Huawei took advantage of the IFA 2018 to lift the veil on the amazing AI Cube, a connected speaker that looks like Google Home but is equipped with Amazon Alexa, the intelligent vocal assistant of Echo. Small peculiarity of this speaker: it can also serve as a 4G router! Explanations.
With the introduction of HUAWEI AI Cube, Huawei is expanding its ecosystem and reinforcing its product line with AI,” said Huawei CEO Richard YU at IFA 2018 in Berlin. At the conference, Huawei also unveiled the SoC Kirin 980, a processor spiked with artificial intelligence.
IFA 2018: Huawei Introduces AI Cube, a Connected Speaker / 2-in-1 Router
Design side, the speaker does not revolutionize the genre at all. Given his name, we would have appreciated an object that is really a cube. On the contrary, there is a rounded construction reminiscent of the standard Google Home and the Amazon Echo. Like the latter, the AI Cube integrates Alexa and all related features, such as skills.
“Combining the cutting-edge Huawei technologies with those of Amazon Alexa, HUAWEI AI Cube is a captivating device that will certainly charm consumers,” Huawei’s CEO promises. The AI Cube is not only dedicated to home automation or listening to music. The speaker also serves as a 4G router!
“ Just plug in a 4G SIM card to establish a high-speed internet connection,” says Huawei. There is indeed a Cat 4G LTE modem. 6 which offers a bitrate of 300 Mb / s and Wi-Fi 802.11ac at 1200 Mb / s, in 2.4 and 5 GHz. The AI Cube is available in two colors: gray or red.
” HUAWEI AI Cube combines several products in one, while combining intelligent features and superior sound,”concludes Daniel Rausch, Vice President of Alexa. The AI Cube will be available soon at all Huawei authorized retail outlets. For the moment, no price has been advanced by the Chinese brand. We can expect a pricing similar to the standard Google Home.