A recent leak had suggested that Huawei may announce the Nova 3 smartphone and TalkBand B5 smartband through the same launch event that will be held on July 18. At 9 AM (local time), Huawei confirmed through its Weibo account that it will be unveiling the Nova 3 smartphone on July 18. Two hours later, the Chinese manufacturer also revealed that the TalkBand B5 will be also announced on the same date.
Huawei will be holding the Nova 3 launch event at the Shenzhen Universiade Stadium in China on July 18. It is likely that the TalkBand B5 will be also announced at the same venue. Huawei had launched TalkBand B3 smartband in 2016. It included an in-ear Bluetooth headset that featured a monochrome screen. The TalkBand B5 which also features an in-ear Bluetooth headset is arriving as the successor of TalkBand B3.
According to the Weibo post that accompanies the above launch poster, the TalkBand B5’s in-ear Bluetooth headset can be conveniently removed to talk freely. The following leaked render that was revealed by reliable tipster Evan Blass also shows that the device has an in-ear Bluetooth headset which can be ejected easily.
The upcoming TalkBand B5 seems to feature a larger OLED screen with bigger fonts than the predecessor model. The Gold variant may come with a leather strap whereas the Silver model may have a metallic band. Like the predecessor model, the TalkBand B5 is expected to function as a fitness tracker. Hence, it could be equipped with features such as heart rate monitor, sleep tracker and more.
The specifications and pricing of the Huawei TalkBand B5 is still under the wraps. It will be arriving as one of the major rivals for the recently unveiled Mi Band 3 that carries a price tag of 169 Yuan (~$25). Hence, the upcoming Huawei smartband is expected to arrive with a competitive pricing.
As far as the Nova 3 smartphone, it will be arriving with 6.3-inch FHD+ notched screen, Kirin 659 SoC, 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB / 128 GB storage choices and 3,650mAh battery. The handset is equipped with dual cameras at its front and rear. It will arrive with EMUI flavored Android 8.1 Oreo preinstalled.