MWC 2017: Huawei Unveils Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic

Huawei has unveiled its Watch 2 and the Huawei Watch 2 Classic smartwatches.  Both devices will go on sale in more than 20 countries beginning from March. The price of Huawei Watch 2 starts at EUR 329.

The company had launched its first smartwatch in 2015, but since then, no new smartwatch was launched by Huawei. Now company decided to bring the successor of its first smartwatch in the market.  Huawei Watch 2 offers LTE connectivity and the option to insert a Nano-SIM card in the watch. Both new models support NFC to enable GPS, Android Pay, and heart rate sensors. Both devices feature a 1.2-inch circular display, and are almost 2mm thicker than the previous model. They pack a 420mAh battery that lasts up to two days. The devices also come equipped with integrated microphone and speaker.

Both the smartwatches will go on sale in March in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, and China. In April, these devices will be launched in the US, UK, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, The Nordics, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, South Africa, Poland, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and UAE. Finally, the smartwatches will be launched in Malaysia in May.

Chinese smartphone maker also unveiled P10 and P10 Plus, dubbed to be the world’s first smartphone with 4.5G technology.

“Huawei P10 is world’s first 4.5G LTE smartphone. It gives two times fast download speed. It comes with 4×4 mimo technology with quad antenna which can help reduce call drops by up to 60 per cent even in weak signal,” Huawei Consumer Group Business CEO Richard Yu said while launching Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus smartphones at MWC 2017 in Barcelona.

The phone is expected to go on sale in some markets from next month. Different models of P10 will be available in the range of 699-799 euros.

Huawei has added dual Leica lense on front side in P10 series.  The new phones will be available in various colors including green and dazzling blue.

Headquartered in Guangdong, Huawei is a Chinese company that specializes in manufacturing smartphones, tablet computers, mobile and fixed broadband networks, multimedia technology, etc. Huawei was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei. In its initial days, Huawei used to produce phone switches, but later expanded its business to become the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and also overtaking Ericsson in 2012. In 2015, Huawei had more than 170,000 employees with 76,000 engaged in R&D in countries including the US, China, Canada, the UK, India, France, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Colombia, Ireland, Russia, and Israel.

In recent years, Huawei has focused on increasing its smartphone production to establish itself as a major player in the market. Huawei Mate 8 phablet device got a warm welcome around the world for its long battery life and incredible power. In 2015, the company – for the first time – shipped over 100 million smartphones worldwide, and the company is coming up with several high and mid-end devices to expand its product range.