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LG Watch Timepiece hybrid watch apparently coming in June

LG Watch Sport smartwatch to get a hybrid sibling soon
LG Watch Sport smartwatch
According to an exclusive report that recently surfaced online, the LG Watch Timepiece runs Wear OS and combines a quartz movement watch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100-powered smart module that features a circular 1.2-inch LCD display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. This wearable could be announced this week and might hit the market in June.

Those waiting for a new LG smartwatch will soon be able to get one, reveals an exclusive report published at the end of last week by Android Headlines. According to this report, LG's upcoming smart wearable is a hybrid that combines a highly precise quartz movement and a micro gearbox with a smart module. This module comes loaded with Wear OS, making the Watch Timepiece the first LG wearable to run it out of the box (if you missed the news, Google Android Wear was rebranded to Wear OS earlier this year).

The report mentioned above reveals that the LG Watch Timepiece has an IP68-rated stainless steel body and, in addition to the classic quartz movement watch, it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor, 768 MB LPDDR3 memory, 4 GB of internal eMMC storage, as well as a 1.2-inch LCD panel with 360 x 360 pixels. Although this wearable does not offer any kind of cellular support, it comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2, as well as a USB Type-C 2.0 port. Sadly, it looks like NFC or GPS are not present, but at least the users of the LG Watch Timepiece could get up to 100 days of autonomy out of the 240 mAh battery.

The LG Watch Timepiece is expected to get a special edition companion as well, but there is nothing special about it. If the rumors are true, the LG Watch Timepiece+ will have the same specs, but its retail package will include both a silicone and metal strap, as well as an additional charging cradle.

The two color options for the LG Watch Timepiece are Cloud Silver and New Aurora Black. Since the more powerful LG Watch Sport (see the "one year later" review below for details) made its debut in early 2017 for US$350, we expect to see the Watch Timepiece launching for US$300 or less, most likely around the US$250 sweet spot.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-04-30 (Update: 2018-04-30)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.