Honor will launch a brand new smartwatch by the tip of the 12 months. The corporate will quickly begin teasing the launch of a brand new product by its social channels, utilizing a Halloween theme and the define of a watch-like product to tell us one thing particular is coming within the close to future.
The corporate confirmed to Digital Traits that the brand new product is certainly a smartwatch, and that will probably be launched earlier than the tip of the 12 months. The smartwatch will probably be a follow-up to the Honor Magic Watch, a little-seen however fairly spectacular smartwatch launched at the start of the 12 months. Whereas this has given us extra info on after we will see Honor’s new smartwatch, there’s nonetheless loads we don’t know.
Honor’s teaser exhibits the define of a smartwatch — which intently resembles the unique Honor Magic Watch’s design — and says, “Your eye sweet is right here,” to slot in with the Halloween theme. There’s no trace of the product identify, however it being referred to as the Honor Magic Watch 2 might be a protected guess. The picture exhibits the watch with two buttons on the facet, positioned on the high and the underside of the case.
Not solely is that this just like the Magic Watch, it’s additionally the identical because the Huawei Watch GT 2, the Mobvoi Ticwatch C2, the brand new Moto 360, and to a sure extent, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Lively 2. It’s a tough design to get proper, visually, however the consolation enhancements are often welcome, as there’s no central crown to poke into your wrist.
For the primary Magic Watch, Honor made the smart choice to make use of a 1.2-inch display screen, making it significantly extra wearable than watches with a 1.Four-inch display screen. For the Watch GT 2, Huawei produced two fashions, a 42mm case with a 1.2-inch display screen and a 46mm model with a 1.Four-inch display screen. Honor could select to do the identical, or go for solely the smaller measurement to swimsuit all wrists. It’s doubtless Honor will use the identical software program Huawei makes use of for the Watch GT 2 on its new smartwatch.
The smartwatch will comply with the Honor 9X, the agency’s most up-to-date smartphone launch, and a trio of recent wearables — the Honor Band 5, the Band Sport, and the Honor Sport Professional headphones. Honor President George Zhao just lately advised Digital Traits there can be “extra wearable merchandise coming than ever earlier than from Honor in 2020,” and in addition advised us a brand new smartwatch would arrive earlier than the tip of the 12 months. This thriller watch is probably going what he was referring to, and it’s half of a bigger push into wearables and linked merchandise by each Honor and Huawei.
With probably a number of months to go earlier than Honor’s new smartwatch is revealed, anticipate to listen to extra about it between now and the tip of the 12 months.