Huawei is all set to unveil the Honor 9X smartphone in India on January 14. That, however, does not appear to be the only product the company would launch. The Honor India Twitter account has recently posted a promotional video for its Honor Magic Watch 2 smartwatch that was launched in China a little while ago, which hints that the Indian launch is not too far from now. Given that the Honor 9X smartphone is coming up, it is more than likely that the company would launch the Honor Magic Watch 2 alongside the device.
Honor Magic Watch 2 Smartwatch with HiSilicon Kirin A1 Chipset to Launch Soon in India
The Honor Magic Watch 2 smartwatch was announced in China alongside the Honor V30 and the Honor V30 Pro smartphones back in November last year. The latest tweet by the company’s official handle confirms that the same is launching soon in India too. “When we think smarter, everything becomes possible. Now, get ready for one of the smartest innovations, of our times. Unveiling soon! Watch this space for more.” the tweet says.
When we think smarter, everything becomes possible. Now, get ready for one of the smartest innovations, of our times. Unveiling soon! Watch this space for more.#HONORMagicWatch2 #TimeSmartsNow pic.twitter.com/YMEhDTgybN
— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) January 6, 2020
The tweet does not explicitly mention the launch date for the smartwatch in India and whether or not it launches on January 14 is a guessing game as of now, though a pretty plausible one at that.
Speaking of the specifications of the watch, the Honor Magic Watch 2 comes in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm. Both the sizes come in two paint jobs. The 42mm variant comes in Agate Black, which costs CNY 1,099, and Sakura Gold, which costs CNY 1,399. The 46mm option, on the other hand, comes in Charcoal Black that costs CNY 1,199 or Flax Brown, which costs CNY 1,399. The 42mm option of the Honor Magic Watch 2 has a 1.2-inch OLED screen with 390 x 390 pixels resolution, whereas its 46mm counterpart has a 1.4-inch OLED unit with 454 x 454 pixels resolution. Both the display sizes have the same pixel density at 326 pixels per inch.
Under the hood, the Honor Magic Watch 2 is powered with the company’s in-house Kirin A1 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of onboard storage. One can take calls on the Honor Watch Magic 2 owing to the fact that the watch has a microphone and a speaker onboard. As per the company, the Honor Magic Watch 2 can be used to take phone calls even when the paired smartphone is 150 meters away, thanks to the advanced Bluetooth connectivity it features. To add to the features, the Honor Magic Watch 2 has an in-built heart-rate monitor.
As far as the battery life is concerned, the company claims that the 42mm variant of the Honor Watch Magic 2 will offer seven days of battery backup, whereas, the 46mm variant can last up to 14 days on a single charge. On the connectivity front, the Honor Magic Watch 2 includes Bluetooth v5.1 and GPS. The Honor MagicWatch 2 can track 15 types of activities, including the likes of walking, running, cycling, rowing, and hiking. The watch is also water-resistant up to 5ATM.
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