Huawei unveils the future of file-sharing

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Huawei has revealed what it says is a revolutionary new way to quickly share files between your phone and your PC.

At its MWC 2019 launch event in Barcelona today, the Chinese tech giant unveiled Huawei Share, a new service which means you can transfer files with just a tap.

Enabled via an NFC OneHop sticker attached to one of the company’s Matebook laptops, users can transfer text, photos or files almost instantly to and from their phones.

One touch

The company says Huawei Share will support transfer speeds of up to 30MBps, making it perfect for when you need to share things fast.

However you will need one of Huawei’s devices to utilise Huawei Share, as the service only works on the company’s EMUI 8.0 software and later – meaning it won’t be available in the US for the time being.

Huawei Share works both ways between phones and laptops, with users also to do a three-finger down swipe on the Matebook display to select an area to screenshot. Another nifty feature sees you just shake you smartphone and tap to record up to 60 seconds of real-time screen capture from the laptop across to your device.

 Users can also copy and paste text across devices thanks to the new “Clipboard Sharing” feature, allowing speedy copying of information across devices.

The launch came alongside Huawei’s reveal of three new Matebook models, with a premium Matebook X Pro device unveiled alongside new editions of its Matebook 13 and Matebook 14 models.

  • MWC (Mobile World Congress) is the world's largest showcase for the mobile industry, stuffed full of the newest phones, tablets, wearables and more. TechRadar is reporting live from Barcelona all week to bring you the very latest from the show floor. Head to our dedicated MWC 2019 hub to see all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice about your next phone.
Mike Moore
Deputy Editor, TechRadar Pro

Mike Moore is Deputy Editor at TechRadar Pro. He has worked as a B2B and B2C tech journalist for nearly a decade, including at one of the UK's leading national newspapers and fellow Future title ITProPortal, and when he's not keeping track of all the latest enterprise and workplace trends, can most likely be found watching, following or taking part in some kind of sport.