Huawei Watch 2 solves the smartwatch battery conundrum (sort of)

Huawei has unveiled a feature-packed smartwatch with a boosted battery and two new P10 smart phones with fancy Leica cameras.

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The Huawei Watch 2. Not a Fitbit.

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If you were worried about your smartwatch not lasting the day, Huawei has the watch for you -- as well as new phones with Leica cameras.

The Chinese company wheeled out the Watch 2 wearable and P10 smartphones at a press conference in Barcelona today. They're among the countless new products to be unveiled this week at annual tech trade show Mobile World Congress , where we're trying out the coolest new devices to bring you our first impressions.

A short look at the long-lasting Huawei Watch 2

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The Chinese company showed off the Huawei Watch 2, a new smartwatch that answers one of the big problems with smartwatches: battery life. It has a low-power mode that lasts 25 days without charging. Obviously that month-long mode doesn't include smart features -- in that month, it just tracks your steps and displays the time.

Congratulations, Huawei, you just invented the Fitbit.

MWC 2017: All the gadgets announced so far

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Joking aside, the Watch 2 looks like it has everything you could want from a smartwatch. There's GPS to track your runs and an optical heart-rate sensor to keep you fit, NFC for mobile payments, a Gorilla Glass screen, a choice of sporty designs and (in some countries) 4G LTE built in. There's even a special edition Porsche version, so you can tell people "My other watch is a Porsche". Check out our full preview here.


Following on from last year's P9 phone, the new P10 and P10 Plus are slightly smaller -- and presumably more affordable -- versions of Huawei's top-end Mate 9. They're running the same Kirin 960 octacore processor as the Mate 9, in a more compact body.

But like the P9, the big draw of the P10 and P10 Plus are the cameras. Each phone has two 20-megapixel Leica cameras on the back, with loads of features and 3D face recognition. Check out our hands-on first impressions of the Huawei P10 here.

Huawei also recently announced a 360-degree camera for its Honor line of phones.

Keep it CNET for more from Mobile World Congress 2017.