Huawei has been comparatively quiet within the wearables house in 2018, and whereas it did announce the Huawei Watch 2 2018 edition for the Chinese language market earlier this yr we have but to study concerning the Huawei Watch 3.
Earlier in 2018, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Client Division, confirmed to TechRadar that the corporate was engaged on a brand new iteration of its smartwatch, and now Yu has shared why it’s taking so lengthy.
At a briefing throughout IFA 2018, Yu mentioned “We need to extend enhancements and make the expertise a lot better than right this moment. That’s my goal. We need to make the smartwatch extra helpful, extra intimate, extra purposeful, and with for much longer battery life.”
Not coming… but
Synthetic intelligence is an enormous push for Huawei inside its smartphones, and it appears the corporate might need to use the tech in its smartwatches too. Yu mentioned he wished to adapt AI for wearables, and he hinted that this know-how would enable the corporate to incorporate extra options than earlier than.
Yu additionally mentioned he hopes that in the future the corporate will have the ability to produce a watch with a battery that lasts for every week.
He would not touch upon a Kirin system-on-a-chip made by Huawei for wearables, however he mentioned the corporate has spoken to Qualcomm about making a chipset that can enhance battery life on a smartwatch.
Qualcomm is about to announce a brand new chipset for wearables on September 10, and it could be that battery life is an enormous focus of this replace, so Huawei might be able to make an improved smartwatch sooner than you’d assume.