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Huawei Jewel & Elegant Android Wear Smartwatches announced with Snapdragon 400

There are many Android Wear smartwatches launched since the first operating system was introduced around two years ago in March 2014. Fast forward to today, we have a lot of Android Wear based smartwatches from companies like Samsung and LG, while my most favorite Smartwatch in the market is Huawei Watch, which isn’t exactly the Android Wear OS but it does offer features like one.

The Chinese mobile giant has now launched two new Android Wear smartwatches. Designed for feminine these watches, Jewel and Elegant sport some heavy specifications and that’s what makes them quite powerful. They both sport a circular 1.4-inch AMOLED screen with a crown button similar to the Apple Watch, while adding a touch of glamour. On Elegant Smartwatch, you can find a newly introduced bezel pattern that is reminiscent to the knurl pattern on the Moto 360 Second Generation smartwatch. While the Jewel smartwatch has shiny rocks (diamonds) incrusted in the bezel.

These new watches appear to be rose gold plated variants of the original Huawei Watch. There is not much differentiated in appearance when you look at the press images. Seems like it only comes with an option of leather band, as there is no mention of an all-metallic version for either variants. Keeping visual changes aside, Elegant and Jewel is said to be slightly larger than the Huawei Watch, since the face measures at 44 x 44 mm instead of 42 x 42 mm, although, thickness remains the same at 11.3 mm.

Coming to the processor under hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset and is coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage space. The battery capacity of these watches is at 300mAh, which should on paper offer decent battery life, at least a good standby time. While talking about the pricing and availability, the brand has shared some details about it, you can expect it to be available for purchase sometime in the first quarter of 2016 for around $499. Head over to our CES 2016 coverage and stay tuned in as we bring you latest from the CES ground.

By Vishal Toshiwal on Wednesday 6th of Jan 2016


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