartphones, been using mate 7 a year, is superb but I can't resist to own the note 5 with S pen. I will come back to you Huawei once your next flagship come with H pen. I think may need to wait 1 more year, as I predict H pen will attached in Mate 9 in 2017.

6. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Rumour has it its going to be a pad like device instead of a phone

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