Report: Second Generation Huawei Watch To Feature Cellular Connectivity, May Launch Next Month
Google is expected to launch the Android Wear 2.0 update in early February. While we didn’t see any meaningful Android Wear hardware launches last year, the new platform update will hopefully encourage OEMs to come up with a fresh and updated version of their old Android Wear devices in 2017.
A new report from VentureBeat states that Chinese OEM Huawei is also working on a new Android Wear watch. According to the report, Huawei is working on a second generation model of its Huawei Watch – this time with cellular connectivity. The report states the second generation Huawei Watch will be running on Android Wear 2.0 and that it will look “sportier” compared to its predecessor.
Unfortunately, the key hardware specifications of the watch were not detailed, but it’s believed that the watch will have a built-in SIM card allowing users to make and receive phone calls as well as use a cellular data connection when outside WiFi network range.
As for when the Huawei Watch 2 will be available for purchase, the source close to the matter told VentureBeat that the company may unveil the watch during Mobile World Congress next month. Huawei originally launched its first Android Wear watch back in 2015, but since then the company hasn’t launched a successor to its smartwatch.
Apart from Huawei, LG is also expected to launch two new Android Wear watches, reportedly called the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style. If previous reports are anything to go by, we will likely see two new LG watches being unveiled at Google’s platform event on February 9.