LG has announced a new smartwatch (again!) called the LG Watch Urbane. The Korean tech giant aims to launch the new watch to compete with the Apple Watch. Initial reports claim that LG will officially launch the all-metal high-end LG Watch Urbane at MWC 2015.
The Urbane will follow the current styling of the G Watch R, but will have more premium (read expensive) finishes and components. Can the Android-wear running LG Watch Urbane attract some of the impending Apple Watch buyers?
The Urbane is an Android Wear smartwatch with a circular display (like the current G watch R), but this time the 1.3-inch screen is encased in a premium all-metal body. It’ll be available in gold and silver finishes, and comes with a 22mm natural leather strap. All of these upgrades pushes the Urbane to be the most “sophisticated and cosmopolitan” smartwatch out there, according to the LG release. The watch uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (1.2GHz) and includes a heart rate sensor. The components are housed in a 10.9mm thick housing, which is on the clunky side. The Urbane also sports 4GB of onboard storage and 512MB RAM. LG mobile president and CEO Juno Cho stated that – “The LG Watch Urbane’s classic design and smart features make it the perfect smartwatch to complement our G Watch and G Watch R, which were designed as more casual and active devices.” More details will be available at the official release at the MWC 2015 which will be taking place from the 2nd to 5th of March.
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