Several weeks ago, we heard about ZTE's LTE-capable, Android Wear-powered smartwatch that would arrive in the US later this year, though we had little idea of what it would look like. Eventually, the name made its way across the Web (ZTE Quartz), but not much else. That is, until now.
Tech site Android Police has gotten its hands on the upcoming ZTE Quartz smartwatch so that interested buyers have some idea of what to expect when the device lands in the States. First, there are the tic marks on the bezel, a design language similar to what Samsung has done in the Gear S3 Frontier and Classic. Next, we see something of a wireless charger for the smartwatch, in step with Samsung's Gear S3 series these days. The ZTE Quartz is running Android Wear 2.0, meaning that it'll launch with the latest Android Wear features such as the on-wrist Google Play Store, customizable notifications, and the on-screen virtual keyboard, among others. The Quartz is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Not only do the tic marks bear inspiration from a certain Korean giant, but the black wristband does, too. In fact, the wristband is identical in its slanted, striped, carbon fiber-esque pattern to the wristband of the Gear S3 Frontier. There is no heart rate monitor, and sadly, LTE isn't aboard. The best users will have is 3G data.
This is all we have to go on, but it shows that ZTE is soon to bring the Quartz to market. Take a look at the photos below, and we'll be back to bring more info as we receive it.