Months after Google re-branded its struggling wearable platform from Android Wear to Wear OS, LG is believed to be getting ready to launch an all new smartwatch running the new operating system. The device is believed to be LG’s rumored hybrid wearable that’s expected to be called the ‘LG Watch Timepiece‘, and is said to be a smartwatch and a standard analog wristwatch at the same time.
While rumors about the device first started circulating late last month, a new FCC filing from LG now suggests that this watch is real and could feature a redesigned interface to account for its hybrid credentials. According to what we can gather from the FCC filing, the device has model number LM-W315 and FCC ID ZNFW321. It runs Wear OS out-of-the-box, and supports Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11n.
While the FCC documents don’t seem to be giving away many more details about the upcoming device, the earlier report seems to suggest that it will have analog watch hands over a 1.2-inch circular LCD panel. It will also apparently be IP68-certified, meaning it’ll be resistant to dust and water.
In terms of hardware, the watch is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 2100 chipset along with 4GB of eMMC storage and 768 MB of RAM. However, it isn’t expected to have either NFC or GPS, which is a bit of a disappointment. The watch is said to be offered in two color options – New Aurora Black and Cloud Silver, but that’s pretty much all we know about LG’s upcoming smartwatch at this point in time. Hopefully, we’ll get more info about it in the days ahead.