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MWC 2017: Will Huawei Showcase Its Watch 2?

By Mae Cervantes , Feb 14, 2017 08:56 AM EST
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The CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, Richard Yu, has confirmed that the company is ready to announce its Huawei Watch 2 at 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Watch 2 is the anticipated successor of the Huawei Watch

Smartwatch Revelation

Yu revealed the news of the upcoming Huawei Watch 2 to Chinese social networking website, Weibo. He mentioned that Huawei Watch 2 will be officially released at MWC at the end of February. The second generation Huawei Watch got a little delay due to Android Wear 2.0.

The announcement came with #HuaweiWatch2, which went viral online. The viral photo of a man in sports suit with a smartwatch on his wrist reveals that the Watch 2 focuses on physical and health tracking activity.

Watch 2: Sport-centric Gadget

According to 9 to 5 Google, some reports unveiled that the upcoming smartwatch is designed with a built-in SIM card. It is also well engineered to make phone calls. The smartwatch focuses on fitness, which may also feature sporty specs.

Watch 2 will have a 1.4-inch touchscreen, which measures 42 mm in diameter. It comes with rubber and metal straps to switch perfectly from formal style to the sporty and energetic look. It will also come with LTE Support, which similar to LG Watch Sport; can be used within a smartphone.

The sport-centric gadget will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. It will have a 300 mAh battery and is rumored to have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, as per Tech Radar.

Smartwatch Predecessor

Huawei's first smartwatch generation, the Huawei Watch, is designed to pair with any smartphones. It is also the first smartwatch powered by Android Wear, which also works with iPhone. It is expected that the upcoming iteration is to feature these basic functions.

Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress is the biggest gathering for the mobile industry. The GSMA-organized tech event will be held in Barcelona, from Feb. 27 to March 2.

 

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