Rumor: Huawei Watch 2 Debuting at MWC 2017

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Huawei's Watch 2 is said to be debuting next month, possibly at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it'll bring cellular connectivity along for the ride. According to Venture Beat, the Huawei Watch 2 is going have a built-in SIM card slot, which will allow the user to still use their smartwatch when their smartphone is not around, or when they are not paired. This is a feature that has begun to be more popular with smartwatches recently. This report doesn't mention whether it'll be 4G LTE or simply 3G (which is fast enough to deliver notifications in a timely fashion), but it is likely to feature 4G LTE since that is the latest standard when it comes to wireless networks.

The Huawei Watch 2 is actually supposed to look more "sportier" than the original did. It'll have a 42mm casing with a 1.4-inch circular display. There's no word on what specs will be available inside the Huawei Watch 2, but it'll likely sport Qualcomm's latest wearable processor, the Snapdragon Wear 2100. Along with around 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. We may see a bit more storage available, since the Huawei Watch 2 is supposedly going to work independently, so there could be more room for saving things like music, offline.

Many signs are pointing towards Huawei debuting this new Android Wear smartwatch at Mobile World Congress next month, however according to Venture Beat, their sources warned that the announcement date is not yet set in stone. Huawei does already have a press conference scheduled for February 26th, the day before Mobile World Congress officially opens up. Which is where they are supposedly launching a flagship device, which many people are expecting to be the Huawei P10. It wouldn't be that surprising to see the Huawei Watch 2 debut alongside the P10 at the same event.

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The Huawei Watch 2 looks to be one of the first smartwatches to debut with Android Wear 2.0. Google is reportedly working with LG on two smartwatches that will launch with the new version of the software, and Huawei may be next in line, among many other smartwatch makers who are planning their releases for 2017.