Huawei P40 launch could see an all-new wearable to challenge Galaxy Watch

Huawei was supposed to take to the French capital of Paris for the grand unveiling of its next flagship smartphone – the P40 Pro next week. However, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the firm rightfully decided to hold a hardware live stream instead.

The P40 Pro is expected to dominate proceedings with a flashy new camera system, a display with curves on all sides and an array of striking colour options. That said, it seems the Shenzhen firm is gearing up to announce a new wearable alongside the handset too.

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Prolific leakster Roland Quandt of WinFuture has posted a swathe of official-looking images of what he claims is the Huawei Watch GT 2e. The wearable is shown in black, red and mint green colours and could be a more affordable version of the standard Huawei Watch GT 2 that launched alongside the Mate 30 Pro last year.

Quandt said many features and specifications of the regular Watch GT 2 are going to make their way over to the GT 2e. The new wearable will apparently come with the same 1.39-inch display as the GT 2, be powered by a chipset that’s heavily geared towards power-saving and tote a 455mAh battery.

Huawei’s latest wearable will apparently come exclusively in a rather beefy 46mm case size as opposed to the regular Watch GT 2 that arrived in 46mm and 42mm varieties.

And unlike the Watch GT 2 that’s made of stainless steel, it appears the Watch GT 2e could be made of either plastic or aluminium, either of which could make the device more affordable.

Safe to say, the alleged wearable from Huawei seems geared first and foremost towards fitness enthusiasts. No images from Quandt show the timepiece with leather or metal straps that cater to glitzy nights out on the town, for instance.

Quandt admitted pricing details for the new wearable are currently unclear, but it’s safe to assume it’ll be relatively affordable. For reference, last year’s Huawei Watch GT 2 is priced from £179.

Of course, Express.co.uk will bring you all the details about the new wearable if it is announced during Huawei’s hardware live stream next week.

The Chinese tech giant’s showcase will take place next Thursday, March 26.

Before then, why don’t you read our hands-on impressions of the forthcoming P40 Pro that we got to touch, but not see, at a recent behind closed doors event with Huawei.

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