LG Testing Smartwatch With 3G Connectivity

LG already has two Android Wear Devices under its belt, but it looks like the company is gearing up to release a third smartwatch this year with at least one exciting new feature. The South Korean firm appears to be developing a 3G-enabled watch according to some recent FCC documents, which would put the new device in direct competition with Samsung’s upcoming Gear S.

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These FCC documents don’t reveal much. They do mention multiple times that the smartwatch will offer CDMA support, essentially confirming it will have access to a direct Internet signal without needing to connect to Wi-Fi or leech off your smartphone’s data plan. The new filing also includes one image of the device’s rear panel, which appears to be a medium-sized rectangle with rounded edges. Of course, there’s no guarantee this is anything more than a rough sketch, but it makes sense to offer a bigger screen to go with that 3G connection.

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Samsung took a similar strategy with the Gear S, which offers the biggest display we’ve seen on any smartwatch from a major tech company this year. The Galaxy-maker also opted to use curved AMOLED for a unique design, and we’re curious if LG will adopt a similar strategy. There’s also no word on whether the new device will run Android Wear, though we’re not sure Google’s strict hardware guidelines include 3G support.

Source: FCC

Subhankar Dutta

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