Life is getting back to a semblance of normality but navigating the new normal needs the right tools for the job. With our real lives increasingly overlapping with our digital ones, it’s now become necessary to have a sufficiently powerful smartphone in addition to a smartwatch with enough endurance for practical use, which is why the new HUAWEI nova 9 and Watch GT 3 are a perfect powerhouse combo.
Huawei nova 9 and Watch GT 3 – The Perfect Powerhouse Combo
While individually potent devices in their own right, the seamless interconnectivity of HUAWEI’s rich “1+8+N” ecosystem and Seamless AI Life Strategy concept make the HUAWEI nova 9 and the Watch GT 3 greater than the sum of their parts that can empower users to confidently live their best lives in the new normal. But what exactly are the HUAWEI nova 9 and Watch GT 3?
What is the HUAWEI nova 9
Launched several weeks ago in Malaysia, the HUAWEI nova 9 is their latest smartphone that brings premium features and flagship-grade design at a sub-RM2,000 price point. Featuring an elegantly refined design that melds contemporary style with efficient ergonomics to create a sensuously tactile form factor that is an absolute delight to wield.
While it’s a real looker, it doesn’t lack for power and performance either with powerful front and rear cameras for aspiring vloggers. You can also check out our prior review of the HUAWEI nova 9 here. For the uninitiated, here’s what makes the HUAWEI nova 9 a desirable performer of a smartphone:
HUAWEI nova 9 – Elegant Design with Modern Sensibilities
The HUAWEI nova 9 features the cool sensuality of moulded glass on both its front and rear to offer premium tactility while refinements in engineering ensure that it is just 7.77mm thin while weighing just 175g, making it slim, light and wonderfully pocketable.
For users aspiring for a classic look, the HUAWEI nova 9 comes in an elegant shade of black while those looking for a more stylish look will appreciate the HUAWEI nova 9 in Starry Blue which has a stunning frosted finish with an eye-catching gradient that shimmers with blue and purple highlights when held up to the light.
HUAWEI nova 9 – Powerful front cameras with 4K video capture
Many smartphones consider front-facing selfie cameras as an afterthought but the HUAWEI nova 9 ensures that the concept of quality selfies and vlogs is put front and center with a powerful 32MP selfie camera capable of capturing up to 4K videos that features a revolutionary AIS Selfie Video Stabilisation feature that radically reduces hand judder and shaking when filming videos on the go for super smooth and steady video akin to that capture with a gimbal.
Better yet, the front 32MP camera also has a Dual View mode that is absolutely ideal for vloggers as it captures your reactions while taking video from the rear camera array that’s perfect for live streams and TIkTok. Better yet, you’re able to simultaneously capture video and take photos too at the same time so you never miss a moment.
HUAWEI nova 9 – Amazing 50MP RYYB Ultra Vision Camera array
To offer excellent image quality akin to that offered by full-fledged cameras, the HUAWEI nova 9 integrates a state-of-the-art 50MP RYYB Ultra Vision Camera array.
Culling technology from HUAWEI’s own flagship P-series phones, the nova 9’s rear camera features a Super Sensing sensor with a Quad Bayer Red Yellow Yellow Blue (RYYB) filter that swaps out the typical green pixel for yellow, radically increasing the amount of incoming captured light and commensurately offering improved low light image capture quality.
Added to this are innovative AI algorithms and technologies including the HUAWEI XD Fusion Engine and Ultra Vision HDR Technology that, combined, allow the HUAWEI nova 9 to capture everything from detailed close-up shots to wide swaths of beautiful scenery and even luscious 4K@30fps video too.
HUAWEI Mobile Services with all the apps you need on the HUAWEI nova 9
While much has been bandied about the availability of apps on HUAWEI’s smartphones, it’s a fact that their HUAWEI AppGallery has grown by leaps and bounds and has become a complete ecosystem with all the apps that Malaysians would need including Whatsapp, Grab, WeChat, Shopee, Lazada and more including the full range of social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram as well banking apps too for Malaysia’s leading banks.
That’s not all, HUAWEI nova 9 users who still need access to Google’s suite of apps can do so via the Gspace app on the HUAWEI AppGallery that grants full access to Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and more.
What is the HUAWEI Watch GT 3
The latest smartwatch from their foundries, the HUAWEI Watch GT3 blends elements of premium watch designs such as the steel dial and tactile crown with the latest fitness and activity tracking technologies.
Available in 42mm and 46mm sizes, the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 features all day heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring, a built-in AI Running Coach to help improve your runs, over 100 workout modes that integrate accurate geolocation tracking for post-run analysis and 14 days of battery life on a single charge. That’s just the tip of the iceberg of what the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 is capable of…
HUAWEI Watch GT 3 – Smart Life Assistant for Smarter, Better Living
A good smartwatch not only acts as a conduit for notifications from your smartphone, it has to do so in a seamless yet efficient manner that helps you live and work better and not act as another item to divert your attention from in the course of your day. Leveraging the power of the new HUAWEI HarmonyOS, the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 is able to seamlessly connect with the HUAWEI nova 9 to allow access to a host of functions.
Through the HUAWEI Watch GT 3, users are not only able to see and respond to a host of notifications from almost every aspect and app from social media to missed calls, users are also able to make Bluetooth voice calls with voice commands on the nova 9, capture photos off the nova 9 with the GT 3 acting as a remote shutter release and even act as a music player on the go with onboard storage for a full playlist too. It’s simply smarter, better living.
HUAWEI Watch GT 3 – Modern Tech meets Timeless Design
Beyond its capabilities as a smartwatch, the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 is also intended to be both a statement in style. In that regard, the Watch GT3 is available in both 42 and 46mm sizes and with multiple varieties of swappable straps ranging from practical fluoroelastomer straps that efficiently wick off sweat all the way to stylish calf leather straps that lend any user a distinguished look.
On top of straps and different dial sizes, the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 also benefits from a host of different watch faces that you can swap out to on demand. Combined, the host of swappable straps and different watch faces allow users to customise the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 to suit any occasion.
HUAWEI Watch GT 3 – 14 Days of Battery Life
There’s not much point to owning a smartwatch if you have to keep charging it every few days. Fortunately, the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 has a whopping 14-day battery life for the 46mm version and 7-day endurance for the 42mm version.
To make it easier to charge on the go, the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 also supports reverse wireless charging, enabling users to charge it on the go from selected HUAWEI smartphones.
HUAWEI Watch GT 3 – Full fitness and activity tracking
The HUAWEI Watch GT 3 is a perfect activity companion as it integrates a sensor capable of tracking blood oxygen and heart rate so that users can monitor their personal health at a glance.
Even better, it features the ability to monitor over 100 different workout modes from swimming, running, mountain climbing and more. Add in full sleep and activity tracking and the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 becomes an essential companion that simply makes life better in every way.
Where to buy the HUAWEI nova 9 and Watch GT 3 in Malaysia
The HUAWEI nova 9 is now available nationwide in Malaysia for RM1,999 in your choice of a Black or Starry Blue colourway at the HUAWEI store online, Lazada and Shopee.
The HUAWEI Watch GT 3 is also available in 46mm and 42mm sizes in your choice of a calf leather strap for RM1,099 or a fluoroelastomer strap for RM999 at the same locations as the HUAWEI nova 9 which include HUAWEI store online, Lazada and Shopee.
The HUAWEI nova 9 and Watch GT 3 can also be experienced in person at any Huawei Experience store nationwide.