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LG G Watch 2 May Launch Way Earlier than Expected

by Jacob Kleinman | August 18, 2014August 18, 2014 11:30 am PST

LG just started shipping its first Android Wear device last month (pictured above), but the company may be gearing up to debut an updated version of the G Watch just a few weeks from now at IFA 2014. A new report from The Korea Times claims LG could unveil a refreshed G Watch 2, which an anonymous insider claims will be a “serious game changer.”

The LG G Watch 2 will apparently swap the original model’s LCD display with OLED, which could improve battery life. There’s talk that OLED would make it easier to view in direct sunlight, though that’s typically a downfall of OLED screens. Overall, the device is expected to offer improved hardware but there’s no word on whether LG will tweak its design. It’s possible the G Watch 2 could feature a circular screen like the upcoming Moto 360 or even a curved display similar to the G Flex but we’re only speculating.

The original G Watch was a bit of a letdown, leaving us with the feeling that LG may have rushed out the device to coincide with Google’s big I/O announcement. As long as the company solves its pesky corrosion issue and includes a better battery it will be a major improvement, but with the Moto 360 set to debut early next month LG may need to pull out all the stops if it wants to stay competitive.

Korea Times

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...

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