LG plans to launch a new "hybrid" smart watch called LG Watch Timepiece, according to a leak. The wearable will run the Google Wear operating system, which reportedly has the distinction of being the first watch that runs the renamed system for free. Why the hybrid designation? In addition to its digital nature, the watch will also supposedly have a mechanical watch.
The LG Watch Timepiece watch is meant to please fans of the analog and digital watch, according to Android Headlines that leaked the news. According to reports, the physical clock hands will join "highly precise quartz movement" and a micro gearbox. It is said that the body of the watch is made of stainless steel and with an IP68 general classification.
Users, leak claims, have the option of almost completely disabling the Wear operating system through a surveillance mode. When enabled, that mode increases the battery life from 240mAh clock to 100 days per charge. However, a 1.2-inch 360 x 360 resolution screen joins the mechanical watch for typical Wear OS digital experiences.
Assuming the report is correct, LG Watch Timepiece will ship with a 22mm silicone band, although buyers can use a different band they prefer. It is said that the watch measures 45.5 x 45.4 x 12.9 mm, making it slightly larger than the LG Watch Sport.
According to reports, the hardware includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 SoC along with 4 GB of storage and 769 MB of RAM. A USB-C port will join Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11b / g / n WiFi, NFC and GPS, plus a nine-axis motion sensor. A special "Plus" version of the watch was also tilted with an extra band made of metal and a second charging base. Assuming the report is accurate, LG will officially release the model on Monday.
SOURCE: Android Headlines
Note: The image above shows the existing LG watches, not the supposed Timepiece model.