Image source: WinFuture

Huawei Band 9: Leaked images suggest a familiar design

Just days after news of its third regulatory filing, official marketing images of the Huawei Band 9 have leaked – and it looks strikingly similar to its predecessor. These images, courtesy of German-based WinFuture, appear to have been accidentally released by an online dealer along with some early spec sheet details.

What’s new, what’s not

The Huawei Band 9 seems to offer the same core fitness tracking features as before, but there’s always the possibility of hidden innovations from Huawei. Visually, if the leaked images are accurate, the Band 9 (codenamed “Kimi”, model number KIM-B19) could be a carbon copy of the previous version. This hints at an unchanged appearance.

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According to the leaked data sheet, the Huawei Band 9 likely keeps its 1.47-inch AMOLED touchscreen (probably 368 x 194-pixel resolution). The 180mAh battery capacity also seems to be carried over. Like its predecessor, the Band 9 boasts up to 5 ATM water resistance and both Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. Thankfully, the price point appears consistent, with the Huawei Band 9 expected to retail at the same 59 euros as before.

As shown in these images, there will be a range of colours to suit your style, including black, blue, white, yellow, and pink. The blue version (pictured above) stands out with a comfortable textile band included, providing a different look and feel compared to the standard strap options.

Remembering the predecessor

The Huawei Band 9’s predecessor, launched in April 2023, made waves as the company’s lightest and thinnest smart bracelet to date. While primarily a small update, it did boast a refined design with flat sides that gave it a taller look. The new push-type quick-release strap also made band swaps a breeze.

That model debuted around the 60 euro mark but has since seen price reductions.

Potential upgrades for the Band 9 could include built-in GPS, NFC for contactless payments, and an ambient light sensor for better display visibility. Naturally, health and fitness tracking improvements would also be welcome.

The reveal is coming

These leaked images come right after Huawei’s own teaser, confirming the device’s imminent arrival. Possibly in March, but more likely in April – exactly a year after Band 8. The fact that the wearable has already received three international regulatory certifications leads us to believe this launch will not be confined to the company’s local market of China.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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