Amazfit Pop 2 to come with a massive 1.78 inch HD AMOLED
Amazfit Pop 2 has just received certification from Bluetooth Launch Studio. According to a listing on the Amazfit website, the upcoming watch will come with a massive 1.78 inch display.
The regulatory approval came on November 4th from Bluetooth Sig. You can see a screenshot below. This suggests that, unlike its predecessor, the second generation Amazfit Pop will get an international launch. To remind, the first version launched about two years ago. But it was never made available beyond the local Chinese border.
The regulatory listing does not provide much detail as far as the upcoming device. All that can be determined is that it will come with Bluetooth 5.2 support. But pretty much everything else is revealed by a listing by Amazfit on its India website.
Retail listing reveals more
The biggest upgrade over the original Amazfit Pop seems to be the HD AMOLED display. This has grown from 1.43 inches to 1.78 inches. Which is pretty massive and larger in size that the recently launched Bip 3 and Bip 3 Pro. They both come with a 1.69 inch screen. Huami says you’ll have a choice of more than 150 watch-faces with which to customise Pop 2.
The design of the IP68-rated timepiece is square with rounded edges. In addition to plastic parts, there’s an elegant metallic middle frame and flat stainless steel button on the right. All of this is attached to a soft silicone strap.
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As far as ability, you’ll get the standard fitness sensors including blood-oxygen saturation measurements along with over 100 sports modes. The retailer listing does not list built-in GPS so you’ll probably need to rely on your smartphone for that.
The benefit of such a large display is that it makes it easier to use the watch for certain things. Smartphone notifications should be more easily readable and you can use the device to make Bluetooth phone calls and control music playback. It also comes with support for smartphone voice assistants.
Battery life is not too shabby. Between charges you can expect 10 days of use.
No details yet on the price or release date. Now that we are into November it is very possible Pop 2 will get an official reveal in the next couple of weeks. The original sells for 349 yuan (around $50), so we are expecting this to be another low-cost device.
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