Today's official launch comes after the technology was presented at Huawei's Developer Conference in August. Compared with "traditional wireless technologies," Huawei says NearLink offers:
60% lower power consumption
Six times higher data transmission speed
1/30th the latency
7 dB improvement anti-interference for a more stable connection
Twice the coverage distance, and
10 times more network connections
It'll roll out in a variety of devices, including consumer electronics like phones, laptops, smart watches, connected-home gadgets, electric vehicles and industrial manufacturing gear, becoming a part of Huawei's HarmonyOS 4 operating system. It's already integrated into the company's latest Mate 60 smartphone.