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Huami's upcoming Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatches have diamond-like screen coatings that are as hard as sapphire

The Amazfit GTS 2 and GTR 2 will be launched on September 22. (Image source: Huami - edited)
The Amazfit GTS 2 and GTR 2 will be launched on September 22. (Image source: Huami - edited)
Huami has been sharing some late details about the upcoming Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatches. Along with a new promo image of the fashionable wearables, Huami has also revealed that the screens of the GTR 2 and GTS 2 have sapphire-level hardness thanks to a special coating.

If you are planning on buying either an Amazfit GTR 2 or Amazfit GTS 2 from Huami and deliberately scratching the screen, then you better have some diamonds to hand (or moissanite at least). According to the manufacturer, both of the soon-to-be-released smartwatches have been treated with a diamond-like coating that equates to level 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

This means that the Huami Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 have screens that are as hard as sapphire, or more simply put, wearers can feel secure in the fact that the display glass is 20 times harder than ordinary glass. On top of that added layer of durability is the steel casing that surrounds the vital components of the GTR 2 and GTS 2, which can handle a lot of friction according to the latest promo material.

Both smartwatches actually appear in a new poster from Huami, and they certainly deliver a sophisticated aesthetic. The Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 will be launched on September 22 with sales starting the day after. No prices, even for the domestic market of China, have yet been announced, but the current-generation models can be purchased from US$134.99 (GTS) and US$124.99 (GTR) on Amazon.

Level 9 hardness. (Image source: Huami)
Level 9 hardness. (Image source: Huami)
Amazfit GTS 2 and Amazfit GTR 2. (Image source: Huami)
Amazfit GTS 2 and Amazfit GTR 2. (Image source: Huami)

Source(s)

Huami (Weibo - in Chinese) via XiaomiAdictos (in Spanish)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-09-21 (Update: 2020-09-21)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.