The next-gen Huawei Watch 2 was launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017 a few days ago. The smartwatch has now been spotted on FCC, all but confirming its imminent release in North America.
The appearance on the FCC does confirm that the Huawei Watch 2 will soon be available in the U.S. and Canada. The listed Watch 2 has model numbers LEO-DLXX and LEO-DLXXE, where the former will support the usual 4G SIM card while the latter will come in with an embedded SIM card (eSIM).
From the listing, we can confirm that the Huawei Watch will be compatible with LTE connectivity, something that a must-have for mobile telecommunications devices in the current world. When compared to the original Huawei Watch, the latest release is a huge step up the ladder, bumping the RAM from the former’s 512MB to a significant 768MB.
It gets even better when it comes to battery life. Where the Huawei Watch 2 comes in with a 420mAh battery unit, the original model had a slightly smaller unit of 300mAh, which is a 40% bump in battery capacity.
Ever since the Android Wear world came to life, lots of changes have been coming in from different players. Initially, the Huawei Watch came in with a chipset meant for phones – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400. However, the American chipset maker has since then developed a wearable-specific processor known as Snapdragon Wear 2100. This is the processor that you’ll find under the hood of the Huawei Watch 2.
There are no major changes to the display of the new Watch 2 compared to the 1st-gen model, where you get a 1.2-inch screen with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels. The design has a few tweaks, where the bezel now features minute divisions while the input interface now has two buttons, up from the single button used on its predecessor. As expected, the Huawei Watch 2 will come preinstalled with the latest Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.