ZTE Quartz smartwatch shows up in big leak

ZTE has been rumored to be working on an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch this year, and now it looks like that watch has surfaced in a few really good, detailed pictures. Dubbed the ZTE Quartz, it’s an attractive, slick smartwatch with a few questionable hardware decisions.

It really is a great looking watch that will go toe-to-toe with some of the newer Android Wear 2.0 watches, but there are some key deficiencies here. Despite shipping with Android Wear 2.0, it won’t have a heart rate sensor or NFC, throwing a wet blanket over in-depth fitness tracking and killing the possibility of using Android Pay. It will also forego LTE for a slower 3G radio, which is another strange choice.

There’s a single button on the top right of the housing that will act as a navigation key, but it doesn’t appear to rotate, so expect to do lots of swiping and gesturing to get through the UI.

It’s tough to say if this will do any better than LG’s pair of smartwatches, but decent battery life and an affordable price tag will certainly help.

source: Android Police


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