It looks like we might be able to witness the next range of Android Wear 2.0-based wearables way ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2017. While the annual conference will kick start from February 27 and run till March 2, it is expected that the first set of smartwatches running the newest Android Wear 2.0 by LG will make their debut earlier than first assumed. As per the latest information coming from serial tipster, Evan Blass, the LG smartwatches will be unveiled a day before on February 8. Also Read - Google might rebrand Android Wear to Wear OS with future update: ReportAlso Read - Android Wear app updated with darker background and improved glanceability
The LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport are the two smartwatches coming from LG s house and expected to run the newest Android Wear 2.0. It was first reported that these will be announced at the upcoming MWC followed by reports suggesting that the launch date will be February 9. Now the latest information seems to contradict all the previous reports and hint at an earlier launch. It is to be noted that launch of the smartwatches will also mark the debut of the Android Wear 2.0. The latest version of the software for wearables brings in a lot of improvements and features including support for standalone apps. Also Read - Emporio Armani Connected Smartwatch Review: Typical smartwatch, but with designer feels
LG Watch Style, Sport specifications
In terms of design, it is rumored that the upcoming LG smartwatches will boast a stainless steel build, circular, OLED displays and come with better certification for water and dust resistance. In addition to a robust design, one of the smartwatches will also be LTE compatible, making it a truly independent wearable.
It is expected that the LG Watch Sport will feature a 1.38-inch display with 480 480 pixels resolution and include 768MB of RAM. It will further come with IP68 certification, making it resistant to water and dust. It will be fuelled by a 430mAh battery. ALSO READ: Huawei Watch 2 with Android Wear 2.0, LTE support rumored to launch at MWC 2017
The LG Watch Style will feature a 1.2-inch 360 360 display and house 512MB of RAM. It will carry a slightly lesser resistance to water and dust with IP67 certification. It will be fuelled by a 240mAh battery. Both the smartwatches are expected to include a digital crown for navigating. However, the Sport edition will include a set of physical buttons on the side. It will further come with interchangeable straps and will be available in titanium, silver, and rose gold color choices.
Latest reports suggest that the LG Watch Style could be priced at $249 (approximately Rs 16,800) while the LG Watch Sport could be priced slightly higher at $349 (approximately Rs 23,460). The Sport variant will be pricier owing to additional features such as LTE support, GPS, NFC capabilities, and heart rate monitor.