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Huawei Watch 2 With Cellular Connectivity To Debut Next Month At MWC 2017: Rumor

24 January 2017, 11:37 pm EST By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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Aside from the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, the Huawei Watch 2 is another wearable running Android Wear 2.0 that's expected to launch soon, and it might be unwrapped at the 2017 Mobile World Congress.

What's interesting about the Chinese company's offering is that there's reportedly going to be at least one version that supports cellular connectivity.

Getting Into The Specifics: Huawei Watch 2 Specs And Design Details So Far

To start things off, the info surrounding the Huawei Watch 2 comes from none other than the well-known leakster Evan Blass of VentureBeat.

According to him, a "person familiar with the company's plans" is working on the successor of the original Huawei Watch.

Regarding the smartwatch's specs and design, it's said to rock a "sportier" look and, as mentioned earlier, a built-in SIM card for internet connections when there's no Wi-Fi or a phone to pair with available. More than that, it's believed to be capable of receiving and making calls.

Note: The image in the tweet is not the Huawei Watch 2 but the original Huawei Watch.

Sure, the details are scarce at best at this point, but at any rate, they paint a pretty good picture of what to expect from the (potentially) upcoming smartwatch.

Huawei Watch 2 To Be Unveiled At MWC 2017

Just like the first Huawei Watch, the company's second-generation wearable could be unveiled in February next month at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

However, the source that Blass got in touch with says that a debut at the big event isn't a sure thing. Still, the possibility of the Huawei Watch 2 appearing there is probably enough to keep some fans on their toes.

Past Huawei Watch 2 Rumors

Interestingly enough, there were talks about the Huawei Watch 2 launching with Samsung's Tizen OS, the software running things on the Gear S2 and Gear S3.

Needless to say, this update essentially debunks that rumor, which didn't really even have grounds to be true to begin with.

First Huawei Watch Got Pulled

In other related news, the first Huawei Watch got pulled down from the Google Store back in December, cutting down the Android Wear options out in the market.

Put simply, this development may lift the spirits of wearable enthusiasts out there, as it more or less goes to show that the smartwatch race is far from over despite signs of dying down.

Wrapping Up

To boil things down, the Huawei Watch 2 is said to be in development, with one version offering cellular data capability. Also, it could be officially introduced in February at MWC 2017.

With all said and done, what do you think of a next-generation Huawei Watch with cellular connectivity? Feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know, especially if you want to see it take the stage at MWC 2017.

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