ZTE Quartz smartwatch leaks out, circular display and Android Wear 2.0 on board


Last month, during CES 2017, ZTE confirmed that it was working on an Android Wear smartwatch - its very first such device. According to Venture Beat, the smartwatch is called ZTE Quartz, and we can take a look at it in the leaked image above.

Like many other smartwatches currently on the market (not including the Apple Watch, of course), the ZTE Quarts sports a circular display in order to resemble a traditional timepiece.

For now, there aren't too many details on the features of the ZTE Quartz, but we know that this should come with 3G/LTE connectivity, so it might let you make and receive calls without the aid of a smartphone. ZTE previously said that its first smartwatch would offer superior battery life, and should be available via a major US carrier.

The Quartz runs Android Wear 2.0, the brand new version of Google's OS that will be officially announced later this week, when other next-gen smartwatches (including models made by LG) are expected to be introduced.

Interestingly, ZTE also has an Android smartphone called Quartz, though this is now 2 years old and is a low-end device of little interest. Regardless of that, the ZTE Quartz watch might be fully unveiled at the end of the month during MWC 2017.

source: Venture Beat

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12 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'm curious to what they think "superior battery life" is. In my opinion, it should be at least 4 days.

6. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

i would be ok with 3 days

7. surethom

Posts: 1662; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Personally 2 full days of normal use would do me, I would charge every morning while in the shower.

2. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

haha it appears the only way android wear watches can differentiate themselves is be circular

3. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You mean like a watch should be.

4. DFranch

Posts: 533; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Does the apple watch have 3g/LTE connectivity?

8. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The Apple Watch has nothing on Android Wear watch designs. Sure, the Apple Watch might have more apps or whatever, but design matters when it comes to watches.

5. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Or be a toy like Apple Watch

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Looks a lot nicer than the leaked LG watch.

10. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Yet another beautifully designed smartwatch. The overall look of this puts that leaked upcoming LG Watch to shame.

11. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I want a basic and inexpensive Android Wear watch that looks good. No HR monitor, no GPS, no LTE. But a nice design

12. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

3g or LTE. Yes please. Ive been looking for a "LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE" replacements for a long time. PS: No company should ever name a product that long.

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