UPDATE: Huami has also announced that it has partnered with Territory Studio for the upcoming Amazfit smartwatch. Given that Territory Studio has expertise in motion design, visual effects and digital experiences, both the companies could have collaborated for the UI/UX on the smartwatch.
Huami, the Xiaomi-based company which recently got listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is all set to launch a new smartwatch under its Amazfit lineup. The company has scheduled a launch event in China that will take place on 17th September.
While not much is known about the upcoming wearable device, Huang Wang, Founder and CEO of Huami Technology, has now suggested that the upcoming Amazfit wearable device will come with NFC support. He also said that the company is serious about NFC technology and will continue working on it.
The teaser poster of the launch event was earlier posted on the company’s official Weibo page with text indicating that the event is related to the company’s third-year anniversary. Huami has already published a product page on its China website with a countdown for the commencement of the launch event.
A couple of days ago, the retail box, pricing information, and a sketch of the upcoming Amazfit smartwatch were leaked online. The leaked retail box shows an all-white packaging with the company’s logo on top along with the Amazfit X name inscribed, raising the possibility of the device being named Amazfit X.
The leaked sketch suggests a round watch face without any buttons on either side. We can see a microphone icon in the sketch, hinting that it’ll have a built-in microphone and a speaker with support for voice assistant.
The earlier leak suggests that the smartwatch could carry a price tag of 1,599 yuan, which roughly converts to $232. With such pricing, we are expecting the smartwatch to be a high-end device packing features usually found on premium devices.