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HUAWEI Watch lands at FCC ahead of launch
One of my personal highlights of Mobile World Congress in February was HUAWEI’s first Android Wear smartwatch, the HUAWEI Watch, which was announced as a last minute decision at the event. We’ve already heard that it wasn’t likely to be released until September or October but the HUAWEI Watch paid a trip to the FCC this past weekend, which suggests the smartwatch may finally be ready for release.
In its FCC filing, Huawei isn’t even attempting to hide which product has been certified and the HUAWEI Watch has FCC ID QISMERCURY and hardware version EB1MERCURYM. I guess it’s safe to say that the HUAWEI Watch used the codename “MERCURY” at some point.
The FCC listing also confirms the specs of the HUAWEI Watch, which haven’t changed since it was announced in March. The front has a 1.4inch AMOLED display with 400 x 400 pixels resolution (and 286 pixels per inch density) that is protected by a sapphire crystal display; the protection makes it one of the few smartwatches in the world to use sapphire crystal, which is almost impossible to scratch.
Other than the impressive display, the rest of the specs are very similar to other Android Wear devices as a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage and 300 mAh battery have all been used in other devices. The display sets the HUAWEI Watch apart from the competition and with a 42mm diameter (and 11.3mm thickness), it’s certainly impressive and stylish to boot.
Like other devices, the HUAWEI Watch comes with an array of sensors and connectivity options – including a Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Heart Rate Monitor and Bluetooth 4.1 – and will be available in two flavours, one with a leather strap and the other with a stainless steel strap.
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The FCC filing doesn’t reveal any more details about a release date for the HUAWEI Watch but its likely that we’re just a few short weeks away from a launch – although a launch in China could still be delayed until 2016 – and HUAWEI may release it to market at its planned IFA 2015 press conference. What do you think about the HUAWEI Watch? Let us know your views in the comments below guys!