Chinese mobile maker Huawei has revealed a smartwatch up in its sleeve. The device will be powered by Google’s Android Wear operating system and will be launched around March. The company, now a days, is committed to launch its first wearable running Android Wear, which will be readily available to view at Mobile World Congress. MWC is the big event for mobile in Europe, hosted in Barcelona, with all the giants like HTC, Samsung, Sony and LG all attending.
Huawei will reveal atleast one wearable to the event, that eans that it may come in different models or prices. Huawei will be eyeing a tough competition against the Apple Watch, Moto 360 and LG G Watch R, the three most popular smartwatches at the moment.
“We will launch a series of new wearable devices this year,” Ada Xu Huawei’s Global Director of Public Relations said addressing TrustedReviews at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. She added: “Wearables were a hot topic at CES. Maybe it will be a hot topic again at Mobile World Congress.”
The entry in high-end wearable market is one of the radical steps by Huawei in the mobile and tablet market, to serve the high-end buyers market that generally go for Apple or Samsung items.
Yang told that the Smartwatch will certainly run Android Wear, however the features and specs are still a mystery. The device is designed with a round display, like the Motorola Moto 360. It’s not known if this is how the final design will look.
Mobile World Congress starts on March 2, with some announcements taking place the day previously. It’s highly we’ll see the watch announced on March 1.
The likes of LG, Motorola, ASUS and Sony already have smartwatches running Google’s wearable platform, and there’ll likely be several more players and products by the time Huawei comes to market. The watch won’t be Huawei’s first wearable device. It has formerly launched the TalkBand B1, a physical fitness band that doubles as a Bluetooth headset. However, it wouldn’t be a surprise if its smartwatch also had some kooky features to seek attention from the crowd.