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LG’s next smartwatch could be a hybrid with impressive battery life

by Danny Zepeda | April 27, 2018April 27, 2018 3:00 pm EST

We’re four months into 2018, and LG has been suspiciously quiet about smartwatches. It has been one of the few Android manufacturers that hasn’t completely abandoned Android Wear, yet it hasn’t announced anything so far this year. And it still hasn’t, but the cat is out of the bag: LG’s has a new smartwatch on the way.

According to Android Headlines, the new smartwatch is called the LG Watch Timepiece and will be the first LG watch to come with Google’s revamped Wear OS out of the box. Unlike past iterations of LG’s smartwatches, the Watch Timepiece will be a hybrid that utilizes both a mechanical clock setup along with a circular 1.2-inch LCD display with a resolution of 360 x 360.

LG newest smartwatch will reportedly feature a stainless steel body that includes an IP68 rating. It measures in at 45.5 x 45.4 x 12.9mm, about the same size as past LG smartwatches.

Inside, it comes with a 240mAh battery that will provide plenty of life thanks to its hybrid nature. Once the battery dies, the analog function of the smartwatch will continue tracking time for another four days.

LG packed in solid specs for the Watch Timepiece although they may seem underwhelming. But again, it is because it’s a hybrid smartwatch. The Watch Timepiece is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a USB-C port. LG also bypassed cellular connectivity and just settled for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2.

Pricing and availability for LG Watch Timepiece was not revealed, but the pricing is expected to come in around $250. LG should make an official announcement in the coming weeks.

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...