Huawei is expected to launch the Huawei Watch 2 (2018) in the coming months. As its name implies, this is a sequel to the Huawei Watch 2 released just over a year ago. In terms of technical specs, it all sounds very much like the 2017 model.
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The official press renders of the smartwatch were leaked this morning by Venture Beat tech journalist Evan Blass. A well known tipster, he comes with an excellent track record when it comes to predicting these sorts of things. The pics have since been removed for reasons unknown.
Nevertheless, we now have the full specs of the upcoming smartwatch. The main difference between this year’s and last year’s model is eSIM support instead of the standard SIM slot of the original. You’ll be able to use Huawei Watch 2 (2018) as a standalone device, and check for calls or messages even if your smartphone is not around. Apple uses this technology in its Apple Watch Series 3.
Furthermore, the Huawei Watch 2 (2018) will come pre-loaded with Wear OS. The 2017 device is currently running Android Wear 2.0, but the Wear OS update will come in the next few weeks.
The other specs are identical. The 2018 edition will stick with a 1.2” AMOLED touchscreen and 390 x 390 resolution. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 2100 processor, 4GB RAM and 768MB of built-in storage. And you get the whole gamut of sensors including an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, GPS, heart rate, ambient light, geomagnetic and capacitance.
Huawei Watch 2 (2018) also keeps the IP68 water and dust resistance from last year. The 420mAh battery will keep it ticking up to 3 days with mixed usage and 25 days in low power mode.
There is no detail yet on pricing or a release date.
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