Huawei smartwatch teased on Chinese social media site by company official
The Huawei smartwatch has been teased on Chinese social media site, Weibo, by a company official.
Tipped to launch at MWC 2014 next week, Huawei has released an official picture of its upcoming smartwatch on Weibo.
The picture was posted by an unnamed Huawei official with the tagline: “My new toy, do you like this colour?”
Now, existing smartwatches like the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Sony SmartWatch 2 haven’t exactly been the best looking bits of kit, but this Huawei smartwatch looks like a bit of a monster.
Huawei has obviously taken some design cues from the likes of the Nike Fuelband SE and Fitbit Flex fitness trackers with its smartwatch design but has slapped a colour screen on it and a glossy plastic paint job.
We expect the Huawei smartwatch might come in a variety of colours when it is potentially launched at MWC next week. Hopefully, the specs and battery life will be more appealing than the design, which will probably be a huge turn-off to those looking for a business inspired look.
Earlier this month, WSJ sources suggested a Huawei smartwatch was on the way for MWC, saying:
“The latest to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon is China’s Huawei Technologies, which plans to unveil one at the Mobile World Congress later this month in Barcelona.”
So far, we’ve neither seen nor heard anything of Huawei’s rumoured smartwatch, until the above picture emerged that is.
Huawei released an MWC teaser trailer earlier this week, using an iPhone and Siri to teases a trio of announcements.
The Chinese company will use the Barcelona technology show to launch a “slim” tablet, new smartphone with “an amazing front camera” and a dedicated “multimedia” tablet.
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