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Moto 360 to Feature Wireless Charging and Sapphire Glass, Rumor Says

by Jacob Kleinman | March 21, 2014March 21, 2014 7:30 am PST

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Motorola didn’t share many specifics during a public live stream earlier this week focused on its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, instead simply teasing the device and hinting at a “special sauce” charging solution. We probably won’t know anything for sure until the device is released this summer, but a new report from GforGames points to several possible specs that could make it into the Moto 360.

Citing a reputable leaker on Chinese social network Sina Weibo, the report claims Motorola will use magnetic induction wireless charging to power-up the Moto 360. The rumor follows confirmation from the company that it won’t use a USB port for charging. Looks like if you were hoping for something futuristic like a solar or motion-powered charger you may be out of luck, but this makes the most sense.

As for the display, GforGames points to an OLED display under Sapphire glass. The biggest advantage to using OLED is energy efficiency for longer battery life, while using sapphire could mean a more durable and high-end design – though it will most certainly add to the cost of the device. Hopefully the company will come out with more Moto 360 details soon. Stay tuned.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...