Huawei is getting ready to take the wraps off its latest smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT 2.
The Chinese company already confirmed the GT 2’s existence in a video on Weibo recently. It also announced that it will be shown off on 19 September in Munich, and will be powered by the new Kirin A1 chip. Now more images have surfaced of the watch and some of its faces to give us a taste of what to look forward to.
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New patents filed by Huawei, and spotted by LetsGoDigital, show a range of new designs for watch faces, showing a range of interface options. Some are in full color, and others have a more grayscale look.
These fairly striking face designs have surfaced hot on the tails of another big leak, after WinFuture got hold of what are apparently marketing images of the successor to the Watch GT, which launched back in 2018.
The images suggest there will be a couple of different looks, which would mirror Huawei’s decision to launch Watch GT Elegant and Active editions earlier this year.
The back of the watch reveals that it will be waterproof up to 50 meters once again and there will be a heart rate monitor in tow with a similar sensor array. Apparently new features include a microphone and speaker, which would give the watch the ability to make and receive calls. It’s probably safe to assume that GPS will be on board, just like the first Watch GT, too.
One of the most appealing aspects of the Watch GT was its big battery life, and it sounds like things are getting even better. The new GT will apparently jump up to a 450mAh battery to help it track longer. That’s slightly up from 420mAh one included in the first Watch GT.
There will of course be big question marks over what software this new Huawei smartwatch could run on. The first watch ran on the company’s own Lite OS, which previously only featured on its fitness trackers. It could be that Huawei will continue to run on an updated version of Lite OS.
Huawei, though, recently revealed that HarmonyOS, its operating system alternative to Android, would run on smartwatches in the near-future. So, we could be looking at our first Harmony OS-running smartwatch right here.
Either way, we now know that we’re not too far from finding out more about the Huawei Watch GT 2. We’ll be watching for further news on the new smartwatch on 19 September.