Huawei P10 flagship smartphone is pegged to get unveiled at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017 event in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 26. Fresh rumors indicate the Chinese tech giant would also unleash a new smartwatch that will carry support for cellular connectivity.
The first-generation Huawei Watch was launched on March 1, 2015. Its successor is now speculated to arrive almost exactly after two years after its release. Compared to the original model, the newer smartwatch is expected to come with a sportier design.
The Huawei Watch 2 is rumored as a 42 mm watch that will feature a 1.4-inch screen. It will be running on Android Wear 2.0. It is expected to be available in strap options like leather and stainless steel.
EROne of the versions of the Huawei Watch 2 is expected to come with eSIM support. With cellular connectivity onboard, Huawei Watch 2 owners will be able to access data even when there no Wi-Fi networks available. Also, it will allow its users to make and receive phone calls even when it is not paired to a smartphone. As of this writing, there is no confirmation whether the smartwatch will support both 4G LTE and 3G networks.
The Android Wear 2.0 is slated to get released through the launch of LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style on Feb. 9. Both the smartwatches have been built by Google and LG. The Android Wear 2.0 will include support for Google Assistant.
Apart Huawei and LG, HTC too is expected to be working on its smartwatch that is codenamed as Halfbreak. Rumors have it that the Taiwanese company has teamed up with Under Armour to build its upcoming smartwatch.
As of this writing, there is no confirmation on its launch date. Even though it was spotted with Android Wear 1.3, it is pegged to launch with Android Wear 2.0 if it is unveiled at MWC 2017 or later.