The Huawei Watch is one of the best-looking Android Wear watches to date, and following the launch of Android Wear 2.0 in February we will see a new version at MWC 2017. Here’s everything there is to know about the Huawei Watch 2 so far, plus how you can follow the Huawei Watch 2 launch live. Read our Huawei Watch review
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Huawei rarely offers live streams of its product launches, and we have no reason to suspect otherwise for MWC 2017. If a live stream is available we will embed it to the top of this page, but if not there’s good news. We have reporters live at MWC 2017, and they will be live-blogging the announcements as they are made below. Bookmark us now, and return at 2pm local time (1pm UK time) on Sunday 26 February for more details.
Huawei Watch 2: What to expect
Most of what we know so far about the new Huawei Watch 2 has come from Evan Blass (@evleaks) writing for VentureBeat, a well-respected internet leakster who knows his rumours. His source is said to be a person familiar with the company’s plans.
In common with the first Huawei Watch he says the new model will be a round-face smartwatch with a new sporty design. The key difference will be the addition of cellular connectivity, and when used with a SIM card the Huawei Watch 2 will be able to work without a paired smartphone, and to make and receive phone calls and texts.
It will run Android Wear 2.0, and will likely be among several such designs unveiled at MWC 2017. For example, LG also plans to unveil the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style in February.
Huawei Watch 2 UK release date rumours: When is the new Huawei Watch coming out?
Huawei Watch 2 UK release date: 26 February 2017 (announcement), on sale date TBC
Knowing Huawei, that’s an almost impossible question to answer, since the date it says products will be released in the UK and the date they go on sale are often two very different things.
Blass says the company hopes to show off the Huawei Watch 2 at MWC 2017, but plans can change. If the launch goes ahead, we’ll hear more about the Huawei Watch 2 during Huawei’s press conference at 2pm (local time) on 26 February.
This has now been confirmed by Huawei boss Richard Yu, who announced on Weibo that we should expect a new smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0 at MWC 2017.
His post included the following teaser image, which in line with rumours points to a new, sportier device.
The original Huawei Watch was unveiled at MWC 2015, but didn’t officially go on sale in the UK until 4 November 2015.
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Huawei Watch 2 UK price rumours: How much will the new Huawei Watch cost?
Nothing has been officially leaked about the Huawei Watch 2 price, but we’d expect it to fall in line with the original, which went on sale from £289 in the UK. The most expensive Huawei Watch cost £599.
We’ll bring you more details as we hear them.
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