Huawei launched the Sound X smart speaker in China last year and it has now announced the device for the UK and Europe. However, we don’t yet have a price or release date.
However, despite it being a smart speaker, there’s no smart assistant announced for the UK, while it doesn’t have compatibility with services like Spotify Connect. Therefore, it’s more akin to a Bluetooth speaker than a Wi-Fi one.
We guess adding Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant isn’t really currently possible for Huawei due to ongoing problems with the US.
That said, it’s a fine speaker in terms of audio smarts. Huawei partnered with audio brand Devialet to bring some punch to the proceedings.
Devialet is best known for the outstanding Phantom speaker, but has been partnering with a number of different companies to bring its audio technology to a wider range of listeners – or those who can’t afford to spend £1000+ on a speaker.
The Huawei Sound X has a double subwoofer design and is built for 360-degree sound, although it can also be stereo paired. There is a quality look to the Sound X and we’re rather taken with it.
Of particular interest is the double woofer arrangement which is visible through the side of the casing. The arrangement of woofers should mean that you get powerful but vibration and distortion-free bass delivery, with Huawei saying that it delivers 60W of bass, down to 40Hz.
The two 3.5-inch woofers are joined by six 1.5-inch full range speakers and it supports Hi-Res audio.
The Sound X can adjust the sound output to suit the environment that it’s placed in, while also supporting smartphone and voice control, with six microphones.