MWC 2017: Huawei Watch 2 to launch in Thailand in April

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Huawei launched the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus at the MWC 2017 but alongside these two devices they also launched the Huawei Watch 2 Classic smartwatch.

The smartwatch comes with cell connectivity and support for Android Pay, which is all down to the new Android Wear 2.0 OS. The watch will be available in over 20 countries and will be available in Thailand for around THB12,000.

The original Huawei Watch was launched back in 2015 with no update being forthcoming last year however the company has now decided that it is time to re-enter the market thanks to the introduction of Android Wear 2.0 and its iterations and upgrades.

Huawei Watch 2

Image: Huawei

Huawei Watch 2 also supports 4G connectivity and also comes with a Nano-SIM card slot. It will also include a heart rate monitor, GPS and support for NFC.

The smartwatch has a metal chassis and plastic case, a 1.2-inch circular display, runs on a 420mAh battery which in ‘low power mode’ is said to last for 25 days. It is almost 2mm thicker than the previous model at 12.6mm which may affect its popularity.

It has an integrated speaker and microphone, offers IP68 dust and water resistance and the facility to offer interchangeable straps one of which is the ‘hybrid strap’ made from a leather top and rubber interior to minimise the damage caused by sweat.

The device will be available in Thailand in April after first being available in some countries in Europe in March. Malaysia will see the device in their shops in May.

Huawei has also promised a Porsche designed version of the Watch 2 at some point in the future.

Last year Huawei launched a Porsche version of its Mate 9 smartphone.

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