[MWC 2017] Earlier this month Huawei confirmed that they will be launching a new smartwatch at MWC 2017, and sure enough they have. Given that Huawei (along with other Android Wear OEMs) decided to not launch new smartwatches last year, we guess there are probably quite a few customers who might be eager to make the upgrade.
Huawei has announced not just one, but two devices in the form of the Huawei Watch 2 and the Watch 2 Classic. Both devices pretty much pack the same hardware specs under the hood, so in reality the main difference in either watch would be the design, and what occasion they might be more suited for.
With the Watch 2, Huawei has created it to be a more sporty version of the smartwatch and it will feature a thermoplastic body and interchangeable bands. As for the Classic, this will feature a stainless steel body and interchangeable leather bands, so if you want a smartwatch that’s more suitable for the gym, the Watch 2 is the answer, while the Watch 2 Classic will be more suited for day-to-day use or even at formal events.
As for hardware, we’re looking at a 1.2-inch AMOLED 390×390 display. Both devices are water and dust resistant and have an IP68 rating. Both models will support 4G connectivity thanks to a tiny SIM card try at the bottom of the watch. They will also come equipped with a variety of sensors, 4GB of storage (about 2.3GB that’s usable), 768MB of RAM, and a 420mAh battery that will last up to a maximum of 3 days.