It appears that Asus is jumping on the round smartwatch bandwagon. An FCC filing made by the company recently has been spotted and it reveals that the company’s next smartwatch, the Asus Zenwatch 3, is going to be round. Round smartwatches have already been popularized by the likes of Motorola, Samsung, and Huawei so Asus won’t really be breaking any new ground by coming out with one. How its new wearable device stacks up against the rest will certainly be interesting to ascertain.
The FCC filing reveals the label that will be present at the back and it clearly shows that the smartwatch is going to be round. It bears model number WI503Q which corresponds nicely with the WI501Q which is the model number of the existing Asus Zenwatch 2.
Some specifications of the wearable device were also included in the filing, it’s going to feature a stainless steel back, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 as well as 10W fast charging. The label mentions “customized keys” which could mean that the smartwatch might have more than one button which users may be allowed to configure to a select feature or app.
Other than that, there’s not much to go on right now so take this information with a grain of salt. It’s unclear when this new smartwatch will hit the market but it’s likely that Asus might make an announcement at IFA 2016 in Berlin next month.
New ASUS ZenWatch 3 WI503Q with stainless steel body, customizable keys, ROUND casing and quick 10W-charging at FCC. pic.twitter.com/uGcoIncqCA
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