First Asus Android Wear smartwatch might feature a curved display
Asus today revealed a teaser image that provides a glimpse on what we believe to be the company’s very first Android Wear smartwatch. As reported several times before, Asus will most likely announce the wearable device at IFA 2014 on September 3. The new teaser image definitely shows the sketch of a watch, alongside the aforementioned date, and a quote that Asus first used last week: “Time has been transformed and we have changed.”
As you can see above, the Asus smartwatch seems to feature a slightly curved display, a “smooth shell”, and even a “front camera.” The device certainly looks interesting, apparently having a form factor that’s different from what current smartwatches are offering. Back in July, Asus chairman Jonney Shih said that the company’s first smartwatch would have a distinctive design, and it appears that its curved shape is part of what makes it distinct.
Asus may plan to sell this smartwatch for $149, or even $99, thus trying to lure customers who are put off by the prices of current Android Wear smartwatches (starting at $200). Let’s just hope that the lower price won’t affect the device’s overall quality.
source: Asus (Facebook)