Chinese electronics brand Huawei is all set to launch its new Android Wear powered smartwatch. The smartwatch will be available is three versions – gold plated edition for $800, black version for $450 and a gold-plated version with brown strap for $699. The company is obviously trying to target the ultra high end smartwatch market.
Earlier today, the company posted the smart-watches on online store Amazon for pre-orders, The pre-order page was showing a release date of September 2. But a few hours later, Huawei pulled back all the listings from Amazon.
According to the specifications on the Amazon page, the upcoming smartwatch will feature a 1.4 inches AMOLED display with a scratch-resistant sapphire glass and a gold plated stainless body. The watch will allegedly be compatible with both iOS (8.2 and above) and Android (4.3 and above).
The smartwatch, with its gold-plating and hefty price tag, is more of a style statement or status symbol than a tool. But the problem for the Chinese company is that people who buy premium watches usually prefer brands like Apple, etc., and they usually think of Chinese brands as cheaper alternatives.
Huawei has been yet unavailable to comment on the smartwatch. You can find the screenshots of the Amazon age by Googling it though.
Right now, the smartwatch is not listed on Amazon or any other online store so we cannot be sure of the September 2 release date yet. You can also expect a certain price change perhaps. We’ll keep you posted on any further developments on the premium smartwatch.
Update: Huawei has since come out with this statement:
Earlier today, incorrect information about the upcoming launch of the Huawei Watch was published on a partner website. We have nothing to announce at this time. Stay tuned for more details next week.