Huawei's next smartwatch has leaked and it doesn't run Wear OS

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The 2018 Huawei Watch GT

The Huawei Watch GT was announced last October alongside the flagship Huawei Mate 20 Pro and now it seems history could soon repeat itself. A bunch of newly leaked renders have showcased the next-gen Watch GT 2 in its entirety and it could make its official debut alongside the Huawei Mate 30 Pro later this month.

Like the original, Huawei’s next wearable looks very much like a traditional watch thanks to a combination of the two-button system, round face, and overall shape of the aluminum casing. To keep things looking modern and sleek, though, the company has implemented some important changes including what appears to be a slightly larger display, a slimmer bezel, and a thinner design that’ll undoubtedly make the Watch GT 2 feel noticeably less chunky than its predecessor.

It’s unclear at this stage what processor the Watch GT 2 will use but it’ll presumably be powered by Huawei’s Lite OS internationally while China may receive a Harmony OS-powered variant. Other features should include a GPS tracker, Bluetooth support, and a new microphone and speaker which suggest an LTE model may be in the works.

Lastly, Huawei’s Watch GT 2 will apparently focus heavily on physical activity. The optical heart rate monitor that was present on last year’s model is said to be returning and will likely be accompanied by support for a range of workout modes including hiking, running, cycling, and swimming. To help maximize usage, the wearable is expected to support an impressive battery life that’ll likely sit in the region of 2 weeks. This will be made possible by a slightly higher 450mAh capacity.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 will probably be announced on September 19 alongside the Mate 30 Pro. The wearable will reportedly be sold in ‘Classic’ and ‘Sport’ variants with sales expected to commence in early to mid-October.

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