Huawei Mate Watch passes Chinese certification ahead of probable Q4 2020 release
Rumours about Huawei releasing a Mate-branded smartwatch have around for a few months. Originating in May, MyFixGuide spotted that Huawei had patented a device called the Mate Watch. Last month, @RODENT950 claimed that the smartwatch would launch alongside the Mate 40 series, which is thought to include the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro. The release will supposedly occur during the Chinese National Day, which occurs on October 1. @RODENT950 did not specify the date, so Huawei could be planning to launch the Mate Watch and Mate 40 series during the National Day Golden Week holiday that runs between October 3 and October 8. Additionally, they claimed that the Mate Watch would be running HarmonyOS, Huawei's in-house OS that also goes by the name of HongMeng OS.
Now, the Mate Watch has been seen at the China Compulsory Certificate agency, known as the CCC or 3C. Seemingly initially reported by MyFixGuide, the device has been certified as a smartwatch and carries the model number KAN-B19. According to the listing, the smartwatch supports 5 W charging via a 5 V/1 A charger, which bears the model number HW-050100C01.
While the listing does not reveal much information about the device, it does suggest that the Mate Watch is close to being released. A placeholder image for the Mate Watch has also leaked this month, hinting that the smartwatch will have a circular watch face. Based on past rumours, Huawei will unveil HarmonyOS 2.0 in October too, which ties nicely with claims that the Mate Watch will be running the company's own-brand OS.