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Apple Watch leaked design hints at circular design like Samsung Galaxy Watch

Apple Watch might come with a circular design this year but just don't count on it.

  • Published: September 5, 2018 10:21 AM IST
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Image: Apple Watch Series 4 leak/ 9to5mac


Alongside three new iPhone models, Apple is expected to launch its fourth generation wearable at the Steve Jobs Theater on September 12. The company recently confirmed that its fall event will be held on September 12 where it is widely anticipated to launch three iPhone models with design similar to that of the iPhone X.

While we have seen a number of rumors and leaks about three new upcoming iPhone models, the information surrounding the Apple Watch remain scant. Now, Slashleaks has posted an image, which it claims to depict the design of next generation of Apple Watch. While all Apple Watch models have had a rectangular watch face in the past, the new Apple Watch might switch to a circular face.

Source: Slashleaks

The leaked image shows that the Apple Watch Series 4 will feature a circular watch face and it adds that the circle in Apple’s invite hints at that design. The leaked image also shows that the device will feature a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. The display seems to similar to that on the Galaxy Watch, which comes with a 1.3-inch circular Super AMOLED display and 360 x 360 pixel resolution.

It also shows that the wearable will come with support for Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11bg. It will also include NFC support for Apple Pay contact less payment solution. There is no easy route to verify this image but it does put an iPhone on top of the specifications to suggest it is related to iPhone. Apple is the most dominant player in the wearable segment and Apple Watch continues to remain the best-selling smartwatch globally for several quarters now.

By switching to circular design, Apple will join the likes of Samsung and Huawei, which offer smartwatch models with circular design. The leaks so far do not reveal much information about the upcoming wearable but there are possibilities of Apple Watch getting always-on display mode.

  • Published Date: September 5, 2018 10:21 AM IST