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Huawei’s Watch 2 uses eSIM technology

Sometime ago, Huawei announced revised a version of the Huawei Watch 2 and it had one major modification as compared with the model of last year. The company is taking on eSIM, a still budding tech that requires less space than the usual SIM cards. At the moment, we know they can only be found in China through an e-commerce platform called Vmall.

The new Huawei Watch 2 did not have any change in appearance, it looks just like the model of the previous year save for the eSIM that was added to replace the nanoSIM support, which is a really notable change. With the electronic eSIM instead of the plastic card regular SIM, the watch will be able to share the same phone number as a phone, thus making it more suitable. Seeing in essence that the eSIM is quite smaller than a nanoSIM, it is more appropriate for smartwatches. The Samsung Gear S2 as well as the Apple Watch 3 make use of eSIM.

If you want one, you can still find a Huawei Watch 2 that supports nanoSIM or one that uses only Bluetooth. Apart from the new SIM technology, the version of the Huawei Watch 2 of 2018 will have the very same design as the one of last year having a 1.2-inch 390 x 390 AMOLED display that is protected by Gorilla Glass and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor. It has 768 MB RAM and 4GB ROM, a waterproof rating of IP68 – this means that the watch has the ability to be under water that is about 98 feet deep. It appears as though the company does not want to add any spec upgrades to the Watch 2, it is probably waiting to include the upgrades in a Watch 3, in case that comes up later.

The Watch 2 having eSIM goes for the price of $310 (1,988 CNY), a price that is not that different from the price of the device last year. The colours available are black and orange. The Bluetooth model on the other hand, costs $240 (1,540) and is available in black and grey.