One of the first surprising stories to come out of Mobile World Congress this year was a beautiful smartwatch made by an unlikely source. The Huawei Watch was officially announced on Sunday, and we’ve been dying to get a closer look at it. We were finally able to check out this device in the flesh, and now we’re even more excited about it.
The Huawei Watch is a round Android Wear device, but with one big difference. Current round smartwatches have some sort of trade-off for the display. The Moto 360 has the infamous “flat tire,” and LG’s watches have completely round displays, but a lot of bezel around them. Huawei has managed to make a completely round display with not a lot of bezel. It looks like a legit watch.
The display is 1.4-inch AMOLED with 286ppi. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, and has 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, 300mAh battery, and a 6-axis sensor for fitness tracking. The Huawei Watch will be sold in 20 countries (including North America), but we don’t know when it will go on sale or how much it will cost. When it does go on sale it will be available in black, silver, and gold. This might be the best looking Android Wear device to date.