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Huawei Watch 2 2018 leaks, looks mostly the same as the older model

image source: Evan Blass @evleaks

With three Pixel-branded watches rumored to release this year, and many changes coming to Wear OS (formerly Android Wear), 2018 should be an interesting year for smartwatches. Samsung is rumored to be working on two sizes for the Gear S4 -- which may actually be called the Galaxy Watch -- while Apple is said to be chipping away at some game-changing health tracking features for the Apple Watch Series 4.

But in the meantime, there's the Huawei Watch 2. Huawei has been rumored to be working on a successor to last year's model, but it seems like the company is not ready to jump to number '3' and will instead do the Huawei Watch 2 2018.

According to a new tweet by leak maestro Evan Blass, which has since been removed, the new watch won't be a radical redesign, but will instead be an iterative upgrade over the Huawei Watch 2. It looks pretty much the same, only more sporty, and reportedly offers similar hardware – the same Qualcomm 2100 chip that powered last year's model, paired with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. It even has the same 390 x 390, 1.2-inch OLED display.

image source: Evan Blass @evleaks

The Huawei Watch 2 2018 has two new sensors on board, however – a capacitance sensor, which could be in charge of measuring environmental humidity or persipitation, and a geomagnetic sensor, which should offer better tracking abilities in outdoor areas, Wearable reports. The big difference, according to Evan Blass, will be the inclusion of eSIM support in the 2018 model.

As for the price and release date, it's too early to tell. Given the small differences with last year's model, pricing of the new model would probably be comparable.

source @evleaks via Wearable

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