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Huawei 2021 hardware refresh will include at least 15 devices, including the Watch GT 3, P50 and Mate 50 series

Huawei is finally ready to move on from the Watch GT 2 series, which launched in 2019. (Image source: Huawei)
Huawei is finally ready to move on from the Watch GT 2 series, which launched in 2019. (Image source: Huawei)
The Watch GT 2 series debuted in 2019, so it was only a matter of time before information about a new series of Huawei smartwatches appeared. According to a well-informed source, the Watch GT3 and Watch 3 will feature a host of impressive hardware, and will be part of a major Huawei hardware refresh this year.

According to @RODENT950, Huawei plans to release refreshed versions of its popular smartphones, smartwatches and tablets, despite ongoing US trade sanctions hindering the company from sourcing many components. Apparently, Huawei is even planning to release a games console, which would be a pivot for the company.

One such successor is the Watch GT 3 series, about which @RODENT950 has published multiple details. Writing on Twitter, @RODENT950 claims that the Watch GT 3 and Watch 3 will ship with LiteOS based on HarmonyOS 2.0 and will support apps from Huawei's AppGallery. Additionally, the smartwatches will have eSIMs, ECG capabilities, a blood pressure monitor and an active heart rate monitor. It is unclear when Huawei will release the Watch GT 3 and Watch 3 series, but @RODENT950 has informed his followers that he will publish more details about them soon.

The Watch GT 3 and Watch 3 will make up only a small part of Huawei's wider hardware refresh in 2021, though. In a separate tweet, @RODENT950 asserts that Huawei plans to release the following devices soon:

  • Mate X2
  • P50
  • P50 Pro
  • P50 Pro+
  • Watch 3
  • Watch GT 3
  • MatePad Pro 2
  • MatePad 2
  • Mate 50
  • Mate 50 Pro
  • Mate 50 Pro+
  • Mate 50 RS
  • Freebuds Pro 2 
  • Freebuds 4
  • Freebuds 4i

Details about the Mate X2, P50 series and the MatePad Pro 2 have already leaked, as we have reported. However, @RODENT950 adds that Huawei will only release the Mate 50 series in limited quantities, even in China. The Mate 40 series is difficult to come by anyway, with the Mate 40 Pro the only device in the series available in many countries. It remains to be seen what chipsets Huawei plans to use for the Mate 50 series too, seeing as it stated that the Kirin 9000 could be the last flagship Kirin chipset. We expect Huawei to announce the Mate 50 series in the second half of 2021.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-02-12 (Update: 2021-02-12)
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