Huawei working on a 2nd-gen smart glass wearable device

There won’t a button or a port as it supports non-contact wireless charging technology via NFC.

| Updated on: Aug 16 2020, 16:31 IST
Smart Glass
Smart Glass (HT Tech)
Smart Glass
Smart Glass (HT Tech)

Although Huawei is facing the heat amidst the US-China trade war, it's plans to launch new products in the market has not yet stopped. The company is now preparing to launch new smart glasses, as per a post on Weibo (via Gizchina). Called as Huawei Eyewear II, the wearable is second-gen products and will be launching soon. Reports reveal that this one might be more stylish in looks and include more functions. The new version may also come with an upgraded smart assistant but with a reduced weight of 20 grams.

Also mentioned is that the wearable is a result of a team up between Huawei and a South Korean tech firm, Gentle Monster. There won't a button or a port as it supports non-contact wireless charging technology via NFC. In addition, it will support IP67, which makes it dust and water-proof.

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What's interesting is that the glass case will be slightly different from its previous generation. The renders showcased in the Weibo post also reveal change in positions of indicator lights, function buttons, and Type-C charging port. Huawei seems to have optimised the space around the box and has changed the pouch shape as well.

There's not much information out on the specifications and features. However, since the first generation device was not widely available, we don't expect the second-gen to arrive in more markets this time considering the situation.

However, wearable is just one of the devices Huawei is working upon. Right now, company's sub-brand Honor is gearing up to launch new products at the upcoming IFA 2020 conference.

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First Published Date: 16 Aug, 16:31 IST