Huawei’s second generation Android Wear watch – the Huawei Watch 2 – is getting a 2018 edition according to a new leak featuring renders and specs from Evan Blass via his @EvLeaks Twitter account.
The leak shows that the Huawei Watch 2 (2018) edition will include specs that match the original Huawei Watch 2 which originally launched last year.
The watch will feature the same Snapdragon 2100 processor, 768MB RAM and 4GB of on-board storage, as well as 1.2″ 390×390 resolution AMOLED display and 420mAh battery. The watch will get the same Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi B/G/N wireless connections and will also include GPS, eSIM and be IP68 dust/water resistant – it will even include the same sensor with accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, heart rate, capacitance, ambient light, geomagnetic sensors on-board.
As seen above, the watch will come in the same distinctive Orange colour option that launched with the Huawei Watch 2 Sport (2017), however a new look black and lime green colour option will be offered, though it appears Huawei will be hiding the great new colour behind the black watch band.
The big news for Huawei will be shipping the 2018 edition of their smart watch with Wear OS on-board. The watch faces being offered will include the same watch faces offered with the original according to a second shot shared by Evan.
If this release goes ahead it means that Huawei will not be waiting for the new Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC – expected to be the Snapdragon 3100 – which Pankaj Kedia, Qualcomm’s senior director of wearables spoke about last week.
Evan shared no information regarding release time or pricing for the new watches, but with a new SoC on the horizon it shouldn’t be too far away.