Yesterday, Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 for wearables. Following this announcement, we expect upcoming watches to be powered by the new chipset.
Two new smartwatches from Huawei and Honor just got certified at the European certification office and we have a feeling they may be powered by the new chipset. The two devices are named Huawei Watch GT and Honor Watch respectively. The certification doesn’t reveal anything about their specs and design though. However, there are guesses as to what they will be like and pack.
Huawei’s smartwatches have a circular design and both watches are expected to stick to that. They are also expected to pack 4GB of storage and 768MB of RAM, same as previous watches. However, the likely new processor and the new version of Wear OS should bring much more interesting features.
The Honor Watch is speculated to be the cheaper of the two seeing as Honor products are usually less expensive. However, that cheaper price tag may mean it will be missing some features that may be present in the Huawei Watch GT such as LTE connectivity.
It is unknown when these smartwatches will be announced but we won’t be surprised if Huawei unveiled its own watch at the Mate 20 event in October.