04 October 2018
LG is gearing up to launch the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone on October 3. According to reports, the company will also launch a new smartwatch running the Wear OS at the event, along with its upcoming flagship device.
Evan Blass has corroborated the exclusive report of AndroidHeadlines and revealed that this Watch will be known as W7. He also supported the fact that the watch will arrive next week alongside the LG V40 ThinQ. The new wearable was spotted along with some FCC filings, however, details about the upcoming device are not available. According to rumours, the wearable will come with Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset.
Half a year later, this will launch alongside the LG V40 ThinQ as the LG Watch W7. https://t.co/vEXJ6BOvvG— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 28, 2018
The new smartwatch will come with a normal display for running Google’s Wear OS, along with traditional watch hands. That report stated that the watch will be powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100 SOC and will have a 1.2-inch LCD display. The device will come with 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. The physical hands will help in extending the battery life of the device.
LG's Watch W7 hybrid smartwatch will be branded as the LG Watch Timepiece and will run on Google's Wear OS out-of-the-box. It will feature a stainless-steel body and will have IP68 dust and water-resistant technology. It will be backed by 240mAh battery and will have an analog watch hands to give information. It will have an altimeter, a stopwatch, a barometer, and compass sensors.
An earlier report mentioned that LG taking new Wear OS watches to IFA 2018, however, the company has delayed the launch. LG’s V40 ThinQ launch is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 3rd, we may get to see the wearable at the event.