"Game changer" LG G Watch 2 could show at IFA

The LG G Watch has only been on sale for a little under two months, but a new report says that LG is getting ready to show off the LG G Watch 2. According to the Korea Times, LG has a "serious game changer" wearable that it is going to be shown off at IFA, which is happening from September 5th to the 10th in Berlin.

The report says an LG official told Korea Times that LG has been "working on a September release for the new smartwatch alongside Google's wearable platform. The IFA fair may be the venue to see the upgraded smartwatch." The details about the watch are fairly scarce though. It is said to feature an OLED display, which would be a change from the IPS LCD display found in the current G Watch. And, the new watch will reportedly use a Qualcomm processor, but LG does have plans to use its own Odin processors in the future. 

Beyond that, there isn't much to say. Unsurprisingly, the LG G Watch 2 is said to be a competitor for the as yet vapor iWatch. It is unclear though whether the general public will actually get to see the G Watch 2, or if it will only be shown to clients. An LG official said that "LG Electronics is being approached by a lot of authoritative watchmakers for strategic collaboration", so LG may just show the watch to clients in order to work on those partnerships. 

We'll definitely be on the lookout though, and we'll bring you anything that comes out about the next LG G Watch. 

source: Korea Times

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15 Comments

1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LG G watch withFlexible display?

5. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Nah I will must prefer traditional one:) maybe leave the flex for a few years later!

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

actually im just guessing lol...i just dont have interest on this smartwatches..i still prefer the Casio G schocks watches... but i admit that on all announced smartwatches the moto 360 is the best choice.

15. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Atleast 2014 is gonna end with some good stuff..... Hopefully.

9. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Make it round

2. VyktorJonas

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

hopefully it's a rounded smartwatch this time

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Sounds like LG is desperate...

11. sgodsell

Posts: 6712; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering they grew in market share last quarter and increased their sales. I don't think LG is desperate. Also the LG G watch only came out at the end of June, beginning of July, so the last time I looked we are in the middle of August. Not even 2 months have gone by yet since Android wear devices were launched. I think the oled screen would be better, because only the pixels that are actually lite will use power.

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

But why would they be making a new watch less than two months after the first one was released?...

4. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Two months? Really lg?

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

""serious game changer" Two months of battery life?

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

"Game Changer" LOL! The only game changing going on for the rest of the year will have a bitten fruit on the back. Wait for the blueprint people. I've been saying this for the last year.

10. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Still getting the Moto 360!

13. rjmlive

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Stop saying game changer. geez.

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

No more Android Wear? Maybe LG's own platform or at least something unique like how LG does it with their phones

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