Huawei Watch 2 2018 is official: Bluetooth and nano-SIM variants confirmed

Huawei's Watch 2 2018 is official: Bluetooth and nano-SIM variants confirmed
In recent times, Huawei has maintained a certain level of success in the wearable market, managing to secure a 6% market share at a global level. In a bid to improve upon this level of success, however, the company has decided to launch a minimal upgrade over last year’s Huawei Watch 2 Pro, dubbed the Watch 2 2018, which is available in two main variants.

Physically, both Wear OS-powered smartwatch offerings are identical. This means a 1.2-inch OLED panel with a 390 x 390p resolution adorns the front, while the rather old Snapdragon Wear 2100 powers it – this particular processor was announced over two years ago. Additionally, 4GB of internal storage has been included alongside 768MB of RAM. Both variants also ship with an NFC chip inside, which allows it to support Huawei Pay, Ali Pay, and payments through WeChat over in China. Also, on a fitness note, the Watch 2 2018 series will include a IP68 water and dust resistance and built-in GPS, as well as a heart rate monitor and the ability to track sleep patterns.

Despite all of these similarities, there are some important differences between the two variants. Namely, Huawei plans on offering a cheaper Bluetooth-only variant alongside a separate model with support for both e-SIM or nano-SIM. Speaking of which, when 4G is in use the 420mAh battery that is included will allow for 1 day of battery life. Alternatively, this can be extended an extra 12 hours if 4G is deactivated.

Currently, Huawei’s Watch 2 2018 line starts at $240 in China for the Bluetooth wearable, available in Carbon Black and Star Gray. In terms of the LTE model, the nano-SIM watch will be sold in Vibrant Orange, while the e-SIM variant is available in Carbon Black, with these both setting customers back $310.

via: Vmall (translated)

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