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One of Huawei's latest products is a HarmonyOS-powered printer

The new  PixLab X1. (Source: Huawei)
The new PixLab X1. (Source: Huawei)
Huawei has launched the PixLab X1, a laser printer with a futuristic look thanks to the "suspended" design of its upper lid. It is also hyper-modern in that its controls are in the form of a touchscreen and it can produce documents on smartphones via NFC. However, its most interesting aspect is that it is slated to run on the same HarmonyOS of this OEM's full mobile devices.

Huawei originally touted its first-party software, HarmonyOS, as a platform that would become able to run on a veritable universe of devices besides the more obvious phones and tablets over time. Now, consumers in China have the chance to test these claims for themselves with the new PixLab X1. The OEM has debuted it as a printer whose smart and connected functions are powered by the cross-platform operating system.

Then again, the PixLab X1 also has NFC for appreciably straightforward direct-from-mobile sharing and printing. The printer is rated to do so at up to 28 pages per minute, in auto-duplex mode if necessary. Its top-mounted scanner - attached to the rest of the machine in a way that makes it look like it could float away from the rest of the device - can scan color documents at up to 1200dpi.

However, the new office product can only do so in black and white. Then again, Huawei has also equipped it with the HiAI character-recognition system that allows it to scan objects such as ID cards accurately without the need to line them up on the glass plate beforehand.

The Huawei PixLab X1 comes with a drawer-based system designed to make cartridge replacement an easy, ideally 2-step process. The new HarmonyOS peripheral is available at 1,899 (~US$294) yuan in the OEM's native China, whereas its replacement toner might cost up to 299 yuan (~$46) a pop.

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The PixLab X1 also has a strip of touch-screen rather than physical buttons. (Source: Huawei via HuaweiCentral)
The PixLab X1 also has a strip of touch-screen rather than physical buttons. (Source: Huawei via HuaweiCentral)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09-13 (Update: 2021-09-13)