Last week at Mobile World Congress, we got a glimpse of perhaps the most stylish, non-gadget-y-looking smartwatch from Huawei. The Huawei Watch, powered by Android Wear and the typical internal specifications, was the talk of the town at MWC as far as wearable non-VR tech went. And now, we know how it can be purchased: Amazon.
Yes, the Huawei Watch has a pre-order page up on Amazon, specifically through Germany’s Amazon site. And, sadly, the price you see isn’t final. It’s not sad because it’s too high, at a ridiculous 999 euro, but that’s just placeholder. The device has to have a price to be listed, but this price will doubtlessly change, as noted further down the page. The Watch doesn’t have a set release date either, but let’s look quickly at what we can expect from it.
As noted during Mobile World Congress, the Huawei Watch has an OLED display, for those darker battery-efficient faces, with a 400 by 400 resolution, 512 megabytes of RAM, 4 gigabytes of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.1, and a Snapdragon 400 purring along at 1.2 gigahertz across the four cores. The Watch will also, according to the pre-order page, have that little 300 mAh battery inside last two to three days, so hopefully it can at least get a day and a half in the real world.
With the Android Wear wearable market expanding already in the first quarter of 2015, with many more months and a few more companies’ wearables due out, will the Huawei Watch hit the right consumer, or the right part of the world, to get the Watch as popular as Huawei hopes and seems to think it will be? Or have they just made a fancy watch that runs Android, hoping the rich nerds pick it up and get a suit to match? Will you be picking up the Huawei Watch when it finally does become available to buy, or are you holding out for a specific company to showcase something new this year? If the second one, which company and which product? Let us know down below.