How Huawei designs its smartphones just for you
Style doesn't just happen, here's how Huawei makes your smartphone look good
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Smartphones aren’t what they used to be, but that’s a good thing. Instead of being faced with a wall of boring black slabs of plastic every time you enter your local phone shop, there are now phones of every size, shade and material to pick from.
Driving this push into a realm of smartphones that are pretty as well as powerful is Huawei. The brand continues to create increasingly desirable device designs that push boundaries by exploring new colours and manufacturing processes. The result is a collection of phones that will fit every facet of your life, turning heads whether you’re in the pub, in the boardroom or just hanging out with mates.
This isn’t an easy task. A lot goes into creating these smartphones, with each handset not just designed to look good, but to fit seamlessly into your life. From recruiting the best global talent to working with like-minded leaders in their respective fields such as Leica to further enhance their handset designs, Huawei goes above and beyond when it comes to smartphone aesthetics.
Although each of Huawei’s phones are given the same level of care and attention, they have each been designed with specific users and use cases in mind. This is how they differ, and how each is uniquely attuned to you.
When the argument for the best looking phone of all time crops up, the Huawei P10 is a device that will be firmly in the conversation. The Huawei P10 isn’t just easy on the eye, it’s a perfect blend of high-end materials, innovative design details and user-friendly touches that make it a must-own smartphone.
Despite both the 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the P10 packing sizeable screens into their slim and compact metal frames, thanks to narrow screen boarders and rounded corners, the phone doesn’t feel too big. It’s not just the phone’s size that makes it a pleasing device to hold, either. Its metal form aids on this front too, as does the devices signature camera window which is flush to the back of the device, resulting in a completely flat surface and thinner body.
That’s because, like some of Huawei’s other devices, the Huawei P10 has been crafted from the highest-quality aerospace-grade aluminum. This helps create a phone that’s not only strong and sturdy, but lightweight and comfortable to hold, too.
Yes, there are now a lot of metal-bodied smartphones out there, but with the Huawei P10, Huawei has done something different. Ensuring this phone offers something for everyone, the manufacturer has finished the Huawei P10 not just in a selection of coveted colours, but a range of finishes too.
While the Dazzling Blue and Dazzling Gold models are finished with an innovative and high-end Hyper Diamond-Cut design – the first of its kind on a smartphone – the Graphite Black, Greenery, Mystic Silver, Prestige Gold and Rose Gold models all feature a sandblasted effect. On top of this, a Ceramic White model is available with a high gloss finish.
A phone that merges cutting-edge technology with culturally-relevant design, these eight colours aren’t just any old hues either. Instead, Huawei partnered with the iconic Pantone Colour Institute to form this unprecedented and luxurious collection of smartphone colours.
Overall, however, a descent design is about far more than just looks. Pleasingly, the Huawei P10’s finish is practical as well as pretty, with the phone rounded off with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display. The toughened panel is an added protection that prevents scratches and cracks. It’s a brilliant final touch to a device that’s an all-round design success.
The Huawei Mate 9 is a phone that’s been designed to combine both style and substance in perfect harmony. It’s a phone that’s been created, inside and out, with today’s on-the-go professional in mind, and the results are stunning.
Instead of simply being pieced together on a production line, the Huawei Mate 9 has been crafted with care, with each and every device constructed over a period of 15 days and subjected to 50 unique processes and one hour of CNC (computer numerical control) milling to create a flawless, high-precision unibody metal frame.
It’s a phone that oozes elegance, too, with a beautiful symmetry enhancing the device’s natural beauty. That’s because the
Huawei Mate 9’s soft, elegant curves are echoed on the phone’s back as they are on the front. This creates a device that’s comfortable to hold despite the phone’s massive 5.9-inch screen.
Highlighting just how much care and attention it puts into its phones’ designs, Huawei has finished the Huawei Mate 9 in a selection of colours. One of these is a Champagne Gold variant that takes things to new levels of classy.
To create the ultimate high-end handset, Huawei engineers alternate polishing and sandblasting the phone’s metal surface during the production process. This, along with crystal oxidation and wet wax polishing techniques, help give the phone a refined, subtle gold look that’s graceful without being garish.
Around front, the phone is finished with nano-level ink ‘lenses’ on the screen that give off a light beam effect to further highlight the phone’s finish.
It’s not just the Huawei Mate 9 that stands out either. The phone has a sibling device produced in partnership with esteemed design house, Porsche Design, just one of Huawei’s design partnerships – the Huawei Mate 9 has Leica camera lenses too.
As well as a luxurious, industrial design, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is finished with a 5.5-inch curved AMOLED display that carefully hugs the side of the phone to create a device that’s even more attuned to the user.
Elegant and affordable, the Huawei Nova is designed for those who covet effortless style without breaking the bank. Proving that mid-tier doesn’t have to mean cheerful, the Huawei Nova is a device that oozes high-end appeal thanks to a metal unibody design.
Offering levels of craftsmanship previously unseen in anything but the most expensive of smartphones, both the
Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus have been finished with beautiful 3D diamond-cut curved edges that create a smooth, natural fit when held.
Made using sandblasting techniques, the phone’s stunning metallic surfaces have been finished to reflect and refract light to create
a beautiful, unique look that’s also comfortable to hold and which offers a reassuring amount of grip.
It’s not just the phone’s metal frame that helps give it a high-end look. The handset’s 2.5D curved glass display has been crafted to blend seamlessly into the phone’s design.
Along with new in-cell touch-screen technology that brings the panel closer to the surface for added clarity and pop, the result is a device that offers improved clarity and unparalleled display quality to form a phone that offers better user interactions.