06 September 2018
Huawei hasn’t yet abandoned the idea of smartwatches and it’s working towards making them better before releasing a new one. The detail comes from an interview session with a few tech journalists.
The Chinese company that last announced the smartwatch Huawei Watch 2 back in last year wants to make the experience better before announcing the new watch.
Richard Yu, Huawei CEO replied when asked if smartwatches are still an area the company is interested in, he replied, “Yes, but it needs more innovation, and we are working on that.”
“We want to make bigger improvements and make the experience much better than today,” Yu said. “That’s my target. We want to make the smartwatch more useful, more intimate, more functional, and with much longer battery life.”
Yu visions a smartwatch that could offer battery life of a week. One of the main aims of Huawei in improving the overall experience of the smartwatches is to bring the Artificial Intelligence to the smartwatches. According to Yu, AI will play a major role in the overall development. This would require a built-in SIM card for standalone use, which means a further degradation of battery life. Yu says the company is working in this area so as to bring smaller power consumption without compromising on the features.
This could mean the company might be working on a SoC for wearables that could take proper care of this department. However, Yu declined to comment but did say it had talked with Qualcomm and a new wearable chipset is essential for a longer battery life on a smartwatch.