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Huawei teases a stand-alone 4G LTE smartwatch for MWC 2015?

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Huawei teases a stand-alone 4G LTE smartwatch for MWC 2015?
Late last month, we showed you an image of a slide that Huawei presented during a press event in China. Lo and behold, on this 2015 road map was an Android Wear powered smartwatch. Now, a pair of teasers has been released by the company with the phrase "Next is here" plastered on both. One of them could be telling us to be prepared to see Huawei's timepiece next month at MWC in Barcelona. That teaser features a rounded design (and a star at the end), which could be pointing to such a design for its smartwatch. The company has already entered the fitness band market with the Huawei TalkBand B1, which acts as a typical fitness band but also doubles as a Bluetooth headpiece.

Company CEO Richard Yu last September hinted that the Huawei smartwatch would be a stand-alone model similar to the Tizen flavored Samsung Gear S. Yu said that Huawei's watch would outdo the Samsung Gear S and would be "innovative and beautiful." The 4G LTE logo in the upper left corner of the teaser might be a sign of how Huawei plans to outdo the Gear S as the latter features 3G connectivity.

The second teaser could be for the Huawei Honor X2, which is also expected to be introduced at MWC. This is a sequel to the Huawei MediaPad X1, a phablet/tablet combination that is similar to having a 7-inch slate with the ability to make phone calls. The Honor X2 is expected to offer a 7-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, powered by Huawei's home grown Hisilicon Kirin 925 processor. 3GB of RAM is believed to be inside with a 5500mAh battery keeping the lights on. The device is expected to be priced at the equivalent of $320.

MWC will be here before you know it. Keep it right here for all of the exciting product announcements, news and video from Barcelona!

Thanks for the tip!

source: Huawei via GizmoChina

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posted on 15 Feb 2015, 15:15

1. Carlitos (Posts: 514; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

That honestly sounds like further battery consumption. I think ATM. We should focus more on interface, functionality and battery life. And not try to cram a cell radio in there.
Emphasis on battery life. Android wear needs better battery optimization. It's getting better but it could be much better.
Something I think Samsung is quickly mastering with their tizen wearables. They offer a pretty good software experience with very decent battery life. Explains as to why they pretty much have a monopoly in the smartwatch market.

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