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Details of LG's upcoming smartwatch emerge

LG G Watch could be available as soon as next month with a 1.65" display and a Snapdragon 400 processor.

Rumors of an LG smartwatch have been out there for a while, with a report late last year claiming that it would be offered alongside the G3 smartphone. That clearly wasn't the case given the absence of news at the G3's launch last month, but a smartwatch from the South Korean company could be coming nonetheless.

A number of rumors regarding the watch have emerged in the past few days starting with a report by Modaco claiming that the device will be officially known as the LG G-Watch. That same report also mentioned that the G-Watch would be available in the UK as soon as the 7th of July, with a price that could be lower than the £169.99 that Samsung's Gear 2 Neo retails for.

Following up on the pricing info, Chinese leaker @upleaks has released a pair of images on Twitter showing off all the specs for the smartwatch. Accordingly, the G-Watch will be powered by a Snapdragon 400 CPU with a 1.65" TFT display and a resolution of 280x280 pixels. The smartwatch also won't have any cameras onboard, though it'll connect to an accompanying smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. Other features include a weight of just 61g and a 400mAh battery that's good for up to 36 hours of standby with a charging time of less than 2 hours.

Overall the leaked specs may not be very overwhelming, but the fate of the device will probably rest with its compatibility with other devices and in Android Wear. Consequently, Google's I/O conference should bring with it a lot more info about the future of Android wearables, and we could see more about the G-Watch starting on the 25th of this month.


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Omar Qudsi, 2014-06-11 (Update: 2014-06-11)