Yesterday, Huawei announced the date of a new hardware launch event scheduled for March 23rd. The event will reportedly be a big event for the company where it may unveil a new smartwatch along with other products like the P60 series. Now, more evidence has surfaced online that Huawei is preparing to release the Watch 4 series.
To recap, Huawei saw the Ailesi Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro last month at a regulatory agency. Subsequently, Huawei Central has revealed the pair at the Wi-Fi Alliance, where Huawei has certified three models. As the image below shows, the Wi-Fi Alliance has published results for the Watch 4, which carries the model number ARC-AL00. Additionally, there are two versions of the Watch 4 Pro that Huawei has certified as MDS-AL10 and MDS-AL00.
It remains to be seen how the two Watch 4 Pro models differ at this point. However, all three only support WiFi 4 (802.11n) and 2.4 GHz networks, which remains typical of modern smartwatches despite the adoption of newer Wi-Fi standards by other mobile products. Still, Huawei has integrated WPA2 and WPA3 authentication, which will make the Watch 4 series compatible with most home networks. Not surprisingly, the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro will also run HarmonyOS, Huawei’s in-house operating system.
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