The MWC 2017 trade show begins on February 25th, with unveilings beginning two days prior on February 23rd. Huawei is expected to make a strong presence at the event with new P10 smartphones containing high-end specifications. However, this doesn’t seem to be all Huawei has to show us. According to the company’s own CEO, we’ll see a Huawei wearable at the event. He might, just maybe, be talking about the a Huawei Watch successor.
Android Wear is having a good start to the year, at least when it comes to watches becoming available in the space. Huawei may be the next to join the party that already consists of New Balance, LG Casio, and soon to be ZTE. This would be in despite of a previous report indicating that the company could move away from Android Wear in favor of Samsung’s Tizen OS. This could be the Huawei Watch successor, Huawei Watch 2 powered by Google’s latest Android Wear 2.0.
The bit of news comes from Richard Yu, Huawei’s own CEO, who posted a teaser image on Weibo. The image mentioned nothing about MWC 2017, however, there’s no other event we can think of that’s in the pipeline for Huawei. In it are Huawei’s company logo, the statement “made for free spirits” and a man running with a smartwatch on his right wrist. See it pictured above.
This leads us to believe that Huawei will announce a fitness-centered smartwatch at the upcoming trade show in Barcelona, Spain. There’s also a chance at Huawei Fit 2, but it’s a bit early for a new generation. The last Huawei Watch was designed with fashion in mind and attracted the eye of many including myself for its simple design that looked very much like a standard watch. It seems that Huawei will have a totally new focus with its next iteration Huawei Watch. Just note that all remains unconfirmed at this point, and is just speculation.
We look forward to learning more in just over a week’s time. We’ll keep you posted.