LG plans to launch a new "hybrid" smartwatch called LG Watch Timepiece after a leak. The wearable will lead Google's Wear OS, which is said to be the first watch to run the rebranded system off the rack. Why the hybrid name? In addition to its digital nature, the watch will supposedly also have a mechanical clock.
The LG Watch Timepiece is said to delight both analog and digital watch fans, according to Android Headlines who leaked the news. Physical clock hands are reported to connect to a "high precision quartz movement" and a microgear. The body of the timepiece should be made of stainless steel and have a general IP68 rating.
Users claiming leaks will have the option to disable wear OS almost completely via a watch mode. When this option is enabled, the mode increases the battery life of the watch to 1
Provided the report is correct, LG Watch Timepiece is shipped with a 22mm silicone strap, though shoppers may prefer to use a different strap. The watch is said to measure 45.5 x 45.4 x 12.9 mm, just a bit larger than the LG Watch Sport.
Hardware reportedly contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 SoC in addition to 4GB of memory and 769MB of RAM. A USB-C port connects Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11b / g / n WiFi, NFC and GPS as well as a 9-axis motion sensor. A special "Plus" version of the watch was additionally provided with an additional metal band and a second charging shell. Assuming the report is correct, LG will officially unveil the model on Monday.
SOURCE: Android headlines
Note: The above image shows existing LG watches, not the alleged Timepiece model.