Just when you thought gaming smartphones couldn’t get any more ridiculous, wait until you hear about Huawei’s latest patent filing.
The documents were revealed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It shows a smartphone that can be operated not just by its touchscreen, but also through a wrist strap.
The supposed Huawei gaming smartwatch easily turns to a portable gaming device when held by its bands. If ever it gets released, it can go against other handheld consoles like the Nintendo Switch.
The band acts as a controller for the actual watch. You can pull either the left or right band to navigate the movement of the game character. It also has swipe and tap gesture recognition so you can steer or hit the breaks in racing games.
The diagram shows that it can be used as a keyboard. It can highlight texts or adjust the cursor to pinpoint texts with more accuracy.
Huawei hasn’t provided us a release date or any information about this device yet. However, the company’s CEO previously hinted that they are working on a follow-up to their smartwatch line. Since we’re not seeing other leaks, we might possibly see this gaming smartwatch in action on the Huawei Watch 3.