We heard about the next-gen Huawei Watch from the company’s CEO at MWC 2018, and a few other Wear OS smartwatches are expected out this year as well. But don’t get your hopes up for something brand new with the next Huawei Watch, at least according to Evan Blass who posted on Twitter.
The next Huawei Watch might have already been in the works before Google announced changes for smartwatches in the Wear OS platform, and therefore it might be a whole of the same. According to Evan Blass, this watch won’t even make the jump to Huawei Watch 3. Instead, it’ll be Huawei Watch 2 (2018), which doesn’t sounds promising right there.
The successor to last year’s Huawei Watch 2 models is expected to launch later this year with Wear OS (formerly Android Wear). However, it doesn’t seem like it will run the Android P version of Android for wearables at the point of release, which is strange. Evan Blass posted an image of the watch, which has now been taken down. Again, strange. However, a text-only tweet indicates that the watch won’t feature a radically new design. This isn’t a problem for me since I like the design of Huawei Watch 2, but lack of change and just incremental improvements won’t do sufficient convincing to owners of last year’s model who might consider an upgrade.
Both design and hardware internals are expected to remain the same, sporting those most other smartwatches do. The only noteworthy addition according to Blass is eSIM. This isn’t the game changer we were hoping from Huawei, nor is it the new approach to Wear OS we’d hoped for. Though, smartwatches don’t exactly come a long way in a year’s time like smartphones, which is why companies don’t introduce new wearables every year unless they bring something groundbreaking. Someone needs to do something, and now for the sake of Wear OS and that someone might be Google itself and not its long-time partner, Huawei. We’ll see what we get later this year and keep all eyes out for more details.
SOURCE [Evan Blass on Twitter]