As you probably already know, Huawei has unveiled their Mate 8 phablet in China today. The Mate 8 is the highest-end device by Huawei to date, it is fueled by the company’s all-new Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core SoC, its design is pretty sleek and it sports really thin bezels. The Mate 8 will be available in two variants, 3GB and 4GB of RAM, while it is also worth mentioning that Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on this phablet with the company’s EMUI (Emotion UI) 4.0 skin on top of it. That being said, the Mate 8 is not the only device Huawei has announced during their press conference, read on.
Huawei has also decided to roll out their smartwatch in China as well. The Android Wear-powered Huawei Watch has been available for a while now, but it wasn’t available in China, at least not until now. The Huawei Watch has showcased and teased by Huawei back during CES in January this year, and the company has officially released it back in September during IFA in Berlin. Anyhow, the Huawei Watch is made out of metal, and it sports Google’s Android Wear operating system on the inside. This circular smartwatch is said to be one of the best-looking smartwatches out in the market.
The Huawei Watch measures 42mm in diameter, and it’s 11.3mm thick. It sports a 1.4-inch circular (full circle) AMOLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400 (286 PPI). The watch is made out of cold-forged 316L stainless steel, and sports a 300mAh battery on the inside. Bluetooth 4.1 LE is also a part of this package, and same can be said about Wi-Fi. The watch is compatible with both Android (4.3+) and iOS (8.2+), while it comes in three color options, Silver, Black and Rose Gold. The watch sports 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, just like the majority of Android Wear-powered smartwatches out there. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 quad-core SoC fuels this smartwatch along with an Adreno 305 GPU for graphics.
What about the pricing? There are three different variants of this watch, as some of you might know. The variant which ships with a leather strap is priced at 2,388 Yuan ($374) in China, the one with a metal band costs 2,588 Yuan ($405), and the Rose Gold edition will set you back 3,288 Yuan ($515).