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Huawei Watch GT successor will be unveiled alongside Mate 30 series

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The Huawei Watch GT 2 release date is just around the corner, as Huawei is set to release the new smartwatch on September 19 at its Mate 30 launch event.

That's not according to a leak, or rumor, but from Huawei itself – the company posted a video on Weibo (opens in new tab) (a Chinese social media platform), that confirms the watch's launch is September 19, in Munich, like the Mate 30.

The video doesn't show us too much about the upcoming smartwatch, as it only illuminates the faint outline of the watch (and it's hard to pick out detail from that), but it does confirm the Kirin A1 chipset.

The Kirin A1 chipset was originally shown off as powering the Huawei FreeBuds 3, but we don't know exactly what perks that processor provides. When Huawei announced the original Huawei Watch GT, the company wasn't very forthcoming about the chipset, but since it's now touting it as a main feature, that could be set to change.

In terms of design, though, it doesn't look like the Watch GT 2 is going to set the world on fire, as it seems very similar to the original, right down to the dials and metal frame.

So it's likely performance boosts are the real upgrades in the Huawei Watch GT 2, and we'll find out what they are (hopefully) come September 19.

TechRadar is set to cover the Huawei Munich event live, so check back on the day for all of our coverage, reviews, and analysis.

Tom Bedford
Deputy Editor - Phones

Tom's role in the TechRadar team is to specialize in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working in TechRadar freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. Outside of TechRadar he works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.