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    February 24, 2017

    Huawei’s Watch 2 brings nanoSIM support and a rugged, sportier design

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    Huawei’s Watch 2 – set to be announced at MWC 2017 – has been leaked in new photos depicting nanoSIM support and a revised design.

    Svelte, sexy and bringing both style and substance, the Huawei Watch is one of our favourite wearables and is even used as a daily driver by our Editor, Theunis. Rumblings have now amounted to images depicting a revised take on the device for debut at MWC, under the moniker of the Huawei Watch 2.

    Launched in 2015, we felt that the Huawei Watch was one of the best early exemplars of Android Wear, and its sequel will reportedly champion Android Wear 2 – the new update to Google’s wearable OS that brings a bevvy of new features to the wrists of users around the world.

    Read: Outed: Has the Huawei P10’s specs, price, and design been revealed?

    Leaked images – courtesy of Venture Beat’s infamous Evan Blass – have seemingly confirmed that the Huawei Watch 2 will sport a rugged design reminscient of not only Samsung’s new Gear S3 Frontier, but perhaps Garmin’s range of smartwatches.

    The Huawei Watch 2 will reportedly feature two physical buttons for input in addition to a proprietary rubber watch band.

    Further, the device reportedly includes nanoSIM support, and will hence be one of the premier Android Wear 2 devices to support cellular connectivity and standalone functionality from the get-go.

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    The Watch 2 is expected to ship in black, orange, and grey variants, while little else has been offered on the subject of pricing or availability. Given our appreciation for the device’s predecessor, this is a wearable we’re greatly looking forward to having on our wrists in the coming months.

    Read: Huawei shirks Google Assistant in favour of Amazon’s Alexa

    What are your thoughts? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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