Back in March, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing mistakenly leaked the next-generation Moto 360 on Weibo. Now another Lenovo executive has erroneously revealed the new Moo 360 to the world ahead of time. The VP of Lenovo Asia Pacific, Dillon Ye was seen wearing the smartwatch at the company’s Vibe Shot smartphone launch event in Indonesia. Also Read - Motorola Defy 2021 rugged phone with 48MP camera, IP68 rating announcedAlso Read - Motorola Edge 2021 series to get 108-megapixel main camera as standard
It was earlier predicted that he might be wearing the current generation, but Ye himself confirmed to an Indonesian journlalist (first spotted by PhoneArena) that the smartwatch he was wearing was indeed the next-gen Moto 360 and will be launched before the end of the year. Also Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
Recently, the smartwatch was even spotted in the hands of many users in Chicago, near the Motorola headquarters. Design wise, the smartwatch looks similar to the predecessor and includes that flat tire for the screen (ambient light sensor at the bottom). There are two small changes though; the button on the right edge is moved slightly upwards compared to the previous smartwatch.
The second change is the traditional watch design with easily swappable standard style lugs. Some earlier reports suggested that the next-gen Motorola smartwatch would come in two sizes. That s not all; a couple of weeks ago, Motorola had accidently teased a video of its upcoming smartwatch on Twitter before quickly deleting it.
In terms of specifications, we re not sure what to expect, but some reports point to a 270mAh and 300mAh battery for the two sizes. The Moto 360 was launched last year in September at the IFA and with this year s event coming closer, it might be the right time for the next-gen smartwatch.