ASUS has been teasing the successor to its rather nice ZenWatch for a while now and last month ASUS CEO Jerry Shen told reporters that the ZenWatch 2 would be launching next year, with two versions designed specifically for men and women. It turns out that there was a bit of a “misunderstanding” about the release date, the ZenWatch 2 will land in stores early in the third quarter of this year, as originally planned.
Speaking at an earnings conference yesterday, Shen confirmed that the launch time frame for the new smartwatch “remains unchanged”, meaning a release early in the third quarter of this year. The ZenWatch 2 will also be officially unveiled at the Computex Taipei trade show, which is scheduled for June 2 – 6, just a few weeks away.
Few other details were given out about the watch, although Shen did note that the hardware won’t quite match the initial hope of seven days’ worth of battery life. Instead, Shen suggested that it would last less than four days on a single charge, but should still outperform the original ZenWatch’s two day battery life. He also suggested that the company would ship less than one million smartwatches this year and that the market is not expected to be a big earner for ASUS, at least not yet.
It looks like we won’t have to wait long to find out all the details about the new watch. Are you looking forward to the ASUS Zenwatch 2?