At MWC 2019, Huawei noted the new MateBook 14 and a new variant of the MateBook X Pro. Both arrive with a USB-C 65W power adapter and could be used to charge additional devices too. It seems to be the manufacturer has a power bank in development that will be in a position to charge the notebook when you are on the road or away from a wall outlet.
Noted today, Huawei’s VP of mobile business, Li Xialong Bruce Lee, shared a photo of a Huawei MateBook connected to a device that’s covered up. Between the cable and the smartphone what we believe is a power bank is a Power-Z USB Voltage Present Tester. The panel on the tester proves the product is drawing 19.9V and 1.86A of existing. The total power drawn is 37.19W.
One could deduce that the power bank supports USB Power Delivery and can support a maximum power output of 40W. Though not as quick as the 65W power adapter, this must keep the MateBook from operating out of battery although in use. The power bank really should moreover be capable to charge your smartphones or other devices that support charging via USB Power Delivery.
There is no info yet on after Huawei will uncover the power bank. Mr. Bruce Lee says he has been testing the device for three months which really should indicate a release is around the corner. We won’t be surprised if Huawei announces it at tomorrow’s Paris event.