Huawei announces Watch 2 Australian availability

Alex Kidman 4 August 2017 NEWS

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Vodafone has nabbed Australian exclusivity on the 4G-enabled Huawei Watch 2.

Back at Mobile World Congress, Huawei spent a lot of time hyping up its excellent Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus, but they weren't the only new gadgets on show.

Huawei also launched the Huawei Watch 2, which, as its name suggests, is the company's second-generation Android Wear device. The Huawei Watch 2 is an IP68-rated Android Wear device that includes a nanoSIM slot for 4G LTE connectivity. It's also going to be the first watch in the Australian market with inbuilt support for Android Pay.

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Back in Barcelona Huawei was keeping mum about local availability, but it has today announced that we'll see the new watch in Australia from 16 August 2017.

In terms of outright pricing, Huawei will charge $599 outright for the device, which will be exclusively available through Vodafone. That also means that there should be contract options for the Watch 2, and quite possibly for a combination plan of watch plus handset (most likely the Huawei P10), but as yet Vodafone hasn't announced any contract plan pricing for the Watch 2.

What you can browse right now, however, are Vodafone's offerings for the excellent little Huawei P10, still one of our favourite phones of 2017.

Huawei Watch 2 Specifications

Product Name
Huawei Watch 2
Display Size
1.2-inch AMOLED
Resolution
390x390
PPI
326 ppi
Processor
Qualcomm MSM8909W 1.1 GHZ
RAM
768MB
Storage
4GB
Operating System
Android Wear 2.0
Water and dust resistance
IP68
Rear camera
5MP
Battery
420mAh
Dimensions
48.9 x 45 x 12.6mm
Weight
42g
Price
$599

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