Huawei CEO Richard Yu today revealed on Weibo that the company will be announcing the successor to its first Android Wear smartwatch at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The upcoming smartwatch, similar to the recently unveiled smartwatches from LG, will be running on Google’s latest Android Wear 2.0 operating system. Yu did not mention anything else regarding the watch, so no specs have been confirmed yet. However, the “made for free spirits” tagline in the teaser image suggests the Huawei Watch 2 could be a “sportier” smartwatch than its predecessor, which was all about design and elegance.
According to rumors, the Huawei Watch 2 will feature a different design than its predecessor, with the focus being on a more sporty appearance. Apart from a different design, the Watch 2 is expected to gain cellular connectivity, which means you will be to make calls directly from the smartwatch. But of course, you will need to shell out more if you choose to get the version with cellular connectivity. The regular Huawei Watch 2 without cellular connectivity may not be affordable either, at least going by the first generation model’s pricing.
Huawei will have a lot more to show at the Mobile World Congress this year, including its next P-series flagship smartphones, the P10 and P10 Plus. The company’s press conference will be held on Sunday, February 26th in Barcelona.