New Huawei Watch 3 Specs revealed

Huawei Watch 3

Specs of the new Huawei Watch 3 were revealed today by the popular leaker @snoopy.  

According to the leaks, the new smartwatch from Huawei will feature a 1.43” AMOLED display with (466 x 466 pixels) 326 ppi. The new smartwatch will feature LTE via the Hi6262 SoC.

In terms of storage the Huawei 3 smartwatch will feature 2GB RAM and 16 GB storage. The batter specs on the new watch is tagged at  450 mAh.

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The new watch is expected to run on the updated homegrown operating system that Huawei has been championing; HarmonyOS.

At the end of 2020/Q4, Huawei fell to fourth place and continued to struggle with the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.Leaked Huawei Watch 3 specs

While its shipments within China grew 9.4% year over year, shipments declined in previously strong markets such as Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China), the Middle East and Africa, and Western Europe.

The company has slowly started to move away from wristbands and towards watches as exhibited by the 18.2% growth in watch shipments and the 33.7% decline in wristbands.

The company showing momentum is Zepp health. Zepp Health, makers of Amazfit, ranked the Top 4 in terms of global adult smartwatch shipments in the first quarter of 2021, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) on the global wearable device market. 

Zepp Heath sold over 1.65 million Zepp and Amazfit smartwatches in the first quarter, representing year-on-year growth of 68.8% in global unit sales – the highest growth among the top adult smartwatch brands.

It will be interesting to see if Huawei is able to gather new momentum with the release of the new Huawei Watch 3. Given the specs, the watch 3 is not that different from its predecessor models such as the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro which would imply that it could be another challenging year for Huawei watches in terms of sales outside China.

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.

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