Futuristic-looking LG smartwatch rumored to launch late this month

Coming up to IFA this year we heard that smartwatches were going to be huge, and from the launches we’ve already seen, that very much appears to be the case. Beyond those that have already gone official, we’ve got models like the new Moto 360 to look forward to in the very near future (even if that means missing IFA proper). LG already brought us the blinged-out LG Watch Urbane Luxe earlier this week, but we hear that its new-smartwatch ambitions may not be over just yet, as a new report tackles the hardware we might hope to expect from yet another LG smartwatch, one set to launch as soon as later this month.

If you’ve been frustrated that LG’s smartwatches haven’t evolved much from the G Watch R last fall (the Urbane and new Urbane Luxe share the same basic circuitry), this new model has been described as a proper second-generation wearable.

While it would still be a round-screen model, the hardware would see some changes arrive, like the presence of two additional hardware buttons flanking the existing side-mounted crown button. We could also be looking forward to a far more angular design than found on the Watch Urbane (above), but still with an overall metallic look to it. That reportedly adds up to an Android Wear model that doesn’t quite look like any of the existing options out there.

It’s possible that additional hardware options may play with that look a little, but this sharp, futuristic-looking design should very much be among them. There’s no word about pricing or plans for sales just yet, other than that LG may be planning to announce the smartwatch in late September.

Source: Android Police

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