LG teases Circular Android Wear Smartwatch for IFA Launch
Taking a hint from the positive feedback the Moto 360’s circular design has been receiving even before its release, LG has now decided to jump onto the market with a similar product. The South Korean tech company uploaded a teaser video to their official YouTube page on Sunday that hints at a circular smartwatch will be announced at IFA 2014.
It will be announced at IFA trade fair in Berlin next week, this smartwatch will reportedly be dubbed as LG G Watch R , where where ‘R’ could mean Round, but the product name is yet to be officially confirmed.
While the teaser doesn’t show any specific details of the wearable, it clearly shows a circular display. Also, it should be noted that it’s been barely a couple of months since the company took the wraps off LG’s original G Watch.
It is likely to run on Android Wear and will include the usual specs like 512MB of RAM, dual-core processor, water/ dust resistance, and Bluetooth 4.0. It is also expected to come powered by a Qualcomm processor.
LG is not the only manufacturer coming with a new Android Wear device at IFA 2014, but also Asus is releasing its first Android wearable at the trade fair but it will be square in shape. Acer has already given a glimpse of its upcoming smart band while Samsung is rumoured to be working on a standalone watch-phone.
LG’s New Wearable : Official Teaser : LG Circular Smartwatch
Notably, the Moto 360 is also set to be launched at IFA 2014, with the company sending invites for a pre-IFA event scheduled on September 4, where it is also expected to launch the successors to the Moto G i.e. Moto G2 and Moto X smartphones. A launch event is being held in India a day later. Stay connected with Above Android for more updates on the LG Circular Smartwatch.