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Here’s the smartwatch LG doesn’t want you knowing about just yet

by Justin Herrick | May 7, 2018May 7, 2018 1:00 pm PST

LG announced the G7, its 2018 flagship, earlier this month in New York City. But the company didn’t bring a new smartwatch along with it. There have been a few reports that LG is developing a wearable that’s somewhere between a traditional timepiece and a smartwatch; however, such a product has yet to be made official.

Based on a recent FCC filing, the launch of this smartwatch could be happening very soon. It passed through the government agency’s database where the model number and general specifications were exposed.

The model number is LM-W315, aligning with previous smartwatches released by LG. In addition, there’s also no denying Wear OS is running the show. Icons for Google Play and other Google apps are visible in the settings menu.

While we aren’t able to pick up information on the display or any other area, we do know this product will have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. That’s no surprise as both methods of wireless connection are standard for smartwatches.

LG has not released new smartwatches since early 2017. When Android Wear 2.0 began rolling out, Google worked with LG to make the Watch Style and Watch Sport the marquee devices.

The smartwatch might debut during Google’s I/O 2018 keynote on Tuesday afternoon. With the rebranding of Android Wear, it looks like the company has a renewed focus on wearables. LG could join Google on stage with a new smartwatch powered by the latest version of Wear OS. If that doesn’t happen, LG is likely going to hold off on making an announcement until the fall.

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