Huawei Watch 3 seemingly on the way; could be powered by Wear OS
The Huawei Watch GT
Huawei has produced a handful of Wear OS/Android Wear smartwatches over the years including the original Huawei Watch which was announced in September 2015. Since May 2018, though, the company has shown very little interest in the platform but the latest certifications now suggest Huawei could be about to embrace it again.
Although the listings themselves don’t reveal too much about Huawei’s next wearable, multiple variants of what is understood to be the same smartwatch have been referenced under the model numbers CSN-AL00, CSN-AL01, and CSN-BX9. The company itself hasn’t confirmed anything officially yet but the wearable could potentially be the Huawei Watch 3. After all, the ‘BX9’ suffix was previously attached to the Wear OS-powered Huawei Watch 2.
Considering all previous-gen models have adopted Google’s operating system, it seems only natural that Huawei’s Watch 3 also embrace the wearable-focused platform. If this happens, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 could make the cut or perhaps even the Snapdragon Wear 429 which is reportedly being developed at the moment. Alternatively, Huawei’s next smartwatch could land powered by the company’s custom Light OS which wouldn't require such a powerful chipset.
The latter is used by the Watch GT and has proven relatively popular among consumers thanks to its fitness-focused features and low power consumption which, in turn, results in brilliant battery life. Either way, it shouldn't be too long until we find out what Huawei has planned for its next smartwatch – an announcement could take place at IFA in early September.
On a side note, a separate smartwatch under the codename ALX-AL10 was also registered. This model, however, is set to be designed specifically for use by young kids.