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The HUAWEI Watch 2 gets a refresh for the Chinese market

The HUAWEI Watch 2 (2018) is virtually the same as the original Watch 2, but now has a new eSIM model and black/yellow color combo.

Published onMay 31, 2018

An image of the front and back of a HUAWEI Watch 2, 2018 model.
  • The HUAWEI Watch 2 (2018) is a slightly upgraded version of the original Watch 2.
  • It now comes with an eSIM variant as well as a new color scheme.
  • Other than these two changes, the watch is identical to the previous version.

The HUAWEI Watch 2 is one of the best Android wearables on the market. In fact, it is the only watch that Google uses for testing of Android upgrades within the Wear OS ecosystem.

Now, via 9to5Google, the HUAWEI Watch 2 is getting a slight refresh for the Chinese market. Before you get incredibly excited about getting your hands on a new HUAWEI watch, you should note that there are very few upgrades to this new version. In fact, HUAWEI isn’t even changing the name; it’s merely the HUAWEI Watch 2 (2018).

The most significant update to the HUAWEI Watch 2 (2018) is the addition of an eSIM variant. This version of the watch enables you to connect the wearable to cellular data without the hassle of having to put a nano SIM into a slot on the watch.

The new eSIM variant comes exclusively in a new color: “Carbon Black.” Pictured above, the watch is mostly black with bright yellow accents on the watch band.

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Other than the eSIM option and the new color scheme, everything else about the HUAWEI Watch 2 is the same as its predecessor. It still comes with a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage.

Even the pricing remains the same, with the two connected models going for 2,000 Chinese yuan (~$310) and the Bluetooth-only option going for 1,540 Chinese yuan (~$240).

Since the watch is a Chinese exclusive, the NFC chip inside is connected with Chinese payment systems rather than Google Pay. Keep this in mind if you intend to import this to a different country.

You can buy the HUAWEI Watch 2 (2018) from Vmall.

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