A new report published today claims that Google has teamed up with LG in a Nexus-like partnership to produce two new smartwatches that are going to be launched next month alongside Android Wear 2.0. The new wearable devices will reportedly be called the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. It was reported earlier today that Android Wear 2.0 release is likely to take place on February 9th.
VentureBeat reports that Google will start selling the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style the very next day after officially announcing on February 9th. The company is then expected to start selling them in other regions by March. The new smartwatches will reportedly get prominent placing at LG’s Mobile World Congress 2017 booth.
Both models are said to feature circular OLED displays with the Watch Sport being the flagship model with its 1.38 inch 480×480 pixel resolution display as opposed to the Watch Style’s 1.2 inch 360×360 display. The Sport model has 768MB RAM against its sibling’s 512MB and 430mAh battery instead of 240mAh respectively but both are said to have the same 4GB onboard storage.
While the new smartwatches will have support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the Sport model is said to have LTE support as well aside from GPS and NFC radios. This will enable the smartwatch to work with Android Pay as well. A digital crown not unlike the one on the Apple Watch is likely to be present as well to make navigation easier. iOS support is reportedly onboard as well.
It hasn’t been revealed how much these smartwatches will cost but you can reasonably expect them to be priced at a couple of hundred dollars.